Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 1/6
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Waiver Pickups and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
January 6, 2015
We’re heading into a pretty heavy evening of NHL action tonight, so it’s a good time for us fantasy hockey owners to take a look at the waiver wire to see what’s happening out there. We’ve got a few trending players this morning for you to peruse, so let’s take a closer look to see if anyone is right for your roster.
Colin Wilson, C/LW, Nashville Predators: Although he failed to produce in his last outing (just two shots on goal), Wilson is still one of the big prizes on the wire right now. Before Sunday’s game, he hadn’t had less than three shots on goal since December 23, and had posted nine points in his previous six games.
Wilson will get a couple of home games this week and he’s still a pretty good pickup. We’d like to see those SOGs stick around the 4-5 range each game, though. We’ll see.
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Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville Predators: Speaking of the Predators, there’s one other guy in Nashville you should be taking a look at. Ellis has four points in his last two games, and he’s plus-3 over his last four outings all together.
Ellis has a total of 17 points and a plus-11 rating in 38 games thus far, so he’s producing at a pretty steady clip for a defenseman. Check him out before the Carolina game tonight.
Erik Cole, LW/RW, Dallas Stars: Cole has been giving up some low-end fantasy production over his past handful of games, so it’s time you sat up and paid attention. In his last seven appearances, he’s got four goals and four assists with a plus-4 rating.
Cole has come on nicely as of late, and he’s really trending in the right direction. Whether or not he can continue producing at this clip remains to be seen, but for now you should get in while the getting is good.
Mike Ribeiro, C, Nashville Predators: Why not make it a trifecta with the Predators today? Ribeiro is coming off a three-assist game in Anaheim, which gives him nine helpers in just his last eight appearances.
Ribeiro was damaged goods coming into the season, but seems to be on the rebound trail thus far. We like him enough right now to warrant a pickup if you need helpers, but his plus-minus will be all over the place and scoring will be sporadic.
Steve Downie, LW/RW, Pittsburgh Penguins: With the mumps issue behind him, Downie is making a mark on fantasy again. It seems okay to trust him now, as he’s got three points (two goals, one assist) in his two games back.
With Downie rolling again, we should see his ice time continue to creep back up as he gets his skates back underneath him. He has seven goals and 13 assists on the year so far and will try to add to that at home against Boston tomorrow.
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