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Fantasy: Players to watch on second playoff weekend

Jaroslav Halak, Mathieu Perreault among underrated options on waiver wire

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

If you're locked into a head-to-head fantasy playoff battle, you may need to improvise ahead of a crucial weekend to defeat your competition.

Depending on your league format, you only may be able to add players Friday for use Saturday and Sunday. In such leagues you need to know who's playing weekend back-to-back sets. If you are able to make same-day roster additions, then you have three days to work with before your weekly matchup concludes.

Five teams (MIN, NJD, NYR, PHI, VAN) play Saturday/Sunday back-to-back sets this weekend, two teams (NYI, SJS) play Friday/Saturday back-to-backs, and five teams (ANA, DAL, DET, PIT, WPG) play Friday and Sunday. The other 18 teams play one game the rest of the week (excluding Thursday).

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Fantasy top 25 goalie rankings for 2016-17

NHL.com lists most valuable assets during regular season

by David Satriano @DavidSatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

All season long, NHL.com will rank the top 25 goalies for standard Yahoo leagues (wins, goals-against average, save percentage, shutouts). Players with long-term injuries have been removed from this list.

These rankings are based on expectations for the rest of the season. Value is quantified by projected starts, peripheral category coverage, time-share situations, team defenses, past performance and overall upside in standard leagues. It is important to note that our rankings reflect sheer fantasy value, not necessarily the most talented goalies in order.

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Fantasy projected goalie starters

Updates from NHL.com correspondents, teams, reports

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

Projected goalie starters are based on reporting of NHL.com staff and correspondents at morning skates, team announcements and media reports. While last-minute lineup changes are possible, these projections provide fantasy owners with the most up-to-date information available.

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Fantasy picks: Matt Dumba seizes power-play role

Wild defenseman among March 23 DFS targets against Flyers at home

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

DraftKings Daily Picks: Thursday

DraftKings Daily NHL Picks for Thursday

The NHL Tonight crew makes its picks for top DraftKings players for Thursday night including Patrick Maroon and John Quenneville

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Each day this season, NHL.com's fantasy staff will provide daily picks for DraftKings NHL contests. This article includes expensive and value plays and should be used as a basis for your roster decision-making.

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Fantasy: Schedule guide for head-to-head playoffs

Remaining games, strength of opponents, home/road splits key for stretch run

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

The fantasy playoffs in standard leagues are underway, and it's essential to know how the NHL schedule will impact your roster.

Games in hand are extremely important during each round of the fantasy playoffs, but whether a player's remaining games will be played at home and/or against non-contending teams can go a long way in determining a championship run. When mulling add/drop decisions, a good tiebreaker is to see if either player's team has more games remaining, a favorable or difficult schedule, or a home- or road-heavy slate.

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Fantasy top 50 defenseman rankings for 2016-17

NHL.com lists most valuable standard-league assets during regular season

by Brian Metzer / NHL.com Correspondent

All season long, NHL.com will rank the top 50 fantasy defensemen for standard Yahoo leagues (goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points, shots on goal). Players with long-term injuries have been removed from this list.

These rankings are based on expectations for the rest of the season. Value is quantified by defense pairs, power-play usage, past performance and overall upside in standard leagues. Changes in value each week are based on recent performance and/or lineup trends.

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Fantasy picks: Brandon Dubinsky covering categories

Blue Jackets center among March 22 DFS targets against Maple Leafs

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

DraftKings Daily Picks: Wednesday

DraftKings Daily NHL Picks for Wednesday

The NHL Tonight crew makes its picks for top DraftKings players for Wednesday night including Andrew Cogliano and Oscar Lindberg

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Each day this season, NHL.com's fantasy staff will provide daily picks for DraftKings NHL contests. This article includes expensive and value plays and should be used as a basis for your roster decision-making.

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Fantasy impact: Aaron Ekblad's return

Panthers defenseman has elite shot volume, could bounce back during final 11 games

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

Many fantasy owners cut ties with Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad after he sustained a concussion March 11. But he'll be back in the lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-CR, NHL.TV), giving him some renewed short-term fantasy upside.

Ekblad, 21, (65 percent owned; 212th in Yahoo) could be available in some shallow formats because of the prior uncertainty surrounding his injury. Ekblad has severely regressed in points (21) and plus/minus (minus-22) compared to his first two NHL seasons (75 points, plus-30), but still can provide a significant boost in some key categories during Florida's final 11 games.

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Fantasy top 100 forward rankings for 2016-17

NHL.com lists most valuable standard-league assets during regular season

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

All season long, NHL.com will rank the top 100 forwards for standard Yahoo leagues (goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points, shots on goal). Players with long-term injuries have been removed from this list. Positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues.

These rankings are based on expectations for the rest of the season. Value is quantified by line combinations, power-play usage, past performance and overall upside in standard leagues. Changes in value each week are based on recent performance and/or lineup trends.

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Fantasy picks: Elias Lindholm is bargain

Hurricanes forward on seven-game point streak, among March 21 DFS value options

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

DraftKings Daily Picks: Tuesday

DraftKings Daily NHL Picks for Tuesday

The NHL Tonight crew makes its picks for top DraftKings players for Tuesday night including Brendan Gallagher and Brayden Schenn

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Each day this season, NHL.com's fantasy staff will provide daily picks for DraftKings NHL contests. This article includes expensive and value plays and should be used as a basis for your roster decision-making.

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