Fantasy Hockey Friday: The Hot List

The Hot List provides a small sampling of players putting up big numbers over the last week who are flying under the radar in Fantasy Hockey leagues and could be worth a look if you need an extra boost in your stat categories.

The Winnipeg Jets: Something is clicking for this team recently. Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little, Evander Kane, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd have combined for 14 goals and 23 assists over the past seven days. The Jets are fighting for a playoff spot in the East, which could account for the increase in productivity from these players. Wheeler has already set a career high in points with 49 in 61 games and has looked impressive during the second half of the season. Pick up any one of these players, or a combination, if you are looking for scoring depth.

Teddy Purcell (forward): Another player seeming to hit his stride in the season’s second half, Purcell is riding a four-game scoring streak with three goals and six assists during that span. Purcell now has 14 points in his last 10 games and 42 points on the season.

Derek Roy (forward): Two goals, four assists and a plus-6 over the past seven days, but the future is uncertain for Roy as he has been the topic of trade speculation recently. Normally a 20-30 goal scorer, Roy could finish the season strong in a new home with a playoff contender. Keep a close eye on him over the next few days.

Kyle Quincey (defense): This kid may have hit the jackpot. Recently traded to Tampa Bay from Colorado and then flipped to Detroit for a first round pick and a prospect, Quincey joins a team that leads the league in scoring from defenseman. As an agile, puck moving defenseman himself, Quincey will fit right in with Detroit and should benefit from their puck-possession style of play. He already notched a goal in his first game with Detroit last night against Vancouver. The next few games should be telling on how Detroit plans to utilize Quincey in their lineup.

Ondrej Pavelec (goaltender): Three wins and 11 goals against over the past week, Pavelec is another Jets player worth looking into for fantasy points as the team looks to make a push for the playoffs this season. Pavelec now has 23 wins on the season with a 2.78 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

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