Week 7 Fantasy Hockey Streamers
This week will pose an interesting week for fantasy owners with no teams having outstanding schedules that you can maximize on. So those without waiver wire restrictions can benefit a lot this week, but other owners will need to get quite creative. There are Arizona, Detroit, Carolina, Edmonton, and Florida with four games this week, and no teams with only two games. When looking at maximizing the off days you won’t be able to find anyone this week with three off night games, but Arizona, New York Rangers, Ottawa and Washington are teams with two off-nights.
The Arizona Coyotes get to play the Kings twice and Toronto once this week who are third and ninth in goals allowed/game and 25th and 27th in PK%. Due to these stats I would look at picking up Jakob Chyrun. D, (8%). His point totals haven’t been special (4g-3a) this year, but in the last four games he’s gotten 63% of the teams PP time and is playing on the top PP unit. If that unit can get going this week, he has potential to pick up a few points.
There are two players from the New York Rangers I would keep my eye on this week, Tony DeAngelo, D, (44%) and Adam Fox (9%.) In the Rangers past game DeAngelo received the majority of the PP time playing with the top unit, but previously it had been Fox on the top unit. If Fox is back on the top pairing again when the Rangers play this week, I would keep a close eye on him, especially before the Canadiens who currently have the second worst PK% in the league. DeAngelo might be worth an add regardless of his PP time as he’s currently 11th in points/game of all defensemen and tied for fourth in goals with six. If you are in need of points out of a d-man, he would be worth the pickup.
Same as last week J.G. Pageau, C, (60%) is a player that is still scoring with a hat-trick on Wednesday against the Devils. Pageau is shooting at nearly a 24% pace thus far this season, but until that number starts to fall, I would look to stream him on Ottawa’s good match-up weeks.
Ryan Dzingel, LW/RW, Carolina Hurricanes (18%) - Based on peripherals, Dzingle doesn’t do anything special for you, but he has been putting up a respectable amount of points, on pace for 57 on the season. He’s currently centering the number one PP on a team that has the fifth most penalties drawn. This line will be getting plenty of five-on-four opportunities and will have a chance to make the most of them against the worst PK team, the Detroit Red Wings, on Sunday.
David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins (27%) – Since returning from injury, Krejci has put up 2g-9a in nine games, and is centering what might be the best top line in the league while Bergeron misses time with a LBI. Even once Bergeron returns to the lineup you should keep an eye on his play as he will give you respectable numbers in hits and blocks but is also showing he still has the ability to put up points in this league. The Bruins also have a very nice week in the teams that they match-up against in New Jersey, Buffalo and Minnesota, all of which are in the bottom half of the league standings.