Fantasy Hockey Goalie Streams For Week 16
There are only two weeks left and if you are reading this then you are likely down to the wire for your league championship. Some teams are resting their starters for the playoffs or injuries, while others are bringing up rookies to get some NHL game experience. It’s can be tougher than ever to find quality starts for your team just when it matters most. Read on for your fantasy hockey goalie streams for Week 16.
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Fantasy Hockey Goalie Streams For Week 16
Adin Hill (20%)
With Antti Raanta (28%) still out, Darcy Kuemper (74%) will get most of the starts for the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes are still in the hunt for that final playoff spot in the West. They have a pretty juicy schedule this week with two at home to the Los Angeles Kings and then a back-to-back in San Jose on Friday/Saturday. Keep an eye on the status of Raanta, as Adin Hill could get one of the starts in San Jose. He shut out the Vegas Golden Knights with 25 saves in a 3-0 win in his last game.
Jeremy Swayman (33%)
Despite both Jaroslav Halak (61%) and Tuukka Rask (92%) being healthy, it’s the rookie Jeremy Swayman who keeps getting the chance to show what he can do. Boston plays four games this week with a back-to-back versus the New Jersey Devils on Monday/Tuesday followed by a pair against the New York Rangers on Thursday and Saturday. Rask is slated to start on Monday, while Swayman is the likely starter on Tuesday. Halak will remain on the sidelines for now but there’s no way to know what will happen the rest of the way. You can pencil in Swayman for one start and monitor the situation from there.
Dustin Tokarski (8%)
The Buffalo Sabres just can’t catch a break. They currently have three goalies out with injury. Linus Ullmark (50%) is still week-to-week, Carter Hutton (21%) is out indefinitely and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (24%) left early in his last game with an unknown injury. It’s possible he could be back in time for Monday’s home game versus the New York Islanders. However, even if he is back the Sabres play the next night against the Islanders again, so Tokarski is very likely to get one or even both of these starts. The Sabres also play twice in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Saturday. We don’t recommend picking up Tokarski unless you have no other options. However, at this point in the season, if you are desperate, he’s probably available in your league. Besides, how fun would it be to win on a few saves from Dusty?
James Reimer (47%)/Alex Nedeljkovic (59%)
Petr Mrazek (83%) could be back any day and we expect he will get a few games in before the playoffs. However, until he does get the green light it will be Reimer and Nedeljkovic who will split the starts for the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina plays at home to Chicago on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday and then in Nashville on Saturday. This is another complicated situation to watch carefully as whichever goalie gets the start will have a good chance to win, especially in those three games against the Blackhawks.
Devan Dubnyk (38%)
Philipp Grubauer (97%) is back healthy and looked good making 21 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the San Jose Sharks. The Colorado Avalanche play four games this week, with a pair each versus the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. The Avalanche are heavy favorites in all of these games and Dubnyk will get at least one start on Friday or Saturday versus the Kings. It’s possible he also plays one of the games in San Jose on Monday or Wednesday. If so,be ready to plug him in.
Casey DeSmith (38%)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have four games this week. They face the Flyers in Philadelphia in a back-to-back on Monday/Tuesday and then the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday/Saturday. Expect DeSmith to get one of the back-to-backs in Philly.
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