It’s going to be a make or break day for some fantasy owners out there. Hopefully you are in good position to either claim your league title or make it to the championship round. With seven games on the schedule, there should be plenty of options out there. I’ll let you know about six of them.
Jose Theodore, G, MIN – start
There are already a couple of backups that are slated to start tomorrow, and Theodore is one of them according to Michael Russo. His opponent won’t be the easiest, but if you are desperate for another goalie start he could make for a good pickup. His only game against the Red Wings this season ended in a win, where he allowed three goals while saving 41. Not bad if you are needing those extra stats.
Mike Smith, G, TB – start
Smith is another confirmed starter for tomorrow via Erik Erlendsson. He has yet to face the Blackhawks, but he has been playing some decent hockey lately with a run of four good games out of his last five. He allowed a max of two goals in those four good starts and allowed four goals in his one not so good one. If you need a spot start, Smith should be widely available.
Kevin Shattenkirk, D, STL – start
And yet another reason why the Erik Johnson trade is going to haunt the Avalanche. Shatty is currently on a six-game point streak in which he has a goal and seven assists as well as 2 PPP and 16 SOG. In a Blues uniform, Shattenkirk also has two assists in the two games he has played against the Blue Jackets while logging some big minutes. If you are looking for a blue-liner to play on Sunday, Shattenkirk should be able to help you out.
Matt D’Agostini, RW, STL – start
Another Blue makes the cut. He has been playing some great hockey the past three or four weeks, posting points in 10 of his last 13 games. He has collected eight goals and seven assists in that span while also getting a +6, six PPP, two GWG, and averaging 2.3 SOG per game during that time. He could make for a good pickup on Sunday.
John-Michael Liles, D, COL – bench
Liles has been playing decent hockey lately, collecting a point in each of his last two games; however; Calgary has been his kryptonite this season. In the five other games he has played against them, he has generated no offense while earning an absurd (-11). The only category he will most likely help you out in is SOG, so if you have another option I would recommend using it.
Brenden Morrow, LW, DAL – bench
Morrow has only found the back of the net three times in the past 21 games, and he has had zero success against his Sunday opponent. In the five games he has played against the Ducks, Morrow has generated only one assist and no goals with a (-4). There should definitely be some better options out there tomorrow.
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