It’s that time again. Friday/Sunday stream targets to finish out the week. Get those claims in today so you don’t miss out! Unless you’re in one of them fancy same-day adds leagues.
Eight teams to pick from this week. Whew boy! Let’s do it to it.
Note: For the sake of uniformity and convenience on my part, only players rostered in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues will be included. Also, a “***” denotes a priority stream, in my humble opinion.
***Jamie Drysdale (16%): Drysdale has been on this list a lot this year since the Ducks manage to find themselves on the Friday/Sunday split pretty often. He’s been boring for most of the year but things are finally starting to click for the future PP1 stalwart. Drysdale has PP1 these days and has 3 PPP (all assists) in his last five games. Streaming PPP is hard, but here’s your chance!
***Rickard Rakell (12%): Ricky Raks is sizzling. Burning. Red hot. Has 4 G, 1 A, 2 PPP, 18 SOG, and 10 H over his last five. The easiest of priority streams right now.
Adam Henrique (11%): Henrique has 3 G, 1 A, 2 PPP, 12 SOG, 1 H, and 3 BLK in his last five games. Also pretty damn hot. The Ducks are streaky little bastards, aren’t they? Always useful to be able to stream multi-position guys.
Sonny Milano (9%): Another pretty hot Duck. 2 G, 2 A, and 1 PPP over the last couple weeks. Seeing top PP time and eligible at either wing position.
Nicolas Deslauriers (4%): Always an elite hits stream but even has 2 G and 1 A in recent games.
***Clayton Keller (50%): Breaking my own rule a tad by including him since he’s at an even, but whatever. He’s the best player on this time by a mile and is thus an elite streamer. Has 3 G, 3 A, 1 PPP, and 9 SOG over his last four.
Nick Schmaltz (7%): Once upon a time, Nicky Schmaltz carried a lot of hype. Folks thought he might be a 50- or 60-point guy. Not the case, but he’s hot so he’s worth streaming. Has 4 G, 2 A, and 1 PPP over his last four games. I wouldn’t bother streaming anyone else from this team. Go with Keller if he’s there, and go with Schmaltz if Keller’s taken.
***Alex Tuch (50%): Breaking my own rule again, but damn! Tuch is hawwwwt. Lots of Sabres are hot actually, but few forwards in hockey are hotter than Tuch, who has 2 G, 6 A, 1 PPP, and 26 SOG over the last two weeks. Ranks #30 overall in a league of mine in that span. Some day the Sabres will be pretty good again, probably, and Tuch is gonna be a big reason why.
Jeff Skinner (29%): Skinner’s got 8 PTS (4 G, 4 A, 1 PPP) in his last six games. So streaky, so ride him while you can.
Peyton Krebs (2%): Seeing top PP minutes lately and has 4 A and 2 PPP over his last six. He’s not great for other stats, but if Tuch/Skinner are gone then take a look at Krebs. Really nice future for Tuch and Krebs together, methinks.
Martin Necas (47%): He was a solid streamer last week so why not add him again? Up to 4 A and 5 H in his last six games.
Jordan Staal (21%): Hits like a bastard and has 5 PTS in his last six. Would avoid if you’re purely after points, but the upside is solid and the hits will likely be good.
Brady Skjei (16%): Picked him last week and he scored. Probably won’t do jack sh*t this time.
Kirby Dach (11%): Dach still has some mojo going, with 1 G, 4 A, 1 PPP, 6 SOG, and 2 H over the last two weeks.
***Dylan Strome (9%): Will once again label Strome as a priority stream as long as he’s holding down PP1 along with Kane/Cat/Jones.
***Brandon Hagel (3%): Ditto.
Columbus Blue Jackets
***Jakub Voracek (46%): Sharing any ice time with Patrik Laine right now equals priority stream as far as I’m concerned. Voracek plays 5v5 and power play alongside him, so he’s a wise stream indeed. Voracek has 1 G, 5 A, and 3 PPP in his last six.
Oliver Bjorkstrand (46%): Ollie BJ, as a fellow fantasy hockey nerd calls him, is feeling it: 3 G, 1 A, 1 PPP, 15 SOG, and 16 H over the last couple of weeks. That’s some pretty serious SOG+H. Hitting is all of a sudden part of his game I guess? I’m so down.
Andrew Peeke (2%): Good for H+BLK. Really, really good for blocks.
St. Louis Blues
Robert Thomas (32%): RobThom has 2 G, 6 A, 1 PPP, and 17 SOG over the last six games. Never been much of a shooter, yet here he is ripping off 14 shots in just his last four. Dude gets big minutes could easily net you some points against Buffalo and Chicago.
Niko Mikkola (1%): Pleasantly surprised by Mikkola’s production lately: 4 A, 10 SOG, 14 H, and 13 BLK over his last six games. I’m never gonna count on him for points, but that’s some solid BSH and I can see that keeping up for sure.
***Josh Morrissey (49%): Morrissey has taken over the top PP unit and consequently becomes a priority defensive stream for that reason alone. He has 1 G, 4 A, 4 PPP, 12 SOG, 13 H, and 14 BLK in his last seven. That’s…good. Given the plethora of options this week, however, I think this is the only Winnipeg Jet I’d bother looking at.
Week 20 Snapshot
Teams with 4 games: BOS, CAR, LA, MIN, NJ, OTT, TB, VGK
Teams with 3+ off nights: LA (4), NJ, BUF, DAL, NYR
Teams with 2 games: NSH, PIT, ARZ, FLA
Teams with just 1 game 😱: N/A
Next week’s Friday/Sunday splits: DAL, ANA, CAR, NJ, NYR, BUF, TB, WPG, LA, MIN, VGK
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Who do you like better? Dahlin for Buf, or Chabot for Ott?
Pretty close honestly. Guess I’d lean Dahlin in points but I like Chabot’s overall contributions a little more in categories.
Week 20 snapshot you missed Calgary with 5 games.
This is last week’s post! I’ve got it on this week’s.