Friday, October 23, 2015

Fantasy Hockey: Waiver Wire and Sleepers for Week Three


Week three of the Fantasy Hockey season begins on Monday October 25, 2015. I’m not a big advocate of making major roster moves this early in the season I know there are some that do and there are some of you looking to stream players so let’s get started.

Teams with 4 games include this week include Anaheim, Buffalo, Carolina, Calgary, Colorado, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay and Winnipeg.

The New York Rangers have just 1 game this week.

Forwards

Brock Nelson F New York Islanders: Nelson is available in over 90 percent of Major Fantasy Hockey Leagues and the Islanders have 4 games this week. Nelson has a good plus/minus (3), with 2 goals, 3 assists and 13 shots on goal skating on the Islanders third line. Nelson also has 1 hit and 3 blocks this season and is averaging about 15 minutes per game and is part of the Islanders second power play unit.

Adam Henrique F New Jersey Devils: Henrique is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey Leagues and so far this season he’s scored 4 goals and 2 assists with 17 shots on goal and a 0 plus/minus centering the Devils top line. Henrique also has 6 hits and 3 blocks this season and is averaging just over 20 minutes on the ice every night and is part of the Devils second power play unit.   

Ales Hemsky F Dallas Stars: Hemsky is available in just over 70 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and so far this season has 1 goal, 5 assists and 15 shots on goal playing 13 minutes a night on the Stars third line. Good plus/minus of 3 and he also has 4 hits and 5 blocks thus far this season and skates on the Stars second power play unit.

Tobias Rieder F Arizona Coyotes: Rieder is available in just over 60 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and this season he’s scored 3 goals, 2 assists with 22 shots with a plus/minus of 1 on goal skating 17 minutes per night on the Coyotes 3rd line. Rieder also has 3 hits and zero blocks to his credit. Rieder has been an infrequent part of the Coyotes power play so keep that in mind if you decide to roster Rieder.

Colin Wilson F Nashville Predators: Wilson is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and so far this season has 1 goal, 4 assists and 10 shots on goal with a plus/minus of 5 skating 16 minutes per night on the Preds 2nd line. Wilson also has 4 hits and 4 blocked shots and skates on the Preds second power player unit.
Defense

Jeff Petry D Montreal Canadians: Petry is currently available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and so far Petry has 1 goal, 1 assist and 14 shots on goal and a plus/minus of 3 skating 22 minutes a night on the Canadians 2nd defensive line. Petry also has 17 hits and 9 blocks and would be a great addition this week.

Colton Parayko D St Louis Blues: Parayko is available in just over 60 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and this season Parayko has 2 goals, 1 assist and 13 shots on goal skating just over 18 minutes per night on the Blues 2nd defensive line. Parayko also has 6 hits and 11 blocked shots and spends a good amount of time on the Blues second power play unit.

Kyle Quincey D Detroit Red Wings: Quincey is available in over 80 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and this season he has 1 goal, 2 assists and 10 shots on goal with a plus/minus of 3 skating 18 minutes per night on the Red Wings 3rd defensive line. Quincey also has 7 hits and 3 blocks and has been an infrequent visitor on the Wings 2nd power play unit this season.

Adam Larsson D New Jersey Devils: Larsson is available in just over 80 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and this season he has 1 goal, 1 assist and 8 shots on goal with a plus/minus of 2 skating 23 minutes on the Devils top defensive line. Larsson also has 13 hits and 14 blocked shots to his credit but doesn’t spend much time if any on the Devils power play unit.

Ryan Ellis D Nashville Predators: Ellis is currently available in just over 70 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues and this season has scored 1 goal with 3 assists and 12 shots on goal with a plus/minus rating of 3 skating 19 minutes a night on the Predators 2nd defensive line. Ellis also has 2 hits and 4 blocks on the season and skates on the Preds 2nd power play unit.


Good luck this week Fantasy Hockey General Manager!