There used to be a time where players received a massive fantasy boost playing with Tyler Seguin.  That time has now passed, but right now, he’s getting the boost playing with Robertson.  With Hintz injured, Seguin has moved onto the first line centering Robertson and Pavelski, and he’s blown up.  On Thursday against the Kings, Seguin had two goals and an assist with five shots and two PIM.  In the six games since Hintz was out of the lineup, Seguin has five goals and three assists with 22 shots on goal.  It’s unclear when Hintz will be back, but until he does, Seguin is an automatic hold in all fantasy formats.  Let’s take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:

Wednesday’s Games

Evgeni Malkin – Goal and two assists with four shots and two PIM.  The best part of Malkin’s stat line?  He’s played every game this season.  Just stay healthy!

Sidney Crosby – Three assists.  Crosby has also played every game so far this season and is playing at a 40+58 pace.  Pretty, pretty good.

Marcus Pettersson – Two assists with two shots.  Pettersson has never produced as much as you’d think he would watching him play.  The blocks are huge and hits are solid so he’s streamable in that regard, but that’s it.

Brady Tkachuk – Goal and three assists with four shots.  The big boys killed it for Ottawa with Thomas Chabot dishing three assists, and Drake Batherson plus Tim Stutzle both getting a goal and an assist.  Tkachuk has found another level offensively despite the fact that his plus-minus is rough again.  Even in non-hits leagues, he’s approaching top 25 status.

Linus Ullmark – 25 saves on 26 shots in the 4-1 win over the Islanders.  24-2-1 record for Ullmark.  Absolutely bonkers.

Charlie Coyle – Two assists with four shots.  Middling streamer at best in his current role.

Charlie McAvoy – Goal and an assist with two PIM.  The shot rate is down causing the goals to drop off, but McAvoy is smashing all of the categories otherwise.

Alexandar Georgiev – 34 saves on 35 shots in the 4-1 win over the Flames.  Georgiev has been everything that the people who drafted him could have hoped for.

Mikko Rantanen – Two goals and an assist.  The big dawgs on Colorado dominated Calgary with Rantanen leading the way.  He set the Colorado record for the fastest player to 30 goals in a season.  Clear top ten player.

Nathan MacKinnon – Two assists with three shots.  MacKinnon is completely unstoppable right now.  He has 10 points in the last four games taking all of the shots.

J.T. Compher – Two assists with a shot.  Solid streamer while he’s centering Rantanen and Big Val.

Arturri Lehkonen – Two goals.  Lehkonen is firmly on the fringe depending on team needs.

Devon Toews – Two assists with three shots.  Cale Makar missed the game, so if he misses any extended time, Toews is a top ten fantasy defenseman.  That would be a quick way for Toews to erase a somewhat disappointing season for fantasy.

Miro Heiskanen – Two assists with two shots and two PIM.  Heiskanen has been everything that people hoped for following Klingberg’s departure.

Erik Karlsson – Goal and three assists.  Karlsson has nine career four point games, and four of them are in this season!  His stat line is absolutely insane.  A 100 point season is firmly in play.

Nick Bonino – Goal and an assist.  Decent streak from Bonino, but it’s bottom end streamer at best.

Steven Stamkos – Hat trick on six shots and two PIM.  Honestly, I probably should have led the post with Stammer getting his 500th career goal (and 501 and 502).  All the studs continue to destroy the Canucks.  He’s been a superstar for a decade; here’s to hoping he can stay healthy.

Nikita Kucherov – Goal and an assist, as did Brayden Point.  These two continue to crush, no surprise.

Alex Killorn – Two assists with two shots.  Killorn has had a very good career, but his highlight will now be setting up Stammer for his 500th career goal with an incredible move.  Killorn is a solid streamer.

J.T. Miller – Two assists with five shots.  Miller is picking up the pace offensively, but man, he’s a dumpster fire in the other end.  Thankfully, we don’t really care for fantasy outside of plus-minus.

Quinn Hughes – Goal and an assist with three shots.  We know exactly what Hughes is at this point, although the assists are starting to increase even higher than they already were.  All your assists are belong to Hughes!

Thursday’s Games

Rasmus Dahlin – Two assists with two shots and two PIM.  Dahlin made an incredible pass in overtime to send the fans home happy after Ryan Miller’s retirement ceremony. Can confirm both parts of that since I was at the game.  Dahlin has been the best fantasy defenseman and it’s not even close.

Max Pacioretty – Looked to suffer another horrible leg injury.  Just terrible luck for Patches.   Here’s to hoping it wasn’t as bad as it looked.

Brady Skjei – Goal and an assist with two shots and two PIM.  Skjei has played his way into being a bottom end hold in 12’ers.

Jalen Chatfield – Goal and an assist.  Nothing to see here.  Welcome to the Razzball Database!

Martin Necas – Goal and an assist with three shots.  The Necas breakout continues to happen in full effect.  Easy hold everywhere.

Andrei Svechnikov – Two assists with a shot and 15 PIM.  Svech has cooled off with 9 straight games without a goal, but I’m still holding without hesitation.

Sergei Bobrovsky – Injured two minutes into the game.  Alex Lyon (23/25) may have to start in the short term.  If you need goalie help, he’s probably worth gambling on, but know that the downside is massive.

Sam Reinhart – Goal and two assists with three shots.  It’s been a tough season for Reinhart, but I’m still a huge believer in the talent.  I’m holding, but I acknowledge that I’m being stubborn.

Aleksander Barkov – Two assists with two shots.  He’s heating up! <NBA Jam voice>

Sam Bennett – Goal and an assist with four shots and two PIM.  Bennett remains in elite streamer territory for me.

Matthew Tkachuk – Two goals on nine shots with five PIM.  Tkachuk has a real opportunity to surpass last season’s totals which I didn’t see as a possibility.  What a monster.

Rem Pitlick – Goal and an assist with two PIM.  Pitlick has a stretch last season, but he had more points on Thursday than in his first 15 games.  He also has 8 SOG in 16 games.  And there’s your annual Pitlick update!

Jeremy Swayman – 31 saves on 32 shots in the 3-1 win over the Rangers.  The Bruins are so absurd.  36-5-4!!  Swayman needs to be held even as the backup with how great his starts are.

Brad Marchand – Two assists with four shots.  Marchand is quietly putting up his usual monstrous stat line.

David Krejci – Two assists.  It all comes down to team needs for Krejci.

Petr Mrazek – 37 saves on 38 shots in the 4-1 win over the Flyers.  Don’t even think about using a Chicago goalie.

Jonathan Toews – Goal and an assist.  Toews is a complete shell of his former self.  Easy pass.

Jake McCabe – Two assists with two shots.  And there’s your biannual McCabe update!

Ilya Samsonov – 37 saves on 38 shots in the 4-1 win over the Jets.  Both Leafs goalies have far surpassed expectations.  Keep riding with it and hope for the best.

Auston Matthews – Two goals, both assisted by Michael Bunting.  We’re starting to see a goals binge from Matthews which felt inevitable.

Cam Fowler – Goal and an assist, as did Adam Henrique.  The Ducks are such a dumpster fire right now with five regulation wins the entire season.  Five!  I can’t use Fowler with the plus-minus.  Henrique is actually a middling streamer on the top line.

Troy Terry – Two assists with four shots.  Terry has really cooled off, having not scored a goal in January.  He’s more elite streamer at this point.

Isac Lundestrom – Two assists.  This season has been a lost cause for Lundestrom.  Easy pass.

Trevor Zegras – Goal and an assist with four shots.  The plus-minus is such a disaster that Zegras is now on the fringe.

Tyler Pitlick – Two assists with two shots.  And there’s your annual Pitlick update times two!

Brandon Saad – Goal and an assist with two shots.  Bottom end streamer at best.

Robert Thomas – Goal and an assist with two shots.  Thomas is another player that comes down to team needs.  The shot rate is so bad or it wouldn’t even be a debate.

Victor Hedman – Two assists with three shots.  Hedman is firmly back on track with ten points in the last nine games.

Zach Hyman – Two goals on four shots.  Hyman was excellent despite starting the game on the third line.  No matter who he’s with, Hyman is playing at a star level.

Darcy Kuemper – 26 save shutout in the 4-0 win over the Coyotes.  Nothing like a shutout revenge game.  Kuemper is back into bottom end #1 goalie territory.

Evgeny Kuznetsov – Two assists with three shots.  Kuznetsov is firmly on the fringe.

Dmitry Orlov – Two assists with two shots.  There’s deep league value here, but that’s it for Orlov.  Much better in real life than fantasy.

Tom Wilson – Goal and an assist.  The hits and PIM are going to be massive with the points being decent enough if you need to hit those categories.

Dylan Strome – Two goals on four shots and four PIM.  Strome has looked pretty solid in his first season in Washington.  He’s a quality streamer, but the shot rate keeps him for approaching a hold.

Reilly Smith – Two assists with two shots.  Solid streamer.

Ryan Donato – Two goals and an assist with five shots.  I’d like to see what Donato could do getting top minutes on a really bad team.  As is, he’s only a bottom end streamer.

Scott Wedgewood – 34 save shutout in the 4-0 win over the Kings.  Even with a decent save percentage, Wedgewood’s GAA is rough.  I’d only stream in good matchups.

Jason Robertson – Goal and an assist with seven shots and two PIM.  I’ve ran out of superlatives for Robertson.  He’s a clear top ten player now.

That’s all for now guys.  I’ll be back on Monday recapping the action from the weekend.  As always, feel free to ask any questions, give any comments, or make any suggestions below.  Thanks for reading, take care!

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Freedminds
Freedminds
9 days ago

Viz, with us that midway point, any chance you could give us your top 50 rest of the way ?

Feel some players in your initial rankings may have risen/fallen, would be cool to see where you’re at on players now

Fuzzy Dunlop
Fuzzy Dunlop
9 days ago

Where do you have Adam Fox rest of the year Viz?

Top 5?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
8 days ago
Reply to  Fuzzy Dunlop

wish that guy got more hits, but other than that he’s elite in everything.

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
9 days ago

Viz, I’m in a league where I now have to make room for Jarry.

I am in a league where I can cut one of Guentzel, Nichushkin, or Buchnevich.

Anyone in particular you think I should let go ? I was leaning Nichushkin

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
8 days ago
Reply to  Viz

So tough !

Another thing I could do is drop one of Raanta or Kochetkov, though as an Andersen owner I want to hedge all my bets …

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
8 days ago

be careful on donato if people are more healthy (j.schwartz mostly here), he’s scratched often. he’s deep league streamer only though. or maybe some day of the week where 2-4 teams are playing like today.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
8 days ago
Reply to  Viz

yeah that guy, it’s not like NAS needs offense or anything right.

James Blunty
James Blunty
8 days ago

Viz, which pair of players do you like most rest of season:

Kucherov and Andersson, JT Miller and Hedman, or Rantanen and Trouba ?

League categories are: G, A, PPP, SOG, Hit, and +/-

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
8 days ago

Viz,

Kucherov, Andersson, and Gustavsson or JT Miller, Hedman, and 6 K?

Could also ask for Fred Andersen instead of Gustavsson.

My goalies atm are Hellebuyck and Saros

Fuzzy Dunlop
Fuzzy Dunlop
8 days ago

Where do you see Eichel rest of the year Viz?

Top 50ish ?