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Fantasy hockey top 10 waiver wire pickups

Beniers, Olofsson, Jarvis among players to add for championship round; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

Each week during the 2021-22 regular season, NHL.com will provide the top 10 players to add off the fantasy hockey waiver wire. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

FANTASY RANKINGSTop 200

100 'F' | 50 'D' | 25 'G'

Keeper / dynasty rankings

Power ranks | Top 25 lines

DFS picks | Projected lineups

 

TOP 10 FANTASY PICKUPS

NOTE: Fantasy championship round runs until May 1 in most leagues

 

FORWARD

Matty Beniers, C, SEA

Games during final week: 4 (most)

• Has scored five points (three goals, two assists) with 12 shots on goal in first six NHL games; PP1 with Jared McCann and Vince Dunn; Kraken play rescheduled game on final day of regular season

Mason Marchment, LW/RW, FLA

Games during final week: 3

• Has scored seven points (three goals, four assists) with 15 SOG and 11 hits in past six games; L1 with Aleksander Barkov and Claude Giroux but has maintained fantasy relevance regardless of lineup placement

Seth Jarvis, C/LW/RW, CAR

Games during final week: 2

• Has scored 10 points (four goals, six assists) in past 10 games, including five-game point streak; L1 with Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen and PP1

Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF

Games during final week: 2

• Four-game point streak (eight points in span), including three consecutive multipoint games; 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in past 22 games since March 10; L1 with Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner

Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL

Games during final week: 3

• Has scored eight points (two goals, six assists) in past eight games; L1 with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov

Artturi Lehkonen, LW/RW, COL

Games during final week: 3

• Has scored six points (three goals, three assists), two on the power play, with 18 SOG in past seven games; L1 with Nathan MacKinnon and Valeri Nichushkin and PP1

Frederick Gaudreau, C, MIN

Games during final week: 3

• Has scored 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in past eight games; L2 with Matt Boldy and Kevin Fiala

Other forwards to consider: Vasily Podkolzin, VAN; Ilya Mikheyev, TOR (after Michael Bunting injury)

 

DEFENSEMAN

Brandon Montour, FLA

Games during final week: 3

• Has scored 11 points (three goals, eight assists) with a plus-8, 19 SOG, 20 hits and nine blocks in past 12 games

Other D-men to consider: Evan Bouchard, EDM; Bowen Byram, COL

 

GOALIE

Casey DeSmith, PIT

Games during final week: 2

• 2-1-0 with a .962 SV% and one shutout in three games since Tristan Jarry (lower body; week to week) was injured

Logan Thompson, VGK

Games during final week: 3

• 8-3-1 with .925 save percentage and one shutout in past 12 games; leads NHL rookies in SV% (.917 in 15 games) among those who have played at least 10 games this season; Robin Lehner (shoulder surgery) out for rest of season

Other goalie to consider: Mike Smith, EDM; Pyotr Kochetkov, CAR

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