We're five weeks into the NHL season and that means that fantasy hockey is back in full swing. On Oct. 29, the NHL Fantasy On Ice Podcast released new rankings, waiver-wire targets and players to keep an eye on - and that includes several Blues' names on the watch list!
Starting with the Top 100 forwards, Brayden Schenn (No. 50), Ryan O'Reilly (No. 51), Jaden Schwartz (No. 97) and David Perron (No. 98) made the list for St. Louis. Those four forwards combined for 19 goals and 30 assists (49 points) thus far. With the news of Vladimir Tarasenko's long-term injury, Tarasenko dropped off the podcast's Top 100 list.
For players looking to score on the waiver wire, NHL Fantasy On Ice says the spotlight is on Robert Thomas as Tarasenko's replacement.
"If you're a Tarasenko owner, Thomas is a guy that is available so why not pick him up for three four months," the podcast reports.
Thomas has scored one goal in his eight games this season but fantasy experts foreshadow a lot more production while Tarasenko recovers.
Jordan Binnington's spot in the Top 10 goalie list continued at No. 9 and Blues' captain Alex Pietrangelo sits at No. 28 on the Top 50 defensemen rankings. Pietrangelo has five goals and four assists on the year.
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