TSN: Red Wings players, Seider good pick-ups for poolies this week

The Red Wings play an ugly 4-games-in-6-nights schedule this week, but TSN’s Stefan Pejic notes that the amount of goals that the Red Wings’ opponents are giving up (in Columbus, Dallas, Vegas and Arizona) equal an opportunity to pick up some productive fantasy hockey players:

Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings have overachieved versus fantasy expectations early on this year, and, fortunately for us, they have a very favourable schedule in Week 6.

Detroit will play Columbus, Dallas, Vegas, and Arizona – all four teams are in the bottom half in goals allowed per game – while Arizona is the worst in the league, giving up 3.93 goals per game.

Detroit has played well lately, winning four of five while scoring 3.2 goals per game during that stretch. Most of their team is on the waiver wire in a good portion of fantasy hockey leagues, so now might be the time to take a stab.

Who should you pick up from the Wings?

D, Moritz Seider, Detroit Red Wings (57 per cent rostered, up 9 per cent): Moritz Seider has quickly made a name for himself in the NHL, and most fantasy leagues are paying attention, but he’s still available in 43 per cent of leagues. The 20-year-old rookie is currently ranked seventh among defencemen with 12 points in 16 games while playing more than 22 minutes per game. He quarterbacks the top power-play unit and already has five power-play points, good for 10th most among all defencemen. The 2019 sixth-overall pick is the leading candidate for the Calder Trophy and should be owned in all but the shallowest of fantasy leagues.

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