Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 11/26
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
November 26, 2015
Just because there aren’t any NHL games today doesn’t mean you should ignore your fantasy hockey team. This off-day is a great opportunity to scout tomorrow’s matchups, which will last from the early afternoon into the evening and provide some potent fodder for daily and seasonal hockey leagues. Let’s check out some of the trending players on the waiver wire and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Leo Komarov, C/LW, Toronto Maple Leafs: Komarov doesn’t play until Saturday, but we’ll go ahead and take a look at him now. He’s been one of the better players for the Leafs so far this year, knocking in seven goals and four assists.
Komarov has three points in his last four games, and has been getting ice time in the mid- to high-teens. He’s a nice low-end pickup for Saturday against the Caps.
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Karri Ramo, G, Calgary Flames: Ramo made 27 saves this week in Anaheim, but didn’t get a whole lot of help from his teammates. Calgary fell 5-3. The loss broke a two-game win streak for Ramo, who had allowed three goals in that span.
There’s a lot to be concerned about in Calgary, but Ramo still works as a low-end goalie play for fantasy purposes. He’ll get another shot tomorrow in Arizona. He’s got six wins and a 3.12 GAA thus far.
Devante Smith-Pelly, RW, Montreal Canadiens: Smith-Pelly is trending near the top of the waiver wire charts this morning, thanks to an impressive showing against the Rangers last night.
Smith-Pelly posted a pair of goals and a plus-2 rating, giving him eight points on the year. As long as he stays in the top line, he’s a nice fantasy pickup. He’ll be in Jersey tomorrow.
Dmitry Orlov, D, Washington Capitals: Orlov was great in the Caps’ victory over Winnipeg last night, providing a goal, an assist and a plus-2 mark. That gives him three goals, two assists and a plus-6 in his last four outings.
Orlov has been on fire lately, and has three scores with six helpers this year. As long as he keeps getting ice time in the mid-teens, he’s a nice low-end pickup. He’ll get the incoming Lightning tomorrow.
Paul Stastny, C, St. Louis Blues: Make your move to grab Stastny now if he’s still available in your league. He’s coming off a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh and looks like he’s getting back up to speed after his injury.
Stastny doesn’t play until Saturday against the Blue Jackets, but go ahead and pick him up now if you can. He should be good for some nice lines as he gets back into the regular groove.
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