Fantasy Hockey: Weekly Schedule Strength and Stream Goals — Week 24

Identifying players with four games each week and populating your roster with those players can increase your chances of winning your fantasy hockey game. That’s why our weekly planner is so useful!

I took this weekly schedule and combined it with a team defense score that I created using key defensive metrics to find which teams/skaters have the easiest schedule this week.

Week 24 – Schedule Force

Week 24 broadcast targets

  • SOS = Strength of Schedule Rank (1 good, 32 bad)
  • Light = number of games on brighter days (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
  • DR = Defensive Rating (1st = Best Defensive Team, 32nd = Worst Defensive Team)

Philadelphia Flyers (SOS: #1 | Light: 0.5)

Check your lineup to make sure you can fit the Flyers into your lineup this week before picking them up, as they play the busiest four nights of the week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), but they also have the easiest schedule of the week.

  • Owen Tippett (LW/RW) – 20% listed

The Flyers have plenty of streaming targets, but Tippett is the crème de la crème. Tippett has become the Flyers’ go-to player, and he’s delivered. While playing an outrageous 9:00 PM ATOI, Tippett had 10 points (6G/4A) in his last 14 games. His usage combined with his sniping volume (4.4 SOG/g in his last 14) gives him a safe floor as a streamer, and he’s already shown his edge, scoring a hat-trick against Buffalo on March 17 and followed that up with two assists against the Hurricanes the following night. In a decisive week, Tippett could make the difference.

Florida Panthers (SOS: #3 | Light: 2)

The good news is that the Panthers have some solid streaming targets, the bad news is that they’ve shuffled their lines a lot lately so it’s hard to pin down exactly who the best target is.

  • Anthony Duclair (AD) – 12% registered

Duclair seems like the best target, having recently skated on the front row with Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk. However, Carter Verhaeghe did the same for part of Saturday’s game. Duclair’s value will be directly tied to his teammates. He’d be a great streamer if he continued to skate that high-powered line, but he’ll struggle to put together a meaningful week if he finds himself on the third line. Watch the Panthers’ lines in Monday’s morning practice before picking up Duclair.

  • Eetu Luostarinen (C/LW) – 6% registered

Luostarinen’s role seems a little safer. He has been skating consistently in the top 6 over the past few weeks, seeing time on the wing of Barkov and also playing in the center of the second line with Tkachuk and Verhaeghe. He has quietly amassed 17 points (6G/11A) in 21 games since the All-Stars break.

Buffalo Sabers (SOS: #16 | Light: 2)

The Sabers play Monday and Friday, so you won’t have a problem fitting their skaters into your roster for at least a few games this week. However, it may be better to target players who play on Monday/Wednesday and remove them for players who play on Friday/Sunday to maximize your games played this week, as long as you have enough adds to facilitate this game .

  • Jack Quinn (LW/RW) – 7% on list / JJ Peterka (LW/RW) – 1% on list

Quinn and Peterka are decent streaming options this week, especially in the deeper leagues. They’re skating on a quality second line in Buffalo with Dylan Cozens, but the Sabers aren’t using them as a true second line. Quinn and Peterka’s advantage is undeniable, but their playing time often dictates their stat line. In the last month we’ve seen them play up to 16 minutes and as little as 11 minutes in a game, so there’s a risk here. Still, Quinn has 14 points (6G/8A) in his last 20 games, while Peterka has 10 points (2G/8A) in his last 12 games.

  • Victor Olofsson (RW) – 10% registered

Olofsson seems to be the safest option of the group, playing regularly around 14 minutes a night. What separates Olofsson from Quinn and Peterka is his recent use of PP1. It’s impossible to know if he will continue to see PP1 representatives, but he replaced Dylan Cozens there in recent games. Olofsson has seven multi-goal games this season, so he has a pretty good advantage for a streamer.

New York Islanders (SOS: #19 | Light: 2.5)

The Islanders are in that Monday/Wednesday crowd, but also play on Sundays, so they might be worth sticking around all week.

  • Kyle Palmieri (RW) – 4% registered

Palmieri has a very safe role in the Islanders offense. He has skated the second line with Brock Nelson almost exclusively this season and also sees PP1 time. In his final weeks, Palmieri posted 10 points (4G/6A) with 21 SOG averaging 17:52 TOI/gm. If you are in one of the 4% of leagues where Palmieri is already held, Zach Parise (LW/RW – 8% registered), Pierre Engval (LW/RW – 1%) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (C – 20%) would be the next Islanders to watch.

Arizona Coyotes (SOS: #25 | Light: 2)

The Coyotes have two games a light night this week, but it’s Monday/Friday, which makes them a little less appealing. Always, Barrett Hayton (C-47%), Nick Schmaltz (C/RW – 46%), and Juuso Valimaki (D – 28%) should all be considered this week.

Colorado Avalanche (SOS: #29 | Low: 2)

The Avalanche are part of the Monday/Wednesday crowd, so releasing them early in the week and dropping them midweek seems like a smart move. J.T. Compher (C/RW – 53%) and Evan Rodrigues (C/LW/RW – 22%) are the two best options. Compher plays crazy minutes and sees PP1 time. Rodrigues has seen time on the front line and has solid shooting volume, but hasn’t been the best finisher this season. A Monday meeting with the Ducks could provide sparks for Avalanche streamers.

Minnesota Wild (SOS: #31 | Light: 2)

The Wild are the last team with at least two games per light night, but they have the second toughest schedule of the week. Monday against Seattle and Wednesday in Colorado is not the best schedule for streaming. ryan hartmann (C/RW – 41%) and Marcus Johansson (LW/RW – 3%) would be your best options if you need to get down to nature.

Laisser un commentaire