Justin Rosser Feb 1, 2021
This article will be based off of standard fantasy scoring systems as I look at some potential flower buds ready to blossom that are less than 60% owned in Fantasy Hockey leagues. Remember, these aren’t guarantees, just potential diamonds in the rough.
NOTE: Try not to add players from Edmonton, Vegas, Toronto, San Jose, New Jersey or Pittsburgh as they will all have only 2 games played this week.
James Reimer Carolina G: With the injury to starting goalie Petr Mrazek, there was boost in ownership for Reimer. Recent news has been reported that Mrazek might need surgery, which immediately gives Reimer long term starting duties as the Carolina Hurricanes goalie. With Carolina being a strong team, Reimer has filled in great in his three starts on the year; He is 3/3 wins with a 1.99 goals against average, rolling with a very nice .918 save percentage.
This is a great opportunity to get a stud in net for you and while only being owned 32% across Yahoo leagues, that’s an increase of 21% from last week, I assume with the news about Mrazek, Reimer is going to be heavily added in coming days. Jump on the opportunity to snag him!
Carter Verhaeghe Florida C, LW: A little bit of an under the radar add, as you probably have not even heard of Carter Verhaeghe before. He is currently 20% owned in fantasy leagues and plays on Floridas top line with Alexander Barkov and Anthony Duclair, also on the second power play unit. His Rank is 148th, with 4 missed games due to postponement, he has 5 goals and 2 assists with a +4 rating in 6 games. With stellar numbers, he also contributes a bit in hits with 6 on the year, not jaw dropping, but better than 0 hits. If you watch the Panthers, you will see this guy can play hockey and it definitely can’t hurt playing alongside Alexander Barkov.
I believe that he won’t be available in a week and half in the majority of leagues. DO NOT let yourself be the person who let them slip through your fingertips and BUY BUY BUY or should I say SNIPE HIM SNIPE HIM!
Andrew Copp Winnipeg C, LW: Andrew Copp has blown onto the scene with the vacancy of Patrick Laine being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. With 4 goals and 5 assists in 8 games, a whopping 29 shots on goal with 10 hits, Copp has carved himself out a nice role for himself with around 20:00 of ice time a game, he is put into a position to succeed.
Only 54% owned, it’s an absolute crime, QUICK SOMEONE CALL THE “COPPS”, that being said, I’m convinced he should change his number to 5-0 to fully embrace his last name. Copp is on the top line as a left winger alongside Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers and on Winnipegs power play two line. Should be a good add and it’s great to get players in the North Division as they will have some high scoring games along the way.
Nick Foligno Columbus LW, RW: Just like last week’s article, this is a great add if your leagues have categories for Hits/blocked shots. Through 10 games played he has 3 goals and 1 assist, with a chance to get shorthanded points playing on the PK. In those 10 games he has a consistent 24 hits and 13 blocked shots. Ranked 51 at only 26% rostered, he could be a great add in a pinch to up your hits/blocked shots on the week. He is currently on their line 1, I expect that to fluctuate, but with the increased time on ice, he should get more chances at points along with his hits and blocks.
Justin Rosser Feb 1, 2021