Another week, another waiver wire pickups.
We’ll call last week’s waiver wire pickups mixed.
Tkachuk didn’t play a game however I’d still recommend a pickup,
Kronwall grabbed himself an assist but unfortunately got hurt,
but now for the highlights!
We had Condon who picked up his second win for the Sens, Kevin Hayes is still in good form scoring two more points and my personal favourite, Patrick Maroon, was over a point per game player.
So, not all bad.
This week’s players all have fairly solid starts to the season, but yet they still remain unowned in the majority of fantasy leagues. These players are what’s going to help you win that championship.
Let’s see what we’ve got for you.
ESPN owned percentage: 5%
The pointless streak is over for this Bruins forward after he assisted on a Riley Nash goal in Monday’s 4-0 win over Buffalo. The former 20 goal scorer, managed to get himself on the scoresheet once again against Columbus where he got his first goal of the season, along with another assist. You can also find Beleskey playing on the second powerplay unit alongside both Brad Marchand and David Pasktrnak, two of the best scorers in the NHL. Beleskey is no doubt a deep pickup, however, he is definitely somebody I would advise you to stash on your bench. He’s only owned in 5% of leagues, on ESPN.com, so he is more than likely available for you. Pick him up and wait patiently to see if this form continues.
ESPN owned percentage: 46%
I will never understand how Wennberg is not owned in 100% of the leagues considering he is over a point per game player. The Columbus forward has been playing phenomenally so far this season tallying up 15 points, including four against the league’s best, The Montreal Canadians. I am a strong believer in Wennberg, he’s playing on the top line for Columbus along with that, the Swede is apart of the number one ranked power play in the NHL. Wennberg is a top 20 scorer and is only owned in 44% of leagues, there is no better player on the market.
ESPN owned percentage: 17%
Mason may not have started the season off strongly but now that Neuvirth is out his fantasy value has risen. Mason stepped into Saturday’s game against Minnesota and was fairly solid, saving 19 out of 20 shots. With Neuvirth expected to miss over a month, along with Quick and Smith both still out, Steve Mason is a must add in. All three of Mason’s wins this season have come at home, luckily for him next week all their games are at home. The Flyers goaltender is going to be playing more often than not, you’re going to want to add him to your roster.
ESPN owned percentage: 65%
Currently ranked ninth and yet still not owned in 100% of leagues, bizarre. Ehlers is a part of one of the strongest offense in the NHL, he is not just there to fill a roster spot but actually contributing almost a point per game. Despite putting the puck in his own net, Ehlers had a productive week adding five more points to his total. Almost all of Ehlers points come from 5 on 5, he has only scored two points on the power play but with him playing alongside Scheifele and Laine those points are bound to come.
ESPN owned percentage: 17%
Back to back weeks, Maroon has made the list and deservedly so. Ever since joining Connor McDavid on the top line, Patrick Maroon has been over a point per game player since the move scoring six points in five games. There isn’t much to say about Maroon besides the fact that he clearly has clicked with McDavid. Right now, the Oilers forward is a must add in all leagues.
ESPN owned percentage: 55%
The lone defensemen to make the list this week, Severson is currently ranked ninth on espn.com and has racked up 11 points in 14 games. As of right now, the Devils d-man is on pace for 64 points, obviously, he will eventually drop off but don’t be surprised to see him in the 50 point range once the season is over. He is the main offensive defensemen the Devils have and has been put in the role of quarterbacking the powerplay. Severson will find himself on the ice a lot with Taylor Hall, with a talent like that playing beside him it shouldn’t be too difficult for him to pick up points.