One of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy hockey season this year has been Minnesota Wild LW Zach Parise. Instead of living up to his Average Draft Position, Parise has completely fallen out of favor with millions of fantasy owners.
In Yahoo leagues alone, Parise was selected on average 13th overall. He was drafted to lead fantasy squads this winter, but has completely failed to live up to expectations. It has been his first season in Minnesota since coming over from the New Jersey Devils, but it has certainly been one to forget.
His 33 points this season is currently tied for 33rd overall, which has been extremely disappointing for any fantasy owner that drafted him within the top-15 players. At this point there have been free agent pickups that have had more success than ZP, which has all but killed his daily fantasy value.
Parise went from 21:29 minutes of ice time in New Jersey, down to 20:55 this season, which is surprising considering the rest of the Minnesota’s roster. The team brought in the New Jersey’s two-time MVP to lead the offense, but he has simply become a complimentary player since coming over to the North Star State.
At this point, if you own Parise, you know how disappointing he has been. Parise should still be a starter, but he has not been the fantasy superstar that most expected him to be.