2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 22 Stock Watch

The Final Countdown

by Kyle Vaughan
2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 22 Stock Watch

Welcome to the 2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 22 Stock Watch.

Throughout the season this article has reviewed players whose stock is either rising or falling to help you adequately gauge what their value might be. I'm hoping it was helpful when you were considering trades, or waiver wire transactions.

This will be the last stock watch of the article of the year. Most fantasy hockey regular seasons will be wrapping up next week. In light of that, I'm switching up the format. In this final article, I'm going to focus on some players who might help you win the final week of the regular season. I'll base this on the number of games they play next week, their deployment, and their production over the last few weeks.

I'll wrap the article up with a few players who are more likely to hurt you than help you in the final week. These are good candidates to move on from in favor of better options.

Don’t forget to check out the other great Fantasy Hockey content at Fantasy Six Pack.

Thanks for reading. You met me at a very strange time in my life. (Fight club fans?)

All statistics from DobberHockey unless otherwise stated. This article does not include Wednesday night's games. 

2021-22 Fantasy Hockey Week 22 Stock Watch: The Final Countdown

Stock Up

Adam Henrique, C, Anaheim Ducks (13% rostered)

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Adam Henrique is currently playing on the Ducks' second line and their first powerplay unit. In his last ten games, he has eight points. He provides blocks and face-off win coverage in addition to points. Anaheim plays four games next week, so giddy up.

Taylor Raddysh, RW, Chicago Blackhawks (2% rostered)

Taylor Raddysh was acquired (along with two first-round picks and Boris Katchouk) by the Blackhawks from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Brandon Hagel trade last week. In two games since arriving he's played mostly on the second line with Jonathan Toews and Dominik Kubalik. Raddysh has also been on the top powerplay unit. He has two points in those two games, along with four shots on goal and two hits. Chicago plays four games next week, which makes Raddysh a great short-term option. Just make sure you move on from Raddysh in the first round of the playoffs, as the Blackhawks only play two games in week 24.

Lawson Crouse, RW, Arizona Coyotes (26% rostered)

Much like Nick Schmaltz (who I mentioned a few weeks back), Lawson Crouse is in the midst of a heater. While he plays on the fourth line, he has secured a spot on the top powerplay unit. Crouse has ten points in his last nine games. The Coyotes seem to have cooled off from their winning ways, but Crouse is still a good short-term option for next week. Particularly because the Coyotes play four games.

Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Edmonton Oilers (19% rostered)

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Kailer Yamamoto is one of the hottest players in the NHL at the moment. He has ten points in his last seven games. Yamamoto is playing on the first line (alongside Connor McDavid and Evander Kane) and the top powerplay unit. The Oilers play four times next week, and Yamamoto's ownership should spike. Now is a good time to get ahead of it.

Yanni Gourde, C, Seattle Kraken (17% rostered)

The Kraken play four games next as well and Yanni Gourde finds himself on a heater. He has seven points in seven games. While his third-line deployment isn't great, he is on the top powerplay unit and is producing.

Brandon Saad, LW, St. Louis Blues (11% rostered)

I didn't realize Brandon Saad was on both the top line and top powerplay unit, but he is. Saad has six points in his last six games. He's a good streaming option as the Blues have scored 27 goals in their last six games and play four times next week. If Saad can produce next week, he is a good option for the first week of the playoffs as well. The Blues play four games in week 24.

Kevin Hayes, C, Philadelphia Flyers (7% rostered)

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The Philadelphia Flyers only play three games next week, but Kevin Hayes is worth a look nonetheless. He is centering the (now Giroux-less) top line and is on the second unit powerplay. Hayes has seven points in five games. It will be interesting to see who picks up the slack on the Flyers now that they've lost their captain. Hayes could be in line for much-improved deployment over the remainder of the season. Keep him in mind.

Stock Down

Eeli Tolvanen, LW, Nashville Predators (9% rostered)

The Nashville Predators have scored four or more goals in nine of their last 11 games. Players like Matt Duchene are feasting offensively. Eeli Tolvanen hasn't contributed much at all over that span. If he can't make hay when the sun shines he has little fantasy value. Tolvanen is playing on the second line and second powerplay unit. He has three points in his last ten games and is not worth your time. Particularly because the Predators only play two games next week.

Anthony Mantha, LW, Washington Capitals (34% rostered)

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Anthony Mantha may be a casualty of your roster next week due to the fact the Washington Capitals only play two games. If you need a win, and someone like Kailer Yamamoto is available, I'd move on from Mantha. His ownership is low enough that you can likely scoop him up off waivers in the playoffs if you need to. His deployment is alright, with most of his minutes coming on the second line and second powerplay units. However, swapping out a two-game player for a four-game player on a hot streak isn't a bad idea for those of you in a must-win situation. The Capitals and Predators are the only teams who play two games next week. Rostering a handful of players from either team could prove to be detrimental. Fringe players, like Mantha, may need to be cut loose.

Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames (18% rostered)

There is no reason to roster Sean Monahan in standard leagues. The Calgary Flames are one of the best teams in the NHL this year but Monahan has struggled mightily. Monahan has zero points in his last fourteen games. He is on the fourth line and second powerplay unit. He brings no value to your fantasy team and should be replaced.

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