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Nikita
Kucherov
College None
Team Tampa Bay Lightning
86RW
5'11"Height
180Weight
26Age
0Exp
Nikita Kucherov's Fantasy Scouting Report

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Nikita Kucherov will be an elite fantasy starter. His 347 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Patrick Kane making him our #1 ranked right wing. He has averaged 4.3 fantasy points in his past 82 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 4.39 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite right wing. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Last season he was also the #1 ranked right wing.

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nikita Kucherov is projected for 12.08 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #1 ranked guard 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 the highest ranked guard the rest of the week, ahead of Mitch Marner. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 8.48 fantasy points.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGPGAPTS+/-PPGWGTFWFL
2019TB592945740-046001
2018TB8241871280-0158003
2017TB8039611000-087032
2016TB744045850-0177000
2015TB773036660-094001
2014TB822936650-022002
2013TB5299180-033010
Career (7 Seasons)5062173195361295837049
YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019TB18315.818:391260206.400.33300015
2018TB24616.719:571765305.683.55620125
2017TB27914.019:481817280:410:24420021
2016TB24616.319:251735248:311:50382014
2015TB20914.418:121607251:122:07300015
2014TB19115.214:561599181:012:12371111
2013TB1028.813:0591861:470:0014007
Career (7 Seasons)145614.917:55107011535:1710:2625332108
2019-20 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Games in October124711010003013.3228:462674002
Games in November1151217310003315.2202:472408004
Games in December14491321010439.3258:042896003
Games in January13109191410304422.7249:522828004
Games in February96814800203318.2160:561824002
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Games Won3824315531306011421.1686:01806200010
Games Lost2151419-41000697.2414:2445410005
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Home Games281326391120008415.5505:2359414007
Road Games311619351620609916.2595:0266616008
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Before All-Star Break4722325415403014215.5880:471011240012
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Amalie Arena271325381320008415.5489:3557212006
American Airlines Center1022100004020:29222001
BB&T Center2000-100009037:27440000
Bell Centre212320010333.333:19432001
Bell MTS Place12022001054017:05220000
Bridgestone Arena111220010333.321:42242001
Canadian Tire Centre2011000002041:51392001
Capital One Arena213410000119.146:15492001
Enterprise Center1000000000011:43130000
Ericsson Globe2112-10000333.337:11482001
Honda Center111220010110019:14210000
KeyBank Center1011000003019:25192001
Madison Square Garden11010000052019:29260000
NYCB Live1000000002019:53210000
Nationwide Arena12022001082518:20200000
PNC Arena2022100000036:46430000
PPG Paints Arena1011000003014:53150000
Pepsi Center11011001042519:52240000
Prudential Center2000-300006036:10372001
SAP Center at San Jose110120000714.319:30170000
STAPLES Center1022100003018:59240000
Scotiabank Arena122431000210020:23222001
T-Mobile Arena1011-200003019:25210000
TD Garden1000100004020:51260000
Wells Fargo Center1000000005019:36290000
Xcel Energy Center120201000366.721:02190000
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
After All-Star Break12713201200304117.1219:382496003
vs Anaheim Ducks222420010210034:30420000
vs Arizona Coyotes12022000082519:49240000
vs Boston Bruins2022000007040:16480000
vs Buffalo Sabres422400000102077:10886003
vs Carolina Hurricanes3033100004057:31650000
vs Columbus Blue Jackets12022001082518:20200000
vs Colorado Avalanche2101-10010101036:53430000
vs Dallas Stars2033100008041:23502001
vs Detroit Red Wings1000100003022:09210000
vs Florida Panthers4235310001315.470:50830000
vs Los Angeles Kings212320000812.542:04490000
vs Minnesota Wild22131100054042:49412001
vs Montreal Canadiens31230001042550:56652001
vs New Jersey Devils2000-300006036:10372001
vs Nashville Predators21233001042542:39492001
vs New York Islanders3022100008053:59622001
vs New York Rangers22350100082534:33450000
vs Ottawa Senators3112-1000052054:52552001
vs Philadelphia Flyers211210000812.538:47502001
vs Pittsburgh Penguins313420000101048:59570000
vs San Jose Sharks210120000911.135:23360000
vs St. Louis Blues212310000714.334:36390000
vs Toronto Maple Leafs122431000210020:23222001
vs Vancouver Canucks111210000110016:45192001
vs Washington Capitals314510000137.758:02632001
vs Winnipeg Jets22133001082534:56452001
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
vs Vegas Golden Knights2033-100004035:41420000
vs Western Conference Tms221417311610407418.9417:2847910005
vs Own Division1881220620104418.2336:3638212006
vs Eastern Conference Tms3715284311302010913.8682:57781200010
Outside Own Division4121335421205013915.1763:4987818009
Overall5929457427406018315.81100:251260300015
2019 Game Log
OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
10/03vsW5-211210020.500018:032:570:00
10/05@L4-3000-10030.000020:272:000:00
10/06@L4-3000-10000.000020:332:770:00
10/10@W7-322431021.000220:383:630:00
10/12@L4-2000-20000.000023:023:570:00
10/15@W3-102210010.000216:150:550:00
10/17@W4-300010040.000020:853:180:00
10/19vsL6-2000-20060.000017:021:870:00
10/23vsW3-201110050.000017:484:520:00
10/26vsL3-201110010.000020:953:080:00
10/29@L4-110100050.200019:482:620:00
10/30@W7-6000-20010.000014:801:450:00
NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
11/01@L5-200000020.000019:884:000:00
11/08@W3-210110030.333021:384:820:00
11/09vsW5-3011-20000.000215:802:650:00
11/14vsW9-313401030.333015:073:930:00
11/16vsL4-301110030.000217:852:170:00
11/19@L3-100000000.000011:722:030:00
11/23vsW6-211200011.000015:272:230:00
11/25vsW5-210110040.250220:575:000:00
11/27vsL4-312310070.143022:884:980:00
11/29@L4-303310060.000221:624:770:00
11/30vsL3-201100040.000020:757:180:18
DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
12/03@W3-211220030.333221:706:780:10
12/05vsL5-401110020.000221:785:700:00
12/07vsW7-100000020.000015:883:100:00
12/09vsL5-1000-10040.000017:233:820:00
12/10@W2-100000060.000017:182:680:00
12/12vsW3-2022-10030.000019:422:530:00
12/14vsL5-201100020.000011:784:580:00
12/17vsW4-3101-10030.333013:020:500:00
12/19vsL4-301100040.000020:902:530:00
12/21@L3-110100050.200024:639:620:00
12/23vsW6-112331020.500015:352:650:00
12/28vsW5-4000-20010.000017:621:500:00
12/29vsW2-100010030.000022:155:730:00
12/31@W6-401100030.000219:426:130:00
JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
01/02@W2-110110020.500017:170:000:00
01/04@W5-301120020.000218:832:970:00
01/05@W3-102220000.000016:433:300:00
01/07vsW9-211210011.000216:753:730:00
01/09vsW4-020220080.250019:821:130:00
01/11@W1-000000050.000019:604:900:00
01/12@L3-1000-10050.000221:372:930:00
01/14vsW4-310110050.200023:084:000:00
01/16@L3-220201030.667021:032:650:00
01/17@W7-120220050.400017:081:530:00
01/27@L3-202210040.000220:485:680:00
01/29@W4-202210030.000018:983:370:00
01/31@W4-311220011.000019:232:950:00
FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
02/01@W3-010120070.143019:505:550:00
02/04vsW4-202210010.000016:270:880:00
02/06vsW4-211210020.500016:623:920:00
02/08vsW3-102220020.000216:872:000:00
02/10@W2-120220080.250018:333:070:00
02/11@W2-101100030.000014:885:680:00
02/15vsW5-311210030.333219:185:850:05
02/17@W4-310110040.250019:872:000:00
02/20@L5-3011-20030.000019:424:870:00