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Four Flyers Projected to Have Improved Fantasy Stats by NHL.com

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Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers (AP Photo)
Morgan Frost (AP Photo)

Of the five Flyers singled out by NHL.com’s fantasy hockey staff, four are projected to improve statistically from last season. Rebuild? What rebuild?

The four were young forwards, players the Flyers are counting on for continued improvement this season, and to establish themselves as reliable, everyday players.

Travis Konecny, Morgan Frost, Owen Tippett and Tyson Foerster will be central to any success the Flyers have.

The NHL.com fantasy staff projects the following improvements: 15 points from Konecny; 14 points from Frost; 6 points from Tippett; and 43 points from Foerster.

The one player who’s projected for less production next season? Carter Hart, who is forecast to win two fewer games.

Let’s take a look at the NHL.com projections and its comments:

Travis Konecny

NHL.com fantasy rank: 117

Reason for optimism: When healthy, Konecny is the best fantasy player on the Flyers. He was better than a point per game in 2022-23 with 61 points (31 goals, 30 assists; career high in goals) with 15 power-play points and 191 shots on goal in 60 games.

NHL.com point projection: 76

Morgan Frost

NHL.com fantasy rank: 208

Reason for optimism: Frost had a very promising sophomore season, jumping from 16 points in 55 games in 2021-22 to 46 points (19 goals, 27 assists) in 81 games with 155 shots on goal. He finished the season centering the top line with Konecny and Joel Farabee, and with the trade of center Kevin Hayes and the uncertain injury status of Sean Couturier, Frost should be penciled in as their No. 1 center entering the season with the opportunity to set career highs across the board.

NHL.com point projection: 60

Carter Hart

NHL.com fantasy rank: 215

Reason for optimism: Hart had a bounce-back season, posting 22 wins in 55 games (after winning 22 games combined in his previous two seasons). Despite the signing of goalie Cal Petersen in the offseason, Hart should start the season as the Flyers’ primary option in net and should be expected to see at least half, if not up to 50, games this season.

NHL.com win projection: 21

Owen Tippett

NHL.com fantasy rank: 220

Reason for optimism: Tippett had an individual breakout season, his first full season in Philadelphia, with 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 77 games. He could be the biggest beneficiary of the trade of Hayes in the offseason with an expanded opportunity as part of their top-six forward group and an increased role on their power play.

NHL.com point projection: 55

Tyson Foerster

NHL.com fantasy rank: 224

Reason for optimism: Foerster could be a dark horse for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie this season, after a very impressive seven points (three goals, four assists) during an eight-game call-up with the Flyers to finish last season. He will likely have the opportunity to play in Philadelphia’s top six and is worth taking a look at as a deep sleeper.

NHL.com point projection: 50

NHL.com listed one other player to consider in fantasy — Joel Farabee, who had 15 goals and 24 assists (39 points) in 82 games.

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