Fantasy Hockey Weekend Streamer: Week 3
This week is looking to be a little tougher to for your fantasy hockey weekend streamer options. There are five games on Sunday, but only three teams play both Saturday and Sunday. You need to hit free agency early to lock in some good streaming options to secure victory this week!
Since there are 11 matchups on Saturday, we are going to focus this weeks article on the five Sunday matchups for your weekend streamer options!
New York Rangers vs Vancouver Canucks, 1pmEST
We all know the top names when discussing these two teams. Panarin, Zibanejad, Pettersson, Boeser are household names amongst fantasy hockey players. But when you’re trying to lock up some specific categories to help win the week, you need to look a little further down the depth chart.
- Pavel Buchnevich, NYR 16%: Still getting top line and top PP deployment, Buch is a nice option for assists and PPP.
- Brett Howden, NYR 1%: Freshly promoted to the second line, Howden will center Chris Kreider and Kaapo Kakko. Points could be there, but he isn’t afraid to throw a hit or two.
- Tanner Pearson, VAN 6%: Spending most of his time with Bo Horvat, Pearson has surprised many with his nice start to the season. Two goals and two assist on 19 SOG through five games makes him a great option to fill out your Sunday lineup.
- Brendan Lemieux, NYR 1%: This is what he brings to the table. Hits and PIM’s, with the occasional goal chipped in. Lemieux is tied with Chris Krieder for team lead with eight hits and four PIM’s in three games.
- Marc Staal, NYR 1%: Seven hits and nine blocks through three games. He is worth the stream if it means you win the week.
- Micheal Ferland, VAN 9%: He was brought in to be an enforcer type, with some offensive upside. He has absolutely come through with the hits, 16 in five games.
- Chris Tanev, VAN 0%: Currently on the third pairing, but rocking a 19:57 ATOI, Tanev is a blocking machine so far. 17 blocks through five games and he chipped in three points too.
Other players to check on:
- J.T. Miller, VAN 56%: Points, PIM’s
- Alexander Edler, VAN 49%: Points, Hits, Blocks
- Chris Kreider, NYR 60%: Hits, Points
Montreal Canadiens vs Minnesota Wild, 5pmEST
This game has a middle of the pack team, MTL, taking on one of the worst teams in the league. Minnesota has the second worse goal differential, -11, and one win so far this season. If you play in a league that counts +/-, steer clear of Minnesota. If not, then there is one or two weekend streamer options for you.
- Jonathan Drouin, MTL 37%: Six points through six games, Drouin is proving a lot of doubters wrong. If he can get sometime next to Max Domi and Artturi Lehkonen, this hot streak could go one for a little bit.
- Tomas Tatar, MTL 35%: Two goals, three assists on 20 SOG through six games. Top Line Tatar is fitting in with Danault and Gallagher, look for this success to continue for a little bit longer.
- Brad Hunt, MIN 1%: Tied for the team lead with four points, Hunt is a good option for points that are hard to come by in Minnesota. Plus he is one of the few players with a positive +/-.
- Luke Kunin, MIN 1%: Two goals on 17 SOG through six games is a nice start for the third year forward. He brings a good amount of hits and PIM’s as well.
- Ben Chiarot, MTL 5%: With 14 hits and seven blocks through six games, Chariot is the top option for Hits from Montreal.
- Victor Mete, MTL 1%: Team high 10 blocks with top pair deployment, Mete is a solid streaming option.
- Marcus Foligno, MIN 2%: You want hits?? Go get him! 32 hits through six games so far. Definitely worth streaming. Possibly even rostering full time, depending on how deep your league is.
- Jonas Brodin, MIN 0%: He is a long shot, but he does lead the team with 10 blocks. But that’s all he has got going for him in fantasy leagues.
Other players to check on
Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks, 7pmEST
There is a lot of top tier/elite talent between these two teams. You’re going to have to take a deeper dive to find the gems that could be there in free agency for your weekend streamer needs.
- Carl Hagelin, WAS 1%: He has recently been promoted to the second line and got his first point of the season. Skating with Kuznetsov and Wilson has its perks! He now has one assist on 14 SOG through eight games.
- Dmitry Orlov, WAS 5%: Second power play deployment in Washington is not the same as second power play deployment anywhere else. Because Ovechkin plays on both PP units. Three points in eight games with 12 SOG. Give him a look.
- Brandon Saad, CHI 9%: Chicago has only played four games so far and Saad has points in three of them. Add his 13 SOG and you get a a shoot first player that could net you a goal.
- Dylan Strome, CHI 36%: Tied for second on the team with three points in four games, Strome has the good fortune of centering Patrick Kane. As long as that continues, he is an option for a helper or two.
- Garnet Hathaway, WAS 0%: Second on the team in hits, behind Tom Wilson, Hathaway is a good option. He has 15 hits in eight games, along with four points.
- Radko Gudas, WAS 19%: Good for Hits and PIM’s, Gudas is a great streaming option week in and week out.
- Drake Caggiula, CHI 0%: Recently bumped up to the top line, Caggiula has a chance at some points with the Toews/DeBrincat exposure. But he also leads the team with 16 hits.
- Brent Seabrook, CHI 8%: He might not be the same defender from past years, but Seabrook still fills up a few spots on the stat sheet. he’s racked up 10 blocks and 14 hits through 4 games already.
Other players to check on
- Jonathan Toews, CHI 73%: Points
- Tom Wilson, WAS 71%: Points, Hits, PIMs
- Ilya Samsonov, WAS 26%: Wins, GAA, Sv%
Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets, 7pmEST
Since Connor McDavid was drafted, the Oilers have always been a fun team to watch. This season is a little different though, they are winning. In dominant fashion too. The resurgence of James Neal seems to have invigorated this team. The Jets have seen a mini resurgence of there own, in Patrik Laine. He has 12 points thorugh eight games, only three of those points being goals. With the scoring power between these two teams, weekend streamer options are there for you. You just need to choose wisely.
- Zack Kassian, EDM 24%: The other guy on the top line has six points through seven games. Playing with both McDavid and Draisaitl, its hard to miss out on some kind of point production.
- Jack Roslovic, WPG 2%: Finding streaming options for points are tough between both teams, but Roslovic has four points in 8 games. Not great, but getting that from a third line winger isn’t terrible.
- Bryan Little, WPG 4%: This is in hopes he returns from IR. Little is a 45(ish) point player. If you’re out of options, taking a chance on him coming back isn’t a terrible choice.
- Jujhar Khaira, EDM 0%: Following only Darnell Nurse and Kassian, Khaira has 10 hits on the season. On a mediocre third line, that’s about all you can count on from him.
- Kris Russell, EDM 1%: 10 hits and 19 blocks keeps the third pairing defenseman in the streaming conversation.
- Adam Lowry, WPG 4%: Leading the team with 31 hits, Lowry is an excellent option to fill up that stat category.
- Neal Pionk, WPG 30%: Tied with Anthony Bitetto for the lead in blocks, with nine, Pionk also brings some hits and the occasional point. Definitely worth a look.
Other players to check on
- Nikolaj Ehlers, WPG 75%: Points
- Josh Morrissey, WPG 64%: Points
- Darnell Nurse, EDM 70%: Points, Hits, Blocks
Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks, 9pmEST
One of the bigger surprises has been the Anaheim Ducks. They’ve always had a strong goaltender in John Gibson, but the team in front of him have finally figured out how to play as a unit. Because of the low expectations, there is a few solid weekend streamer options to find in Anaheim. Calgary, on the other hand, is very top heavy. The weekend streamer options are more for the peripheral categories. Scoring will be tough to find there.
- Jakob Silfverberg, ANA 10%: Top line and top power play has suited him well. Six points on 15 SOG through seven games so far this season. The opportunity is there for point production.
- Hampus Lindholm, ANA 6%: Top defender on the team with four points and he leads the team in ATOI.
- Noah Hanifin, CGY 5%: The second pairing defenders notched 2 goals on 13 SOG through seven games. He has shown flashes of offensive upside, hopefully he can settle into a nice role in Calgary and bring them back to light.
- Rasmus Andersson, CGY 1%: Second power play deployment is a plus for Andersson, but that can’t be relied on. What can be relied on is his 14 SOG through seven games. He has accumulated one goal and one assist so far and the talent is there for more production.
- Josh Manson, ANA 4%: Leading the team with 18 hits, Manson also adds nine blocks and eight PIM’s. a solid option to get a little everything.
- Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 26%: Currently on the second line with Kase and Comtois, Getzlaf has always been a great player for the banger categories. But i think he has a nice sneaky upside for points now as well.
- Sam Bennett, CGY 3%: Second on the team in both hits, 19, and PIM’s, eight, Bennett is a solid choice for a streaming option. He brings those stats along with a slight scoring edge. I wouldn’t count on him for points, but its nice to know that he has that skill too.
- Milan Lucic, CGY 8%: He is good for a couple hits and a few PIMs. Thats all i can say about that.
Other players to check on
- Rickard Rakell, ANA 82%: Points, Hits
As you can see, there are more than a few weekend streamer options to help put your team over the top this Sunday. If you have any other issues, questions or quandaries, send them over! Follow me, @FNTSYHCKYTRADES, and @Hockey_OTH on Twitter for all your Hockey help inquiries!
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