Fantasy Indicators of Success: Centres of Attention

Dobber Sports

2010-11-25

Richards

 

This is the final installment of the Fantasy Indicators of Success series. This week we take a look at the all important Centre position.

 

Nearly identical to the Wingers, Centres require top six ice time and first unit power play minutes to separate the men from the boys. Some Centres are shoot first, ask questions later types, like Stamkos, Malkin, Jeff Carter, Eric Staal and the new Crosby. Others are the pass first types like Henrik Sedin, the old Crosby and Backstrom. Obviously the shots on goal statistic will not be all that relevant for those pivots that prefer passing to shooting.

 

If a player is getting significant power play time, but not producing many power play points, then that could be indicative of a problem. Maybe the team is simply slumping or the player may be in for a demotion to the second power play unit.

 

Many of you use face-off wins as a fantasy category, so I’ve included that as a column.

 

NOTE:  The ramblings below are geared more for one year leagues than keepers. Statistics do not include last night’s games, unless indicated.

Atlanta

 

Name

GP

Pts

PPP

SOG

FOW (%)

Avg TOI

PPTOI

Status

Rich Peverley

21

12

5

47

186 (58.7)

17:48

3:03

Hold

Nik Antropov

20

11

7

31

75 (42.4)

14:48

2:40

Buy Low

Alexander Burmistrov

21

8