Fantasy Hockey is now two weeks in, your superstars, waiver wire, and duds are becoming more obvious to us all now. But still, we must give credit where credit is due and this week these six players are this week’s fantasy beefcakes(studs) of the week!
Steven Stamkos: Coming off a long(emphasis) offseason, a few injuries, many were probably hesitant to choose Stamkos in the top ten again this season. Well luckily if you did, you are more than likely happy you did. As Stamkos tallied 2 goals, 9 assists, 4 power play points, one game-winning goal and nine shots on net last week(10/16-10/22). The production will be there all season, especially being paired with Nikita Kucherov. Stamkos has 18 points in seven games.
Derek Dorsett: Say what!! Dorsett? From Vancouver, yup the guy that has a career-high 12 goals. Well, you may have picked up Dorsett midweek after he tallied two goals in three games. For the week Dorsett scored 4 goals, one assist, 34 penalty minutes, one game-winning goal and ten shots on goal. Dorsett has six points on the season and is only owned in 18% of leagues by the way.
Mikhail Sergachev: The once Canadien prospect and now Tampa Bay Lightning top defenseman seems to be fitting in nicely with his new NHL club after a successful start to the season. Sergachev was a bit quiet in the first few games of the season but last week Sergachev erupted for three goals, three assists, 2 power play points, one game-winning goal and seven shots on net. The Lightning are also one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now but for this week, kudos to Sergachev, let’s see if he can keep it up.
Logan Couture: Despite the Sharks poor start to the season, luckily their go-to goal scorer is not off to a slow start. The Sharks have struggled offensively and without Burns production on the backend, this team looks to be in a disarray. But, Couture finds himself on the beefcake list this week after a five-goal, 2 assist, 3 power-play point and seven shots on goal week. Couture did score three against the Islanders, but he will be a regular fantasy star.
Evander Kane: Contract year Kane seems to be settling in, whether he re-signs with Buffalo or not he wants to show teams around the league he deserves to be paid the big bucks and belongs in any top six. Last week Kane scored two goals, 2 assists, 2 power play points and thirteen shots on goal, putting him in the fantasy spotlight once again.
Jordan Staal: Another player that is 20% or less owned among leagues finds himself in the fantasy beefcakes this week. Staal is a top-six forward on a hopeful Carolina team but production like this will not come every week. Last week Staal had two goals, 3 assists, 2 power play points, one game-winning goal and eight shots on goal. I would not expect a week like this from Staal too often, but he is due for a breakout game or week every now and then.