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Bounceback Players in Fantasy Hockey

Nick Schmaltz Nick Schmaltz only put up 7 G and 25 points in 40 games in the 2018-19 season; he already has 4 G and 13 pts in 14 games so far this season. Nick Schmaltz has been one of the best Arizona Coyotes this season is on track for a bounceback year. JT Miller JT Miller had a subpar year last season, putting up only 13 G and 47 points in 75 games; so far this season, JT Miller has 6 G and 15 points in 14 games. JT Miller is a perfect fit on the line with Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser and is off to a great start in Vancouver. James Neal James Neal was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers in a trade with the Calgary Flames for Milan Lucic in the offseason in what was essentially a cap dump for both teams Neal was in and out of the lineup with the Flames last year and only had 7 Goals and 19 points the entire season; So far this season, Neal has 11 Goals, with 8 of them being on the PP. Playing alongside Superstars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on the PP in E

Disappointing Players in Fantasy Hockey

Brayden Point Brayden Point is off to a slow start to the 2019-20 campaign; he only has 3 G and 7 Points so far this season. Last season, Point had 41 G and 92 points and was one of the most reliable fantasy players. This season is a different story as Point has had the same success so far this season. If you own Brayden Point, there is no need to panic because he is just off to a slow start. Taylor Hall  Taylor Hall had very high fantasy expectations heading into this season because the Devils seemed to have a transformed roster and he is on a contract year; however, Taylor Hall has been a massive disappointment for fantasy owners; he only has 1 G and 7 points so far this season There is still time for Taylor Hall to turn his season around but temper your expectations because his MVP season was an outlier. Timo Meier Timo Meier is off to a very slow start to the season; he only has 2 G and 4 points so far this season. Last season Meier had 30 G and 66 pts and was a real

Players to Trade for in Fantasy Hockey

Sebastian Aho Sebastian Aho is off to a slow start to the season; he only has 2 G and 1 A so far this season There is no reason to believe that Aho won't hit at least 70 points this season, so you should trade for him while his value is low. Claude Giroux Claude Giroux is off to a very slow start to the season; he only has 4 points and 3 PPP so far this season. Claude Giroux is a very valuable player in fantasy because he can play all three forward positions. You can try to trade for him while his value isn't at its highest, cause Giroux usually finishes with at least 80 points. Phil Kessel Phil Kessel is off to a slow start to the season; he only has 2 G and 4 pts so far this season. Kessel is usually a safe bet in fantasy, he is just off to a slow start. Try to trade for Kessel while his value is low because Kessel is a safe bet to get at least 70 points this season. John Klingberg  John Klingberg is off to a slow start to the season; he only has a 1 G and 2 A

Players to pickup in Fantasy Hockey

Marcus Johansson Marcus Johansson is having a bounceback season and is off to a great start with Buffalo Sabres. Centering a line with Jeff Skinner and Vladimir Sokotka, Johansson has put up 3 G, 5 Pts and 1 PPP along with 18 FW. Marcus Johansson could be valuable in a deep league because he is eligible to play Center and LW. Zach Aston Reese Zach Aston Reese is a very valuable player to have in a deep league; due to injuries to key players, the Penguins have had to rely on the line of Zach Aston Reese-Teddy Blueger and Brandon Tanev to play heavy minutes. Aston Reese has 2 G and 4 pts along with 15 SOG, 20 Hits and 6 blks so far this season, which is a really good fantasy statline. Andre Burakovsky Andre Burakovsky is off to a great start with the Colorado Avalanche and is major reason why the Avs have a 5-1 record. Burakovsky has put up 2 G and 5 pts along with 2 GWG so far this season; he has fantasy value in most leagues because he has duel eligiblity on LW and RW.

Players to pickup in Fantasy Hockey

Erik Haula Erik Haula is off to a great start with the Carolina Hurricanes, having put up 3 G and 2 PPP in his first 4 games. Haula also has 13 SOG and 41 FW to go along with the 3 Goals and 2 PPP, which is a great fantasy statline. If your league you league counts Faceoff wins, Haula is worth picking up. Victor Olofsson Victor Olofsson is off to a great start to the Season with the Buffalo Sabres, having scored 4 goals in his first 4 games. Olofsson also had 4 PPP to go along with the 4 goals he has scored this season. Playing on the Red hot Sabres Powerplay, Olofsson is a must add in any fantasy hockey league especially if you own Jack Eichel. James Neal James Neal already 7 Goals so far this season, with 5 of the goals being on the Powerplay Obviously, James Neal isn't going to be the same player he was in Pittsburgh, but he certainly is capable of getting 25-30 goals. Playing alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on the PP makes him a must add in any fantasy

Fantasy Hockey: players to avoid

Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar had a subpar year on his standard last season putting up only 22 G and 60 pts along with 19 PPP but he was also a -20 Kopitar is ranked 122nd overall, ahead of players like Evander Kane, Kyle Palmieri, William Karlsson, Dylan Strome, Max Domi, TJ Oshie, Anthony Mantha The Kings aren't expected to be very good this season, so i would avoid any LA Kings players including Kopitar Jaden Schwartz Jaden Schwartz is a player who plays better in the playoffs than in the regular season Schwartz had an up and down year last season as he put up just 11G 36 pts along with 5 PPP Jaden Schwartz is ranked 166th overall, ahead of players like Ryan Getzlaf, Nino Neiderreiter, Zach Parise, Nikolaj Ehlers, Alex Galchenyuk Schwartz is player who will get around 50 points a season, but you can get a player like that much later in the draft Sam Reinhart Sam Reinhart would have solid fantasy value if he were playing with Jack Eichel however there is a chance th

Fantasy Hockey: Breakout Players and Sleepers

Breakout Players Nico Hishier Nico Hishier is a great two way center but hasn't put up eye popping stats thus far in his career. With all the attention surround Taylor Hall, Jack Hughes and PK Subban, Nico Hishier becomes the forgotten player. Now entering his third season in the league, Hishier is due for a breakout playing alongside Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri. You can expect Hishier to get around 60-70 points this season. Andrei Svechnikov Andrei Svechnikov went through some growing pains in his rookie year but make now mistake about it, he is a special player. Svechnikov is expected to play on the Hurricanes 2nd line with Jordan Staal and Ryan Dzingel and the Canes 1st pp unit. I expect Svechnikov to score at least 20 goals this season and have more than 200 SOG. Kevin Lebanc With the departure of Joe Pavelski, Lebanc be playing the Sharks 1st line with Logan Couture and Timo Meier, he will also be playing the Sharks 1st pp unit. Lebanc only signed a 1 yr deal d

Fantasy Hockey Draft Advice

Drafting in Fantasy Hockey is quite easy if you are prepared for the draft. Thats why you should do as many mock drafts as possible before your actual draft to practice your draft strategy. Before the Draft, it is always a good thing to Pre-rank your players. You should pre-rank your plays in case you can't make the draft or something goes wrong with your computer. The most important thing to know about drafting in fantasy hockey is to know the scoring format you league uses. There are 3 main scoring formats, Head to head, Rotisserie, Points leagues. Your Draft strategies will vary depending on your leagues scoring format and the number of players you need to draft If you are drafting in a 16 or 20 team league, your draft strategy will differ than if your in a 10 or 12 team league First you need to be aware of the positional needs for your league. For example if your league requires 4 C, 3 LW, 3 RW, 2 W, 1 Util, 6 D, 2 G, 4 BN, you should draft a center with your 1st r

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