We're just about ready to wrap up NHL action heading into Christmas. Here's some last minute stats to help you set those rosters before we enter the weekend lockdown.
Evgeni Malkin (PIT)
Malkin has taken his
game to the next level, as he's prone to do when Crosby is out. He has 8 points in the last two games and 15
in the last 6. He's a must start every
chance you get on Fanduel this week.
Marian Hossa (DET)
Hossa has points in
7 straight games, totaling up 4 goals and 8 assists over that span. Everything is clicking right now for the
Hawks, and Hossa is a huge part of the explosion on the offensive side.
Olli Jokinen (CGY)
inconsistent, but right now, something is working for Flame's center. He has 3 goals and 4 assists over the last 4
games. Looking back over the last 10
games, he's racked up 14 points.
Wayne Simmonds (PHI)
Simmonds has been a
steady producer in terms of goals over the past few weeks. He's tallied 6 over the last 9 games, despite
getting third line minutes. If he can
wiggle his way up to the top two lines, he could be a big-time fantasy producer
at some point.
Matt Niskanen (D-PIT)
Niskanen is on the
best run of his career right now, garnering a buttload of assists on Malkin's
back. He has 9 points over the last 8
games. He had just 5 points in the first
25 games of the season.
Alex Burrows (VAN)
Burrows is on a roll
right now playing sidekick to the Twins.
With goals in 4 straight games, he's racked up 6 points over that span.
Jared Cowen (D-OTT)
Thanks mostly to a
huge four point game against the Pens last week, Cowen has put up some
impressive numbers for the Sens recently.
He has 8 points in 10 games and comes cheap on Fanduel.
Roberto Luongo (G-VAN)
Luongo hasn't lost a
game in regulation since December 1st.
He's deflated his GAA below 2.5 over the past month, thanks to a
terrific stretch of wins.
Nick Foligno (OTT)
Two weeks ago,
Foligno was the hottest item in Canada.
Since a fight-filled encounter with Vancouver on Dec. 10th, he's gone
back to third-line obscurity. Just 1
assist over the last five games has purged him from fantasy relevancy.
Matt Duchene (COL)
Duchene continues to
be up and down this year. After a decent
stretch of games two weeks ago, he's gone cold.
No points in the last three games, and just 3 shots on goal.
Nathan Horton (BOS)
While the Bruins
have been on a fine run in mid December, Horton has been absent, at least on
the scoresheet. He has a mere two points
over the last eight games for Boston.
His playing time is down below 14 minutes a game, and he's averaging
about 1 shot per contest.
Tomas Fleischmann (FLA)
Where have all the
points gone, Tomas? The fantastic first
quarter is starting to fade, as he's now gone five games without a point.
Ryan Smyth (EDM)
Just one assist in 7
games for Smyth. The early season
heroics are old news.
Dan Girardi (D-NYR)
After a fantastic
start, Girardi has come back to Earth.
No points in 9 games.
- Adam Larsson (D-NJ) -
expected to miss a week for personal reasons
- Al Montoya (G-NYI) -
- Milan Michalek (OTT) -
returned to practice, but not yet cleared to play
- Claude Giroux (PHI) -
returned from concussion to regain the scoring lead
- Martin Havlat (SJ) - out for
a couple months with a lower body injury
- Martin St. Louis (TB) -
returned on Wed.
Value Picks of the Week
Here are some guys
currently undervalued on Fanduel that you should cash in on in the short term:
Jonathan Toews (C-CHI)
While $7,700 isn't
exactly cheap, it is when you consider what you're getting for that price. 4.5 FPPG on the year, and he's tearing up the
league right now with the rest of the Chicago offense. Must play.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (C-EDM)
Seems like the
rookie is destined to spend the entire season on the value list. Still priced at just $6,600, despite offering
Derek Stepan (C-NYR)
Few options are
better under 6k. He's sitting at $5,700,
despite racking up 12 points in 10 games.
Joffrey Lupul (LW-TOR)
Lupul will run you a
mere $6,900, despite being near the top of the leaderboard in the NHL. 4.5 FPPG makes him a steal.
Mason Raymond (LW-VAN)
Since returning from
a season-starting injury, he's been steady, generating 3.7 FPPG. He'll only cost you $5,800 on Fanduel right
Milan Michalek (RW-OTT)
Michelek should be
back in uniform and challenging for the goal-scoring title soon. He's underpriced at just $6,400 for now.
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