Originally Posted by Pengwin7
SHP almost never factors in.
FOW won't factor in for defense.
So it's the base 6 categories (G/A/+-/PIM/PPP/SOG) + Hits.
As actual fantasy-value in this pool goes, the OP is going to want a defenseman that can chalk up a lot of HITS.
But what I'm talking about is "trade value".
If Markov gets off to a fast-start, he's got bigtime trade value.
Much higher than anybody else in that group.
The point is... a healthy-Markov would be "perceived" as the most valuable (by far) of that group. He'd be snatched up in an instant from the waiver-wire if he catches fire.
And even with Hits factored in... I bet an offensive-powerhouse Markov could be more valuable than all these guys.
Grabbing a guy for HITS can be done at any time... these guys are ALWAYS around. I often just grab a guy based on having a 4-game week.
So anyways... Markov for the sex-appeal. (Not for the actual fantasy-value).
Ah...ok for the trade value gotcha.