New York Islanders Daily: John Tavares Fantasy Point Projection
By Matt O'Leary
New York Islanders captain John Tavares seems like a great pick in Fantasy Hockey. See what he’s projected to produce this year.
New York Islanders forward John Tavares is the highest ranked Islander in fantasy hockey. This comes as no surprise as he’s clearly the best player on the team, and likely to lead the team in points this year.
NHL.com did a ranking of players in fantasy based on point production. They had John Tavares projected to put up 76 points this year.
The projections were based on past production, linemates, power-play usage, age, etc. Last year, in an injury shortened season J.T. put up 66 points. It was still good enough to lead the team, by 10 points, but still a down year all things considered for Tavares.
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Even a 70 points season in 2015-2016 was considered a down year for Tavares. His point production was at its highest from 2011-2015 when he was a point per game player. 76 points is close to a point per game player but not quite at the level Tavares once was.
With the addition of Jordan Eberle, John Tavares should have a much greater opportunity for points. He finally has that “Elite Winger” so why can’t he get back up to 80+ points a season?
If I had to bet the over/under on 76 points I’d take the over, but I don’t think NHL.com’s expectations are too off base. Based on the last couple of years this is an increase and a 10 point increase at that.
Maybe it’s my Islanders bias showing but I think Tavares is back in the top 10 of scoring this year. Hey, he’s looking for a big contract right?
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