Fantasy Hockey Weekly Newsletter: Week 18

Hello everyone. Welcome to the eighteenth 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 18 (February 12th-18th) 

2 Games 3 Games 4 Games
Columbus Blue JacketsNew York Islanders

Vegas Golden Knights

Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets

Anaheim Ducks

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Nashville Predators

San Jose Sharks

Montreal Canadiens

Minnesota Wild

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Seattle Kraken

St. Louis Blues

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Arizona Coyotes

Los Angeles Kings

New Jersey Devils

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

  • Brock Faber (MIN)
  • Jake Neighbours (STL) 
  • Logan Couture (SJS)

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

  • Jack McBain (ARI)
  • Dylan Guenther (ARI)
  • Barrett Hayton (ARI)
  • Trevor Moore (LAK)
  • Quinton Byfield (LAK)
  • Ondrej Palat (NJD)
  • Simon Nemec (NJD)
  • Nico Daws (NJD)

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

  • Ryan Strome, Adam Henrique, Leo Carlsson (ANA) skating together. 
  • Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, Jack McBain (ARI) skating together. 
  • Charlie Coyle (BOS) now skating with David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand.
  • Yegor Sharangovich, Jonathan Huberdeau, Andrei Kuzmenko (CGY) skating together. 
  • Joe Pavelski (DAL) now skating with Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz.
  • Aleksander Barkov (FLA) now skating with Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe.
  • Ondrej Palat (NJD) now skating with Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt.
  • Blake Wheeler (NYR) now skating with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad
  • Matthew Knies (TOR) skating with Auston Matthews and William Nylander.
  • T.J. Oshie (WSH) on line 1 with Alex Ovechkin and Dylan Strome.
  • Matthew Knies (TOR) skating with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner.

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)

  • Jackson Lacombe (ANA) moved up to PP1.
  • Dylan Guenther, Jason Zucker (ARI) getting a look on PP1.
  • Dylan Cozens, Kyle Okposo (BUF) bumped up to PP1.
  • Noah Hanifin (CGY) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Artturi Lehkonen (COL) returns from injury on PP1.
  • Kent Johnson (CBJ) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Alex Newhook (MTL) returns from injury on PP1. 
  • Cody Glass (NSH) bumped up to PP1.
  • Jonny Brodzinski (NYR) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Thomas Chabot, Shane Pinto (OTT) bumped up to PP1.
  • Jamie Drysdale (PHI) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Jake McCabe (TOR) bumped up to PP1. 
  • Sean Monahan (WPG) on line 2 and PP1.

Category Fillers to Roster-

Category Shallow Leagues

(61% to 99% rostered)

Standard Leagues

(26% to 60% rostered)

Deeper Leagues

(under 25% rostered)

Goals Yegor Sharangovich (CGY) Jake Neighbours (STL) Andrew Copp (DET)
Assists Jamie Drysdale (PHI) William Eklund (SJS) Gustav Nyquist (NSH)
Power Play Points Ryan O’Reilly (NSH) Bryan Rust (PIT) Colton Sissons (NSH)
Shots on Goal Nazem Kadri (CGY) Dawson Mercer (NJD) Fabian Zetterlund (SJS)
Hits Dakota Joshua (VAN) Tanner Jeannot (TBL) Kiefer Sherwood (NSH)
Blocked Shots Sam Girard (COL) Matt Roy (LAK) 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) Jason Dickinson (CHI)
Wins Alex Lyon (DET) David Rittich (LAK) Nico Daws (NJD)
GAA or Save % Petr Mrazek (CHI) Sam Montembeault (MTL) Mackenzie Blackwood (SJS)

Thank you for reading!

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