Fantasy Hockey 2013-14: Waiver Wire Update 11/14
Waiver Wire Adds and Trends in Fantasy Hockey This Week
November 14, 2013
After last night’s relatively light set of NHL games, it’s a good time to take our weekly look at the waiver wire in fantasy hockey. As usual, there are some emerging names at every position who could give your team a lift in the near future. It’s tough to determine any trends this early on in the season, but these surging players are probably your best bets as far as adds over the next couple of days. Let’s take a closer look.
Ben Scrivens, G, Los Angeles Kings: This is an injury-based pickup, and as a result, Scrivens is the hottest net-minder on the wire right now. He took over for starter Jonathan Quick during Tuesday’s loss to the Sabres after Quick exited with a lower-body injury. We’ll need an update on his condition before we can cement Scrivens’ status as a must-add fantasy player, but Quick owners should at least scoop him up just in case. (For the record, Quick reportedly isn't joining the team on their road trip this weekend.)
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Brandon Dubinsky, C, Columbus Blue Jackets: Dubinsky has been on fire recently, and it’s reflected in this week’s waiver wire trends. Over his last nine games, he has four goals and eight assists, with two scores and five helpers coming in just the last four games. On the year, he has 15 points and is carrying a plus-minus of plus-2. Dubinsky is well on his way to surpassing his rather modest expectations this year.
Erik Johnson, D, Colorado Avalanche: We’ve got a couple viable adds on defense this week, and we’ll start with Johnson. He’s been pretty good as far as points over the past few games, with three assists in his last three appearances. He’s already showing off more of an expanded role over last season, and he’s turned that into two scores, five helpers and a plus-10 rating on the year. The Avs will be in St. Louis tonight and then will host the Panthers on Saturday.
Shane Doan, RW, Phoenix Coyotes: The veteran Doan has really been pouring it on lately in the stats department. In just his last nine games, he has seven goals and three assists, after notching just one score and two helpers in the first nine outings. Doan’s plus-2 isn’t mind-boggling, but isn’t terrible, either. We’d like to see him pick it up in the assists department a little more, but overall we can’t really complain for his fantasy level. As long as he keeps scoring, he’ll make a good pickup.
Cam Fowler, D, Anaheim Ducks: Our other defense prospect this week is Fowler, who has been making some significant noise with points in recent games. He has four assists and two goals in just his last seven outings, and he’s carrying a much-better-than-expected plus-2 at the moment.
Fowler and the Ducks have a busy week ahead of them, so you’ll get a lot of use out of a pickup here. They’re in Tampa Bay tonight, then Carolina tomorrow. After that, they’ll play a busy four-game set next week.
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