Fantasy Hockey Points Rankings Update: Feb 18
Andrew Dewhirst has updated the 2021 fantasy hockey points league rankings following the recent trends and starts for the fantasy hockey season!
The first rankings update is out. All players in the points section have been updated. The categories rankings will be out next week. Below you will find my notes of what I found to be interesting and noteworthy. Keep in mind, these rankings are based on what has happened not what will happen. The number of games played has varied, and this is why you will see a lot of North Divison players as they haven’t been hit with the COVID losses that the other divisions have. Enjoy! You can find the rankings HERE!
17 players in the top 99 skaters have shooting percentages over 20. Only one player finished the 2019-20 season with a shooting percentage of over 20 percent that played 30 or more games and that was Alex Killorn . These players will all regress at some point and to a point. Those players include:
These players are under 10% and could see an uptick in goals scored. Only three players(Brady Tkachuk , Brendan Gallagher , and Jonathan Marchessault ) scored 20 goals or more last year with a sub 10% shooting percentage.
Nathan MacKinnon - 5 percent lower than last year
Jack Eichel - shooting just 4.8 percent. 11% lower than last year
McDavid Effect helps pull Barrie and Nurse into top 5 on defence
Games played range from 11-19, this creates a lot of variances
Goalies: Games played matters, shots faced matters. Markstrom has faced nearly 100 more shots than Vasilevskiy and nearly 300 more than Blackwood
Kevin Lankinen might be the early favourite for the Calder, statistically speaking he has been every bit as good as Vasilevskiy, and that is saying something.
Here is a link to our rankings page --> www.fantasyalarm.com/nhl/rankings/pre/PTS/F