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Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs (29th) There Authentic Joe Barksdale Youth Jersey is a very good chance that we, the collective fantasy hockey community, just aren't ready to accept the fact that we could have a second generational player developing in lockstep and only a year behind another. Matthews has all the opportunity in the world to be 2016-17 Connor McDavid, version 2.0. He's being ranked (No. 29) and drafted (ADP of 18.0) ahead of the value he finished with last season (No. 43 on the ESPN Player Rater), but not by much. Remember that he turned in that value while playing just 17:38 per game, which ranked 90th among NHL forwards last season. Coach Mike Babcock doesn't have to give Matthews more ice time, but with a win-now attitude in Toronto, here's betting he starts getting it. And this isn't even mentioning yet that Patrick Marleau is a huge upgrade over Zach Hyman on the wing. For one, let's remember that Arvidsson didn't start last season on the top line for the Predators. In fact, he averaged 14:00 per game in October and slowly worked his way onto a unit with Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg. Yet, despite that muted start, Arvidsson finished with 31 goals and 30 assists, complemented by a whopping 246 shots on goal. At 17:09 of ice time per game last season, Arvidsson had the lowest minutes of all NHLers who finished among the top-20 for shots on goal. Still just 24 years old, Arvidsson should be pegged for improvement, but instead, he is being drafted for Authentic Justin Pugh Womens Jersey regression with an ADP of 126.0. Last season, Stepan finished 24th among all centers and 42nd among all forwards for fantasy value on the ESPN Player Rater. So far this season, he's being drafted 39th among all centers and 90th among all forwards with an ADP of 141.2. He's being drafted as if the Coyotes traded for him in order to bring him out to the desert and rot. That is obviously not the case. Stepan, though only 27, will be a veteran leader for a crop of kids that includes Dylan Strome, Clayton Keller, Christian Dvorak, Anthony Duclair, Brendan Perlini and Max Domi - all of whom are 22 or younger. Stepan will be this team's only top-six forward who wasn't in diapers when the franchise was still in Winnipeg. Bottom He's going to be depended on for a lot of scoring situations and should push his already fantasy-relevant totals even higher. Not even showing up among the top 200 for ADP in early drafts, Larkin begs forgiveness for a sophomore slump of epic proportions. Let's not forget that he turned in 23 goals and 45 points in a rookie campaign that came out of left field in 2015-16. His totals plummeted last season as the Red Wings struggled throughout the lineup. Assuming the team as a whole trends back toward their collective talent levels, Larkin could emerge as a leader for the group. You won't find too many other guys that are already NHL-tested and have 30-goal potential after the 200th pick in your draft. Injuries last season prevented Fabbri Kevin Huber Womens Jersey from building on a successful 2015-16 rookie campaign. He's still only 21 years old and is being pegged for a move to center this season. While, that may seem troubling on paper with Brayden Schenn coming to town and Paul Stastny already residing there, this deserves a second look. Vladimir Tarasenko needs a new center, with Jori Lehtera now gone, and we know already that Stastny doesn't click in that role. Schenn has been playing the wing throughout his tenure with the Flyers and could just as easily stay there. It won't take much for Fabbri to push up the depth chart and earn a connection with Tarasenko on the top line. Ryan Strome, C, Edmonton Oilers (NR) "Strome drips with creative offense and could be a huge boon to the Islanders when he is ready for a top-six role, but that might not be right away. There are plenty of danglers that have made junior hockey opponents look silly only to never find their defensive feet in the NHL." That's what I wrote about Strome in September 2013. I've been waiting for this kid to hit the big time for some time. Swapped Jordan Eberle in the offseason, Strome gets a fresh start in Edmonton where early projections have him playing on a line with Connor McDavid. We'd be talking about where to draft a sack of onions if it was pegged to share the ice in the offensive zone with McDavid, but the fact is that we are talking about a 24-year-old who has scored at better than a point per game for his career at every level except the NHL. Strome certainly struggled with his 200-foot game in Long Island, but McDavid erases a lot of those concerns with his own ability. The sky is the limit here, but just don't get too cute. The Oilers have lots of other options, and Strome has zero fantasy value as a bottom-six forward.

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