Hey guys! Sven back with the Buy, Sell, Hold segment for the second year. It’s pretty straight forward, players who are buys: you should pick up. Players who are sells, you should think about dropping. Players who are holds, you may be thinking about dropping but don’t just yet! Just for clarification, the % I am going to put next to the players’ stat line is their %own on ESPN. For Buys, I usually focus on guys with a %own less than 50%. Let’s get started! This is a quick one today as I have been very busy, but I will try to start pumping these out every week again.
BUY: Neal Pionk (31GP 3-13-16, 42%own)
Much like the Rangers back-end with Trouba, the Jets have realized that Morrissey can’t log all the minutes AND QB the #1 power play. Pionk has taken this opportunity in stride much like he did at times last season with those very Rangers. The shot rate is looking pretty great, he’s chipping in assists naturally, and the TOI has gone up as of late. Sounds like he should be owned much higher than 42%.
Josh Anderson (24GP 1-3-4, 40.4%own)
Alright, this may seem like the ultimate buy-low and a stretch, but hear me out. Sure, Anderson has gotten off to quite the slow start. Just one goal thus far after posting a career-high 27 goals last season. He seems to be playing more and more lately (nearly 20 minutes last game) and the shot rate is still there. The puck is bound to go find its way into the net soon!
SELL: Jake Muzzin (31GP 3-10-13, 75.6%own)
With Barrie’s offensive emergence under coach Keefe, you can kiss any offensive fantasy relevance goodbye if you own Muzzin.
HOLD: Pierre-Luc Dubois (30GP 10-8-18, 87.9%own)
If you drafted Dubois as high as he was ranked coming into this season, I can see why you may have dropped him already. It’s no secret that much like Atkinson, the production has dropped off with Panarin’s departure. That being said, I see Dubois blossoming into an awesome two-way centre and I love the bit of sandpaper the former third overall pick plays with. If the Jackets give him some top-line line mates to compliment his top-line capabilities, we will see a great second half from Pierre-Luc.