Theodor Blueger and Claude Giroux Should Be Starting in More Leagues in Week 20

Theodor Blueger
 PIT 1% Start

When compared to other left wings in week 20, Rickard Rakell (5 FP), Andrew Cogliano (2 FP), Carl Hagelin (1 FP), Anthony Duclair (5 FP), and Loui Eriksson (5 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Blueger but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 1% of leagues he is expected to produce 2.3 fantasy points (WK 20). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #104 left wing of week 20. He is projected to be better than that (the #10 left wing). His per game projected FP average is 2.3 which is better than his actual per game average (2). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Claude Giroux
 PHI 90% Start

Claude Giroux is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #14 while his projection rank for week 20 is #2. When compared to other centers in week 20, Patrice Bergeron (11 FP), Jack Eichel (10 FP), Nathan MacKinnon (10 FP), Tyler Seguin (7 FP), and Connor McDavid (12 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Giroux but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 90% of leagues he is expected to produce 10.4 fantasy points (WK 20). It should be a very good week 20 as he is projected to be the #2 center. His per game projected FP average is 3.3 which is better than his actual per game average (2.7). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Phil Kessel
 PIT 91% Start

Phil Kessel is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #7 while his projection rank for week 20 is #1. When compared to other right wings in week 20, David Pastrnak (10 FP), Patrick Kane (12 FP), Mikko Rantanen (9 FP), Nikita Kucherov (13 FP), and Blake Wheeler (12 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Kessel but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 91% of leagues he is expected to produce 10.3 fantasy points (WK 20). It should be a very good week 20 as he is projected to be the #1 right wing. His per game projected FP average is 3.4 which is better than his actual per game average (2.4). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

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Dustin Byfuglien
 WPG 68% Start

Dustin Byfuglien is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #16 while his projection rank (week 20) is #3. When compared to other defensemen in week 20, Torey Krug (7 FP), Mark Giordano (6 FP), Tyson Barrie (5 FP), John Klingberg (5 FP), and P.K. Subban (6 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Byfuglien but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 68% of leagues he is expected to produce 6.2 fantasy points (WK 20). It should be a very good week 20 as he is projected to be the #3 defenseman.

Roberto Luongo
 FLA 24% Start

When compared to other goalies in week 20, Tuukka Rask (12 FP), Robin Lehner (17 FP), Sergei Bobrovsky (15 FP), Semyon Varlamov (13 FP), and Jonathan Quick (14 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Luongo but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 24% of leagues he is expected to produce 8.1 fantasy points (WK 20). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #30 goalie of week 20. He is projected to be better than that (the #6 goalie). His per game projected FP average is 6.2 which is better than his actual per game average (3.1).

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Bad Fantasy Values for Week 20

Johnny Gaudreau
 CGY 86% Start

Johnny Gaudreau is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #1 while his projection (week 20) rank is #12. When compared to other left wings in week 20 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Brad Marchand (11 FP), Evander Kane (9 FP), Artemi Panarin (10 FP), Jonathan Huberdeau (9 FP), and Mike Hoffman (10 FP). Starting in 86% of leagues he is expected to produce 14.5 fantasy points (WK 20). Owners expect him to be the most productive left wing of the week, but he is projected to be the #12 left wing. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 5.7 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 2.9 which is less than his actual per game average (3.7).

Nathan MacKinnon
 COL 96% Start

Nathan MacKinnon is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #2 while his projection (week 20) rank is #19. When compared to other centers in week 20 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Patrice Bergeron (11 FP), Jack Eichel (10 FP), Ryan O'Reilly (12 FP), Dylan Larkin (10 FP), and Aleksander Barkov (10 FP). Starting in 96% of leagues he is expected to produce 13.1 fantasy points (WK 20). Owners expect him to be the most productive center of the week, but he is projected to be the #19 center. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 3.5 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 3.2 which is less than his actual per game average (3.7).

Erik Karlsson
 SJ 69% Start

Erik Karlsson is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #5 while his projection (week 20) rank is #47. When compared to other defensemen in week 20 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Torey Krug (7 FP), Rasmus Ristolainen (5 FP), Dougie Hamilton (5 FP), Mark Giordano (6 FP), and Tyson Barrie (5 FP). Starting in 69% of leagues he is expected to produce 8.1 fantasy points (WK 20). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #5 defenseman of the week, but he is projected to be the #47 defenseman. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 3.8 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 1.4 which is less than his actual per game average (3.1).

Mikko Rantanen
 COL 96% Start

Mikko Rantanen is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #2 while his projection (week 20) rank is #16. When compared to other right wings in week 20 instead of Rantanen consider these better options at lower start percentages: David Pastrnak (10 FP), Patrick Kane (12 FP), Cam Atkinson (9 FP), Kyle Palmieri (9 FP), and Mark Stone (9 FP). Starting in 96% of leagues he is expected to produce 12.6 fantasy points (WK 20). Owners expect him to be the most productive right wing of the week, but he is projected to be the #16 right wing. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 3.8 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 2.9 which is less than his actual per game average (3.8).

Carey Price
 MON 61% Start

Carey Price is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #11 while his projection (week 20) rank is #31. When compared to other goalies in week 20 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Tuukka Rask (12 FP), Robin Lehner (17 FP), Semyon Varlamov (13 FP), Petr Mrazek (10 FP), and Roberto Luongo (18 FP). Starting in 61% of leagues he is expected to produce 16.8 fantasy points (WK 20). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #11 goalie of the week, but he is projected to be the #31 goalie. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 9.1 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 3.9 which is less than his actual per game average (4.9). In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just 2 games.