Geek of the Week: Cody Franson

Terry Campkin



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Cody Franson’s hot start is analyzed using the Fantasy Hockey Geek tools.


Throughout the season, I am constantly looking for players who are outperforming expectations and may be available on the waiver wire or at a good price via trade. I try to figure out how sustainable their success is and if the outlook is promising, I try to acquire the player on the cheap to help bolster my team mid-season. Today I am going to take a look at a great example of such a player: Cody Franson.

Cody Franson seems to have finally found a regular shift on Randy Carlyle's team and he has been rewarding his new coach in the early going. We are still only about 1/3rd of the way through the shortened season and Franson has already put up 11 points, while managing to put up a very strong +11.

Let's take a look at how I found Franson. I ran my Dobber Pro league through Fantasy Hockey Geek for season to date stats (games up to Thursday Feb 21st). I like to use this league as an example, because I think that the categories are very widely used. If anybody has a different format league you would like me to look at, feel free to drop me a line!

As I do probably twice a week, I ran the current numbers through FHG to see who popped out at me and this is where Franson caught my eye:

(12 team Yahoo! roto league G, A, +/-, SOG, PPP, Hits, W, Sv, GAA)