Geek of the Week: Max Pacioretty Is Still Providing Elite Value

Scott Maran

2018-02-11

Max Pacioretty is still providing elite value in multicategory leagues.

Last week I talked a little about the underperforming Canadiens and how most of their players have provided a lot less fantasy value than expected. Besides all the preseason hype, Jonathan Drouin has struggled to deliver the value he was expected to bring. But despite all the problems in Montreal, there have still been some players who are providing poolies with excellent value. Even though it’s been rumored that Montreal is looking to get rid of him, Max Pacioretty has been one of the few bright spots on Montreal for poolies this season.

Earlier this season I had actually written about Pacioretty, mentioning that he would be one of the best options heading into the season. Throughout his entire career he has been one of the most consistent and dependable wingers in the league. In the past six seasons Pacioretty has averaged at least 60+ points and has only failed to top 30 goals in a season once (when he scored 15 goals in 44 games during the lockout). And even last year Pacioretty had a fantastic season, ranking 32nd overall in fantasy value out of all skaters.
 

 

Rank

FHG Value

G

A

SOG

PPP

HITS

Phil Kessel

30

44

23

47

229

30

12

Mike Hoffman

21

43

26

35

224

26

41

Max Pacioretty

32

43

35

32

268