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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: February 17th – 23rd

Winnipeg’s special teams have it easy this week

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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 2/13/2020.
  • 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 Feb 17th - 23rd

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

3 players who are on fire

  1. Mika Zibanejad (92% owned) — Mika has really stepped up his game over the last two seasons. He went from 47 points in 2017-2018 season to 74 last year and he already has 50 this season well on his way to surpassing last season. In his last five games he has four goals and 3 assists including 2 power play points, four blocked shots and 48 face-offs won.
  2. Leon Draisaitl (100% owned) — Three games, three goals and four assists including three power play points and 40 face-offs won.
  3. Jacob Markstrom (84% owned) — Fresh off a shutout, Jacob now has back to back wins after suffering three straight losses.

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Aleksander Barkov (99% owned) — I should not isolate this to just Aleksander but he has just one goal in his last six games and he has more than 3 shots in just one of those games. The Panthers as a whole have lost five of their last six scoring 2 goals or fewer in each loss, a rare feat for this offensively talented team.
  2. Alex DeBrincat (88% owned) — It’s been a rough go for Alex who now has 1 point in his last six games to go with a -6 as the Blackhawks are on a five game losing streak.
  3. John Gibson (87% owned) — Back to back losses for John who has allowed 3 goals+ in the two games. He lost to Calgary 0-6 after allowing 4 goals on just 12 shots.

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Conor Garland (14% owned) — I understood the trepidation earlier this year that his strong production would be a “lucky week” but he continues to produce. He now has 33 points including seven points in his last 10 games. He’s on Arizona’s top line with Taylor Hall and if you are in a league deeper than 12 teams, he should be scooped up.
  2. Victor Olofsson (51% owned) — Barely over the threshold, pick him up! Back from injury and on his first night back he gets two goals including a game winner.
  3. Juuse Saros (12% owned) — With Pekka continuing to struggle, Juuse is getting more usage, he now has three wins in five starts including a shutout and he has allowed two goals or fewer in four of the five starts.

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Detail Feb 17th - 23rd

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