SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
Brayden Point signed a three-year, $20.25 million contract yesterday keeping him in Tampa Bay for the next three years. He was a restricted free agent and he will be a restricted free agent once this contract is over as well.
REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Expect Brayden Point to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 242 projected fantasy points puts him at #5 behind Sidney Crosby and ahead of Mark Scheifele. He has averaged 3.49 fantasy points in his past 82 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.32 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #17 most highly owned center. Brayden Point is expected to come up slightly short of last season's #3 fantasy position rank.
BRAYDEN POINT WEEK 3 AND 4 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Brayden Point is projected for 6.5 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #8 ranked center 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 Nathan MacKinnon but behind Sidney Crosby the rest of the week. Week 4 will not be as good based on projected rank (#33). He is projected for 6.66 fantasy points.
Brayden Point Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $6.7K Than on FanDuel at $7.6 on 10/17
He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 15.8 FD points and is worth $7.6K on FD. On DK he is projected for 4.2 points and is worth +$114 more than $6.7K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.
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.