Fantasy Hockey Weekly Newsletter: Week 11

Hello everyone. Welcome to the eleventh edition of JOT This Down!

Keep the questions, comments, and concerns coming. I’ll be here all week to answer any and everything you may have.

Week 11 (December 18th-24th) 

*No Games on December 24th

**All teams play 3 games, with the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild both playing four games.

Sleepers to Stream – (will usually look at players on teams with four games)

  • Joe Veleno (DET)
  • J.T. Compher (DET)
  • Marco Rossi (MIN)
  • Brock Faber (MIN)

All Aboard The Pickup Train – (add these guys before it’s too late if they are still available)

  • Devon Levi (BUF)

Notable Line Changes – (line changes to even strength units along with who may be good stack options.)

  • Alex Killorn (ANA) on line 1 with Leo Carlsson and Troy Terry
  • Morgan Geekie (BOS) on line 1 with David Pastrnak
  • Zach Benson (BUF) on line 1 with Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch.
  • Stefan Noesen (CAR) on line 1 with Sebastian Aho and Seth Jarvis. 
  • Valeri Nichushkin (COL) on line 1 with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen. 
  • Scott Wedgewood (DAL) now the starter with Jake Oettinger injured. 
  • J.T. Compher (DET) replacing injured Dylan Larkin on line 1. 
  • Blake Wheeler (NYR) on line 1 with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider.
  • Tomas Tatar (SEA) now on line 1 on his new team.

Power Play Unit Exposure – (examine any notable movements on the top powerplay unit. I will not say “McDavid is on PP1” because that is obvious. However, if someone gets boosted onto PP1 with McDavid, they will be posted here)

  • J.J. Moser (ARI) bumped up to PP1 QB.
  • Kevin Shattenkirk (BOS) bumped up to PP1 QB.
  • Connor Zary (CGY) bumped up to PP1.
  • Nikita Zaitsev (CHI) bumped up to PP1 QB.
  • Yegor Chinakhov and Dmitri Voronkov (CBJ) both bumped up to PP1.
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (FLA) bumped up to PP1 QB.
  • Jake Sanderson (OTT) bumped up to PP1 QB. 
  • Valtteri Puustinen (PIT) bumped up to PP1
  • Tomas Tatar (SEA) placed on PP1.
  • Oskar Sundqvist (STL) bumped up to PP1. 

Category Fillers to Roster –

Category Shallow Leagues

(61% to 99% rostered)

Standard Leagues

(26% to 60% rostered)

Deeper Leagues

(under 25% rostered)

Goals Trevor Moore (LAK) J.J. Peterka (BUF) Michael Carcone (ARI)
Assists Mikael Granlund (SJS) Owen Power (BUF) Matias Macceli  (ARI)
Power Play Points Zach Werenski (CBJ) Logan Cooley (ARI) Kyle Palmieri (NYI)
Shots on Goal Tom Wilson (WSH) Dawson Mercer (NJD) Anthony Duclair (SJS)
Hits Eeli Tolvanen (SEA) Tanner Jeannot (TBL) Kiefer Sherwood (NSH
Blocked Shots Brayden McNabb (VGK) Bowen Byram (COL) Mario Ferraro (SJS)
PIM Radko Gudas (ANA) Arber Xhekaj (MTL) Liam O’Brien (ARI)
Plus/Minus Michael Bunting (CAR) Ivan Barbashev (VGK) Alexander Kerfoot (ARI)
Faceoff Wins Mikael Backlund (CGY) Charlie Coyle (BOS) Jordan Staal (CAR)
Wins Connor Ingram (ARI) Akira Schmid (NJD) Martin Jones (TOR)
GAA or Save % Pyotr Kochetkov (CAR) Elvis Merzlikins (CBJ) Mackenzie Blackwood (SJS)

Thank you for reading!

*All information was gathered from Yahoo, ESPN, dailyfaceoff.com, and NHL.com.