One goal, one shot, and one digit can really make the difference between winning an entire week or losing it. Head-to–head category leagues are special in that they only require one goal. Here's a mid-season roundup of the most underappreciated fantasy category leaders. They can help you nail down a field with no weighted formulas or points. Both candidates are largely available on the ESPN.com site. AndIf they aren't, they shouldn't be fantasy liabilities. Managers in H2H points leagues and Roto should also find these useful.
, LW, (Recorded in 14.6% of ESPN.com leagues).There are worse positions than those on top-scoring lines. Mitch Marner. Bunting has eight goals from his 11 previous games, including a hattrick against Red Wings on Jan. 29, and has eight assists. Bunting, a 26-year-old rookie, has 15 goals and 17 assists for the year. This includes four points with the additional skater. Bunting has been averaging 2.23 fantasy points per game since Jan. 15, largely due to his proclivity for finding back the net. Bunting could be more productive over the next 10 days. Between February 17 and 26, the Maple Leafs will face the Blues, Canadiens Blue Jackets, Wild, and Red Wings.
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, D, (20.6%): Severson, while guilty of some defensive mistakes of late has nevertheless offered help at a remarkable pace. To be exact, 17 of them have been with the team through 22 games. The New Jersey defender is a fantasy streaming option that can help you boost your assists and/or power play points. At least up to His jaw injury is now healed.
, LW/RW, (22.7%):The Kings' winger has been firing up a storm all season and especially late in the year, with an average of 3.9 shots per game since New Year's Day. With seven goals and nine assists, he's now averaging a point per game. The ex-Predator is having a great season in his new California home. He's humming at a 1.9 fantasy point/game pace and yet he still sits unaccounted for in more that three-quarters ESPN.com leagues.
, D, (9.4%):For a bounty in blocked shots, look no further than the Blackhawks blue line, which is embodied by two elite players in that department (or three, depending on your preference). ). De Haan, who leads the NHL with 4.4/game from mid-January onwards, is not only a difference-maker for H2H Category competition but also any fantasy league that rewards blocked shots. Fellow Chicago defender – a 23.1% ESPN.com league roster player – is another solid asset that adds a few points and hits. McCabe, as mentioned above, is also valuable in deeper leagues and is readily available.
, D, (3.1%):Through his 11 games with the Flames, the top-four defenceman is plus-18. He has scored three goals and assisted five others. The veteran 32-year old also leads the team in blocked shots with 77. Although you don't want to sacrifice a more valuable asset to get a few positive points in this category, Tanev might be worth considering if you are looking to drop a similar small commodity. The veteran blueliner is having the best campaign of his entire career. Calgary's club is also hot at the moment.
, C, New Jersey (67.9%).Pittsburgh has the only city with identical 54.9% win rates In 13 contests played since Jan. 16, Hischier has taken in more faceoffs (288 to 246), than the Devils centerman. Hischier has scored six goals, assisted with two, and taken 27 shots, as well as 11 blocked shots. This is a good number for a forward in this time. Although the No. Although the No. This is especially true in leagues that reward excellence in the dot.
, (45.4%):To win, they must play. While While he is largely sidelined, the Blues' No. 1 is playing – and Winning – a lot. Husso posted a.946SV% and has won six of his seven previous starts. He hopes to win many more in the near future. From now through February, St. Louis will play the Canadiens and Maple Leafs, Flyers Sabres, Sabres, Sabres, and Blackhawks. This schedule is overwhelmingly friendly, except for the Saturday tilt in Toronto. Husso is also a popular choice in the GAA category. It's a surprise that this fantasy netminder with such high performance is still so readily available.
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, (6.0%):Weight doesn't matter if you win. Is it really that much of an issue to have goals against? A solid goalie is a good investment on a less defensively strong team. Murray, for example, has faced the sixth most shots since Jan. 15. Despite playing just one to three more games than any of the other five. The math specifically works out to a busy 35 shots-against/contest. More importantly, Ottawa’s top netminder has stopped the majority of them. Murray's SV% was.949 through nine starts between Jan. 13 and Feb. 13. That's pretty impressive. He was scheduled to miss Thursday's contest in Buffalo and he is expected to return from an undisclosed condition shortly.