Toronto Maple Leafs: Best Fantasy Options for 2023-2024

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NEWARK, NJ – NOVEMBER 23: Auston Matthews #34 and William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs   (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

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John Tavares and William Nylander find themselves lower down the fantasy player rankings.

Nylander ranges from 29th ( to 41st overall (Daily Faceoff). Tavares is slightly lower, from 42nd ( to 65th (Daily Faceoff).

By now, you know what you get with both players. Each of them is reliable and regularly produces around 80 points per year.

There are, however, questions surrounding both of them. Is Nylander capable of another step or is he a 40-goal, 80-point player? Also, will his contract situation affect his performance?

For Tavares, not known for his skating, does his production decline as he ages?

Look for both to end the year in the 70-90 point range, with Nylander being closer to the latter, and Tavares the former.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Fantasy Sleepers

Two potential fantasy sleepers I like on the Toronto Maple Leafs are Tyler Bertuzzi and Matthew Knies.

Late-round fantasy picks should be used on young players with potential, such as Knies. The other option is to take a veteran hoping to bounce back, like Bertuzzi.

Bertuzzi is on a 1-year deal, so he will be motivated and following the “bet on yourself” mantra. Knies showed great promise at the end of last season.

While it seems likely that Bertuzzi is destined to play alongside Matthews and Marner on the first line, it bears watching how their chemistry develops. Not everyone can fit in seamlessly with the two stars.

Either way, based on head coach Sheldon Keefe’s line juggling it is likely that each have a turn as the top-line left-winger throughout the year.

There is one last Toronto Maple Leafs fantasy sleeper, but only for the brave on a late-round flyer. That is defenseman John Klingberg.

The much-maligned free-agent addition is going to see top 4 minutes and time on the power play. He is likely to rack up some stats along the way.

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Remember, fortune favors the bold.