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Matt
Niskanen
College None
Team Philadelphia Flyers
15D
6'1"Height
203Weight
32Age
0Exp
Matt Niskanen's Fantasy Scouting Report

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Matt Niskanen as a fantasy bench player who could make an occasional spot start in next season. His 41 projected fantasy points puts him at #175 behind Niklas Hjalmarsson and ahead of John Moore. He has averaged 1.25 fantasy points in his past 80 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.51 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#187) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 50%, he is the #60 most highly owned defenseman. Matt Niskanen is expected to come up short of last season's #74 fantasy position rank.

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Matt Niskanen is projected for 0.59 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 1 which only ranks him as the #202 projected center and not a fantasy relevant player. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Matt Roy but behind Sean Walker the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#178). He is projected for 1.37 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
2018WAS80817250-011000
2017WAS68722290-001000
2016WAS78534390-012000
2015WAS82527320-023000
2014WAS82427310-020000
2013PIT811036460-036000
2012PIT40410140-002000
2011PIT75417210-030000
2010DAL-PIT6319100-000000
2009DAL74312150-002000
2008DAL80629350-020000
2007DAL78719260-020000
Career (13 Seasons)88164259323971617000
YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2018WAS1435.621:55190946.07220.67411018
2017WAS1205.822:36169034:48184:59360018
2016WAS1543.222:102030139:55201:59320016
2015WAS1503.324:392354198:07235:18380019
2014WAS1173.422:21225487:17187:37471021
2013PIT1626.221:171932242:2657:57511023
2012PIT676.020:2191380:2545:0012006
2011PIT1183.417:561590166:1136:29471021
2010DAL-PIT771.316:311352113:3128:45502019
2009DAL1102.718:151648217:3814:0618009
2008DAL1115.419:572020204:01150:46522116
2007DAL997.120:281774181:43170:30360018
Career (13 Seasons)14284.520:49214661712:061534:0646081204
2018-19 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Games in October10235-40010219.5231:382754002
Games in November15156-11000293.4339:0935510005
Games in December11224600001612.5232:462588004
Games in January12224-1100001910.5254:352768004
Games in February1412330000166.3310:493327101
Games in March1502260000340322:013494002
Games in April3011-200008063:33640000
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Games Won4751116210010677.51023:24110921108
Games Lost33369-241000763.9731:07800200010
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Home Games403811-21010754873:4092921108
Road Games405914-10000687.4880:51980200010
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Before All-Star Break4871219-101010858.21058:081164300015
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Amalie Arena2000-100005043:55472001
American Airlines Center1000-100002021:44262001
BB&T Center1011000003020:11210000
Barclays Center1000000001022:19200000
Bell Centre2022200005048:01514002
Bell MTS Place1000000000021:45230000
Bridgestone Arena1000-300003020:07220000
Canadian Tire Centre11011000025022:03230000
Capital One Arena403811-21010754873:4092921108
Enterprise Center1000-200000021:23252001
Gila River Arena111230000333.322:35252001
Honda Center1000-100000021:59252001
KeyBank Center1000-100001022:54230000
Little Caesars Arena1011100000020:00210000
Madison Square Garden2000-400002042:35420000
NYCB Live1000-100001022:41260000
Nationwide Arena2000200002042:37460000
PNC Arena2000-200002044:57532001
PPG Paints Arena2000000003044:34552001
Pepsi Center1000100003020:28270000
Prudential Center2000-300004041:04490000
Rogers Arena1000000003022:06260000
Rogers Place1000-100002024:32290000
SAP Center at San Jose1000200002023:19220000
STAPLES Center1000100002023:47240000
Scotiabank Arena210100000333.343:33500000
Scotiabank Saddledome110100000333.326:40280000
T-Mobile Arena1011200001022:47290000
TD Garden1000-100001020:09230000
United Center111200000333.320:16260000
Wells Fargo Center2011500006043:03470000
Xcel Energy Center1011000000022:47262001
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
After All-Star Break3215670000581.7696:2374511103
vs Anaheim Ducks2000-300002043:34462001
vs Arizona Coyotes211220000911.144:39484002
vs Boston Bruins3011-100004063:58770000
vs Buffalo Sabres3000-100003064:34652001
vs Carolina Hurricanes4000000003082:34962001
vs Columbus Blue Jackets410121000812.593:05930000
vs Calgary Flames21010000042545:55500000
vs Chicago Blackhawks21230000052044:03480000
vs Colorado Avalanche21122000052040:38500000
vs Dallas Stars2000-200006043:00482001
vs Detroit Red Wings3011200000063:49670000
vs Edmonton Oilers2000-100002045:42552001
vs Florida Panthers3022-100007069:43782001
vs Los Angeles Kings2011300004045:27480000
vs Minnesota Wild2011-100001043:40482001
vs Montreal Canadiens3022200006070:26764002
vs New Jersey Devils4011-300009085:23912001
vs Nashville Predators1000-300003020:07220000
vs New York Islanders4000-300006088:29850000
vs New York Rangers4101-50010616.790:24935100
vs Ottawa Senators210130000333.342:51450000
vs Philadelphia Flyers4022600008085:06920000
vs Pittsburgh Penguins4000000009084:361054002
vs San Jose Sharks2000000004045:57462001
vs St. Louis Blues2000-400002042:04454002
vs Tampa Bay Lightning30000000012067:16712001
vs Toronto Maple Leafs3101-1000042565:15750000
vs Vancouver Canucks2000000004043:49470000
vs Winnipeg Jets2000100003041:54430000
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
vs Vegas Golden Knights2022300001046:33560000
vs Western Conference Tms294812-30000557.3637:0270018009
vs Own Division28235-31010494.1609:3765513104
vs Eastern Conference Tms51491301010884.51117:29120923109
Outside Own Division526142000000946.41144:541254280014
Overall8081725-310101435.61754:311909411018
2018 Game Log
OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
10/03vsW7-001110010.000021:801:022:47
10/04@L7-6000-20000.000222:120:185:52
10/10vsW5-201110000.000023:770:383:00
10/11@L6-0000-30030.000019:770:004:00
10/13vsL4-2000-10010.000021:700:452:65
10/17vsW4-310110040.250023:230:173:35
10/19vsL6-501100040.000225:950:305:67
10/22@W5-200000030.000022:100:653:07
10/25@L4-1000-10020.000024:531:225:05
10/27@W4-310100030.333026:670:002:95
NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
11/01@L6-402220020.000024:980:152:27
11/03vsL4-3000-10040.000021:270:002:38
11/05vsW4-200000000.000221:170:002:40
11/07vsW2-100000020.000020:721:502:38
11/09vsL2-110101040.250028:486:683:60
11/11vsL4-1000-10060.000222:070:775:27
11/13@W5-201100000.000222:780:335:92
11/14@L3-100000000.000021:750:452:35
11/16@W3-200010030.000020:470:201:25
11/19@W5-400000030.000423:031:081:73
11/21vsW4-201100020.000023:780:472:80
11/23vsW3-100010000.000022:550:903:23
11/24@W5-3000-30010.000022:030:772:13
11/26@W4-100000010.000022:320:003:27
11/30vsW6-301100010.000021:750:855:00
DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
12/02vsL6-5000-20020.000021:581:172:78
12/04@L5-301120010.000022:782:175:48
12/06@W4-211230030.333222:580:401:15
12/08@W4-000020000.000019:670:523:13
12/11vsW6-200000000.000021:270:001:23
12/14@W6-5000-10010.000224:950:604:55
12/15vsW4-3000-10020.000020:620:601:93
12/19vsL2-100000040.000219:321:022:73
12/21vsW2-100010000.000221:050:654:40
12/22@W4-010110020.500022:050:421:28
12/27vsW3-100010010.000016:900:422:47
JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
01/03@L5-2000-20000.000221:380:632:72
01/04@L2-1000-10020.000221:730:420:60
01/06@W3-201110000.000020:000:103:58
01/08vsW5-300000010.000021:650:524:47
01/10@W4-2000-10010.000020:151:073:65
01/12vsL2-100000020.000021:981:681:90
01/14vsL4-1000-20020.000220:680:280:97
01/15@L7-2000-30030.000020:120:002:38
01/18vsL2-000000000.000022:530:252:48
01/20@L8-511200030.333020:270:670:70
01/22vsL7-6000-20020.000222:630:203:50
01/23@L6-3101-10030.333021:450:000:00
FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
02/01vsW4-300000010.000019:251:071:05
02/03vsL1-0000-10020.000022:020:151:33
02/05vsW3-200000010.000021:720:602:90
02/07vsW4-311210020.500020:171:201:32
02/09vsL5-4000-10000.000023:580:152:95
02/11vsW6-401120020.000021:670:533:43
02/12@L3-000000020.000022:950:004:08
02/14@W5-100020020.000023:321:100:00
02/17@L5-2000-10000.000221:980:171:98
02/18@W3-200010020.000023:780:003:27
02/21@W3-200010000.000022:100:352:58
02/23@L5-2000-10010.000022:900:103:90
02/24vsW6-5000-20000.000524:580:184:28
02/26vsW7-200020010.000020:800:000:97
MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
03/01@W3-1000-10010.000022:681:222:27
03/03@W3-2000-10010.000020:550:051:78
03/06@W5-301130010.000021:020:481:30
03/08vsW3-000000040.000222:570:876:18
03/10vsW3-100010030.000020:150:506:13
03/12@L5-300020030.000022:450:003:07
03/14@W5-200020050.000022:030:254:82
03/16@L6-3000-20030.000220:780:003:02
03/19@W4-100000010.000021:300:331:83
03/20vsL5-400010070.000023:350:132:30
03/22vsL2-1000-10010.000020:880:131:08
03/24vsW3-101110010.000020:400:383:40
03/26vsW4-100010000.000020:720:480:00
03/28@W3-2000-10010.000020:000:001:52
03/30@W6-300010020.000023:130:451:97
APRILSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
04/01@L5-301100030.000020:180:002:20
04/04vsW2-100000010.000022:420:000:58
04/06vsL3-0000-20040.000020:952:901:37