Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Phil Kessel, Tor RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics82374380-5272020:40305
2015 Projections82324375-2262320:21307
2015 Outlook: If anyone on the Leafs' current roster is going to punch through the 90-point mark in a regular season, it will be Kessel. And such a notion isn't all that fanciful, especially with James van Riemsdyk as a linemate. Plus, Kessel's durability is underrated; he hasn't missed a game since 2008-09. - VM
2. James van Riemsdyk, Tor LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics80303161-9501521:03279
2015 Projections81302757-6421520:34286
2015 Outlook: The only pressing concern lies with whether the Leafs are serious about experimenting with JVR moving to the second line in an attempt to balance out scoring, and there have been rumblings to that effect. Otherwise, Phil Kessel's top-line buddy is queued up for another productive, goal-heavy season as a formidable, and difficult-to-defend, front-of-net presence. - VM
3. Dion Phaneuf, Tor DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics808233121441123:34145
2015 Projections8011263741101223:52133
2015 Outlook: The oft-criticized captain of the Maple Leafs is asked to do more than anyone else on his squad, at both ends of the ice, under a wide variety of circumstances, which results in decent TOI and PIM figures but hurts Phaneuf's production otherwise. The additions of defensive-minded veterans Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak should help lessen the burden on Phaneuf in some situations, allowing him to contribute more as an offensive force. As far as well-rounded fantasy defensemen go, he remains a classic specimen. - VM
4. Nazem Kadri, Tor CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics78203050-11671817:23148
2015 Projections82203252-7621417:47161
2015 Outlook: As long as he remains mentally disciplined, stays fit, keeps out of coach Randy Carlyle's doghouse, and continues to mature, Kadri should enjoy a successful season as the Leafs' No. 2 center (even if he's in that spot by default). The talent and opportunity is there, but so is the potential for drama. As a fantasy asset, Kadri is considered somewhat volatile. - VM
5. Joffrey Lupul, Tor LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics69222244-15441218:27191
2015 Projections67202343-3461517:49200
2015 Outlook: If only Lupul could stay on the ice. Then, without reservation, we would endorse the gifted winger with bullish confidence. But as it stands, he is injured with alarming regularity. A fit and healthy Lupul holds the nuts and bolts to average a point per game. Unfortunately, a hobbled or absent Lupul does us little to no good. Draft him with caution. - VM
6. Jake Gardiner, Tor DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics80102131-3191121:05136
2015 Projections811031413281720:42154
2015 Outlook: The emergence of the young Gardiner-Morgan Rielly duo was about all Leafs fans had to celebrate in the waning, playoffs-ain't-happening days of 2013-14. With perceived permission to break out at their own discretion, these young defensemen demonstrated why Toronto wasn't willing to move either of them via trade at recent deadlines. We should get a more substantial taste of this exciting power-play pairing -- likely on the secondary unit -- in 2014-15. And while Rielly is still a bit wet behind the ears, Gardiner is just starting to approach his prime as a weathered 24-year-old. - VM
7. Tyler Bozak, Tor CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics58193049214820:5790
2015 Projections76162844-5251020:10138
2015 Outlook: A greater asset as a fraction of the sum of Toronto's top line, as opposed to an individual entity, Bozak won't often blow you away with his raw talent and circus-like skill. However, he remains Phil Kessel's center of choice, and that's what matters. - VM
8. David Booth, Tor RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics6691019118113:28117
2015 Projections74132033-350316:10135
2015 Outlook: After the 2013-14 debacle in Vancouver, Booth could emerge as the bargain of the century for the Leafs, at the cost of $1.1 million for the single year, or devolve quickly into a waste of roster space and a source of headaches for management. Or maybe he simply fills a third- or (more likely) fourth-line role without attracting much personal attention at all. Ahead of training camp, it's too early for predictions. However, the only way we see Booth crawling back to fantasy relevance is by playing his brains out and substituting in for an injured top-six forward (see: oft-injured Joffrey Lupul). Never say never, but Booth is waiver-wire fodder until we hear otherwise. - VM
9. Josh Leivo, Tor LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics71120009:524
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10. Nathan Horton*, Tor RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics3651419-324415:2748
2015 Projections55101727320715:59107
2015 Outlook: The wear and tear is starting to show with Horton. He is a 30-goal scorer if he can stay healthy through a season but has missed more than 15 games in four of the past six campaigns. He comes with the "fragile" tag now. The situation with the Blue Jackets is definitely promising -- young team, big talent -- and Horton will be leaned on as a veteran on the scoring lines. There is no question that he should be stashed for his potential in your fantasy draft, just maybe not in the rounds in which you could pick up a reliable starter. Even at his best, Horton doesn't shoot enough or spend enough time on the ice to be considered an elite fantasy player. - SA
11. Morgan Rielly, Tor DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics7322527-13121217:3896
2015 Projections7652328-8161018:38110
12. Matt Frattin, Tor RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics44257-411212:0161
2015 Projections70101626-628113:09112
13. Petri Kontiola, Tor CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
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2015 Projections7081220-834411:49105
14. Leo Komarov, Tor LW, CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
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2015 Projections6551621-125013:1194
15. Stephane Robidas*, Tor DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics3855101020120:1056
2015 Projections7321214-622018:5480