2019-20 Bust Candidates
2019-20 Bust Candidates

Snagging a few studs while rounding out your roster with high-value/high-floor players has always been a winning recipe for building a successful fantasy team. However, it's equally important to avoid overspending on players based on their draft position. Here are some of the riskiest potential busts heading into 2019-20.

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Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues

No one can deny that Binnington was the primary driving force behind the Blues' miraculous turnaround and eventual Stanley Cup victory, but fantasy owners would be wise to pump the brakes on selecting the sophomore netminder early on in this year's fantasy drafts. When the 26-year-old made his season debut on Jan. 7, the Blues were in last place and eyeing a lottery pick rather than a spot in the playoffs. Binnington went on to put together one of the most impressive rookie seasons in recent memory, compiling a 24-5-1 record while recording a fantastic 1.89 GAA and .927 save percentage en route to a playoff berth. The Ontario native's measurables were less impressive in the playoffs, which is to be expected, but he was still able to maintain a respectable 2.46 GAA and .914 save percentage through 26 postseason contests, helping St. Louis capture its first Stanley Cup in franchise history. That being said, it's safe to assume Binnington won't be able to replicate that outstanding performance in 2019-20, as there is a lot of room for regression to the mean. Let one of your league mates roll the dice on Binnington being the

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