Fantasy Hockey Weekly Newsletter: Week 17

Hello everyone. Welcome to the seventeenth 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.

The schedule is quite wonky this week. Multiple teams only play 1 or two games and the Sharks do not have a game. After this week, the schedule goes back to normal for a while. Keep tabs on your rosters as there will be many off days, and decisions will need to be made regarding whether or not to hang on to fringe players.

Week 17 (February 5th-11th) 

*The San Jose Sharks do not play this week

**The Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, and Seattle Kraken only play one game.

2 Games3 Games4 Games
Arizona CoyotesBuffalo Sabres

Chicago Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild

St. Louis Blues

Vegas Golden Knights

Boston BruinsCalgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Dallas Stars

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Nashville Predators

Montreal Canadiens

New Jersey Devils

New York Rangers

New York Islanders

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Winnipeg Jets

Colorado AvalancheWashington Capitals

Vancouver Canucks

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

  •  Sean Monahan (WPG)

Sleepers to Stream:

  • Jonathan Drouin (COL)
  • Ross Colton (COL)
  • Charlie Lindgren (WSH)
  • Max Pacioretty (WSH)
  • Anthony Mantha (WSH)
  • Ilya Mikheyev (VAN)
  • Conor Garland (VAN)
  • Casey DeSmith (VAN)

*Omitting multiple teams from the following two sections as many teams have not held practice since before the all-star break.

Notable Line Changes:

  • Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, Jack McBain (ARI) skating together. 
  • Nazem Kadri, Jonathan Huberdeau, Andrei Kuzmenko (CGY) projected to skate together. 
  • Wyatt Johnston (DAL) now skating with Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz.
  • Blake Wheeler (NYR) now skating with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad
  • Matthew Knies (TOR) skating with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner.
  • Max Pacioretty (WSH) on line 1 and PP1.
  • Sean Monahan (WPG) on line 2 and PP1.

Power Play Unit Exposure:

  • Dylan Guenther (ARI) getting a look on PP1.
  • Andrei Kuzmenko (CGY) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Ross Colton (COL) moved up to PP1.
  • Adam Boqvist (CBJ) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Josh Anderson (MTL) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Jake Sanderson (OTT) bumped up to PP1.
  • T.J. Oshie (WSH)  bumped up to PP1.

Category Fillers to Roster:

CategoryShallow Leagues

(61% to 99% rostered)

Standard Leagues

(26% to 60% rostered)

Deeper Leagues

(under 25% rostered)

GoalsMartin Necas (CAR)Yegor Sharangovich (CGY)T.J. Oshie (WSH)
AssistsSeth Jarvis (CAR)Casey Mittelstadt (BUF)Anthony Cirelli (TBL)
Power Play PointsJoel Farabee (PHI)Oliver Ekman-Larsson (FLA)Max Pacioretty (WSH)
Shots on GoalNazem Kadri (CGY)Dawson Mercer (NJD)Pius Suter (VAN)
HitsDakota Joshua (VAN)Tanner Jeannot (TBL)Josh Anderson (MTL)
Blocked ShotsJacob Trouba (NYR)Jani Hakanpaa (DAL)Nick Seeler (PHI)
PIMMax Domi (TOR)Nikita Zadorov (VAN)Garnet Hathaway (PHI)
Plus/MinusGustav Forsling (FLA)Blake Coleman (CGY)Santeri Hatakka (NJD)
Faceoffs Dylan Strome (WSH)Charlie Coyle (BOS)Jordan Staal (CAR)
WinsPyotr Kochetkov (CAR)Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (BUF)Nico Daws (NJD)
GAA or Save %Jonathan Quick (NYR)Sam Montembeault (MTL)Justus Annunen (COL)


Thank you for reading!

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