Fantasy Hockey Forward(s) Add/Drops of the week


Mika Zibanejad: On a young Rangers team, being one of the more “veteran”-esq players Zibanejad provides major upside. He plays an easy 19+ minutes per game, plays the power play and is on the ice for nearly every goal the Rangers score. Zib has a respectable 8 goals and 13 assists on the year with 87 shots on goal. He is owned in 64 percent of leagues, leaving him available in most 8-10 team leagues. He is a borderline every day player in a 12-man league. 

Colin White: Not a name you will hear in 8-10 man leagues but deeper leagues, White provides some return. He is now playing with Mark Stone and Brady Tkachuk on the second line. In his last 5 games he has five points (1G, 4A) and on the year has 7 goals, 9 assists with 42 shots on goal. He also plays power play one and sees around 15+ minutes per game. He is only owned in 4% of leagues and is just starting to get going. 

Valtteri Filppula: He is starting to find his role with the Islanders now. Filppula has 2 goals and 2 assists in his last five games and is becoming more of a impact player for the Islanders. On a younger team Filppula see’s bottom six minutes but it is guys like himself and Komarov that will help propel this Islanders team. On the year Filppula has 7 goals 9 assists and 21 shots on goal. He is owned in 3% of leagues, probably more so useful in deeper leagues. 

Drops: Nolan Patrick, Alex Galchenyuk, Derek Brassard 

Left Wingers: 

Jake DeBrusk: With the Bruins unreal amount of injuries DeBrusk is a must add right now. He is playing top six, line two(really line one) minutes, has 10 goals (5 in the last two weeks) and is generating a lot the Bruins offense. DeBrusk has 12 points on the season, averages 16+ minutes a game and also plays power play one. He is owned in 32% of leagues and is continuing to trend upwards. 

Travis Konecny: Starting off slow mad some fantasy owners worried but Konecny has 4 goals in 5 games may make some happy. He started slow no doubt but Konecny plays a big role in this offense, being that Claude Giroux attracts many of the teams top players it leaves Konecny with a lot more room out there. He also averages 15+ minutes a game and has 61 shots on net. A player that is trending up and can be a solid 25 goal scorer. On the year Konecny has 7 goals and 8 assists and owned in 48 percent of leagues. 

Tyler Bertuzzi: The Red Wings are not a great team but they are competitive and play tough every game. Players like Bertuzzi are the reason the Red Wings are tough to play against. Bertuzzi plays line three minutes right now but despite his minor minutes he often finds himself on the scoresheet. He has 8 goals and 7 assists on the year, is owned in 6 percent of leagues and is trending up. I’d say keep an eye on Bertuzzi. 

Drops: James Van Reimsydk, James Neal, Brandon Saad

Right Wingers:

Tyler Johnson: It is difficult to find your way on a stacked Tampa Bay line up but Johnson usually always has weeks where he breaks out and puts up 8 points in a week. Just due to the team he is on should be a reason to add Johnson. He is owned in 50 percent of leagues and has 10 goals and 7 assists on the year. He is playing on the second line with Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov, so yeah, go add him. He also plays power play two. Johnson is a solid add in any league. 

Gustav Nyquist: He is coming back around, he is up there at the top of the leaderboard for free agent wingers and the Red Wings top scorers. Nyquist has 18 points on the year (3G, 15A) he has been a little quite lately but still playing top six minutes and the power play he provides some value in deeper leagues. He is owned in just 13 percent of leagues. 

Nikolay Goldobin: The young prospect in Vancouver has made a name for himself, he has 4 goals and 12 assists on the year. Playing with Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser one the second line should be enough reason to add this young forward. Goldobin has 2 goals and 3 assists in his last five games. With a healthy Boeser now he provides a lot of value more so in deeper leagues. He is owned in 6 percent of leagues, give him a shot now or keep your eye on him. 

Drops: Mats Zuccarello, Patrick Maroon, Alex Steen, Thomas Vanek 

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