Shayne Gostisbehere: Fantasy Hockey Value In Carolina
Shayne Gostisbehere has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, but what does it mean for fantasy hockey? The range of outcomes appears to be large in this instance so we’re here to break it all down. Is this someone you should roster and or trade for in fantasy hockey?
For starters, probably. Yes, as in Gostisbehere for sure needs to be rostered. The Ghost man is rostered in over 78% of fantasy leagues so odds are that he’s taken. It’s a matter of if you should give up assets to go get him.
Gostisbehere has immense value in Carolina IF he supplants Brent Burns as the number one powerplay option. Currently, Ghost is averaging 2.3 points per game in ESPN fantasy leagues. If Ghost takes on the Tony DeAngelo role on from last year then there’s a damn good chance he tops that current number for the rest of the season.
Ghost owners should be encouraged that’s a real possibility. The Canes made this trade for a reason and have been currently deploying Brady Skjei in that role as of late. Brent Burns is 37 and has fit in comfortably with the second PP role. Ghost figures to take on the PP1 role but as a third pair player at 5 on 5.
Of course, things could change quickly. If Carolina opts to put Burns back in that spot then Ghost’s value takes a plunge. A plunge to the point where he may become droppable. The Coyotes might stink but they don’t get shut out every game. Ghost was putting up respectable fantasy numbers when healthy in Arizona.
I like Gostisbehere’s fantasy potential in Carolina but maybe not to the point where you’re paying an arm and a leg to get him. If an offer makes sense, I would advise grabbing him for your fantasy playoff stretch. As DeAngelo proved last year, this is a great spot to be.