Our goal with this analysis is to not only tell you who the best players will be, but also tell you who most frequently exceeds their overall rank (boom players) and who comes up short the most frequently (weekly bust). This is a season review of players who, when healthy, delivered boom weeks at a high rate and / or have been big busts that should have been benched. To determine if a player had a boom week we take that player's rank for the week and see if it is numerically 50% of his overall weekly average. A player who averages to be the 50th best player at his position would need to finish the week Top 25 to qualify. To qualify as a bust week, it has to be one where the weekly ranking is 50% higher than the normal average. So a Top 20 player finishing 30th or worse.

The wing with the highest boom rate is Mikko Rantanen whose per week average rank was #59. While not necessarily a full-time starter, he is definitely someone who can be a must-start and help you win at a fairly high rate. Out of 25 qualifying weeks, 13 were considered boom weeks. At the goalie position, Matt Murray was the leader in boom rate. Logan Couture, in an average week, is the #44 center but he also has the highest bust rate at the position. But owners also have a player with a very high boom rate in Couture. In his 25 weeks, 11 were bad, busts. There are a few players who have high boom and bust rates and appear in both lists. These are the players who you'll want to carefully manage in terms of when to best start or sit because they rarely deliver an 'average' performance. The table below shows the player with the five highest boom and bust rates. The rank is based on the player's average position rank per week and not their season total fantasy points.

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HIGHEST BOOM% GOALIESHIGHEST BUST% GOALIES
Matt Murray (#22 G, 45% 10 of 22 Weeks)Mikko Koskinen (#28 G, 36% 9 of 25 Weeks)
John Gibson (#20 G, 39% 9 of 23 Weeks)Curtis McElhinney (#31 G, 35% 8 of 23 Weeks)
Sergei Bobrovsky (#22 G, 38% 9 of 24 Weeks)Sergei Bobrovsky (#22 G, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)
Ben Bishop (#21 G, 35% 8 of 23 Weeks)Corey Crawford (#21 G, 31% 4 of 13 Weeks)
Marc-Andre Fleury (#16 G, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)John Gibson (#20 G, 30% 7 of 23 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% CENTERSHIGHEST BUST% CENTERS
Aleksander Barkov (#36 C, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)Logan Couture (#44 C, 44% 11 of 25 Weeks)
Sidney Crosby (#30 C, 46% 11 of 24 Weeks)Boone Jenner (#56 C, 43% 10 of 23 Weeks)
Tomas Hertl (#40 C, 44% 11 of 25 Weeks)Colton Sissons (#60 C, 42% 10 of 24 Weeks)
Logan Couture (#44 C, 44% 11 of 25 Weeks)Mikael Backlund (#46 C, 40% 10 of 25 Weeks)
Elias Pettersson (#44 C, 43% 10 of 23 Weeks)Carl Soderberg (#58 C, 40% 10 of 25 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% WINGSHIGHEST BUST% WINGS
Mikko Rantanen (#59 RW, 52% 13 of 25 Weeks)Nino Niederreiter (#98 LW, 52% 13 of 25 Weeks)
Alex Tuch (#88 RW, 50% 11 of 22 Weeks)Mikael Granlund (#101 RW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)
Patrick Kane (#55 RW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)Zach Parise (#87 RW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)
Alex Ovechkin (#52 LW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)Andreas Johnsson (#99 LW, 48% 11 of 23 Weeks)
Cam Atkinson (#75 RW, 46% 11 of 24 Weeks)Sam Reinhart (#95 RW, 46% 11 of 24 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% DEFENDERSHIGHEST BUST% DEFENDERS
Tyson Barrie (#53 LD, 54% 13 of 24 Weeks)Travis Sanheim (#80 RD, 50% 12 of 24 Weeks)
Kris Letang (#42 RD, 52% 11 of 21 Weeks)Anthony DeAngelo (#83 LD, 48% 11 of 23 Weeks)
Dustin Byfuglien (#59 RD, 47% 7 of 15 Weeks)Alexander Edler (#70 LD, 45% 9 of 20 Weeks)
Josh Morrissey (#65 LD, 45% 9 of 20 Weeks)Erik Cernak (#77 RD, 44% 8 of 18 Weeks)
Victor Hedman (#46 LD, 43% 10 of 23 Weeks)Samuel Girard (#86 LD, 44% 11 of 25 Weeks)