Goalscorers are not exactly what every manager needs in formats, notably at this point of their fantasy hockey season.
Leagues may be led into the post-season, however in fantasy hockey roto rivalry, there is still time until the ultimate trophies are passed out left. Only a small number of teams hits, points or blocked shots could indicate the gap between a podium finish, or wrap up the season.
For those fantasy managers still here’s a fast summary of those players who is able to deliver results in categories beyond goals and assists. A number of these candidates twice as potential GPP assets in DFS playwith.
Tony DeAngelo, D, nyc Rangers (9.6 percent): He is now a fixture on the Rangers’ top power play, and the 23-year-old is averaging 0.80 points per game because the start of February, including four powerplay assists. If this serve as an Audition for a exceptional teams gig season, ” the 2014 first-rounder — who does not lack of confidence on the ice — is still constructing a persuasive case for themself. Fantasy managers staying loyal to fellow newyork defender Kevin Shattenkirk — why ? — should immediately shift allegiance into the Rangers’ future. Don’t expect targets.
Filip Hronek, D, Detroit Red Wings (0.6 percent): for each and every horrible turn-over the still-learning 21-year-old commits, we’re treated to lots of visual clues about what the talented offensive-defenseman eventually might have to offer you. With Mike Green (recurring liver virus) sidelined for the rest of both 2018-19, Hronek is mended on the Red Wings’ upper powerplay unit. He’s five points in his past six matches. Like DeAngelo in newyork, this rookie is profiting from the reduction in pressure afforded by his club “playing for next year.”
Travis Zajac, C, New Jersey Devils (9.9 percent): Winning 59.7% of his faceoffs since Feb. 1 — more powerful from the scatter than perhaps not all season — Zajac rankings No. 8 in average victories per game with 1-1. That’s significant. With the Devils’ roster in tatters, the veteran center is now the club”go-to guy” for production as a top-line and powerplay center. While nj battles to play spoiler, he’ll regularly put up points until this effort draws to a closefriend.
Since Feb. 1, just Ryan Reaves (6 9 ) has issued more hits compared to Arizona’s 21-year-old (6-8 ). That averages out into a jarring 4.3 hits-per-game. Plus, skating on the powerplay and a scoring point, Crouse has three goals and two assists in six contests. By pursuing more of hits the literal variety, fantasy managers are not taking popular in production. Hey, the Coyotes continue to be in the scholarly conversation along with the 2015 No. 11-overall draft pick is fully taking part.
Alexander Edler, D, Vancouver Canucks (32.6 per cent ): After losing a lot of February into concussion, Edler is straight back to his elite, league-leading, shot-blocking self with 1-5 in the three matches since his return. Throw in the game-winner against the Maple Leafs as well as also the dialogue nine hits on Wednesday. Anchoring the Canucks’ No. 1 powerplay, also chewing up top-pair minutes at even-strength, Vancouver’s veteran defender has much to donate from the summer season’s waning fantasy days.
Travis Sanheim, D, philadelphiaflyers (5.5 percent): In addition to contributing on the scoreboard, Sanheim certainly will not shy away from throwing his body around. Since Feb. 1, he’s averaging 2.3 blocked shots-per-game. That stat was created a lot more endearing when coupled with his 14 points in 17 games, while barely overwhelming by itself. Look to the Flyers’ first-rounder to restore almost any weight.
Even the 33-year-old’s recent productive contributions are also bringing in him a promotion into some Stars’ grading line along with Jamie Benn. Comeau might be given a look, though he’s got no big numbers everywhere by fantasy managers squeezed up against their competition from the PIM department.
Darcy Kuemper, Arizona Coyotes (22.0 per cent ): Just as discussed in this column more often than once of late, Kuemper continues to string together starts, and wins, for a club that refuses to bow out from postseason contention. He’s two reductions in 11 complete games since Feb. 8, while using a .937 save-percentage and 1.97 GAA. With Antti Raanta on IR and just two back-to-back sets staying, the 28-year-old is poised to drive this club — and through — the finish line, however it ends. Any fantasy manager with goaltending that is jagged must look into Kuemper .
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks (37.0 per cent ): He will most likely not win you as much matches as you’d enjoy, but the Canucks’ No. 1 will probably continue to flex his talk keeping his club competitive. Markstrom merits attention that is secondary while Kuemper continues to be our option in most goaltending categories.