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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: October 14th – 20th

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Welcome to the Fantasy Hockey Forecaster! In here, you’ll find:

  • Each team’s ranking for goalies, forwards, PK and PP against the other teams in the league. These stats are as of 10/10/2019 (there is no separation for home vs. away since the season is so young).
  • Three players who are on fire (this might not even be points wise, it might be an uptick in play that signals to me they are on the cusp of some point production
  • Three players who are cooling off (this will also include players that aren’t materializing the way we expect)
  • Three free agent pickups (among all players under 50% owned, preferably some in the single digits and some that are close to 50 to feed all different sizes of leagues)
  • The schedule which will show each team they play and what the individual rankings are for each matchup, this is more useful in the daily leagues where you are looking at individual matchups

Let’s begin!

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster October 14th - 20th

Rank Team Games Goalie (30 Best, 1 Worst) Forward (30 Best, 1 Worst) PK (30 Best, 1 Worst) PP (30 Best, 1 Worst)
Rank Team Games Goalie (30 Best, 1 Worst) Forward (30 Best, 1 Worst) PK (30 Best, 1 Worst) PP (30 Best, 1 Worst)
1 Arizona Coyotes 3 5 27 28 27
2 Florida Panthers 3 5 27 21 31
3 Vegas Golden Knights 3 13 19 27 25
4 New York Rangers 3 26 6 30 14
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 3 24 6 18 28
6 Minnesota Wild 4 17 16 9 29
7 Buffalo Sabres 4 28 3 31 7
8 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 18 14 7 30
9 New York Islanders 3 19 11 18 21
10 Carolina Hurricanes 3 27 4 29 8
11 Vancouver Canucks 4 9 21 24 13
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 15 19 22 8
13 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 30 2 20 12
14 Edmonton Oilers 4 3 25 17 18
15 Boston Bruins 3 8 24 14 17
16 Washington Capitals 4 2 30 4 26
17 Colorado Avalanche 4 15 15 10 21
18 St. Louis Blues 3 22 10 14 14
19 Calgary Flames 4 9 16 25 10
20 Ottawa Senators 3 31 1 26 1
21 Nashville Predators 3 28 5 22 3
22 Anaheim Ducks 4 14 16 6 21
23 Dallas Stars 4 11 22 3 20
24 Montreal Canadiens 4 23 9 12 11
25 San Jose Sharks 2 1 31 1 21
26 Los Angeles Kings 3 4 29 2 19
27 Winnipeg Jets 3 25 8 14 5
28 Chicago Blackhawks 3 19 12 5 16
29 Philadelphia Flyers 3 19 12 13 6
30 Detroit Red Wings 3 12 23 11 2
31 New Jersey Devils 3 5 26 8 4

3 players who are on fire

  1. James Neal (74% owned) 7 goals. Being with Connor doesn’t hurt but still quite impressive.
  2. Sammy Blais (37% owned) Sitting on the Blues second line, Sammy has impressed out of the gate with points and hits.
  3. Auston Matthews (100% owned) He starts every season with a solid streak and his six goals and 3 power play points did not disappoint. Neither did his league leading 25 shots on goal.

3 players who are cooling off (not panicking on any of them)

  1. John Tavares (100% owned) It’s not the points that are an issue, 4 points through 5 games is good. It’s the 9 shots and -2 through five games that has me concerned.
  2. Vladimir Tarasenko (99% owned) We saw this last year, he can be very streaky and it has shown with 2 assist through four games, just 10 shots and a -3.
  3. Erik Karlsson (63% owned) He started out in the exact same format last year but through four games Karlsson has looked back (and through 5 so have the Sharks) Erik has 2 assists and a -8 (2nd worst in the league behind teammate Kevin Labanc).

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Brayden McNabb (14% owned) Sitting on Vegas top line, Brayden has impressed out of the gate with two points, +4 a short handed point and a bunch of hits.
  2. Zack Kassian (15% owned). He’s the fresh face on the top Edmonton line, as long as this is in place. Pick. Him. Up.
  3. Tyler Bertuzzi (48% owned). I referenced him in the preseason as a good sleeper for the Red Wings team, with six points through four games, he’s delivering so far.

Hockey Forecaster Detail October 14th - 20th

Weekly Avgs Mon, Oct 14 Tue, Oct 15 Wed, Oct 16 Thu, Oct 17 Fri, Oct 18 Sat, Oct 19 Sun, Oct 20
Weekly Avgs Mon, Oct 14 Tue, Oct 15 Wed, Oct 16 Thu, Oct 17 Fri, Oct 18 Sat, Oct 19 Sun, Oct 20
@ Boston Bruins 0 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 0 vs. Calgary Flames
3
1
15 26 0 4 0 8 0 21
17 4 0 28 0 24 0 11
10 18 0 2 0 6 0 12
18 20 0 21 0 15 0 16
0 @ Winnipeg Jets 0 vs. Nashville Predators 0 vs. Ottawa Senators 0
2
1
12 0 11 0 2 0 22 0
20 0 21 0 30 0 10 0
23 0 25 0 15 0 28 0
20 0 16 0 22 0 22 0
vs. Anaheim Ducks 0 0 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 0
2
1
13 26 0 0 3 0 9 0
18 4 0 0 28 0 23 0
15 28 0 0 5 0 11 0
17 4 0 0 28 0 18 0
vs. Dallas Stars 0 @ Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings 0 @ San Jose Sharks 0
1
3
22 23 0 26 10 0 29 0
9 9 0 4 22 0 2 0
25 27 0 28 20 0 23 0
11 9 0 4 22 0 8 0
0 @ Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks 0 @ Anaheim Ducks 0 0
0
3
22 0 10 29 0 26 0 0
9 0 22 2 0 4 0 0
24 0 20 23 0 28 0 0
11 0 22 8 0 4 0 0
0 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 0 vs. Detroit Red Wings 0 @ Los Angeles Kings @ Anaheim Ducks
2
2
14 0 7 0 12 0 10 26
17 0 24 0 17 0 22 4
19 0 3 0 24 0 20 28
12 0 9 0 13 0 22 4
vs. Edmonton Oilers 0 0 0 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 0 vs. Washington Capitals
3
0
17 6 0 0 0 25 0 19
15 26 0 0 0 7 0 13
9 4 0 0 0 6 0 18
15 4 0 0 0 29 0 13
0 0 vs. Dallas Stars 0 @ Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Islanders 0
2
1
20 0 0 23 0 12 24 0
11 0 0 9 0 17 7 0
17 0 0 27 0 12 12 0
20 0 0 9 0 30 22 0
@ Washington Capitals 0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 0 @ Florida Panthers @ Tampa Bay Lightning 0
0
4
15 19 0 20 0 18 3 0
16 13 0 11 0 13 28 0
14 18 0 22 0 9 5 0
18 13 0 12 0 19 28 0
@ Buffalo Sabres 0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets 0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers 0
0
4
14 4 0 25 0 20 7 0
18 28 0 7 0 11 24 0
8 2 0 6 0 22 3 0
18 21 0 29 0 12 9 0
0 @ Vancouver Canucks 0 @ Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers 0 0
0
3
14 0 16 0 21 6 0 0
18 0 16 0 11 26 0 0
14 0 26 0 12 4 0 0
7 0 1 0 16 4 0 0
@ Chicago Blackhawks 0 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 0 vs. Detroit Red Wings 0 @ Winnipeg Jets
2
2
11 12 0 7 0 12 0 11
20 17 0 24 0 17 0 21
16 12 0 3 0 24 0 25
17 30 0 9 0 13 0 16
@ New Jersey Devils 0 0 0 vs. Colorado Avalanche @ Nashville Predators 0
1
2
12 28 0 0 0 5 2 0
20 4 0 0 0 27 30 0
18 28 0 0 0 10 15 0
25 31 0 0 0 22 22 0
0 vs. Nashville Predators 0 vs. Ottawa Senators 0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 0
2
1
15 0 2 0 22 0 20 0
17 0 30 0 10 0 11 0
22 0 15 0 28 0 22 0
19 0 22 0 22 0 12 0
0 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 0 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0 vs. Calgary Flames 0
3
0
11 0 8 0 4 0 21 0
21 0 24 0 28 0 11 0
7 0 6 0 2 0 12 0
17 0 15 0 21 0 16 0
@ Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs 0 @ Montreal Canadiens 0 0 vs. Montreal Canadiens
1
3
15 22 9 0 15 0 0 15
17 10 23 0 17 0 0 17
13 28 11 0 6 0 0 6
21 22 18 0 22 0 0 22
0 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 0 vs. Minnesota Wild 0 @ St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild
2
2
19 0 3 0 29 0 14 29
12 0 28 0 2 0 17 2
14 0 5 0 16 0 20 16
12 0 28 0 6 0 9 6
vs. Florida Panthers 0 0 vs. New York Rangers 0 vs. Vancouver Canucks 0
3
0
12 18 0 0 1 0 16 0
20 13 0 0 31 0 16 0
12 9 0 0 1 0 26 0
9 19 0 0 6 0 1 0
0 @ Vegas Golden Knights 0 @ Arizona Coyotes 0 vs. Florida Panthers 0
1
2
22 0 17 0 31 0 18 0
10 0 15 0 1 0 13 0
18 0 17 0 28 0 9 0
8 0 3 0 1 0 19 0
vs. St. Louis Blues 0 0 @ Winnipeg Jets 0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets 0
1
2
17 14 0 0 11 0 25 0
15 17 0 0 21 0 7 0
17 20 0 0 25 0 6 0
18 9 0 0 16 0 29 0
0 0 0 @ New Jersey Devils @ Washington Capitals 0 vs. Vancouver Canucks
1
2
21 0 0 0 28 19 0 16
11 0 0 0 4 13 0 16
24 0 0 0 28 18 0 26
15 0 0 0 31 13 0 1
vs. Minnesota Wild 0 0 @ Vegas Golden Knights 0 @ Arizona Coyotes 0
1
2
26 29 0 0 17 0 31 0
6 2 0 0 15 0 1 0
20 16 0 0 17 0 28 0
3 6 0 0 3 0 1 0
0 @ Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers 0 0 vs. Dallas Stars 0
1
2
17 0 21 6 0 0 23 0
15 0 11 26 0 0 9 0
14 0 12 4 0 0 27 0
10 0 16 4 0 0 9 0
0 0 vs. Colorado Avalanche 0 vs. Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights 0
3
0
15 0 0 5 0 23 17 0
17 0 0 27 0 9 15 0
18 0 0 10 0 27 17 0
11 0 0 22 0 9 3 0
0 0 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 0 0 vs. Buffalo Sabres 0
2
0
6 0 0 8 0 0 4 0
26 0 0 24 0 0 28 0
4 0 0 6 0 0 2 0
18 0 0 15 0 0 21 0
@ New York Islanders 0 0 vs. Vancouver Canucks 0 vs. Montreal Canadiens 0
2
1
18 24 0 0 16 0 15 0
13 7 0 0 16 0 17 0
15 12 0 0 26 0 6 0
15 22 0 0 1 0 22 0
0 @ Montreal Canadiens 0 @ Boston Bruins 0 vs. Colorado Avalanche 0
1
2
15 0 15 0 26 0 5 0
16 0 17 0 4 0 27 0
11 0 6 0 18 0 10 0
21 0 22 0 20 0 22 0
0 vs. Minnesota Wild @ Washington Capitals 0 0 vs. Boston Bruins 0
2
1
25 0 29 19 0 0 26 0
6 0 2 13 0 0 4 0
17 0 16 18 0 0 18 0
13 0 6 13 0 0 20 0
0 vs. Detroit Red Wings 0 @ St. Louis Blues 0 @ New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers
1
3
14 0 12 0 14 0 28 1
17 0 17 0 17 0 4 31
18 0 24 0 20 0 28 1
15 0 13 0 9 0 31 6
vs. Colorado Avalanche 0 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0 vs. New York Rangers 0 @ Chicago Blackhawks
3
1
7 5 0 9 0 1 0 12
25 27 0 23 0 31 0 17
9 10 0 11 0 1 0 12
19 22 0 18 0 6 0 30
0 vs. Arizona Coyotes 0 vs. New York Islanders 0 0 vs. Edmonton Oilers
3
0
20 0 31 0 24 0 0 6
11 0 1 0 7 0 0 26
15 0 28 0 12 0 0 4
9 0 1 0 22 0 0 4