Week 10 - Free Agents and Trade Targets

He's a bit of a risky pick but you can't ignore his current hot streak - Dilip Vishwanat

Some suggestions to help you dominate your league.

With Diomedes7 away I've been pegged to recommend you some free agents to target in your league.  I'll sort by ownership %'s (from Yahoo!) to make it a bit easier to find guys that might be available in your leauges.

I hope some of these recommendations help you to dominate in your league this week.

If you think I missed any good targets help your fellow FHSers out and add it in the comments.


PICK UP OF THE WEEK:

Valeri Nichushkin Dal - RW : 8% owned with 4+11=15
Seven points in his last three games.  That's no typo.  The big problem here is his TOI is a relatively low (13-14 minutes per game with almost zero time on the PP).  You have to think his current streak is going to get him a bit longer of a leash, no?  Considering he's playing with Benn and Seguin, this is a guy you need to grab asap.



TRADE TARGETS  and SHALLOW LEAGUE FREE AGENTS
(owned in >50% of Yahoo! leagues)

Chris Kunitz Pit - LW : 97% owned with 17+14=31
Kunitz is the #2 ranked skater by Yahoo! currently.  Okay, Yahoo!'s ranking system is a bit wacky but it does raise the point that his guy should be owned in all leagues.

Logan Couture SJ - C,LW : 95% owned with 10+18=28
Currently 13th in the league in scoring.  He's now a point-a-game player and should be treated as such.

Brent Burns SJ - RW,D : 89% owned with 8+7=15
Nearly a point-a-game d-man here people.  He should be one of the top three d-men in your league.

Bryan Little Wpg - C,RW : 83% owned with 12+15=27
Currently putting up a tidy .87 ppg which easily tops his career best of .67.

Jason Garrison Van - D : 76% owned with 4+14=18
Currently on pace for 48 points which would smash his career best of 33 points.  He has been hot and cold this year but he's currently hot with nine points in last seven.

Jaromir Jagr NJ - RW : 64% owned with 11+13=24
Not sure he can keep it up but not too many guys have this many points and are owned in only 64% of leagues.

Dustin Penner Anh - LW : 63% owned with 9+14=23
Has at least one point in every game he's played this year but nine.  Love that consistency in fantasy.  He's throwing in some PIM's, plus-minus and PPP as well.

David Perron Edm - LW : 60% owned with 12+13=25
13 points in his last 10 games should get your attention.  Looks like he's enjoying playing with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins & Jordan Eberle

Radim Vrbata Pho - RW : 59% owned with 9+15=24
Mr. Underrated continues to hold his perpetual spot on this list.


MEDIUM DEPTH LEAGUES FREE AGENTS
(25-50% owned in Yahoo! leagues)

Clarke MacArthur Ott - LW : 45% owned with 9+14=23
Tied for 39th in league scoring, playing on a the top line in Ottawa and still owned in less than half of leagues.  Not good enough people.

Martin Hanzal Pho - C : 45% owned with 8+14=22
He's slowed down a bit (zeros in his last three) but still makes a great target, especially if your league counts hits.

Steve Downie Phi - LW,RW : 45% owned with 2+14=16
On pace for 50 points and 200 PIM's.  Nuff said.

Ryan Johansen Cls - C,RW : 40% owned with 10+12=22
Don't forget this guy is a former 4th overall pick so he has some pedigree.  He's on a hot streak (nine points in his last six) and has already topped his career best season.  Lots of upside here.



SHALLOW LEAGUES FREE AGENTS
(<25% owned in Yahoo! Leagues)

Andrew Shaw Chi - C : 23% owned with 8+9=17
We would love him more if he played on the 2nd line instead of the 3rd but we'll take the 47 point / 63 PIM / 207 Hit pace he's on.

Chris Kreider NYR - C,LW : 23% owned with 7+10=17
Slowing down a bit (one point in last four) but if he keepes playing with Derek Stepan and  Rick Nash good things will eventually happen.

Derek Roy StL - C : 22% owned with 7+12=19
Six points in his last five and he is centering the 2nd line between Stewart and Morrow. 

Justin Faulk Car - D : 20% owned with 2+12=14
In his last six games he has delivered eight points for his owners. His TOI has been good as well, especially on the PP.  Looks like a career year is in the cards.

Jaden Schwartz StL - C,LW : 18% owned with 7+12=19
Nine points in his last nine games for the 3rd liner winger.  Looks like the hot streak has given Hitch a bit more confidence in the kid as his PPTOI has risen the last few games.

Olli Jokinen Wpg - C : 11% owned with 7+11=18
We figured this guy was fantasy toast but he's putting together a respectable season with his current 48 point pace.

Eric Gelinas NJ - D : 10% owned with 3+9=12
He's 35th in d-man scoring, even though he wasn't called up until the 10th game of the year.  His current pace over a full 82 games would net 42 points.

Valeri Nichushkin Dal - RW : 8% owned with 4+11=15
See 'Pick Up of the Week" above

Nick Foligno Cls - LW : 6% owned with 8+8=16
Six points in his last six games as he mans the LW on the 2nd line in 'Lumbus.  He missed some time from injury earlier this year so his numbers look worse than they are.  Prorated to a full season he would pick up 57 points and a bucketload of PIMs and Hits.

Others to consider....
Mats Zuccarello NYR - LW : 15% owned with 6+14=20
Alex Killorn TB - C,LW : 15% owned with 6+10=16
Nick Bonino Anh - C : 14% owned with 8+14=22
Nino Niederreiter Min - RW : 14% owned with 5+10=15
David Legwand Nsh - C : 12% owned with 5+15=20
Chris Higgins Van - LW : 11% owned with 8+7=15
Sean Couturier Phi - C : 11% owned with 5+9=14
Derek Morris Pho - D : 11% owned with 4+9=13
Nathan Gerbe Car - C,LW : 9% owned with 6+6=12
Hampus Lindholm Anh - D : 9% owned with 2+7=9
Joel Ward Was - RW : 8% owned with 9+8=17
Devin Setoguchi Wpg - RW : 8% owned with 7+9=16
Scottie Upshall Fla - RW : 7% owned with 6+11=17
Brian Gionta Mon - RW : 6% owned with 5+11=16
Tomas Tatar Det - C,LW : 5% owned with 6+7=13
R.J. Umberger Cls - LW : 4% owned with 7+9=16
Cody Eakin Dal - C : 4% owned with 7+9=16
Mark Arcobello Edm - C,RW : 4% owned with 3+12=15
Tyler Johnson TB - C : 2% owned with 6+8=14

THE 1% SPECIALS (<1% owned in Yahoo! Leagues)

Matt Stajan Cgy - C : 1% owned with 5+9=14
I can't believe I'm writing these words but Matt Stajan might actually help you in your pool.  He's currently playing at a 56 point pace... easily his best production as a Flame.  He'll get lots of scoring line minutes so there is even hope he might be able to keep it up.

TJ Brodie Cgy - D : 1% owned with 3+7=10
His 28 points are nothing amazing but if you're in a deep league it's tough to find guys like that. 

Gabriel Bourque Nsh - LW : 0% owned with 4+7=11
He's playing with David Legwand & Craig Smith on L2 and is the only player owned in 0% of leagues with more than 10 points, so he's got that going for him.

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