Hey guys! Sven back with another Buy/Sell/Hold. We are just a few days out from Trade Deadline Day, and where some players end up has a lot of fantasy ramifications. I have made some insight into certain players going places, but Viz and I will be covering what deals will make an impact! Without further adieu, here are my buys, sells, and holds for the week:
ALL STATS ARE AS OF THE MORNING OF FEBRUARY 21
Jake DeBrusk – 52GP 19-10-29. DeBrusk has really stepped up since Pasta has been out, with goals in five straight games. He seems to have broken free of the Sophomore Slump, and with a new (likely) line mate in Charlie Coyle, the Bruins may have their one-two punch they have been looking for. Coyle may also be a buy next week, I want to wait and see how he looks in the Spoked-B uniform.
Justin Schultz – 7GP 0-6-6. Fresh off the shelf, the Pens could use a little bit of chipping in from their back end – from someone other than Letang. As the TOI in his last three games back indicates, they are easing him back into the lineup. However, he is already seeing PP time. Schultz may be a good, low-risk option if you have a fringe D that is underperforming.
Brandon Saad – 59GP 21-16-37. Going into this year, I did not have the Hawks in playoff contention whatsoever. They have turned it on as of late (big thanks to Patty Kane), and if they are going to break free of the log jam that is the Western Conference and make the playoffs, they will need Saad to return to his old form. He is chipping in as of late despite shifting down onto the third line, so take the gamble now! I would not be surprised if the Hawks load up a line with him Toews and Kane down the stretch.
Jaden Schwartz – 46GP 6-21-27. Just a guy who’s %own on ESPN is criminally low! I would scoop him up if you can, as the Blues are going to need his chipping in down the stretch once this winning streak ends… If it ends!?
Eric Staal – 59GP 17-20-37. With the Wild at a crossroads in their season right now, I’m not sure if they are buyers are sellers. IF they are sellers, Staal may be one of the guys to go as a pending FA. With that in mind, he is a nice buy-low option in fantasy, with no points in his last ten or so games. You never know what kind of chemistry a player can find down the stretch with a new team.
Patric Hornqvist – 47GP 15-11-26. If I click on a player’s ESPN game logs and there are no points in site, he should not be owned. Furthermore, Horny’s ice time is far too inconsistent to be a fantasy hold.
Jake Muzzin – 60GP 5-20-25. His three-point effort at the beginning of the month looked so promising, but Muzzin has chipped in just one assist since. I have a feeling the Leafs will start to lean on him a little more as they push for home-ice advantage in the first round, so I would hang onto him in deeper leagues for sure.
Clayton Keller – 60GP 11-27-38. In deeper dynasty leagues, Keller is 100% a hold given the upside he has. In the short-term, he could be a sell-high option if you feel like you could go all in this year. He is absolutely a 2019-2020 asset!
Darnell Nurse – 59GP 7-22-29. The TOI is still there to consider Nurse a hold in most leagues. Who knows, maybe the Oilers will even deal the young Dman, as he is currently on a very attractive two-year bridge deal.