Vegas Golden Knights: Top Fantasy Hockey Options

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 19: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knighhts is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on September 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 19: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knighhts is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on September 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Marc-Andre Fleury

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 28: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights tends net during a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on September 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 28: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights tends net during a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on September 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Fleury had a subpar regular season in 2016-17, finishing the year 18-10-7 with a GAA of 3.02 and a save percentage of .909. And obviously, it’s not his fault he didn’t get a ton of starts with the emergence of Matt Murray. But I just don’t know how much he’ll improve being the number one starter for the Golden Knights.

Think about it, the volume of starts will probably be there. But in fantasy hockey, it comes down to wins, GAA, and save percentage and I just don’t think he’ll get the job done in fantasy. Look somewhere else for a goaltender unless you’re desperate.

David Perron

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 28: David Perron #57 of the Vegas Golden Knights warms up before a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on September 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 28: David Perron #57 of the Vegas Golden Knights warms up before a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on September 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Perron’s probably one of my favorite players on this roster. However, his status in fantasy is a huge question mark. Everyone knows about his health issues in the past which makes him very untrustworthy. In addition, he’ll only be hanging around the Golden Knights third line, and it’s not a guarantee the team will use him on either powerplay unit.

The Sherbrooke Quebec native put up a respectable 46 points in St. Louis last season, but I don’t think that will translate on this Golden Knights roster. There’s not a lot of skilled, talented forwards on this roster that will help the 29-year-olds numbers in fantasy. All in all, look elsewhere for a winger.

Next: What will be the Vegas Golden Knights goal song?

There’s not a ton of players to choose from on Vegas. Looking at the list of players they have, it’s not a very offensive minded roster. If you’re in deeper leagues of 14-16 teams, here are a few other players to keep an eye on: Oscar Lindberg, James Neal, Jason Garrison, Cody Eakin and Reilly Smith. Otherwise, stay away from most of the Vegas Golden Knights.