Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 12/3
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
December 3, 2015
We’ve got a pretty busy evening of NHL action ahead of us, which makes this a good time for our weekly look at the fantasy hockey waiver wire. We’ve got some prime pickups for those daily and seasonal leagues, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see who’s trending out there.
Rasmus Ristolainen, D, Buffalo Sabres: Ristolainen doesn’t play again until tomorrow, but since he’s a trendy add let’s check him out. In his last game against the Red Wings, he put up three assists with four shots on goal.
Ristolainen is still available in about half of the leagues out there, and seems like a nice pickup at the moment. He has four scores and 13 helpers this season and will see the Coyotes at home tomorrow.
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Justin Abdelkader, LW/RW, Detroit Red Wings: Now let’s move on to the winger position and check out Abdelkader. In his last game against the aforementioned Sabres, he put up two goals and an assist with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal.
Abdelkader has been putting up points in spurts this year, logging a total of seven goals and eight assists. He’s got a minus-2 rating at the moment overall, but is plus-2 in his last three games. He’ll get the Coyotes tonight.
Mikkel Boedker, LW/RW, Arizona Coyotes: While we’re talking about the Coyotes, we should visit with Boedker, who is deserving of your fantasy hockey attention. He put up an assist in his last outing in Nashville, one game after dropping a hat trick on Ottawa.
The Coyotes are on a five-game road trip at the moment and won’t get back home until December 11. Boedker has nine goals and 10 assists on the year as he heads into tonight’s Red Wings game.
Chris Kunitz, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins: The aging Kunitz put up a nice game in San Jose, posting a plus-1 rating with two assists. He has just five points on the year (three goals; two assists) with a plus-2 mark overall.
Kunitz is one of those low-end matchup plays who won’t deliver points on a consistent basis. Still, if you’re hurting in a deep league, he’s an option. That said, he doesn’t play until the day after tomorrow in L.A.
Mikael Granlund, C, Minnesota Wild: Let’s finish up today with Granlund, who is widely available in most fantasy hockey leagues out there. He’s coming off a two-assist game against the Blackhawks, posting a plus-2 rating in that one.
Granlund has three goals and 12 assists so far this year and seems to be a nice pickup for those needing help in the middle. He will see the Maple Leafs tonight at home.
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