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Fantasy Hockey Gauntlet - Week Fifteen Part 1: Petr Mrazek, Colin Wilson, and Alex Tanguay

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Troy Langefeld runs the fantasy hockey gauntlet for week fifteen of the NHL season!

Mrazek is here to save the day - Photo Credit
Mrazek is here to save the day - Photo Credit
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

If you missed out on the early entries into my weekly series, you can find it all right here: Fake Teams Fantasy Hockey.

In the snake draft league - This was Made in Kariya - I'm on a four week winning streak and have moved up from seventh to third in that time span. I trail our leader by three points now and a first round bye by two. And as luck should have it, I play against the top team this week, so a win will almost ensure that I move up the standings and into a bye. Every week is important, but I really want to win this week. The auction draft league - Don't Toews me bro! - Another big win moved me up to second place and first round bye position. I trail the leader by only five points and I'm really happy with how my team has been performing recently. Overall I went 6-0-0 last week for my first perfect week of the year. I've had unbeaten weeks, but this is the first perfect one. I'm now 48-26-9 in head to head matchups on the year. My matchup winning percentage is 0.633 for the year among all leagues versus my category (points) winning percentage of 0.569.

Week Fifteen (January 19 - February 1):

Please don't forget that week 15 includes the All-Star break (five day layoff) and will therefore extend over two calendar weeks.

6 Game Week: Pittsburgh
5 Game Week: Arizona, Calgary, Chicago, Columbus, Minnesota, Montreal, Nashville, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington
3 Game Week: Buffalo
All other teams at 4 games

Waiver Pickups:

Justin Williams - RW - LA (45% owned): Williams has been up on the first line with Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik and has been contributing on the scoreboard lately with four goals and five points in the last five games. When he's on his game, he's great to own (every Kings playoff run).

Contributes in goals,plus/minus
Can hurt you in penalty minutes, powerplay points

Jonathan Huberdeau - C/LW - FLA (38%): Huberdeau was a prospect with a lot of hype who has taken a little bit longer to achieve. But he's on fire right now and showing why he was such a great prospect with four goals and eight points in the last six games. With veteran Brad Boyes and youngster Aleksander Barkov, the top line of the Panthers is filled with skill and has a legitimate shot of making a valuable contribution in fantasy down the stretch.

Contributes in goals, assists, shots
Can hurt you in powerplay points

Mike Fisher - C - NSH (16%) and Colin Wilson - C/LW - NSH (48%): I just put Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson in my last waiver piece, but they're not getting enough love and have been hot lately. Mr. Underwood as I prefer to call Mike Fisher has seven points in a six game point streak and his contributing in every stat category. His 18 points in his last 20 games makes him one of the best players to own over the last month. Wilson has been even better with 18 points in his last 13 games. The Predators are for real, they are no longer the boring defensive team they used to be. Add these guys.

Contributes in everything
Can hurt you in nothing

Mikael Backlund - C - CGY (7%): Backlund, who finished last season with 20 points in 26 games to end the year, has a point in all five games he's played for the Flames since returning from injury. In those five games, he has seven points. He's criminally under owned due to his injury and can be a contributing factor for playoff bound teams down the stretch as he plays on the Flames top line.

Contributes in goals, assists, plus/minus, shots
Can hurt you in penalty minutes, powerplay points

Michael Frolik - C/RW - WPG (13%) and Mark Scheifele - C - WPG (12%): Michael Frolik has been playing with Evander Kane and Mark Scheifele and has six points in the last six games. He's been able to contribute before, although a bit streaky. Scheifele has six points in the last two weeks as well. Ride them while they're hot, the Jets are playing well right now as an offensive group.

Contributes in everything
Can hurt you in nothing

Alex Tanguay - LW/RW - COL (22%): It amazes me that despite all of my recommendations to add Tangs and the fact that he is the leading scorer on the Avalanche with 31 points in 44 games (good for around a 60 point season), he is only owned in 22% of leagues. Who can't use a 60 point player on their team?

Contributes in assists, powerplay points
Can hurt you in penalty minutes, shots

Zach Bogosian - D - WPG (14%): Zach has five points in the seven games since returning from injury. While he has never really been an offensive player in the past, he was a third overall pick back in 2008, so he's not a bad player. Defenseman worth adding are often difficult to find as there simply isn't enough offensive production from the blueline, so if you need help, take a flyer on this Jet.

Contributes in everything
Can hurt you in nothing

Petr Mrazek - G - DET (45%) and Devan Dubnyk - G - MIN (39%): Mrazek has been given the reigns to the Red Wings with Jimmy Howard injured for the next few weeks and has been quite good since taking over. He's a short term fix, but will do well enough to keep your team afloat. Similar can be said for Devan Dubnyk whom the Wild traded for to ail their goaltending woes.

Hopefully there is enough here to help you through the week, but if not, here is a preview towards next week.

Week Sixteen (February 2-8) Preview:

4 Game Week: Anaheim, Buffalo, Colorado, Dallas, Florida, Nashville, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington, Winnipeg
2 Game Week: Detroit, Minnesota, Philadelphia
All other teams at 3 games

My NHL Schedule:

The NHL Schedule has not been revised for anything since last week but can be found here: 2014-15 NHL Schedule . Don't forget to change the time zone to your appropriate time zone. The one thing I ask of you is that you do not take my schedule and use it for your own personal gains. Please do not sell it, you can direct people here to find it, but do not sell it.

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