Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 2/2
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 2, 2016
The NHL is coming back in full force this evening after the All-Star break. That means it’s time once again to pay attention to our seasonal and daily fantasy hockey leagues. Let’s start by checking out some of the popular waiver wire adds out there and see if anyone makes sense for your team.
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, Winnipeg Jets: Ehlers is a popular pickup coming out of the break, thanks to a big game against the Coyotes in his last appearance. He posted a hat trick and a plus-2 mark in that one, which gives him a four-game points streak.
On the season, Ehlers has 12 goals and 10 assists. He got off to a roll in January, and hopefully will continue the points onslaught. He gets Dallas at home tonight.
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Carl Soderberg, C/LW, Colorado Avalanche: Soderberg is still available in about 60 percent of the leagues out there, and he’s worth owning in most of them. In his last appearance, he picked up two assists with a plus-1 rating against the Kings.
That gives Soderberg four assists and two goals in his last six games. He’s plus-2 in that span. On the season, he’s got 10 goals and 26 assists. He’ll get Chicago tonight.
Brandon Dubinsky, C/LW, Columbus Blue Jackets: Dubinsky posted a goal and an assist with a plus-2 mark and four shots on goal in Montreal last week. That gives him four assists and a score in his last two games.
Dubinsky has scored four times and assisted on four more in his last seven games. He’s got 11 goals and 19 helpers on the season. The Jackets’ road trip will continue tonight in Edmonton.
Ryan Spooner, C/LW, Boston Bruins: Spooner has an assist in each of his last four games; in his last pair, he’s plus-2. That gives him eight helpers and a score in his last 10 outings.
Spooner is still out there in almost 60 percent of leagues, and should provide some decent low-end value with his 10 goals and 27 assists on the year. He and the Bruins host Toronto tonight.
Reilly Smith, LW/RW, Florida Panthers: Smith has been on quite a roll lately, so he probably hated seeing the All-Star break. In his last four outings, he has four goals and an assist with a plus-four mark.
Smith has 16 goals and 12 assists on the year and has a rating of plus-11 overall. His team will head over to DC for the Caps tonight, then back home for a pair of games.
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