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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: April 12th – 18th

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Welcome to my weekly Fantasy Hockey Forecaster! In here you’ll find:

  • Top 3 waiver wire adds (among all players under 50% rostered ESPN)
  • Top 3 players who have gone “cold”
  • Each team’s schedule ranking, based on opponent’s points allowed, where the #1 ranked team plays teams allowing the most points so far this season

Ready? Let’s Begin:

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster April 12th - 18th

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

Top 3 Waiver Wire Adds (under 50% rostered)

  1. Craig Smith BOS, RW (11% rostered) — Smith has eight points in his last six games. He’s on the top line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
  2. Frank Vatrano FLA, LW (27% rostered) — I have been waiting for a pure Vatrano breakout for a few years now. He has 5 points in his last 5 games.
  3. Adin Hill Ari, G (27% rostered) — Hill has won three of his last four and six of his last eight. He’s allowed more than two goals just three times in those eight contests.

Top 3 players gone cold (over 50% rostered)

  1. Patrick Kane CHI, RW (99% rostered) — Kane has just one goal across his last seven games and 15 shots.
  2. Brayden Point TB, C (99% rostered) — Point has the opposite situation, he can score but that’s it. He has three goals and no other points in his last nine games.
  3. Jacob Markstrom CGY, G (93% rostered) — Markstrom is winless across his last four allowing three goals or more in each contest.

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Detail April 12th - 18th

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