One week ago, Evgeni Malkin had 28 points and was one of the better options in his category. Then he proceeded to score 8 points in 3 games, is now fourth in league scoring, and sits right between Steven Stamkos and Daniel Sedin in the “Art Ross Candidates” category. Those hats on the ice in the picture above? Bad news for his anti-fantasy owners.
Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin still has only 22 points; who expected him to be the number one option in that category?
Well, Lexie, Ryan, Rebecca Scott, Paul Almeida, Jimmy F, JS Topher, and Cooper did. 7 out of 105 people picked Ovechkin and are getting the benefit of his complete lack of production. Is it helping them? To a certain extent, yes.
Two of the people who picked Ovechkin are in the top 10 in the standings: Rebecca Scott is in 4th and Ryan is in 8th. Two more are in the top 40, but the other three are a little further down. It’s also risky, as Ovechkin’s low scoring ways are unlikely to continue. Currently, the Capitals have a shooting percentage of 6.67% when Ovechkin is on the ice, well below even last season’s shooting percentage of 9.09.
While Ovechkin’s goals per 60 minutes are only a little off last season’s numbers (though still less than half of his goals per 60 from 2009-10), his assists per 60 minutes are ridiculously low in comparison. In both 2009-10 and 2010-11, Ovechkin scored 0.52 assists per 60 minutes of icetime. This season he has just 0.13 assists per 60 minutes. That’s likely to change.
So while Ovechkin is a great pick right now, he might not be the best pick by the end of the season.
Here’s the big surprise: holidayblues is still in first place. Okay, that was not the least bit surprising. Joeducklow was tied with her last week, but is now 9 points behind. By-Tor retains his spot in last place, with his picks of Stamkos, Henrik, Kane, Selanne, and Weber cancelling out his great pick of Zetterberg.
The Anti-Fantasy All-Star Team has 158 points:
1. Alex Ovechkin – 22 points
2. Martin St. Louis – 22 points
3. Henrik Zetterberg – 22 points
4. Eric Staal – 20 points
5. Dany Heatley – 22 points
6. Matthew Lombardi – 6 points
7. Michael Grabner – 14 points
8. Brayden Schenn – 0 points
9. George Parros/Paul Bissonnette/Cam Janssen – 1 point
10. Lubomir Visnovsky – 5 points
11. Tobias Enstrom – 7 points
12. Douglas Murray – 3 points
13. Jason Strudwick – 0 points
14. Roberto Luongo – 12 points
15. Andrew Raycroft/Brent Johnson – 2 points
|Name||Week 10 Total|
|47||F. N. Pig||247|
|58||Cha Cha Cha Charmin||253|
|70||Joy (aka alasmylove22)||257|