With the devastating news of several players suffering season-ending injuries in the NHL, front office and fantasy managers alike will have to do their best to plug the now gaping holes in their rosters. Cole Caufield and Max Pacioretty highlight the list. Week 16 in fantasy hockey features six teams with four games, two teams with two games, and the rest with three.
Here are the three best streaming options for next week:
1. Jack Roslovic – CBJ – 5% Rostered
The Columbus Blue Jackets have shuffled their forward lines. Most notably, Kirill Marchenko is now on the top line and top power play with Johnny Gaudreau and Boone Jenner. However, he’s not the player who has benefitted the most. Jack Roslovic now gets to play with Patrik Laine and Gustav Nyquist, and is centering the team’s second power play unit.
Roslovic has points in four straight games, six points in his last six games, and is adding heavy shot volume while playing upwards of 22 minutes a night. It might not last forever, but he’s absolutely an add for next week. The Blue Jackets face the Flames, Oilers, Canucks, and Kraken next week.
2. David Krejci – BOS – 26% Rostered
I truly don’t understand why David Krejci‘s ownership is so low. He is having a renaissance season with 37 points in 40 games so far, 10 power play points, and solid peripheral coverage. He’s currently playing with the third best fantasy player this season in David Pastrnak and speedy complementary player Pavel Zacha. With six points in his last three games, and nine points in his last six games, there is no reason that Krejci should be on the waiver wire.
The Bruins have four games next week against the San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Florida Panthers. Pick him up.
3. Anton Lundell – FLA – 21% Rostered
Anton Lundell is still one of the most highly touted young players in the NHL. He’s had a slow start to the season like many sophomores, but is being put in the best position to succeed. Lundell is currently skating on the Panthers’ first line with Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart, and is centering the team’s second power play unit.
He’s still listed as a pure center, but that could change now that he’s on the wing. Lundell is riding a three-game point streak and has points in four of his last six games. He averages 2.4 shots per game and chips in with a good number of hits and blocks as well.
The Panthers face the Rangers, Penguins, Kings, and Bruins next week.