Friday, January 1, 2016

Fantasy Hockey: Week 14 Waiver Wire Options





Happy New Year! Hope 2016 has started well for you! It’s week number 14 of the Fantasy Hockey season and I don’t know about you but I’m working my way to the playoffs……and if that’s you as well I have some options for you to consider this week.


Teams with four games this week are the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, St Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals.

Teams with two games this week are the Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. All other NHL teams have three games on the schedule this week.

Week 14 Back to Back Games

Boston (Fri-Sat), Carolina (Fri-Sat), Chicago (Tue-Wed), Columbus (Fri-Sat), Minnesota (Sat-Sun), Montreal (Tue-Wed), Nashville (Fri-Sat), Pittsburgh (Tue-Wed), St Louis (Fri-Sat), Tampa Bay (Fri-Sat), Toronto (Wed-Thur) and Washington (Sat-Sun).

Week 14 Waiver Wire Options

Goaltender: Cam Ward and the Carolina Panthers have four games this week and with a back to back at  the end of the week (Fri-Sat). Over his past 5 starts Ward is 2-3 with a 93 percent goals against average. With games this week against offensively challenged Edmonton, Vancouver and Columbus this might be a good week to go with Ward and he is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Left Wing: Marcus Johansson and the Capitals have four games this week and over the past five Johansson has 1 goal and 2 assists on 14 shots on goal with a plus minus rating of minus 1 skating roughly 17 minutes a night on the Capitals third line as well as on the Capitals top power play unit. During this same five game stretch Johansson had 2 penalty minutes and over the season he’s only had 4 penalty minutes and is available in just over 40 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Right Wing: Jannik Hansen and the Vancouver Canucks have three games this week and over the past five games Hansen has scored 3 goals and 2 assists with 11 shots on goal for a plus minus rating of 3 skating roughly 18 minutes a night on the Canucks top line as well as the Canucks third power play unit. Over the past five games Hansen has 4 penalty minutes with a season total of 18 minutes. Hansen is available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Center: Travis Zajak and the Devils have four games this week and over the past five games Zajak has 3 assists and 5 shots on goal for a plus minus rating of 2 skating roughly 20 minutes a night on the Devils top line as well as the Devils top power play unit. Zajak has just 8 minutes in penalties and none in the past five games and is available in just over 75 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Defense: Brett Pesce and the Carolina Hurricanes have three games this week and over the past games Pesce has been hot with 1 goal and 1 assist on 7 shots on goal for a plus minus rating of 2 skating roughly 17 minutes a night skating on the Hurricanes third line of defense as well as spending roughly 45 percent of the time on the Hurricanes power play. Over the past five games Pesce has 2 minutes in penalties and 8 minutes this season and is available in just over 90 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Defense: Trevor Daley and the Pittsburgh Penguins have three games this week and over the past five games Daley has 1 assist on 5 shots on goal for a plus minus rating of 1 skating roughly 19 minutes a night on the Penguins third line of defense and roughly 15 percent of the time on the Penguins second power play unit. Daley had zero minutes in penalties over the past five games and has 10 minutes on the season and is available in just over 55 percent of all Major Fantasy Hockey leagues.

Good luck this week Fantasy Hockey General Manager!