Every Monday, we give you the list of guys you are going to want to add from the waiver wire.
We’ll give you pickups for daily, weekly and dynasty leagues!
Also, a quick reminder that this week will be cut short due to the NHLall-star break. Therefore, make sure you check that you select your team wisely this week so that you can get your team to play the maximum amount of games.
Andre Burakovsky – Washington Capitals
ESPN Owned Percentage: 9.6%
The Washington Capitals have been on a goal scoring tear recently, scoring 52 goals in the month of January (11 games). Somebody Washington has been able to rely on over this period is has been Andre Burakovsky. Over his last five games, Burakovsky has scored seven points, 5 of which have been goals. The Austrian-born forward has scored a little over a third of his 22 points in those last five games, to put it into comparison, Burakovsky is playing much like Patrik Berglund who had a little hot streak last week but has now cooled off. The Caps forward is playing on the third line and doesn’t play many minutes so if you’re going to pick him up, make sure you monitor his form.
Conor Sheary – Pittsburgh Penguins
ESPN Owned Percentage: 45.9%
Sheary plays on a line with Sidney Crosby. The End. It really is that simple.
In the month of January, nobody has scored more goals than Conor Sheary has. In his last 8 games, Sheary has produced 12 points whilst playing alongside Sidney Crosby. Sheary is much like what I have noted about Patrick Maroon due to the fact Maroon, in the sense that he’s playing with the best player in the world. Don’t get me wrong, Sheary is extremely talented but he becomes significantly better when he plays with Crosby.
Nick Leddy – New York Islanders
ESPN Owned Percentage: 56.9%
Nick Leddy has been in top form for the Islanders since the start of the year, scoring nine points in as many games. He’s the offensive guy on the backend for New York, Leddy leads them both in 5 on 5 and powerplay points. The Islanders seems to be going under the radar whilst having a decent season, especially as of late. You’re not going to find many defensemen around the league who are still available and producing like Leddy has been.
Matt Dumba – Minnesota Wild
ESPN Owned Percentage: 46.9%
Dumba has most definitely got his offensive game flowing this season, scoring 21 points which is only five points off his career best. The Wild defensemen is currently playing on the top powerplay unit, which he actually leads with eight powerplay points so far this year. ESPN projected that Dumba would only score 24 points in the 2017 regular season” and as you can see he’s only three points away from that projection with 36 games left. Dumba can only improve upon that projection meaning he’s just going to get better as the season goes on.
Mike Condon – Ottawa Senators
ESPN Owned Percentage: 37.7%
Mike Condon has been solid for the Senators since his move over from the Penguins. The Sens netminder ranks in the top 10 for save percentage, goals-against average, and shutouts, it’s fair to say Ottawa are not going to turn their backs on Condon when Anderson returns. It has been reported that Craig Anderson will be returning late January or early February. Despite these reports, you’ll still have Condon for this next week when he faces Florida, Tampa Bay, and Buffalo who all rank in the bottom half of the league regarding goals for.