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Weekend Fantasy Hockey Planner

by chewy 3. February 2012 09:11


Who's Hot


Sam Gagner (EDM)

Gagner is riding a big two game point streak.  In case you missed it, last night's game featured 4 goals and 4 assists from the Oiler center.  Gagner was a first round (6th overall) pick in 2007, who has since been overshadowed by all the other young studs in Edmonton.  Perhaps this is a sign that he's ready to be part of that conversation as well.


Martin St. Louis (TB)

St. Louis continues to be red hot, riding an eight game point streak.  During that span, he's racked up 13 points.  He and Stamkos are back to dominating the opposition, while the rest of the Lightning roster lags behind.


Mikhail Grabovski (TOR)

Grabovski put together a couple of monsters games before and after the All Star break.  He has 3 goals and 6 assists over the last four games.


Dany Heatley (MIN)

He's a shadow of his former self, but the former sniper has woken up in the past two weeks.  He has points in four straight, including 3 goals and 4 assists.


Logan Couture (SJ)

Yes, he was left alone on the stage during All-Star pickup hour, but that hasn't slowed up down in the real world.  He has a five game point streak running, including 4 goals and 4 assists.


Marc-Andre Fleury (G-PIT)

If Fleury's in net, there's a darn good chance that the Pens are winning.  Despite being unjustly left off of the All-Star roster (Price???), he has put together wins in 8 straight games.


Pekka Rinne (G-NAS)

Not to be outdone by Fleury, Rinne has pieced together wins in 9 straight games.  Over that stretch, his GAA is an amazing 1.56, including 1 shutout.




Who's Cold


Milan Michalek (OTT)

Michalek finally registered an assist in his last game, after going four straight without a point.  He has just 2 points in the last 8 games and is a -5 over that span.


Henrik Zetterberg (DET)

Is the offense dead in Zetterberg's game?  Another three games without a point.  More telling: He has just 1 goal in the last 21 games, putting him on pace for a lousy 14 this season.  Perhaps it's time to label him a defensive forward, as a opposed to a 2-way threat.


Thomas Vanek (BUF)

Vanek missing Buffalo's last game with an upper body injury.  At least he now has an excuse for not scoring.  7 games played and counting without a point for Vanek.


Johan Franzen (DET)

Mr. Streaky is back at it.  Three games without a point, and just 1 in his last five.  All that means is that he's probably due for a 5 goal game.


Corey Crawford (G-CHI)

Crawford was victimized for 5 goals in the Sam Gagner show on Thursday.  He's dropped four straight games, averaging 4+ GAA in that time.  The door is open for Emery if he can step it up.




Who's Hurt


  • Jason Blake (ANA) - lower body injury.  Does this mean the rally in Anaheim is over?
  • Nathan Horton (BOS) - concussion - day to day
  • Adam Henrique (NJ) - groin
  • Marc-Andre Bergeron (D-TB) - upper body, day to day
  • Ryan Malone (TB) - upper body - IR
  • Danny Briere (PHI) - close to returning



Value Picks of the Week


Here are some guys currently undervalued on Fanduel that you should cash in on in the short term:


Mike Fisher (NAS) - $6,100 - 2.8 FPPG

Fisher is the man in Nashville right now as far as goal scoring is concerned.  He has 6 goals in the last 6 games and is priced at just $6,100.


Ryan Whitney (D-EDM) - $4,500

Whitney has been hammered by injuries over the past few years (ok, his entire career), so expectations are low right now.  So is his salary.  He found the scoresheet twice in the Gagner show, giving him 3 points in 3 games since returning from his ankle injury.


Thomas Greiss (G-SJ) - $6,100

He doesn't get a ton of action playing behind Niemi, but when he gets the chance, he delivers at a value.  Greiss is 3-0-1 in 2012 with a 1.22 GAA.  Few goalies linger around 6k on Fanduel, so grab him when you can.


Andrew Shaw (CHI) - $4,600 - 2.9 FPPG

The rookie has seen a ton of playing time on the top lines in Chicago.  Occasionally, he's even popped in some points.  Can't beat that price right now.


Joe Thornton (SJ) - $6,700 - 3.2 FPPG

Thornton is quietly creeping back to a point-a-game level for the season.  He's even started to see some entries in the goal column.  He has 7 points in the last three games.


Taylor Hall (EDM) - $6,400 - 3.6 FPPG

Hall just can't get any respect from the salary setters at Fanduel, despite being on pace for 30 goals in his sophomore season.  He has 3 goals and 4 assists over the last three games.




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