Fantasy Hockey Weekly Waiver Wire - Week 13
The We Know Fantasy weekly hockey waiver wire article will have a new layout to feed you all the necessary information. We will supply you with a traditional hockey lineup (C, LW, RW, D, D & G) of waiver wire considerations. We here at the WKF team understand the demand for centers, so some weeks may not feature a center.
Ryan Johansen, C, Nashville Predators (39%) - Over the last four games, Johansen has chipped in 2G, 4A and a plus/minus of +5. Johansen has also won 55% of face-offs in that span, which has resulted in a bump in ice time for the center. We all know in fantasy hockey that ice time equals chances.
Next three games: @DAL, @LAK & @ANA
Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, Carolina Hurricanes (21%) - Niederreiter has a 1G and 4A line over the last games. With four of his last eight points coming on the power play. He has also seen a small uptick in ice time over that stretch. In leagues where power play points get bonuses, Nino could be a bargain.
Next three games: vs. WAS, vs. MTL & vs. WAS
Valeri Nichushkin, LW/RW, Colorado Avalanche (7%) - The 24-year-old winger has a whopping 7G and 12 points in his last 17 games. However, his average ice time is just around 12 minutes per game. Ideally, we would like to see that rise over the next few games. If it does he, becomes a “must add."
Next three games: @DAL, vs. WPG & vs. STL
Hampus Lindholm, D, Anaheim Ducks (9%) - Hampus has been red hot in the scoring department over his last five games, bagging 1G and 4A. The downside is his plus/minus over those five games is -4. In leagues that don’t use +/- in scoring, Hampus is a must. Proceed with caution if your league scores +/-.
Next three games: vs. PHI, @VGK & @ARI
Dmitry Orlov, D, Washington Capitals (8%) - Orlov has 1G (OT winner vs. Lightning) and 3A over his last five games. Also, a plus/minus of +5 over that span. Orlov plays the point on the second power play unit for a high powered Capitals' team.
Next three games: @CAR, vs NYI & @CAR
Devan Dubnyk, G, Minnesota Wild (50%) - While Dubnyk got shelled for five goals against the Coyotes in his return, he followed it up with a 22 save shutout against the Flames. It hasn’t been an ideal season for the 33-year-old veteran goaltender, but make no mistakes, he is the number one goalie for the Wild.
Next three games: vs NYI, vs TOR & vs. WPG