We are back again! Thanks for joining me again with the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 16 Weekly Planner.
The 2022-2023 season is officially past the halfway point of the season, and the hot topic is the trade deadline (March 3, 2023). Teams have solidified their positions at this point and we know the teams that will be buyers at the deadline, along with the bubble teams and the sellers. Where is your favorite team at this point?
Week 16 is set to be busy for most teams in the league, and we will see 18 different organizations battle through a back-to-back. 17 teams are also faced with the task of playing four times during the next seven days. Will we see any shake-up in the standings at the end of the daunting week?
Since we have a busy week, let's not wait around any longer. Here we go with the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 16 Weekly Planner!
2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 16 Weekly Planner
January 21, 2022 - January 27, 2022
Jeremy Swayman, Goalie, Boston Bruins (73% Rostered)
Although he may be listed as the backup on the depth chart, the Bruins continue to utilize Jeremy Swayman as a 1B option. Swayman is currently playing some of the best hockey of his young career, showing a 6-0-2 record over his past eight starts while providing a .941 save percentage during that time. If you are looking to make a goalie change on your fantasy team, we strongly recommend looking for Swayman to hold it down for your team. He will likely see split time with Linus Ullmark in the Bruins' net as the team wants to keep both goalies active and healthy throughout the season.
Seth Jones, Defense, Chicago Blackhawks (56% Rostered)
The Chicago Blackhawks may not produce the best on-ice product this season, but it doesn't mean that they don't have any players worth caring about! Seth Jones is the perfect example of this. The team's top defenseman hasn't slowed his production this season and has been especially hot as of late. Jones has recorded ten points (three goals and seven assists) in his last seven games and constantly produces fantasy points with shots on goal and blocked shots. If your fantasy team needs any depth pieces or players to fill a void, Seth Jones would be a player to keep an eye on.
Scott Laughton, Center/Left Wing, Philadelphia Flyers (35% Rostered)
Scott Laughton last 20 games:
20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) and plus-5.
His point distribution:
8 even strength
6 power play
— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 19, 2023
Another player that can play a valuable role in filling a void is Scott Laughton. Given Laughton's eligibility to fill in multiple spots in the fantasy lineup, he can jump into your lineup and earn you some valuable points from the back end. Over his last 20 games, Laughton has consistently found the score sheet while providing some shots on goal and blocked shots.
Ryan Graves, Defense, New Jersey Devils (24% Rostered)
Need offensive production from your defense right now? Ryan Graves may be a quick solution for you. The 27-year-old defenseman currently sits on the team's second pair and has always had a knack for jumping into the play. Graves is fresh off of a career-best five-game point streak (two goals and four assists) so now would be a perfect time for you to add the hot hand to your lineup.
Cale Makar, Defense, Colorado Avalanche
After finding the back of the net twice on Monday, Cale Makar was absent from the team's lineup for two consecutive games. The league's best defenseman is essential to the Avalanche's success, and they are ruling this injury an upper-body injury. The team hasn't announced a timeframe that they expect to be without Cale, but hockey fans everywhere are hoping that he is on the ice as soon as possible.
Juraj Slafkovsky, Left Wing/Right Wing, Montreal Canadiens
The #1 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft won't be able to finish out his first full year in the NHL, as Juraj Slafkovsky has been diagnosed with a season-ending lower-body injury. The 18-year-old was able to crack the Canadiens' roster and was able to register four goals and six assists over his first 39 games in the league. We hope to hear that Juraj's recovery goes well, and we are excited to see him take the next step next season!
Sergei Bobrovsky, Goalie, Florida Panthers
Sergei Bobrovsky was forced out of Thursday's game with a lower-body injury after playing only 2:01 of the game. Bob was replaced by Alex Lyon (as the team is already without Spencer Knight) and was originally announced as "questionable to return" on Thursday. He did not end up returning, and the team is still working to diagnose Bobrovsky further. If the team expects to lose Bob for an extended period of time, it may be Lyon's team moving forward.
Justin Schultz, Defense, Seattle Kraken
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After taking a hit on Tuesday night, Justin Schultz is expected to miss some time with an undisclosed injury. Schultz has been a key piece to the Kraken's success so far this year, and the team hopes they won't have to be without their top four defensemen for too long. The team will likely have an update on Schultz within the next day or two.
Team Worth Watching This Week
Ok, hear me out...
My team worth watching this week is the Philadelphia Flyers. Why? It's because they are six points out of the final Wild Card spot, and they have been playing excellent hockey as of late. Heading into Week 16, the Flyers are bringing a 7-3 record over their last ten. The Flyers will meet up with the Red Wings followed by a matchup with the Jets at home. The Jets will be coming in on night two of a back-to-back after taking on the Senators in Ottawa.
The Flyers will then welcome in the LA Kings, who are always participating in high-scoring contests that can work out in the Flyers' favor. Philly will end their week off by heading to Minnesota, who haven't lived fully up to expectations this season.
I understand that this might be a risky decision, but the Flyers are my team to keep an eye on this week. Will they go on a run and force their way into the playoffs? Anything can happen!
Week 16 Most Games
Arizona Coyotes (4) - @DAL, VGK, ANA, STL
Buffalo Sabres (4) – ANA, @DAL, @STL, @WPG
Calgary Flames (4) – TBL, CBJ, CHI, @SEA
Chicago Blackhawks (4) - @STL, LAK, @VAN, @CGY
Columbus Blue Jackets (4) – SJS, @CGY, @EDM, @VAN
Dallas Stars (4) – ARI, BUF, CAR, NJD
Detroit Red Wings (4) – PHI, SJS, @MTL, @NYI
Florida Panthers (4) – MIN, @NYR, @PIT, LAK
Los Angeles Kings (4) - @NAS, @CHI, @PHI, @FLA
New Jersey Devils (4) – PIT, VGK, @NAS, @DAL
New York Islanders (4) – CAR, @TOR, @OTT, DET
Philadelphia Flyers (4) - @DET, WPG, LAK, @MIN
San Jose Sharks (4) - @CBJ, @BOS, @DET, @CAR
Toronto Maple Leafs (4) - @MTL, NYI, NYR, OTT
Vancouver Canucks (4) – EDM, CHI, @SEA, CBJ
Vegas Golden Knights (4) – WAS, @ARI, @NJD, @NYR
Winnipeg Jets (4) - @OTT, @PHI, @NAS, BUF
Week 16 Fewest Games
Edmonton Oilers (2) - @VAN, CBJ
Week 16 Back-To-Back Tracker
Arizona Coyotes - 01/21 @DAL & 01/22 VGK
Buffalo Sabres - 01/12 @DAL & -1/24 @STL
Calgary Flames - 01/26 CHI & 01/27 @SEA
Chicago Blackhawks - 01/21 @STL & 01/22 LAK
Colorado Avalanche - 01/20 @VAN & 01/21 @SEA
Columbus Blue Jackets - 01/27 @VAN & 01/28 @SEA
Detroit Red Wings - 01/26 @MTL & 01/27 @NYI
Florida Panthers - 01/23 @NYR & 01/24 @PIT + 01/27 LAK & 01/28 BOS
Los Angeles Kings - 01/21 @NAS & 01/22 @CHI + 01/27 @FLA & 01/28 @TBL
New Jersey Devils - 01/26 @NAS & 01/27 @DAL
New York Islanders - 01/27 DET & 01/28 VGK
Ottawa Senators - 01/20 @PIT & 01/21 WPG
Philadelphia Flyers - 01/21 @DET & 01/22 WPG
San Jose Sharks - 01/21 @CBJ & 01/22 @BOS + 01/27 @CAR & 10/28 PIT
Seattle Kraken - 01/27 CGY & 01/28 CBJ
Vancouver Canucks - 01/20 COL & 01/21 EDM + 01/24 CHI & 01/25 @SEA
Vegas Golden Knights - 01/21 WAS & 01/22 @ARI + 01/27 @NYR & 01/28 @NYI
Winnipeg Jets - 01/21 @OTT & 01/22 @PHI
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