Week 11 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire
With another week in the books, the Week 11 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire report has another crop of deep-league adds who can help owners in various categories.
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Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire for Week 11
C Carl Soderberg, COL (40%): With five goals, eight assists, four power-play points and 30 shots through his past 15 games, Soderberg is providing excellent secondary scoring for the Avs. He’s more valuable in leagues including faceoffs, and the veteran also moves the needle in the hits column.
C Colin White, OTT (40%): It’s been a respectable start to the season for White, as the youngster has collected eight goals and 11 assists through 30 games. However, he’s been at his best while centering current linemates Mark Stone and Brady Tkachuk with the trio connecting for 4.65 goals per 60 minutes this year.
C Mark Jankowski, CGY (15%): With Mikael Backlund (undisclosed) on injured reserve, Jankowski has been promoted to the second line between Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett. It should be a good setup for Jankowski, and he’s recorded a respectable three goals and three assists through his past 10 outings.
C/LW Zach Hyman, TOR (49%): While currently set to miss the next two games due to a suspension, Hyman is still a player to consider in all settings. He’s locked in with John Tavares and Mitch Marner at even strength, and the trio has recorded 4.03 goals per 60 minutes. Hyman’s also recorded four tallies, a helper, 11 shots and 11 hits through his past six contests.
LW/RW Pontus Aberg, ANA (34%): Now up to four goals, four assists and 17 shots through his past seven games, Aberg’s value is on the rise. He’s seeing more time with Ryan Getzlaf of late, and the pair has scored an impressive 5.14 goals per hour this season. As long as Aberg is receiving top minutes, he can be a helpful asset in most settings.
LW Andreas Johnsson, TOR (36%): After recording just two goals and an assist through the first 18 games of the year, Johnsson has collected five tallies and five helpers over his past seven contests. Talent isn’t in question, and the Maple Leafs’ 3.63 goals per game are second in the NHL, so it’s a solid set up for the winger.
LW/RW Paul Byron, MON (36%): The speedy winger has four points — two goals — through five games since returning from a lower-body injury. Byron slotted in on the third line last time out, so while he’s probably more of a candidate for a deep-league add, he’s also coming off consecutive 20-goal showings.
RW Ondrej Kase, ANA (49%): With a scoresheet appearance in eight of his past 11 games for five goals and six assists, Kase is cruising along. Additionally, considering he’s been bouncing up and down the lineup, so the consistency is all the more impressive. It’s also worth noting that Kase also owns a team-high 10.25 shots and 17.15 attempts per 60 minutes over the past two seasons.
RW Craig Smith, NSH (36%): The veteran’s fantasy floor is more attractive than his ceiling, and Smith has posted better numbers of late with four tallies, five assists and 44 shots through his past 14 contests. He’s locked into a top-six role with power-play time, and while he shouldn’t be counted on for consistent offense, Smith’s a good bet to score 20 goals and flirt with 45 points by season’s end.
D Travis Dermott, TOR (24%): It’s hard to argue with Dermott’s recent form, as he pushes for a larger role with the high-scoring Maple Leafs. The 21-year-old blueliner has recorded six points, 26 shots, 21 hits and 15 blocked shots through his past 13 contests. Those are serviceable numbers, but if he does indeed start receiving more ice time (17:54 per game this season), the results should also improve.
D Nate Schmidt, VGK (41%): Things have been trending in the right direction for Schmidt of late. He’s collected five points — two goals — through his past seven games while averaging a hefty 22:26 of ice time. Schmidt broke out last season with a 36-point showing, and the Golden Knights are now 9-3 with him in the lineup.
D John Moore, BOS (9%): The veteran isn’t going to chip in much offense, but through nine games since returning from a lower-body injury, Moore’s collected three points, 21 shots, 10 hits and 23 blocked shots. It’s a respectable output for deep settings, and Moore’s also averaged big minutes during the stretch: 22:39 per contest.
D MacKenzie Weegar, FLA (5%): The 24-year-old defenseman has been a solid contributor in the secondary categories with 37 shots, 25 PIM, 45 hits and 36 blocked shots through 25 games. Obviously, with just three assists for the season, Weegar isn’t going to help offensively. Still, he’s worth a look in deep settings for his solid peripheral coverage.
G Darcy Kuemper, ARI (25%): Currently, Adin Hill is the top netminder for the Coyotes, and Kuemper is on injured reserve. However, Antti Raanta’s (lower body) injury is feared to keep him out all season, and Hill’s struggled the past two games with seven goals allowed in consecutive losses. The door should be wide open for Kuemper to return to being the No. 1 starter once he’s healthy and activated from IR.
G Petr Mrazek, CAR (33%): With Curtis McElhinney (lower body) on injured reserve, Mrazek is likely to start for the Hurricanes. It’s probably a fleeting opportunity, but if Mrazek plays well, and/or McElhinney suffers a setback or is out longer than expected, there’s potential for the Czech netminder to be a serviceable asset.
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