In September, Yandle was selected on average with the 59th pick in Yahoo fantasy drafts and he was the seventh defenseman off the board. Yandle currently ranks 101st among all players, 14th among defensemen. Heading to New York could result in Yandle finishing closer to what his fantasy owners were expecting at the start of the season.
When looking at Yandle's stat line, the first thing that jumps out is his minus-32 rating, which is last in the NHL. But he has 41 points in 63 games, which ranks 10th among defensemen. And he has 26 power-play points, most among defensemen and tied for fourth among all players. Yandle also has 185 shots on goal, sixth among defensemen. Those point and shot totals make you forget about that rating just a little bit, right?