Capped: Value fluctuations for top cap league options

Alexander MacLean

2020-07-30

We can count the time until hockey starts again in hours now, not days. Hopefully that doesn't mean you all stop reading about it though. Whether or not there are games being played, the DobberSports crew is always pumping out new fantasy content. On that note, the Top 200 Cap League Skaters was updated just a few days ago, and I wanted to discuss a few players that just missed the cut, because there are still solid assets outside of that top 200 mark.

 

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Oskar Lindblom (LW) – Philadelphia Flyers

New Cap Hit: $3,000,000 – UFA in 2023

Current Rank: 215

In one of the best recent stories, Oscar Lindblom recent beat his cancer diagnosis, and looks to be on the path back to playing games for the Flyers. He also signed a three-year, $3.0 million AAV contract, and as an excellent player on both ends of the ice will be a bargain for that price. However, his all-around talent doesn't fully translate to the fantasy game, meaning his $3 million price tag for us is about a fair price and not necessarily a bargain. That drops him down on this list until he breaks out offensively in 2021-2022 – book it.

 

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Jason Zucker (RW) – Pittsburgh Penguins

Cap Hit: $5,500,000 – UFA in 2023

Current Rank: 203

Zucker just misses the list due to his historic point totals not quite matching up with the value needed to match his mid-tier AAV. However, now that he is in Pittsburgh, the upside is there to provide some value, and that bumped him up to the 200 range. If he can mesh at all with either of Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, then he should be inside the top 200 in time for one of the fall updates.

 

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Patrice Bergeron (C) – Boston Bruins

Cap Hit: 6,875,000 – UFA in 2022

Current Rank 272

Bergeron is now 35, and that is really pulling down his rating. He has the scoring history and the bargain contract to pull him up