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2019-20 Fantasy Hockey Week 3 Waiver Wire

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The NHL season is a long haul. 82 games can be a grind, especially if you’re losing in your fantasy league.

To help ensure you’re the one slinging insults from a position of power instead of being ridiculed by friends and family, we’re serving you some of the hottest Fantasy Hockey Week 3 Waiver Wire pickups to sink your teeth into to and give your dream team a boost.

Below we have a couple names most hockey fans are familiar with and one of the best goalie prospects in the NHL.

2019-20 Fantasy Hockey Week 3 Waiver Wire

Alexander Kerfoot, C/LW/RW, Toronto Maple Leafs (25% Owned)

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With the newly appointed captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares, out for two weeks with a broken finger, Alexander Kerfoot has found himself in a role that will surely have fantasy owners salivating. Kerfoot, who was acquired from Colorado in the offseason is now playing with Mitch Marner on the second line.

Since Tavares was injured, Kerfoot has filled in nicely in his absence. In the first eight games of the season, Kerfoot posted two goals and two assists. In the three games since Tavares has been out, Kerfoot has two goals and an assist, including a powerplay marker.

At only 25% owned in Yahoo! leagues, Kerfoot is a must-add in all formats. Strike while the iron is hot.

Ilya Samsonov, G, Washington Capitals (32% Owned)
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Capitals head coach Todd Reirden has not verbally committed to Ilya Samsonov as the top goaltender in Washington, but sometimes actions speak louder than words.

Braden Holtby has been pedestrian in goal – through eight starts, the former Vezina Trophy winner has a 3.60 GAA and .868 SV%. Samsonov on the other hand has been stellar.

In four starts, the Russian national has three wins, while boasting 1.84 GAA and a .933 SV%. Even with only playing a third of the team’s starts, Samsonov has become fantasy viable. For owners of Holtby, he’s a must add for an air-tight hand-cuff. With excellent goal support from the Capital’s fearsome offense, any goalie you put between the pipes in D.C. will win games.

Keep a watchful eye on the goaltending situation in Washington. It’s clear Todd Reirden will be.

Brett Connolly, LW/RW, Florida Panthers (4% Owned)

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Most people have their eyes on polarizing goalie Sergei Bobrovsky in South Florida. He’s the shiny new acquisition from this past offseason, and as a result, other relevant fantasy players slip through the cracks from a fantasy standpoint.

Brett Connolly is one of those players.

The gritty winger has been on fire to start the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign. Connolly chipped in an assist in each of the first three games to start the season. In the last four contests, Florida’s other offseason addition has found the back of the net four times.

Last year while on the Capitals, Connolly scored a career-high 46 points. He did this while utilized in a third-line role. Now that the journeyman has been placed in a top-six role, he’s well on pace to score over 50 points. As long as he can continue to carve out a second line position, Connolly will be fantasy viable.

Pick up this diamond in the rough in deeper leagues if you need a dual-position winger.

Brock Nelson, C/LW, New York Islanders (30% Owned)

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Brock Nelson has been all over the ice for the Islanders to start the year. With four goals and three assists in eight games, Nelson leads the Islanders in points. His 25 shots on goal also lead New York.

Playing on the second line, Nelson gets plenty on time on the ice, giving fantasy owners a consistent return on investment. Nelson also fills up the stat sheet on the defensive side of the puck with six hits and seven blocked shots. For leagues that include face off wins within their categories, Nelson has averaged a whopping nine per game since the season has started.

Nelson has been productive in even-strength situations but has also seen time on the powerplay, picking up two points with the man advantage.

Last year Nelson achieved a career-high in points with 53. If he continues to play at this rate, he could have a break-out season, reaching up to 60 points.

Get this guy into your lineup and be the smartest person in your league.


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About Tyler Mulligan

Sports Journalist from Toronto, Canada. Fantasy hockey, basketball and football aficionado.

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