Postseason success and failure for an individual player doesn’t have any impact on next season, but they will have a ton of impact on a player’s perceived value in your fantasy leagues.
Remember last year when Robby Fabbri had 15 points in 20 playoff games and many thought he was a shoo-in for a big breakout season? That didn’t happen. Fabbri’s value was at an all-time high last summer and you would have been smart to sell at that time if you were able to get a good return.
Below you’ll find 10 players whose value have increased or decreased based on this postseason. It’s important to note that a bad performance won’t impact the value of certain players. Max Pacioretty was awful, but many still believe he can be a 30-goal, 60-point player next year. Braden Holtby had appalling numbers but he will still be drafted as a top-two goalie in the fall.
10. Corey Perry
This postseason is the continuation of a downward spiral for Perry. While he scored a couple of timely playoff goals, he didn’t score enough. He had four goals and 11 points in 17 playoff games. He also averaged 17:52 of ice time, which doesn’t seem that bad until you realize that Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Kesler and Ryan Getzlaf all averaged anywhere from one to five minutes more than Perry. No fantasy owner could have been impressed with the Anaheim winger’s performance.
9. Bobby Ryan
Ryan quickly put doubt into the minds of fantasy general managers. He struggled this season with 25 points in 62 games as he battled injuries and a change in the Sens’ system. But then he put up 15 points in 19 playoff games and now there’s debate will he be fantasy relevant again (spoiler alert: he won’t). There’s also debate about whether the Senators will now protect him instead of leaving him available for expansion. Ryan’s value has definitely spiked whether he starts next season in Vegas or Ottawa.
8. Jakob Silfverberg
Silfverberg’s value will always increase immediately after his playoffs are finished and will then slowly ebb back down to normal when people realize he’s not a great regular season fantasy asset. As Dobber mentions in his pinned tweet:
Keep in mind that his career high for the regular season is 49 points. This year, Silfverberg had nine goals and 14 points