After combing the wire, I have found ten players that would worth adding to your roster. These ten players can make an impact both in a standard scoring league and in DFS.
Here ten players worth adding off the waiver wire this week.
1.Alex Stalock, G, Wild: The former San Jose Shark has done a great job filling in for the injured Devan Dubnyk. Stalock has won four of his six starts and currently boasts a 2.80 goals against average and .913 save percentage. If you own Dubnyk, hand cuff him with Stalock until he comes back.
2. Danton Heinen, C, Bruins: The rookie has scored 8 goals and has 14 helpers on the season. Heinen has scored in six of the team’s last seven games. Heinen has gained the trust of coach Bruce Cassidy. Cassidy is playing Heinen on the second power play unit as well. Heinen is worth owning in standard leagues and is certainly worth a look in DFS.
3. Matt Niskanen, D, Capitals: The veteran defenseman is back and he is logging big minutes for the Caps. Niskanen only has 10 points on the season but he takes care of the puck and picks up points in other categories, something that makes him an appealing addition if you are looking for defensive depth.
4. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Avalanche: The big, burly Swede is really starting to come on for the Avs. Landeskog had a monster game against the Lightning last week scoring 3 goals and notching 2 assists in a 6-5 loss. Landeskog now has 13 goals and 12 assists on the season. He is worthy of adding to your roster in all formats.
5. Erik Haula, LW, Golden Knights: The veteran winger has scored 6 goals in his last nine games. Haula is getting more ice time with the Knights than he did with the Minnesota Wild and he is making the most of it. Haula also has cross category value because he picks up points in other scoring categories as well.
6. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, LW, Blue Jackets: The Jackets have struggled of late as a team but the young Swede continue to score and make the most of his ice time. Bjorkstrand has 6 goals and 16 assists on the season. He is playing on the second power play line and is averaging about 14 minutes of total ice time a night. Bjorkstrand’s ice time will go up so look for him to get even more opportunities moving forward.
7. Brian Elliott, G, Flyers: Elliott has spearheaded the Flyers dramatic turnaround in the month of December. He has won 7 of his 9 starts and currently sports a 2.67 goals against average. If you are looking for a second goaltender or a starter in DFS, picking up Elliott would be a wise decision.
8. Marc-Andre-Fleury, G, Golden Knights: The Flower is back after missing a month with a concussion. Fleury has played well in his return. He is owned in 70% of ESPN leagues but he is still available enough that he is worthy of rostering as a number one net minder. Fleury is currently my starting goaltender in one of my leagues.
9. Esa Lindell, D, Stars: Finding good puck moving defensemen who can play in all situations on the waiver wire is tough these days. Lindell checks off all of those boxes and he plays qualities minutes. Lindell averages over 22 minutes a game. He is a worthwhile addition in standards league. He might not produce enough to pay for in DFS.
10. Michael Grabner, LW, Rangers: Grabner is back at it again. He burst back onto the scene with the Rangers last season scoring 27 goals. After a slow start to this season, Grabner now has 17 goals on the season and 3 assists. All of his goals are even strength which means the speedy Swiss knows how to get into prime scoring areas in five on five situations. Grabner is worth paying for in DFS and owning in standard leagues.