Eastern Conference, Real or Imagined: Defensemen – Part Two

Eric Daoust

2015-12-08

Why Nick Leddy makes a good buy and other stock reports on Eastern Conference defensemen.

As a continuation of the “Real or Imagined” series, this week we will cover defensemen in the Eastern Conference from the New York Islanders to Washington. Defensemen will be given a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or waive based on a number of factors. First, what they have done so far will be taken into account along with how things might play out in the coming months, both statistically and in terms of opportunity. But more importantly, the analysis will put everything in the context of each player’s value in one-year fantasy leagues with a primary focus on points-only settings but with an eye on the world of multi-category formats.

Note: There are instances where the line between “hold” and “waive” can be blurry. Sometimes defensemen that fall short in terms of offensive production offer multi-category appeal. In those cases they will get a “hold” recommendation.

New York Islanders

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