Geek of the Week: Top Three Goalies In Fantasy Hockey

Scott Maran

2018-03-04

Who have been the top three goalies in fantasy hockey this season?

It’s always hard to predict which goalies will rise to the top of the pack in a given year but this season there are three distinct goalies who’ve gone above and beyond. This week we’ll be taking a look at those three goalies and how successful they’ve been.

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Entering the season, Vasilevskiy wasn’t expected to dominate the league. Obviously the Lightning were a good team so as the starter Vasilevskiy would provide good value, evidenced by his 54th overall average draft position. But with a career .915 save percentage up until that point, nobody expected him to become the next Carey Price or Henrik Lundqvist. The Lightning were just coming off a season where they missed the playoffs and Vasilevskiy still wasn’t a proven entity, so many poolies showed hesitation when drafting the young netminder. He wasn’t sought after as a fantasy team’s number one goalie but was expected to be a strong second goalie on a person’s roster.

However, Vasilevskiy has completely blown away expectations this year, tearing up the NHL with an FHG value of 134. According to our Fantasy Hockey Geek tool, Vasilevskiy has easily provided the most fantasy value by any goaltender.
 

 

Team

Rank

FHG Value

GP

Wins

SV%

GAA

SO

Andrei Vasilevskiy

TBL

1

134

53

37

.927

2.39

7

Average

 

 

 

 

11.6

.913

2.76

1.3


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