Justin Rosser- March 19, 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.
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I had not planned to write this article this week, but I really feel like there a couple players you need to take a look at today. This will be a shortened version of my normal 60 and under, but lets get ready to dive in and find some SNEAKY adds for you!
Matt Grzelcyk (D) BOS: 43% Rostered (+11%)
Touted as an interesting add for most of the year, owners have continually added and dropped Grzelcyk as he has fought through injuries and inconsistency. He has finally returned and looks outstanding, clearly others are taking notice now, you should too!
Matt Grzelcyk plays on Bostons top defensive pairing with breakout Charlie McAvoy and he plays point on the power play line 1. His ice time has been ranging from 17:40-23:42, which is another great perk.
Since returning from injury, he has 1 G and 5 A in 9 games (4 PPP), which is great for the 27 year old defenseman and he also gets a fair amount of shots and some other accessory categories. Grzelcyk is in a position to succeed, get him now, as solid Dmen are really hard to find in fantasy.
Jake Oettinger (G) DAL: 38% Rostered (+23%)
I don’t know if you noticed, but Oettinger has taken the starting role in Dallas, for now. This add is more of a “TEMPORARY” move, as eventually stud starter Ben Bishop (TRADE TARGET!!!!) will be returning to the fold and assuming position of top netminder for the Stars.
Oettinger has started 7 of the last 8 games played with 2 shutouts during that span, he has a pretty solid 2.33 GAA and 0.913 SV%.
If you are waiting for your goalie to come back from injury, or you need to get some goalie starts, Oettinger is a great add. If i were the Bishop owner, I would be all over getting this guy on my roster. Regardless, ranking 126 on the season, people are finally seeing that he is the guy, hence the +23% rostered in the last week.
Remember, this is not a solution (or not yet at least) for winning a title, but its a fantastic temporary add and who knows, he could be a long term add as well, but for now it can’t hurt!!!
Kasperi Kapanen (LW, RW) PIT: 39% Rostered (+7%)
A player I had on my first 60 and under article way back at the beginning of the season (seems like yesterday, no?) Kapanen is a solid add, AGAIN!
Ranking 127, Kapanen has finally heated up the engine and is roaring. In his last 10 games, he has 4 G and 7 A with a +6 during that span. He is not a huge accessory stat guy, so he won’t get you tons of blocks or hits, but adding him for his points is worth it.
Playing on the second line RW, his production might dampen slightly as his top end lineman Malkin was recently put on IR and his injury length is unknown at this time. Other than that, Kapanen will be leaned on heavily to produce offensively and he should be able to, especially on the PP 1 line that he plays on.
Oliver Bjorkstrand (LW, RW) CLB: 56% Rostered (+1%)
I will keep this one short as he is my late add to this list, Bjorkstrand is now playing on Columbus’s top line and second line PP. He is quietly having a great year with 10 goals and 16 assists.
He is on a heater lately, with 3 G and 5A in his last 5 games played, I will take that production any day. I would give him a shot if you want to ride the heater train, but be careful, he has gone through some cold spells this year as well.
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Justin Rosser- March 19, 2021