Eastern Edge: Least in the East

Eric Daoust

2016-01-26

Building a squad full of the biggest underachievers in the Eastern Conference.

During the offseason we tend to go to great lengths to figure out each player’s worth in the league to help give us an edge when the fall drafts roll around. We go to the draft table with our lists based on reasonable expectations and select our team. And then reality strikes and things usually play out much differently than we anticipated.

Unfortunately, a player’s career is often full of ups and downs that are not in sync with what we would consider reasonable projections. When a fantasy-relevant player you drafted underperforms it can have some devastating consequences – both literally in your league standings and also psychologically as the player is not delivering enough to justify the price you paid to acquire him, whether that be at the draft table or in a trade.

Today we will unveil the Eastern Conference all-underachiever team along with some dishonorable mentions. The players earning these positions are the farthest from their preseason expectations in points.

Note: The expected total is based on the projected points-per-game for each player in the Dobberhockey Fantasy Guide.

Forwards

Name

GP

PTS

SH/G

TOI

Expected Points (Diff.)

Matt Moulson (BUF)

47

12

1.6

13:11

31(-19)