2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire

by Tyler Mulligan
2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire!

The playoffs are officially rolling and there’s no better time to make some moves. Sure, your team might be firing at all cylinders but fantasy owners must realize that sometimes a pickup is worth your while by simply taking away the option from your opponent.

Regardless of your circumstances or your opponent’s situation, we’ve got some juicy pickups to sink your teeth into.

With the 2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire, we’re serving up hot takes left, right, and center. Be sure to hop on the right side of history and slide into your fantasy hockey championships.

2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire

Waiver Adds

Jason Robertson, LW, Dallas Stars (52% Rostered)

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Since the beginning of March, Jason Robertson has been one of the most productive fantasy hockey players. Scoring 10 goals and 16 assists in his last 26 games, Robertson has not only shown the ability to light the lamp but more importantly, he’s been quietly one of the most consistent players.

Being rostered in nearly half of the leagues available is egregious, considering his fantasy output.

Robertson has 12 goals, 20 assists, and a +16 rating on the year. He’s also got a cupcake schedule, playing against the Detroit Red Wings that have allowed 145 goals in 43 games so far this year.

Jake Oettinger, G, Dallas Stars (35% Rostered)

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As just mentioned, the Stars have an extremely favorable schedule heading into Week 14. Playing against the worst team in the Central Division four times, Dallas should look to clean up.

Jake Oettinger may not be the Stars’ starting goaltender, but there’s a good chance he’ll have the opportunity to play at least once, if not twice.

The rookie netminder has been a bright spot for Dallas who’ve been struggling mightily with injuries. The 22-year-old has been up to the task all season, posting a 2.16 goals-against average to go along with a solid .919 rating.

For those in need of fantasy goaltenders, Oettinger is likely one of the best options available at this point in the season.

Sam Bennett, C/LW/RW Florida Panthers (19% Rostered)

The Florida Panthers have shown they’re not scared to shake things up. 

Acquiring Sam Bennett at the trade deadline has led to their top guns being spread out over three lines. Now, Bennett is in a position to become one of the top fantasy assets within the Panthers’ squad.

As the centerman on Florida’s second line, Bennett skated alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Anthony Duclair, both of whom are more than capable of putting the puck in the net. 

In Bennett’s first game after being sent from the Flames, he seemed right at home, notching two assists to go along with a +3 rating. Although he’s not on the power play, Bennett will provide peripheral statistics like face-off wins and hits. 

He’s not the flashiest player, but with the right company, Bennett can help lead your squad to hardware.

Dmitry Orlov, D, Washington Capitals (20% Rostered)

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Playing on the top defensive pairing in Washington has been paying dividends for Dmitry Orlov. In his last five outings playing alongside John Carlson, the Russian blueliner has provided his team with at least a point in each game. Through this span, he’s scored two goals and added a trio of assists.

Orlov, who’s been in the league for nine seasons has never eclipsed 33 points in a season, but the opportunity he’s been given in Washington should help his production. 

While you shouldn’t rely on Orlov to be an offensive force, his recent production, along with his peripheral stats (72 hits, 43 blocked shots, and 16 PIMS) is worth a roster spot for the time being.

Waiver Drops

Jaden Schwartz, LW, St. Louis Blues (31% Rostered)

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St. Louis is only playing two games in Week 14. 

That’s never what you want during the playoffs, but also as a team, the Blues have been ice cold. In their last 10 games, St. Louis has a 3-6-1 record.

Jaden Schwartz, despite being rostered in nearly a third of all leagues, has no business being on your squad, especially if you’re playoff-bound. In the Blues’ April 9th matchup with the Wild, Schwartz scored twice en route to a 9-1 victory. Those two goals doubled his scoring total. 

With just four goals and ten assists on the year, fantasy owners should easily find some better options on the wire.

James Van Riemsdyk, LW, Philadelphia Flyers (65% Rostered)

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The Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the NHL’s biggest surprises of 2021, and not for the right reasons.

With the regular season quickly coming to a close, the Flyers find themselves out of a playoff spot. While goaltending has been a huge issue for the Broadstreet Bullies, the problems have spread to the other facets of the team. 

With a -34 goal differential, it’s no wonder they’ve had trouble making waves in the Central Division. 

James Van Riemsdyk, who started off the season promising has fallen off a cliff lately. In his last fourteen games, the veteran winger has only scored one goal and three assists. He also holds a -4 rating during this offensive drought.

Van Riemsdyk currently leads the Flyers in points, but his play has been lackluster as of late and in many cases is deserving of a drop.

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