Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantasy Monday

Every Monday we will reveal our fantasy players for the past week, as well as
our players to watch in the upcoming week for various types of pools


Here are your fantasy players for the past week and those to watch for:

Player
G
A
P
+/-
PIM
PPP
S
Raffi Torres (VAN)
5
1
6
2
2
2
12
Erik Karlsson (OTT)
1
3
4
4
0
2
6

W
L
GAA
SV
SA
SV%
SO
Jaroslav Halak (STL)
2
0
0.48
58
59
.983
1



Torres is a great pickup this week. Netting 5 goals, including 2 game winners and this beaut, Torres is making use of his 15 minutes a game and is definitely firing up the Canucks offense as they continue to roll. For a LW, Torres is a decent pick up in depth leagues for his contribution to penalty minutes as well. Karlsson is a nice sleeper pick if you were able to get him. With added time on the powerplay, Karlsson will continue to produce offensively and this week was only a preview of his scoring capabilities as well as defensive responsibilities with Karlsson posting a +4 rating. While many goaltenders had strong starts last week (honourable mention to Garon and Backstrom), Halak posted two wins, including a shutout, against two of the best teams in the league, Boston and San Jose. Halak has won his last six starts as St. Louis rolls on a seven game winning streak. With most of these wins coming in low-scoring-one-goal contest, the Blues can lean on Halak to steal wins for them.   

Guys to look out for this week

Forwards
I hate picking big studs for guys to watch out for since you must be blind not to see Ovechkin as a guy that can get you points. But the Washington Capitals have 4 games this week and against some weaker teams. NYR, TB, BUF, ATL.
Look for at least 5 points this week from OV
Bold prediction of 8 points for the big guy. You heard it here.
Out West, we like Teemu Selanne. He has 4 games, and is racking up the points despite his age.

Defence
Going to give you 2 d-man to look out for since right now Mike Green should be picked for any weekly pools. 4 games this week and he gets more points then most forwards in the league.
Lubomir Visnovsky is a solid pick up right now in just basic point leagues. Already with 13 points in 15 games and quarter backing a solid Duck power play look for a few points this week with the Ducks also playing 4 games.

In between the Pipes
I am not a big Washington Capitals fan but they are all over the fantasy board this week. Michal Neuvirth is tied for the league lead in wins with 8 and with a friendly schedule this week he is a lock for 2 wins. He didn’t start Sunday so here is to hoping he plays 4 games this week and Semyon Varlamov is still out. In the West, look for Nicklas Backstrom to have a strong week. He’s been stopping everything lately, and with a road trip through Florida this week he could continue to put up great numbers.

Editor Note: I have slipped in my Score.com weekly pick pool to 40th overall

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