Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Sleeper Picks 2/28/15
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Today's Matchups
February 28, 2015
Today we’ve got a pretty big NHL schedule ahead of us, so it’s a perfect time to check out some of the waiver wire options and sleepers out there in fantasy hockey land. We’ve got our usual lineup of trending players for you to peruse this morning, so let’s see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Andrew Hammond, G, Ottawa Senators: Thanks to another blistering performance Thursday night in Los Angeles, Hammond is now on the radar in just about every fantasy format. He’s recorded two consecutive shutouts, posting 60 saves in that span.
Hammond has four straight wins under his belt and is officially the hottest goalie in the league. If he keeps getting starts, keep plugging him in as long as he’s hot.
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Craig Smith, C/RW, Nashville Predators: Smith has enjoyed a surge in fantasy popularity recently, thanks to a corresponding surge in statistical production. In the past seven games, he’s posted two assists and six goals total.
Smith is also plus-7 in that run, with plus-4 over the last two games alone. He’s making the most of his ice time, which makes him a nice lower-end play right now.
Brendan Gallagher, RW, Montreal Candiens: Let’s head on up to Montreal and check out Gallagher. He has a four-game points streak to his credit, during which he’s scored cour times and posted a pair of assists.
Gallagher is plus-5 during his streak and plus-18 on the season. With 17 goals and 19 assists so far this year, he’s a must-have all-around player at his level.
Dion Phaneuf, D, Toronto Maple Leafs: Phaneuf returned from Injured Reserve this week and immediately jumped right back into action. He logged four shots on goal, scoring once, in a 3-2 win over Philly.
Phaneuf hadn’t played since January 21, so it was nice to see him get right back to it. The goals won’t come all that often, but he’s usually good for a few assists here and there.
Mike Hoffman, C/LW, Ottawa Senators: Now let’s move on over to Ottawa to finish things up today. Hoffman has a goal and an assist with a plus-2 rating over his last two games, continuing his successful streak recently.
Hoffman has points in eight of his last nine games, even though he’s only getting ice time in the 11-15 minutes range. On the year, he’s got 21 goals, 15 assists and a plus-22 rating, so he’s pretty much a must-have player in most fantasy formats.
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