Indicators of Success: Defensemen (West 2011)

Ryan Ma

2011-11-08

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The fantasy value of a blue-liner can easily be identified by interpreting two main stats: PP ice-time and SOG. The reasoning behind it is very simple. PP ice-time usually separates players who are offensive-minded from those that are defensive-oriented. The more PP time they receive usually equates to more opportunities they'll have to score with an offensive advantage. On a similar note, SOG usually maintains a similar line of thought. The more a defenseman shoots, the higher the chance it goes into the net or creating offensive chances. The opposite also holds true, the less a defenseman shoots, the lower the chance that the puck has of going into the net and the lower point production. Now that we've established clear indicators on determining the fantasy value of defenseman, let's take a closer look the defenseman from the Western Conference.

 

NOTE: based on one-year leagues – not meant for keeper/dynasty leagues.

 

Anaheim


Name

Points

SOG

TOI

PPTOI

Status

Cam Fowler

5

20

25:36

4:05

Stand Pat

Francois Beauchemin

4

15

25:30

1:24

WW

Lubomir Visnovsky

4

30

23:38

4:26

Buy Low

Toni Lydman

4

8

21:12

0:05

WW

Luca Sbisa

3

9

14:58

1:04