Monday, March 21, 2011

Fantasy Monday

Every Monday we will reveal our fantasy players for the past week, as well as our players to watch out for in the upcoming week for various types of pools and leagues
The fantasy regular season is winding down and it's time for poolies to make that late season push. If you're in a Rotisserie league, make sure to get all your games played and look for players on your waiver wire who've been heating up of late. If you're in a head-to-head league, you should be in the playoffs right now battling it out - don't forget to get your minimum goalie stats for the week.

Fantasy Players of the Week by Position

C - Joe Pavelski (SJ)
With four straight multi-point games this week, Pavelski finished with 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points. Toss in 4 powerplay points and 23 shots and Pavelski really helped your fantasy team this week. This is the hottest Pavelski has been all season, so get ready for him to fizzle soon.

LW - Patrick Marleau (SJ)
The Sharks had their offence going this week, as Marleau also put up 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). While his point totals are lower than expected, Marleau is still a solid guy to have because of his C/LW positioning. Will be interesting to see how both Pavelski and Marleau do this week with Dany Heatley returning from suspension.

RW - Ryan Callahan (NYR)
Callahan had another big week as he continues to help the Rangers in their playoff push. With 2 goals in a big Sunday matinee matchup, Callahan finished the week with 3 goals and 3 assists. Callahan is having a career season, and if the Rangers make the playoffs, he is definitely going to be a solid pick with his clutch performances of late.

D - P.K. Subban (MTL)
Subban shined on Sunday night Hockey Night In Canada as he netted a hat trick - becoming the first Montreal Canadiens rookie defenceman to do so. The hat trick gave Subban 4 goals this week, as well as 2 assists for 6 points. Subban is always a solid pick when MTL has more than 3 games as he always manages to find his way on the scoresheet.

D - James Wisniewski (MTL)
Wisniewski has continued to put up strong fantasy numbers since his trade from the Islanders earlier this season. With 4 points this week, Wisniewski now has 26 points in 34 games with a Habs jersey on. For fantasy owners, the best stat from the trade is his +6 with Montreal, compared to his dreadful -18 with the Isles.

G - Cam Ward (CAR)
If the Hurricanes are going to make the postseason, they will be  very dependent on Cam Ward in net. Ward went 2-1 this week with a 1.65 GAA and . 948SV% and posted a 40 save shutout against Buffalo in one of the Canes' biggest games of the season.

Players to Watch This Week

In the West, going to go with NHL leading scorer, Daniel Sedin. The Vancouver Canucks have 3 games this week and I can see Sedin scoring 5 points. In the East, going to go with the guy who's chasing Sedin, Steven Stamkos. The Lightning play the lowly Isles, before a back-to-back against the Hurricanes.

In the West, I'm taking Nicklas Lidstrom to improve on his 55 point season. The Red Wings have 3 games this week against PIT, VAN, and TOR and we can see the veteran providing some leadership on the scoreboard as the season winds down. In the East, going to take a chance on ex-Leaf Tomas Kaberle. The Bruins have 4 games this week, including a big tilt with Montreal.

In the West, going to go with Ilya Bryzgalov, who is one of the win leaders in Western Conference. With 3 games this week against STL, CBJ and SJ, he should be able to get at least 2 wins to add to his season total. In the East, going to go with Tim Thomas. After that tough loss against the Maple Leafs, and his recent run of bad games, I think Thomas will turn things around with 4 games this week.


  1. Finally Marleau is putting up points. I took him way to early in my pool

  2. My MTL boys helped me this week!

  3. Ray Emery is a fantastic pick up

  4. Emery?
    really..maybe 3 years ago

  5. Patrick Marleau only has a good year, when it's a contract year

  6. I am going to go with Ryan Miller the rest of the season. Guy is on fire.


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