Tomas Fleischmann LW FLA 7 Hrs
Tomas Fleischmann, owned in only 41% of Yahoo leagues, looks to be a good pickup during a busy weekend for the Panthers starting on Saturday.
Fleischmann has three points over his last two games, and the Panthers are one of just two teams to play both Saturday and Sunday. Through 28 games, the winger has 15 points.
David Perron LW EDM 8 Hrs
David Perron has been blazing while posting 12 points along with 34 shots on goal during the last nine games.
Perron was one of the big off-season acquisitions for the Oilers during the summer, and it seems to be paying off (at least from an offensive stand point) as he's recorded 24 points in 26 contests. He started the season with 12 points in his first 17 games (0.71 points per game), which was around the ballpark figure of his career numbers, but has since stepped it up to a whopping 1.33 during this recent "hot streak". One of the main reasons for the boost is due to a sharp spike in power play time. He's appeared in 58 percent of the Oilers' power play opportunities during this span, which is comparable to other forwards such as Logan Couture, Henrik Zetterberg, Shane Doan, Alex Steen, Eric Staal, Joe Thornton and Jaromir Jagr, so it's not surprising to see his point totals being where they are. The Oilers may be struggling to get wins on the board, but they're certainly providing enough offense to please poolies out there. Perron is just 56 percent Yahoo! owned
Andrej Sekera D CAR 8 Hrs
With seven points along with 13 shots on goal during his last six outings, Andrej Sekera has really developed into a productive fantasy own during the last couple of weeks.
We mentioned Sekera a couple of weeks ago as a possible "sleeper" candidate, and it seems to be coming into fruition at the moment. One of the big reasons for Sekera's production is the responsibility that he's garnering in Carolina. During this six-game span, he's appearing in 62.2 percent of the Canes' power play opportunities, which is comparable to other "big named" blue-liners like Kris Letang, John Carlson, Niklas Kronvall, Dustin Byfuglien, Duncan Keith and Dan Boyle. It would certainly be tough to argue that he's at the same skill level as those players, but he's certainly getting a similar opportunity as them. It also showcases why it's not entirely surprising to see him post similar numbers. If you are desperately looking for help on the blue-line then Sekera is definitely a worthwhile option.
David Desharnais C MON 8 Hrs
David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty have been absolutely buzzing during the last nine contests.
The duo has combined for 19 points along with 55 shots on goal during this hot streak. Desharnais was off to an atrocious start with just one point in his first 19 contests, but has completely turned the corner while posting a point-per-game pace in the last nine. There's a couple of factors to be wary about. Both of his ice-time average of 16:47 and shots on goal (11 in nine) are a bit low in terms of justifying a continued point production pace, so do expect a regression as the season progresses. For the time being if you're looking for a "hot hand" to ride, then Desharnais could certainly be a great candidate.