The first draft pick in the franchise history of the Golden Knights, Cody Glass is starting to come into his own. On Friday, Glass scored a goal on four shots before falling it up with an assist and two shots on Sunday. With Pietrangelo out for the time being, Glass has been on the point of the first power play unit and looked extremely comfortable. He has a point in four of his five games and while I’m not looking to hold him, Glass is up to being a solid streamer. Long term, there’s tremendous upside but with how loaded Vegas is right now, Glass’ ceiling is a bit capped. Let’s take a look at what else happened over the weekend:
Tuukka Rask – 23 saves on 24 shots in the 2-1 win over the Flyers. Rask has won 5 of 7 starts with a 2.36 GAA. The problem is the save percentage is under .900, but that should fix itself. Once it days, the GAA is going to be extremely low.
Barclay Goodrow – Two goals on three shots. Goodrow is a bottom end streamer due to his lack of PP time.
Andrei Vasilevskiy – 27 saves on 28 shots in the 3-1 win against Detroit. This is exactly what we expect from Vasilevskiy against Detroit. The numbers through 9 games are outrageous.
Aleksander Barkov – Goal and an assist with six shots. I’m really loving this version of Barkov that is taking a ton of shots. He could push towards the top 25 overall at this rate.
Carter Verhaeghe – Goal and an assist with two shots. Coach Q really likes Verhaeghe as evidenced by the workload he’s getting. Verhaeghe is an elite streamer at this point that could possibly turn into a streamer. Can’t say I saw this coming.
Chris Driedger – 24 saves on 25 shots in the 2-1 win over the Predators. Driedger has been excellent since he arrived in Florida last season. I feel comfortable streaming him against any team but Tampa right now.
Brent Burns – Goal and an assist with four shots. The plus-minus is kind of rough and I don’t see that changing, but Burns has been solid otherwise.
Evander Kane – Goal and an assist with five shots. Good to see Evander take a bunch of shots as he’s started slowing in that department. I have no concern about Kane going forward.
Derek Grant – Two assists with five shots. Pass.
Troy Terry – Goal and an assist with three shots. His role is starting to increase, but these are Terry’s only two points this season. For now, leave him on the wire.
Max Comtois – Two goals on four shots. Comtois has played his way into being a middling streamer. Eakins is starting to play him more and more and given where their team is, Comtois should be getting top line minutes.
Dustin Brown – Goal and an assist with two shots and two PIM. Brown is a solid streamer depending on what you need. As long as he stays on the top PP unit, Brown should be decent enough.
Max Pacioretty – Three assists with seven shots. Dream start for Patches as he’s dominating on a nightly basis.
William Karlsson – Goal and two assists with four shots. He’s not lighting the world on fire, but Karlsson has been decent. He’s right on the fringe but I lean towards holding him.
Nicolas Hague – Goal and two assists. There might be something here eventually, but he’s not even going to play every night so we can ignore Hague in season long leagues.
Mark Stone – Goal and an assist with three shots. Stone has been playing at an MVP level so far this season.
Jonathan Marchessault – Goal and an assist with three shots. The shot rate has dropped quite a bit which sucks because that’s where most of his value comes from. I’m still holding, but it’s a bit more tenuous than I expected.
Jake Allen – 34 saves on 35 shots in the 2-1 win over the Senators. Allen has been the best goalie in the league over the last two seasons in terms of save percentages. He’s an auto stream no matter who the Canadiens are playing and you could even hold Allen in some formats.
Darcy Kuemper – 24 saves on 25 shots in the 3-1 win over the Blues. The numbers aren’t great so far, but Kuemper has played a ton of games against Vegas and St. Louis already. I think he’s a nice buy low target.
Jakob Chychrun – Two goals on three shots. Chychrun has played his way into being an easy hold. The shot rate is great for a defenseman and now it’s his PP unit.
Conor Garland – Two assists with two shots. Garland is arguably the biggest surprise of the season. He was trending in the right direction, but this is a massive blow up. Easy hold in all formats.
Clayton Keller – Goal and an assist. He’s been disappointing to this point. I’d still stream Keller, but I don’t think he’s particularly close to being a hold.
Jake Guentzel – Goal and an assist with three shots. Slow start for Guentzel, but I expect a full turnaround from all of the top guys in Pittsburgh.
Jordan Eberle – Two goals on seven shots. Elite streamer, but I’m not quite to holding level yet.
Michael Dal Colle – Two assists. The former top 5 pick never panned out and is barely playing this season. Nothing to see here.
Frederik Andersen – 27 saves on 28 shots in the 5-1 win over the Canucks. Andersen is looking more and more like a #2 goalie. The wins are going to be top end, but his GAA and sv% could get pretty ugly.
Mitch Marner – Three assists with three shots. Marner now has back-to-back three point games as he’s on an absolute tear with Auston Matthews (2G, 4 SOG) and Zach Hyman (1+1, 2 PIM). Hyman is arguably the best streamer going right now. The leagues I’m using him, I’ve been holding up while he’s on this run getting massive minutes.
Wayne Simmonds – Two goals on five shots. If you’re in a hits and PIM league, Simmonds is an okay streamer. I’m not buying the scoring start at all though despite the PP time.
Mikko Lehtonen – Two assists. My favorite deep league sleeper this year, Lehtonen is finally starting to get more playing time. He hasn’t been shooting the puck, but he took a ton of shots in the KHL so I expect that to change sooner than later.
Connor McDavid – Goal and an assist with four shots and two PIM… in 28:16! He played over 28 minutes in a regulation game! Absolutely insane. The funny thing is that two points doesn’t even improve his points per game as McJesus is currently averaging two points per game.
Mikael Backlund – Goal and two assists with seven shots playing over 21 minutes. His workload has been decreased this season, but it went up on Saturday going against the top Edmonton guys. Backlund is a middling streamer, but that’s it.
Mark Giordano – Two assists with a shot and two PIM. The ceiling is a bit low at this point, but the floor is still high enough that Giordano needs to be held.
Milan Lucic – Goal and an assist with four shots. Pass.
Johnny Gaudreau – Goal and an assist. Great bounce back start to the season for Gaudreau and Sean Monahan (two assists).
Andrew Mangiapane – Two assists. He has four points in the last four games, but Mangiapane hasn’t been good so far this season. That could change quickly, but I’m not interested in streaming him at the moment.
Devan Dubnyk – 32 saves on 33 shots as the tough luck loser in the 2-1 SO loss to the Ducks. Dubnyk is a pure desperation play.
Ryan Miller – 26 saves on 27 shots earning the win. It was only Miller’s second start of the season as Gibson has been a true workhorse. I would only stream him against the bad teams in their division.
Sean Couturier – Two goals and an assist in his return of injury. Vigneault eased him back into action playing him only 16 minutes, but hopefully everyone had him back in their lineups.
Scott Laughton – Hat trick. I’m still not buying into this start from Laughton, but he’s a decent streamer nonetheless.
Joel Farabee – Three assists with three shots. This is his third game of the season with 3+ points already. It’s coming in bunches which makes him great in DFS GPP’s. In season long leagues, I think he’s an elite streamer right on the fringe.
James van Riemsdyk – Goal and an assist with two shots. This is the best JVR in played in years. Stunning to see, to be quite honest. Easy hold everywhere.
Michael Raffl – Two assists, +4. Raffl’s time of fantasy relevance is in the past.
Alex Ovechkin – Two goals and two assists with four shots. Tom Wilson had a goal and three assists with four shots while Nicklas Backstrom totaled a goal and two assists with three shots. This was one of the best games Ovechkin ever played. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the Capitals had a really rough game, especially Vanecek. Great start for the top line.
Malcolm Subban – 30 saves on 31 shots in the 2-1 OT win over the Stars. Subban made one of the best saves we’ll see all year, but I still wouldn’t use him in fantasy.
Alex DeBrincat – Two goals on seven shots. Monster run from DeBrincat who has nine points in the last five games. The shot rate is excellent and the minutes are at a first line level so the rebound from DeBrincat is real.
Patrick Kane – Two assists with five shots. Kane can’t be stopped at the moment.
Thomas Greiss – 36 saves on 37 shots in the 4-1 win over the Panthers. This is the first win in well over a year by a Red Wing that isn’t Bernier (Howard didn’t win a game last season). You’ll get some big games from Greiss because he’s a great goalie, but the team in front of him is so bad that there will be plenty of stinkers.
Troy Stecher – Two assists with three shots. Easy pass.
Givani Smith – Goal and an assist with four shots and seven PIM. Smith has not done enough in his career to warrant fantasy consideration. Welcome to the Razzball Database!
Jordan Staal – Goal and two assists with two shots and two PIM. Staal has been much better offensively in the early going than expected. He’s back to a solid streamer level.
Dougie Hamilton – Goal and an assist with three shots and two PIM. It hasn’t been great so far, but it’s only a matter of time until Dougie gets rolling.
Vincent Trocheck – Goal and an assist with three shots. Trocheck has been strong on the second line for Carolina and is an easy hold in all formats.
Ryan Dzingel – Two assists. It’ll take an injury for Dzingel’s role to be big enough to be fantasy relevant again.
Brett Pesce – Goal and an assist with two shots. He has a point in four straight games, but Pesce is firmly in the “better in real life than fantasy” category. It’s hard to find a league where Pesce is worth owning.
Patrik Laine – Two goals. Great start in Columbus for Laine. The other part of the trade, Jack Roslovic, who had two assists playing with Laine, also has been very good. Roslovic is back to elite streamer status.
Nick Foligno – Goal and an assist with three shots. Still a solid streamer in standard leagues while a bottom end hold in hits leagues.
Seth Jones – Two assists with two shots. Absolutely awful start from Jones who I was completely out on to open the season. It should be better in the short term with Zach Werenski out for the time being, but I’m not expecting a huge bounce back going forward.
David Savard – Two assists. He’s playing less this year than in the past and he was never an offensive defenseman in the first play. Easy pass.
Chandler Stephenson – Two goals. Stephenson is locked into being with Patches and Stone, but the points aren’t coming as regularly as you would think. I think he’s only a bottom end streamer.
Alex Tuch – Two assists with two shots. Tuch is playing very well with Glass at the moment. Their minutes aren’t great though which keeps Tuch in the elite streamer category instead of bottom end hold.
Three Point Challenge: We will do the Three Point Challenge for Tuesday’s games. It can’t be anyone in the Top 10 in points. From now, we will use last season’s top 10, so that means no Draisaitl, McDavid, Panarin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon, Marchand, Kucherov, P. Kane, Matthews, Huberdeau, or Eichel. I’m the only one on the board at the moment. I’ll go with RNH against the Senators.
That’s all for now guys. I’ll be back on Wednesday recapping the action from the next two nights. As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below. Thanks for reading, take care!