Fantasy Hockey Immunity Watch – Watch out for these hot streaks

Every week we’ll be tapping the waivers for lesser-known properties to help your team, whether you’re a fan of dynasty or redraft, and we’ll also give you some tips for those who don’t. play DFS out there. Finally, we’ll take a look at some previously imagined assets that may be overvalued – in the short or long term – for one reason or another.


Striker

Jaden Schwartz, LW, Seattle Kraken (46.1%): Better (slightly) better late than never. Anticipated this season to become one of the expansion team’s top producers, Schwartz was left off the bench door with an assist in his first six competitions. But since that slow start, the former Blues striker has reverted to his old self with three goals and seven assists in nine games. Shooting the puck more often online helped. His twenty-nine shot collection in his past seven games stands in stark contrast to the one/game average in his first eight games. Now it’s Schwartz /Alex Wennberg/Jordan Eberle the top line is enchanting in a unique way. While Eberle is likely not in your fantasy league (please check though), Schwartz may be.

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Adrian Kempe, C / RW, Los Angeles Kings (39.8%): With current friends Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, and as a member of the top power play of the Kings, Kempe deserves more of his share of fantasy respect in conventional tournaments. Since Halloween, the versatile forward has four goals and three assists, including two with the sub-skater. He also averaged almost 19 minutes and 3.4 shots per game in that span. Six seasons later, Kempe has made significant improvements in his past two campaigns. Let’s watch that trend continue. The 25-year-old just turned this age is worth thinking about in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Ryan Hartman, RW/C, Minnesota Wild (16.9%): Whether he is focusing on a top unit with Kirill Kaprizov or play further in the squad, the versatile forward is looking to contribute with solid consistency. As exemplified by Saturday’s performance of three assists in support Rem PitlickA hat-trick against Kraken. Leading Wild in both shots (47) and goals (7), Hartman also played more minutes than ever, averaging 16:53 a game. A role in Minnesota’s secondary power role would only help the 27-year-old enjoy the most productive season of his eight-year career. Since the first puck drop in mid-October, no Wild striker has acted as a more consistent and valuable fantasy support. Odds are he can easily hit your league.

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Kevin Hayes, NS, Philadelphia Flyers (8.0%): He’s back. After missing 12 games to kick off the 2021-22 season following season-wide abdominal surgery, Hayes made his debut with a power assist, three shots and a two-minute spell. in the box during Saturday’s loss to Dallas. On the way to score and play power with Orange Atkinson and Joel Farabee, the 29-year-old midfielder appeared in a good position to produce with impressive speed. One of your constant fantasy assets, Hayes shouldn’t be overlooked in warm-up and catching up.

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Jesper Bratt, RW, New Jersey Devil (4.7%): In one late scoring, Bratt has four goals and seven assists in his past nine games, averaging 2.4 fantasy points per game. Not bad. Develop a chemical reaction that can be felt with the rookie center Dawson Mercer – another great fantasy asset in the deeper leagues – in even strength, the 23-year-old winger also has a pair of power assists to show off over the past week. He leads all Devils strikers in the number of shots on goal.

See more: Jordan Kyrou, C / LW, St. Louis Blues (46.2%); Mikael Granlund, C / LW, Nashville Predators (20.8%)

Defender

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Mario Ferraro, San Jose Sharks (24.2%): Even with Erik Karlsson (COVID-19 protocol) back in the lineup, Ferraro slipped over 27 minutes of confrontation and contributed an assist in Saturday’s loss to Colorado. Quickly emerging as a rich fantasy commodity in tournaments that reward saved shots – he leads the entire NHL with 43 shots on target and average time on the ice, the 23-year-old also are demonstrating their ability to contribute to the transcript. . Ferraro seems poised to become a highly rated all-round defender. The third-year skater is also poised to become a restricted free agent after this season, which can only serve as additional motivation to bring it on every night.

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Shayne Gostisbehere, Arizona Coyotes (24.0%): Hey, at least one Coyotes skater can’t be faulted as the club collective can’t get the ball into the net. Of the team’s total of 23 goals in 15 games, Gostisbehere has played a part in more than half of them (2 goals, 10 assists). Leads his team in overall score, and it doesn’t even near the, the former Flyers defender assisted four of Arizona’s five goals. Compared to most of his teammates, his minus one rating sparkles positively (Jakob Chychrun is minus-22). Apparently enjoying his fresh slate in dessert, Gostisbehere is Coyotes’ only fictional property worthy of current serious consideration.

See more: Nate Schmidt, Winnipeg Jets (29.1%); Ben Chiarot, Montreal Canada (18.8%)

Goalie

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Price carefully, Montreal Canadaiens (47.8%). If not now – or at least very soon – when? Reports from Montreal suggest that elite netminders could start skating soon. While “soon” is impossible to pinpoint from the outside, and it’s unknown how long Price will take before it feels ready for the game, this is progress. Any imaginary manager with at least one IR score and otherwise failing to score disappointingly, shouldn’t hesitate to start the game. As the Canadians give a clearer timetable of Price’s expected returns – and don’t look ahead week and week from now on – he will be upgraded immediately. Underperforming so far, the rest of the club will have a significant push to get their No. 1 back and enjoy more general success going forward.

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Jonathan Bernier, New Jersey Devils (5.6%): Replacing the injured MacKenzie Blackwood, Bernier was perfect ahead of Sunday’s shootout with Rangers. Should Blackwood end his absence with a suspicious concussion, Bernier will be assured of duty starting at the start of the match. New Jersey’s next comeback isn’t until December. Aside from one run against the Ducks and not the best game against the Bruins, the club’s No. 2 has been completely solid when given the chance. And the Devils are establishing themselves as a force of relative competition, with just four setbacks.

See more: Alex Nedeljkovic, Detroit Red Wings (45.2%); Jeremy Swayman, Boston Bruins (22.5%); Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (15.5%)

Lower expectations

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Thatcher Demko, NS, Vancouver Canucks (76.8%): The Canucks’ early-season player of the season fell apart by the end of the season, scoring a total of 13 goals in two road games in Colorado and Vegas. While Demko’s teammates deserved their share of the blame for the combined attack, Vancouver’s No. 1 appeared shaky in his own right. (To be fair, backup Jaroslav Halak Only slightly better and still losing to Anaheim on Sunday.) Vancouver doesn’t look good giving up too many quality opportunities in this campaign, contributing to their dismal 5-9-2 record. If you can’t, or don’t want to replace Demko yet, at least give him a seat. Start with Wednesday’s tilt to the Avalanche.

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Subhankar Mondal

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