Operator: “911 … what is your emergency?”
Caller: “I need some assistance – I am at risk of not making my fantasy hockey playoffs!”
It’s here! Your fantasy hockey playoffs start in most pools this week and you are ready to put a season’s worth of research to work. This doesn’t have to feel like that dreaded dentist appointment you had scheduled months ago. Give yourself a stick tap for getting in position to reap the rewards. Hopefully, these weekly articles helped provide some useful suggestions to maximize the schedule and claim players to pad your weekly stats.
This week, the 911 once again brings you new advice on how to keep your edge in your fantasy hockey pool. Check back right here for a fresh “Exchange Rate” every week prior to the weekend games, including fantasy league playoff weeks. Push your odds with choices from the list of options below, all near or less than 50% owned in Yahoo leagues – along with some higher risk listed at less than 20% ownership as of Wednesday, Feb 27. Also, you can always look back at last week’s exchange rate for over-looked upward trending players.
Taking chances and playing the waiver choices and favorable schedules wins leagues.
|Zach Aston-Reese||PIT||5||Scored in 4 of last 5 games, adds hits, Rust out|
|Mikael Backlund||CAL||31||Still scoring consistently, makes the list again|
|Adam Henrique||ANA||11||Center could help next couple weeks, 31 pts in 59|
|Ryan Donato||MIN||14||Hot since joining Wild|
|Charlie Coyle||BOS||9||Benefits from trade, fresh start, Pasta still out|
|Taylor Hall||NJ||95||May come back in time to start, dropped?|
|Nikita Zadorov||COL||18||Hit machine, add games to your week|
|Ivan Provorov||PHI||45||Possibly cut and forgotten, can turn it around|
|Marcus Pettersson||PIT||4||Blue line injuries increase his ice time and value|
|Brian Elliott||PHI||29||Getting Hart’s starts and playing well enough|
|Keith Kinkaid||CBJ||23||Spot starts on improving team that is “all in”|
|Roberto Luongo||FLA||46||Dropped in several leagues, main option|
|Jonathan Quick||LAK||73||Given up on in many pools, watch matchups|
Schedule advantage this weekend:
Late adds for back-to-back Sat-Sun games Mar. 2-3: CHI, CBJ, FLA, MIN, OTT
Schedule advantage Week 21 Mar. 4-10: Busy nights: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
2 games only: CHI, NAS, PHI, SJ
3 off day games: Wed-Fri-Sun: ANA Mon-Wed-Sun: CAL
4 off day games: Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun: none