Fantasy Hockey Weekly Newsletter: Week 14

Hello everyone. Welcome to the fourteenth 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 14 (January 8th-14th) 

2 Games 3 Games 4 Games
Carolina Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets

New Jersey Devils

Anaheim Ducks

Arizona Coyotes

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New York Islanders

Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose Sharks

Seattle Kraken

St. Louis Blues

Tampa Bay Lightning

Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets

Vegas Golden Knights

Boston Bruins

Dallas Stars

Minnesota Wild

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

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

  • Brock Faber (MIN)
  • Martin Jones (TOR)

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

  • Morgan Geekie (BOS)
  • Charlie Coyle (BOS)
  • Mason Marchment (DAL)
  • Marco Rossi (MIN)
  • Marc-Andre Fleury (MIN)
  • Alexis Lafreniere (NYR)
  • Joel Farabee (PHI)
  • Sean Walker (PHI)
  • Matthew Knies (TOR)
  • Connor Garland (VAN)

Notable Line Changes – (line changes to even strength units and who may make good stack options.)

  • Adam Fantili (CBJ) skating with Johnny Gaudreau and Justin Danforth.
  • David Perron (DET) now skating with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond.
  • Anze Kopitar (LAK) now skating with Quinton Byfield and Trevor Moore
  • New Jersey Devils shuffle all their lines amidst flurry of injuries. 
  • Josh Norris (OTT) now skating with Brady Tkachuk and Drake Batherson.

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)

  • Jamie Drysdale (ANA) moved up to PP1.
  • Morgan Geekie (BOS) moved up to PP1.
  • Casey Mittelstadt (BUF) remains on PP1.
  • Connor Zary (CGY) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Brent Burns, Michael Bunting (CAR) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Kevin Korchinski, Cole Guttman (CHI) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Jamie Benn (DAL) bumped up to PP1.
  • Shayne Gostisbehere (DET) bumped up to PP1.
  • Juraj Slafkovsky (MTL) bumped up to PP1.
  • Thomas Chabot (OTT) bumped up to PP1.
  • Egor Zamula (PHI) bumped up to PP1.
  • Rickard Rakell (PIT) bumped up to PP1.
  • Alex Wennberg (SEA) 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 Rickard Rakell (PIT) Jake Neighbours (STL) Anthony Mantha (WSH)
Assists Travis Sanheim (PHI) William Eklund (SJS) Gustav Nyquist (NSH)
Power Play Points Ryan O’Reilly (NSH) Nick Schmaltz (ARI) Colton Sissons (NSH)
Shots on Goal Nazem Kadri (CGY) Dawson Mercer (NJD) Anthony Duclair (SJS)
Hits Dakota Joshua (VAN) Tanner Jeannot (TBL) Kiefer Sherwood (NSH
Blocked Shots Brayden McNabb (VGK) Bowen Byram (COL) Mario Ferraro (SJS)
PIM Radko Gudas (ANA) Ryan Strome (ANA) Liam O’Brien (ARI)
Plus/Minus Gustav Forsling (FLA) Blake Coleman (CGY) Alexander Kerfoot (ARI)
Faceoff  Dylan Strome (WSH) Charlie Coyle (BOS) Chandler Stephenson (VGK)
Wins Martin Jones (TOR) Alex Nedeljkovic (PIT) Nico Daws (NJD)
GAA or Save % Alex Lyon (DET) Sam Montembeault (MTL) Samuel Ersson (PHI)

Thank you for reading!

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