Top Players Who May Need to Be Cut from Your Fantasy Hockey Team
Remember when you were excited about your fantasy hockey team after the draft? Now is the time to rethink your roster and replace underperforming players with ones who are actually making a difference. The NHL has a surplus of talent, and there are often good players who go undrafted. Most fantasy leagues only select less than 200 players, but the NHL has over 700 active or injured players. Let’s take a look at some players who are rostered in many Yahoo leagues but may be candidates for dropping.
Elias Lindholm was highly regarded after an impressive 2022-23 season, in which he recorded 10 goals and 43 assists. However, this season has been a stark contrast, with only two assists, and fewer hits. He has also lost his place on the first power play unit. It might be time to consider replacing him in fantasy teams.
Trevor Zegras, C, Anaheim Ducks (45% rostered)
Trevor Zegras was a rising star in the past two years, but has been struggling recently with an injury and lackluster performance. Despite his potential, there are many strong centers available in most fantasy hockey pools, making Zegras an expendable choice for your team. With only one power-play point so far in the current season, and uncertainty about his return, Zegras may not be worth holding on to.
Logan Couture has yet to play this season, with no set timetable for his return. His team, the San Jose Sharks, is also one of the lowest-scoring in the NHL, further adding to his fantasy woes. His return may not see him replicate his previous season’s performance due to the weakened lineup he will have to work with.
Adam Larsson had a breakout season in 2022-23 but has significantly dropped in performance this season. Despite increased playing time, his fantasy value has not translated, making him a player to consider dropping from your roster. Meanwhile, Nico Schmid, who was previously highly anticipated, has had a disappointing start to the season, raising questions about his future performance.
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