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Craig Smith or Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Who Should I Start? - Week 18 • Start New
Craig Smith

Craig Smith

RWBoston Bruins BOS
Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Jesperi Kotkaniemi

CMontreal Canadiens MON
OR
🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Smith over Kotkaniemi

 
 
 
 
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Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News Craig Smith
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Kotkaniemi over Smith

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Jesperi Kotkaniemi
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Performance Craig Smith
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G AST PTS SOG +/- PIM GP
00012104
Season stats based on the past 7 days

G AST PTS SOG +/- PIM GP
32521608
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Jesperi Kotkaniemi
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G AST PTS SOG +/- PIM GP
0005-605
Season stats based on the past 7 days

G AST PTS SOG +/- PIM GP
00014-709
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Craig Smith
OWN
65%
-3.68 compared to last week
START
43%
-13.43 compared to last week
OWN/START Jesperi Kotkaniemi
OWN
12%
+0.08 compared to last week
START
 
7%
-0.48 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Craig Smith
44th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Craig Smith

    Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 44th among RW's. Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 16th with 171.0 total points (3.11 avg).
  • He is currently 112.5 points behind the leader: Mikko Rantanen
  • He is doing much better than most people thought he would. Can he keep this up?
  • His average points in the past two weeks have remained fairly consistant and rose slightly by 0.8 PPG.
  • Trending Offensive Breakdown

  • Top 15 in goals with 6 and is currently ranked 12th among RW.
  • Top 20 in assists with 5 and is currently ranked 19th among RW.
  • Top 3 in +/- with 12 and is currently ranked 2nd among RW.
  • Top 6 in shots on goal with 44 and is currently ranked 6th among RW.
  • Top 50 in time on ice with 14:44:52.9411 and is currently ranked 42nd among RW.
  • Top 50 in total penalty minutes with 6 and is currently ranked 37th among RW.
  • Top 100 in blocked shots with 1 and is currently ranked 91st among RW.
  • Top 4 in powerplay goals with 3 and is currently ranked 4th among RW.
  • Top 28 in powerplay assists with 1 and is currently ranked 27th among RW.
  • Top 35 in faceoffs won with 2 and is currently ranked 34th among RW.
  • Ranked 39th in hits with 17.
  • Bonus Qualities

  • Played in 55 more games this year than last year.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years:
  • AVG Goals per game: +0.2364
  • AVG Assists per game: +0.3455
  • AVG Shots on Goal per game: +2.4
Breakdown Jesperi Kotkaniemi

    Overview

  • Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 82nd with 102.0 total points (1.82 avg).
  • He is currently 287 points behind the leader: Connor McDavid
  • Slight decline in numbers lately at 1.5 PPG.
  • Trending Offensive Breakdown

  • Ranked 162nd in assists with 1.
  • Ranked 234th in +/- with -8.
  • Top 100 in shots on goal with 22, though that isn't saying much, and is currently ranked 83rd among C.
  • Top 100 in time on ice with 14:32:56.6666, though that isn't saying much, and is currently ranked 100th among C.
  • Top 35 in blocked shots with 10 and is currently ranked 29th among C.
  • Ranked 65th in faceoffs won with 68.
  • Top 19 in hits with 29 and is currently ranked 17th among C.
  • Bonus Qualities

  • Played in 56 more games this year than last year.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years:
  • AVG Goals per game: +0.0893
  • AVG Assists per game: +0.2679
  • AVG Shots on Goal per game: +1.5536
Next Up Health Check
Injury Craig Smith

No Injury Reported

Injury Jesperi Kotkaniemi

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Craig Smith
DateOpponentResult
May 10VS NYIW 3-2
May 11@WAS
G AST PTS SOG +/- PIM GP
549333615
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Jesperi Kotkaniemi
DateOpponentResult
May 10VS EDML 4-3
May 12VS EDM
G AST PTS SOG +/- PIM GP
11215-108
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Craig Smith
11.29
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Jesperi Kotkaniemi
1.86
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Craig Smith
YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG TOI/G HIT FOW BLK
11-12 NSH 70 14 21 35 -9 30 166 14 0 0 0
13-14 NSH 44 4 7 11 -10 18 82 13 29 76 12
13-14 NSH 79 24 28 52 16 22 215 16 54 3 21
14-15 NSH 83 23 21 44 12 46 254 15 79 13 17
15-16 NSH 82 21 16 37 2 40 202 15 84 74 18
16-17 NSH 77 11 16 27 4 28 152 13 92 43 16
17-18 NSH 79 25 26 51 24 24 223 15 59 39 35
18-19 NSH 77 21 17 38 11 20 208 15 78 27 34
19-20 NSH 69 18 13 31 18 34 180 13 58 14 18
21-22 BOS 50 13 19 32 20 18 117 14 62 10 7
3-YEAR AVG 65 17 16 34 49 24 168 66 17 20
Totals 715 174 184 358 89 280 1814 14 599 299 179
Career Jesperi Kotkaniemi
YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG TOI/G HIT FOW BLK
18-19 MON 80 11 23 34 1 28 134 13 68 364 41
19-20 MON 36 6 2 8 -11 23 55 12 51 125 16
21-22 MON 50 5 15 20 5 12 79 14 73 244 24
3-YEAR AVG 55 7 13 21 -5 21 89 64 244 27
Totals 172 22 40 62 -12 63 276 13 204 751 84
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HOU vs LAA 8:10 PM EST
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CHA vs DEN 7:00 PM EST
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DET vs MIN 7:00 PM EST
GS vs PHO 10:00 PM EST
IND vs PHI 8:00 PM EST
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LAL vs NY 10:00 PM EST
MIL vs ORL 9:00 PM EST
OKC @SAC 10:00 PM EST
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