2019 NHL Draft Guide: Fantasy Hockey Busts
Chris Morais reveals Fantasy Alarm's top busts for fantasy hockey leagues in 2019
There’s no worse feeling than drafting a superstar player only to have him let you down for most of the season (looking at you Jamie Benn). Fantasy hockey busts are never fun, and we constantly try to avoid drafting players who may not return value. Some busts come out of nowhere, but others, you can see coming a mile away. Let’s take a look at five players you need to be downgrading at the draft table.
Erik Karlsson, SJ D - There are some experts who believe Erik Karlsson should go off the board as the top defence, and I just can’t get behind that. There’s no question that the former Norris Trophy winner is great, but is he *really* the best fantasy hockey defenceman? The 29-year-old defenceman has total 12-goals in the last two seasons. To put that into context-- he had 17-goals in his last season in Ottawa. He did battle injuries last season, but that doesn’t explain his decline in goals in 2017-18. NHL.com has him ranked as the 12th skater off the board, which means, in...