The Sunday Streamers for week 19 are plentiful! There are eight games this weekend, and seven of the teams are playing both Saturday and Sunday. Little more bang for your buck from those teams. The teams playing back-to-back this weekend are Vegas Golden Knights, Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, L.A. Kings, San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals.
Last week, @Klapanen stepped in and gave more than a few solid options for you beautiful folks. Hopefully the players chosen this week can provide a similar level of success for your fantasy hockey squads. With eight matchups to go through for the Sunday Streamers, the list will be a bit more concise. We’ll start with naming one player from each team and then add a few other top options at the end.
Let’s get to it..
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals, 12:00pm
- Patric Hornqvist, PIT 52% – 2G, 3A, +3, 2 PIM, 3 PPP, 14 SOG, 8 Hits, 2 blocks in 14:08 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Brenden Dillon, WAS 13% – 0G, 1A, +2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 15 Hits, 7 blocks in 21:30 ATOI in his last 5 games.
In the battle between two of the top teams in the Metropolitan Division, finding options for your Sunday Streamers should be easy. Should be, but it’s not. These two teams have a very high fantasy ownership of their top players. Hornqvist is just on the cusp with an ownership of 52%, but he is clearly the best option. He does find himself shuffled through out the lineup, but he has a hold on the first power play unit. That, along with his shot totals makes him a more secure streaming option. Dillon, who was just traded to Washington from San Jose, is in a prime spot playing alongside John Carlson on the top pairing. Dillon isn’t an overly offensive defenseman, he will chip in a point here and there, his real value comes in the banger stat categories. His propensity to throw hits around is great. He has 178 already on the season, averaging over 3 per game.
Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres, 3:00pm
- Andrew Copp, WPG 5% – 1G, 3A, +1, 15 SOG, 5 hits, 3 blocks in 18:15 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Jack Roslovic, WPG 2% – 1G, 3A, +4, 2 PIM, 11 SOG, 2 hits, 4 blocks in 13:56 ATOI in his last 5 games.
Ok, so there isn’t any Buffalo Sabres listed here. Probably not a surprise to many people, but Buffalo is a mess. Relying on anyone not named Jack Eichel is extremely tough. I don’t feel comfortable suggesting anyone to stream with playoffs on the line. Copp and Roslovic center the second and third lines, respectively, in Winnipeg. Copp is in a better spot playing alongside Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine, but don’t sleep on Roslovic. He has over 100 shots on goal this season with an 11.9% shooting percentage. They are both on pace for 36 points this year, but the new deployment could see a spike in production.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars, 3:00pm
- Dominik Kubalik, CHI 35% – 3G, 2A, -1, 18 SOG, 8 hits, 2 blocks in 16:18 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Denis Gurianov, DAL 4% – 2G, 2A, 3 PPP, 11 SOG, 10 hits in 13:20 ATOI in his last 5 games.
Kubalik is leading all rookies with 25 goals on the season. He has found a secure spot on the top line with Jonathan Toews and he is producing very well. If you look at his last 20 games, he has 14 goals and six assists. While his scoring is a bit streaky, its a good idea to ride out the hot streak while you can. Gurianov is a bit of an enigma. He has the goal scoring ability, he has 17 on the season, but he hasn’t contributed many assists on the season. He has a good shot total and hits a serviceable amount, but he is often held of the stat sheet. But if anyone outside the top names is going to score a goal, Gurianov is your best bet.
San Jose Sharks vs N.Y. Islanders, 5:00pm
- Anthony Beauvillier, NYI 20% – 1G, 0A, -5, 7 SOG, 8 hits, 4 blocks in 16:50 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Kevin Labanc, SJS 19% – 2G, 2A, -2, 1 PPP, 13 SOG, 2 hits, 3 blocks in 16:01 ATOI in his last 5 games.
The Islanders have been a hot mess lately. They’ve gotten shut out twice and scored only one goal twice in their last five games. They did put up a five spot on Nashville, so they got that going for them. Their scoring woes won’t last for much longer. They catch a San Jose team, who hasn’t been very good lately, on the second of a back-to-back. Beauvillier was playing well before the recent skid by the team as a whole. That second line should be a lively one. After a few long stretches without any points, Labanc seems to have found his stride. He isn’t going to be a world beater, but 12 points in his last 18 games is a nice improvement on what he had been producing this season. Maybe its the recent promotion to the top line with Joe Thornton and Timo Meier. Whatever it is, San Jose should keep in rolling!
Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings, 7:00pm
- Mikael Backlund, CGY 21% – 4G, 2A, +1, 2 PPP, 17 SOG, 3 blocks in 17:58 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Andreas Athanasiou, DET, 7% – 3G, 0A, -4, 1 PPP, 11 SOG, 5 hits in 14:46 ATOI in his last 5 games.
Backlund has been a great stream as of late.Three multi-point nights this month has kept his name on many people’s watch lists. Now is the time to get him on your team. Especially going up against the bottom team in the league. Since he returned form injury, Athanasiou picked up his scoring ways pretty quickly. He has five goals in his nine games since returning to Detroit. He also has 24 shots in that time for a great shooting percentage of 20.8%. That is probably unsustainable, but like its been said many times already, you need to ride the hot streaks when looking for your Sunday Streamers.
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild, 7:30pm
- Kevin Fiala, MIN 37% – 3G, 3A, -6, 4 PPP, 21 SOG, 3 hits, 2 blocks in 18:44 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Zach Sanford, STL 29% – 5G, 0A, +4, 15 SOG, 12 hits, 2 blocks in 16:37 ATOI i his last 5 games.
The departure of Jason Zucker opened up a spot on the top line and top power play for Fiala and if you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet, your time is running out. The breakout is here. He has 12 points in his last 10 games, including six powerplay points, this will probably be the last time you get a chance to add him to your team. Sanford has been a popular name recently, with 11 points in his last 10 games. But he has been cooling off lately. This week, Sanford is more a bangers league streamer, with the offensive upside, this week. Even if he isn’t scoring, he is still hitting a ton, 31 hits in his last 10 games.
Edmonton Oilers vs L.A. Kings, 10:00pm
- Kailer Yamamoto, EDM 39% – 4G, 2A, -1, 2 PPP, 13 SOG, 3 hits, 2 blocks in 20:51 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Dustin Brown, LAK 26% – 2G, 1A, -3, 12 SOG, 7 hits, 1 block in his last 5 games.
Even before Connor McDavid went down with an injury, Yamamoto was having a very good season. He found a great home alongside Leon Draisaitl and has been producing. He is just shy of a point per game pace since being called up on New Years Eve . Since his called up, Yamamoto has been held off of the score sheet only 6 times in his 19 games. Impressive. Brown has seen a promotion back to the top line with the departure of Tyler Toffoli. In his first game back on the top line, he netted two goals. Maybe we could see a mini resurgence of Dustin Brown for the rest of the season.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks, 10:00pm
- Adam Henrique, ANA 17% – 3G, 1A, -1, 1 PPP, 15 SOG, 5 hits, 2 blocks in 15:56 ATOI in his last 5 games.
- Paul Stastny, VGK 24% – 0G, 2A, +2, 10 SOG, 4 hits in 18:57 ATOI in his last 5 games.
This game was another tough one. On one side you have Anaheim, a team with little to offer to begin with. On the other you have Vegas, a team with some good players that are owned in a lot of leagues. Even though Henrique is on the third line and second power play, he seems to be enjoying it. He is producing a decent rate recently and with little options to look at, he is a solid choice this weekend. Stastny is centering the second line with Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith and the top powerplay unit. While he hasn’t been producing on the stat sheet, Stastny is in a perfect spot to succeed.
Sunday Streamers Week 19
A few other names to look into are:
- Ivan Barbashev, STL
- Jakob Silfverberg, ANA
- Andrew Mangiapane, CGY
- Alex Iafallo, LAK
- Jared Spurgeon, MIN
With seven teams playing back-to-back this weekend, keep an eye on these backups if you need the goalie help:
- Calvin Petersen, LAK
- Aaron Dell, SJS
- Ilya Samsonov, WAS
- Laurent Brossoit, WPG
- Malcolm Subban, VGK
- Jonas Johansson, BUF
There your Sunday Streamers for week 19. Hopefully you can find some help with the names mentioned above and keep your playoff hopes alive!