You be the judge in how good your fantasy team is so far this season. I am not going to go sound like a broken record once again this week. Fantasy owners know the drill now in what they need to do in order to get better. There are still some good players sitting on the waiver wire this week.
Centers: Teuvo Teravainen, Carolina Hurricanes: Teravainen is one of the hottest players on the planet right now. He is one of the reasons why the Hurricanes are off to a 9-6-4 record with 22 points. Teravainen is developing good chemistry with Sebastian Aho and other quality young players. In 19 games so far this season, Teravainen has scored eight goals and recorded 11 assists. His plus/minus is 7. Teravainen is owned in 68% of Fantrax Leagues, but he is being picked up in 12% of Fantrax Leagues. Teravainen has 75.95 fantasy points so far this season.
Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks: Anisimov has the Blackhawks right back in the playoff picture despite it only being November. He had a hat trick against the New York Rangers this past Wednesday Night and he scored the game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins this past Saturday Night. Anisimov has scored 10 goals in 20 games so far this season for Chicago. He also has two assists and his plus/minus is 2. Anisimov is owned in 53% of Fantrax Leagues and he has 107.4 fantasy points so far this season.
Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus Blue Jackets: Dubinsky has been very quiet for much of the 2017-2018 season. Head coach John Tortorella even stripped the assistant captain role from him earlier in the season to wake him up. Dubinsky has played a lot better since. In 20 games, he has scored two goals and recorded six assists. His plus/minus is 5. Dubinsky is owned in 39% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 88.35 fantasy points so far this season.
Wingers: Brock McGinn, Carolina Hurricanes: McGinn is another young stud for the Hurricanes and he has also elevated his play as well. McGinn can score and pass the puck. He has scored five goals and recorded five assists in 18 games so far this season. McGinn is owned in 13% of Fantrax Leagues and he has 40.4 fantasy points so far this season.
Darren Helm, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings have been playing a lot better as of late and Helm is versatile on the ice. He can play the wing and also play down the middle. In 20 games played this season, Helm has scored three goals and recorded five assists. His plus/minus is 2. Helm is owned in 7% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 44.3 fantasy points so far this season.
Rick Nash, New York Rangers: Rick Nash is a naturally born goal scorer and at times he forgets how to score goals for some reason and it drives fantasy owners and Rangers fans crazy. In order for the Rangers to be successful, Nash needs to continue scoring goals. He scored a goal against the Blackhawks this past week. Nash has seven goals this season in 21 games played along with four assists. His plus/minus is 1 so far this season. Nash is owned in 54% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 55.45 fantasy points so far this season.
Defenseman: Deryk Engelland, Vegas Golden Knights: It seems like once a week a Golden Knights player seems to make my waiver wire list. Engelland is a good defenseman but he is playing decently offensively to be considered. In 19 games played, he has scored two goals and recorded seven assists. His plus/minus is 8. Engelland is owned in 30% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 44.5 fantasy points so far this season.
Jan Rutta, Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks have been lacking offensive production at times this season from the defensive unit. They are inconsistent, but maybe Rutta will be one of those defenseman that can play well night in and night out. In 20 games this season, he has scored three goals and recorded six assists. His plus/minus is 3. Rutta is owned in 43% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 41.45 fantasy points so far this season.
Johnny Boychuk, New York Islanders: Boychuk is known for his heavy style of play on defense. He is starting to find some rhythm in his game. In 20 games this season, Boychuk has scored two goals and recorded four assists. His plus/minus is 9. He is owned in 42% of Fantrax Leagues. Boychuk has 54 fantasy points so far this season.
Goalies: Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes: Cam Ward has accepted the back up goaltending role really well for the Hurricanes. He is not a scrub and Ward can still make saves when his name is called upon. Ward played well in a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday. He stopped 27 shots in that game. Ward’s record this season is 3-2 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.64 GAA. He will probably play in 20-25 games. The goaltending duo of Scott Darling and Cam Ward gives the Hurricanes a chance to make it into the postseason. Ward is owned in 27% of Fantrax Leagues and he has 47.7 fantasy points so far this season.
Darcy Kuemper, Los Angeles Kings: Kuemper had a sensational week for the Kings by having a 24-save shutout against the Florida Panthers this past Saturday Night and stopping all 30 shots in relief against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. Maybe Kuemper will start in more games over the next couple of weeks in order to give Jonathan Quick some rest. Kuemper’s record is 3-0-1 this season with a .943 save percentage and a 1.62 GAA, along with one shutout. He is owned in 17% of Fantrax Leagues. Kuemper has 54.6 fantasy points so far this season.
Anton Khudobin, Boston Bruins: Is Khudobin finally turning into a capable backup that Tuukka Rask desperately needed? Rask has had some injury issues this season. Khudobin has started in the last two games for the Bruins and he made 27 saves against the Los Angeles Kings in a 2-1 win on November 16. Khudobin made 36 saves for the Bruins against the San Jose Sharks in a 3-1 win. His record is 5-0-2 this season with a .935 save percentage and a 2.17 GAA. Khudobin is owned in 28% of Fantrax Leagues. He has 93 fantasy points so far this season.