Fantasy Team Audit: Fergusson analyzes a fantasy team and makes suggestions for improvement
Welcome back to An Expert's Audit. Every month we'll take a look at a reader's keeper league team in the hopes of helping him toward a championship. If you're interested in getting an audit for your own keeper team you can begin the process by emailing Dobber about it.
Dave Storey was the lucky recipient of a baseball team audit over at Dobberbaseball last year and he flattered me by telling me about how the audit moved him to a championship last season, so that he wanted to run his hockey team past me too. He's the reigning champ in a 15 team fantasy point league where you get a single point for every G/A/PPP/SHP/GWG as well as .25 for every PIM, and 3 pts for a Win and a shuttie. Dave will get to keep 7 players for next season and actually I don't think it'll be all that hard to select his options.
Let's look at Team B*tch.
F Evgeni Malkin PIT – he's barely more than a pt/game pace but if you figure that's all you'll see from him then it would have to be considered a disappointing season for Gino. He dominates the game like few others when everything is going right for him.
F Alexander Ovechkin WAS – yes he's fallen down the elite pecking order but he's still got plenty of skills to showcase. Half of his points have come on the PP and he's still shooting a ton so it's not like he's completely fallen off the map.
F John Tavares NYI – he's actually leading your team in fantasy points but that would be because Gino was shelved for a bit. Still, this kid's a superstar that doesn't get nearly enough pimping in fantasy circles (wait that sounded dirty, that's not what I meant).
F Ilya Kovalchuk NJ – he's a bit under the projections for him when you consider that the league goals leader has over twice as many as him but still there are few who can pot them like Kovy can, in bunches.
Ok, before I continue, just how is it that you managed to secure those 3 guys for the top of your roster in a 15 team league? Do you have pictures of your commish in a compromising situation or something? Seriously, that's criminal.
F Paul Stastny COL – in a typical season he's a 20 goal, 50 pt option with a 70 pt upside and an affinity for PPP on about one third of his points. That makes him serviceable in a league like yours that gives you bonuses for PPP.