SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
Zach Sanford went off for the Blues last night, picking up his first career hat trick then adding another goal on top of that. However, it still wasn’t enough as the Knights took down the Blues in overtime. Sanford now has 12 goals and 13 assists in 45 games played this season. He averages just under 13 minutes per game, so for a fourth liner to pick up a four-goal game is pretty incredible. He is projected as the 64th best fantasy winger for the rest of the season and he is ranked the 35th best fantasy winger so far this season.
REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Expect Zach Sanford to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 18 projected fantasy points puts him at #45 behind Alex Iafallo and ahead of Anthony Beauvillier. He has averaged 1.34 fantasy points in his past 118 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 1.46 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#52) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Zach Sanford is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #44 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (LW)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2019|
|#43 Scott Laughton (8% OWN)||17.7 FP, 1.48 per game||78 FP, 82 gp, 0.95 per game (#83)|
|#44 Alex Iafallo (17% OWN)||17.6 FP, 1.47 per game||72 FP, 82 gp, 0.87 per game (#90)|
|#45 Zach Sanford (19% OWN)||17.5 FP, 1.46 per game||61 FP, 60 gp, 1.02 per game (#78)|
|#46 Anthony Beauvillier (36% OWN)||17.2 FP, 1.32 per game||78 FP, 81 gp, 0.96 per game (#82)|
|#47 Jesper Bratt (19% OWN)||16.1 FP, 1.34 per game||70 FP, 51 gp, 1.38 per game (#51)|
START EM ALERT: ZACH SANFORD WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Zach Sanford is projected for 3.52 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #26 ranked left wing and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Brady Tkachuk but behind Alex Ovechkin the rest of the week. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#72). He is projected for 3.68 fantasy points.
|3/13 TO 3/15 RANK (LW)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#24 Vladislav Namestnikov (20% OWN)||3.84 FP, 2 GP||1.88 FP|
|#25 Alex Ovechkin (100% OWN)||3.64 FP, 1 GP||3.32 FP|
|#26 Zach Sanford (19% OWN)||3.52 FP, 2 GP||1.46 FP|
|#27 Brady Tkachuk (81% OWN)||3.5 FP, 2 GP||1.76 FP|
|#28 Anders Lee (60% OWN)||3.47 FP, 2 GP||1.9 FP|
|3/16 TO 3/22 RANK (LW)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#70 Jordan Greenway (5% OWN)||3.78 FP, 3 GP||1.18 FP|
|#71 Colton Sceviour (0% OWN)||3.75 FP, 4 GP||0.88 FP|
|#72 Zach Sanford (19% OWN)||3.68 FP, 3 GP||1.46 FP|
|#73 Brendan Leipsic (2% OWN)||3.67 FP, 4 GP||0.88 FP|
|#74 Nick Foligno (19% OWN)||3.63 FP, 3 GP||1.3 FP|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.
|Rest of '19-20||17.5||6.4||3.2||3.1||18.7||0.1|
|-- Per Game (12 Proj)||1.50||0.54||0.28||0.27||1.60||0.01|
|3/9 to 3/15 (2 Games)||3.52||1.17||0.60||0.57||3.20||0.02|
|3/16 to 3/22 (3 Games)||3.68||1.49||0.76||0.73||4.6||0.03|
|-- Per Game (58 GP)||1.67||0.52||0.28||0.24||1.55||0.02|
|-- Per Game (118 GP)||1.34||0.42||0.20||0.22||1.42||0.01|