Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Waiver Wire Update 3/1
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Waiver Pickups and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
March 1, 2016
We’ve got an absolutely huge NHL schedule coming up tonight, so this morning is a great time to check out some of the current waiver wire trends out there in seasonal and daily fantasy hockey leagues. Let’s take a closer look at the trending names and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Brooks Orpik, D, Washington Capitals: Let’s start out in Washington with a couple of defensemen on the Capitals. Orpik has been pretty productive lately, putting up four assists and two goals in his last seven games.
Orpik usually gets a couple of shots on goal per game and a fair amount of hits. His plus-5 rating isn’t too bad, either. He’ll get to start out March at home against the Pens tonight.
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Dmitry Orlov, D, Washington Capitals: We don’t have to go too far to find more defensive help in Orlov, who has been on a pretty good run himself. In the last eight games, he has four assists and two goals.
That gives Orlov seven goals and 18 assists on the season, with a nice plus-19 rating to go along with it. He’s giving nice value at his fantasy level, which is pretty far down there.
Vincent Trocheck, C/RW, Florida Panthers: Trocheck had a three-game lull there in the middle of the month, but he appears to be back on the horse. In his last five games, he’s got two goals and an assist with a plus-3 rating.
Trocheck has 19 goals and 19 helpers so far this year. He’s not the most consistent guy in the world. But if you’re going to take a chance in Winnipeg tonight, it might as well be with him.
Lee Stempniak, LW/RW, New Jersey Devils: With the big news yesterday about Stempniak being traded from the Devils to the Bruins, his fantasy popularity has ratcheted up a notch.
Stempniak is no stranger to getting traded, so this isn’t anything new. That said, he’s having a nice overall season (16 goals; 25 assists) but was pretty crummy in February (two goals; three assists). He might be worth kicking the tires on if you need wingers.
Mikkel Boedker, LW/RW, Colorado Avalanche: Another trade deadline guy to check out is Boedker. He moves from the Coyotes to the Avalanche, and will likely be jumping right into their top six.
Boedker has 13 goals and 26 assists this season so far, and this trade is great news for his fantasy value. Snatch him up before the Avs play in Minnesota tonight.
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