Calgary and Vancouver are the only two teams with a four-game week this week. Calgary has some tough match-ups, but has games on Thursday and Sunday, in which only four teams are in action on those days. Having players that don’t play on your heavy days of Tuesday, Friday, and especially Saturday can be a huge advantage.
A player I would look to add from Calgary is T.J. Brodie, D (6% owned) who is playing on the top pair with Giordano and is currently on the second PP unit. I wouldn’t expect him to be getting any PPP or hits, but the hope is he can chip in with a couple assists and blocks throughout the week.
Vancouver has what may potentially be the best schedule of the week playing two of their games on slow days of Monday and Wednesday. They also match up against three defenses that are allowing the most goals/game in the league (FLA 7th, LAK 1st, & SJS 5th).
Vancouver has some intriguing players I think hold a lot of value this week.
The first is J.T. Miller, LW/RW (75%) and is currently tied for the team lead in points on the season with 4-7-11 through 10 matches. As long as Miller remains on the first PP unit and remains on the wing with Pettersson and Boeser, he has plenty of potential to chip in more points. The second member of the #1 PP unit that should be added is Quinn Hughes, D (65%). Hughes is currently on a three-game point streak with four assists, all of them being on the PP. Vancouver is also providing Hughes with plenty of chances for offensive production as 72% of his shifts are starting in the offensive zone.
Christian Dvorak, C, Arizona Coyotes (4%) – Dvorak is a player I will be keeping my eye on this week as he has been bumped up to the first line being winged by Phil Kessel and Clayton Keller. Dvorak hasn’t provided anything spectacular offensively, but he could have some big upside if he can find some chemistry with his new line mates.
J.T. Compher C, RW Colorado Avalanche (8%) – Compher is currently filling in for the injured Miko Rantanen on the Avalanche’s top line. Since being moved up he’s averaging nearly five minutes/game more and has already picked up points in both games with his new line mates.
Brock Nelson, C, LW New York Islanders (40%) – The islanders schedule doesn’t do them any favors this week as they play in only two games which are back-to-back against the Lightning and Sabres. However, Nelson is currently on pace for a 75-point season, averaging 3.3 shots/game, and 1.0 blocks/game. He is a guy I would look to add late this week and carry him over to his match-up on Tuesday against the Senators.