Daily Fantasy NHL 3/27/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 27, 2014
There’s a hefty 10-game schedule coming up in the NHL, and that means it’s time to get your fantasy roster in order. With that in mind, let’s examine a few of the up-and-coming waiver wire names out there who are hot adds at the moment. We’ll see if any of these guys are worthy of an addition to your lineup in advance of their upcoming matchups.
Gustav Nyquist, C/RW, Detroit Red Wings: Nyquist has been the hottest name on the fantasy wire over the past few days, so we’ll visit him again this morning. He has quite the stellar run going, with a six-game points streak that includes nine goals and an assist.
Nyquist’s latest conquest came on Tuesday night, when he delivered two more goals in a Wings loss. He’s on a stellar clip right now, and is a must-add player before tonight against Montreal.
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Thomas Greiss, G, Phoenix Coyotes: Greiss’ fantasy value hinges heavily on the availability of starter Mike Smith, but could be worth a speculative add anyway. Greiss posted a win in his last outing, stopping 23 of 25 shots against the Penguins. It was his first win in the past three games.
If Smith can’t go tonight against New Jersey, you can expect to see Greiss again. He’s making waves as a spot-starter, and though he’s not exactly the most attractive option out there, he could work in a pinch if you’re stuck.
Ondrej Palat, LW, Tampa Bay Lightning: Palat has been a frequent fixture on the waiver wire radar recently, and here he is again. In his last outing against Ottawa, he came up with a pair of assists, which gives him nine helpers to go along with five goals in his last nine appearances.
That was all the way back on Monday, and we’ll finally get to see Palat in action again tonight at home against the Islanders. The rookie is definitely worth grabbing if he’s still available in your league, as he should be able to close strong.
Tomas Tatar, C/LW, Detroit Red Wings: Let’s head back up to Detroit and visit with Tatar, who is another Red Wing who is making waiver wire noise right now. He posted two assists on Tuesday against Columbus, which gives him three helpers to go along with two goals in his last four games.
On the season, Tatar has 16 scores and 16 helpers. His minutes-load is only landing in the mid-teens recently, however he’s making the most of his scoring opportunities. He’s a nice lower-end play against Montreal.
Patric Hornqvist, RW, Nashville Predators: Hornqvist has gathered quite a bit of fantasy attention recently, thanks to a solid run of play. He missed out on Sunday’s game due to personal reasons (his wife was giving birth), but came back to log an assist and a plus-1 rating against Colorado.
That gives Hornqvist four points (one goal; three helpers) in his last two games. On the season, he’s got 39 points in 67 games, which isn’t exactly eye-popping, but should serve as a nice lower-end lift against Buffalo tonight.
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