Ramblings: More on Scheifele; Top Frozen Tools Searches Tarasov, Pettersson, Stutzle (Sep 18)

Ian Gooding


To follow up on my recent analysis of ADPs, a Twitter follower messaged me about Mark Scheifele's ADP being as low as it is because of his decreased value in multicategory leagues relative to points-only leagues. True, Scheifele is more valuable in points leagues. In fact, Dobber has him projected to be a top-25 scorer. Scheifele has been a reliable point-per-game scorer for each of the last six seasons, and he is still only 29 years old. Although he is not in the McDavid/Draisaitl/Kucherov stratosphere of scorers over that period, Scheifele has been in the top 20 in both points (432) and points-per-game (1.04) over those six years.

Again, it's understood that Scheifele would fall in multicategory leagues due to light peripheral coverage. He's clearly not a top-25 option in multicategory leagues, due to a light hits total (less than one per game), a good-but-not-great power-play point total (outside the top 50 last season), and a relatively low shot total (never taken 200 shots in a season). However, Scheifele being valued below 100 for those reasons seems excessive. He appeared at #60 on a Fantasy Hockey Geek report that I ran for one of my multicategory leagues (G, A, +/-, SOG, PPP, HITS, BKS).

It's been a while since I've written about some of the top Frozen Tools searches of the week. There were some interesting names at the top of the list this week, so I thought I'd use the opportunity to discuss why they might be players of interest.