2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire

Players to Consider/Drop For Your Squad(s)

by Chris Liggio
2019-20 Fantasy Hockey Week 17 Waiver Wire

Happy Belated New Year all! We are now more or less halfway through the regular season in what seems like the blink of an eye. I don't think anyone would've picked the Winnipeg Jets sitting atop the league standings at this point in the campaign. Whilst appreciating the Manitoba franchise's success without sniper extraordinaire, Kyle Connor, let's take a look at my 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire plays.

Artemi Panarin is on pace for a career year in his age-32 season. While the Russian has always been a high-end player, his playoff production during his time in Manhattan leaves a lot to be desired. Two of three playoffs thus far saw him produce a measly two points.

Will this be the year he can translate his high-danger style during the much tighter contested postseason? I suppose we will find out barring a complete collapse in the second half. New York has a two-year window to win it all before Alexis Lafreniere, K'Andre Miller, and Igor Shesterkin are all up for new deals heading into the 2025-26 season.

Week 14 offers about a half dozen squads playing four games. Three of them also have three games scheduled for off nights. They are the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, and Philadelphia Flyers.

I want to reiterate that my drop considerations are for redraft leagues. Additionally, I never consider plus/minus. Do yourself a favor and make your commissioner scrap the asinine category.

2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire

Adds

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Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, Seattle Kraken (3% rostered)

The former Colorado Avalanche has been plagued by injuries all season, now three games back into another return. This would be a stash and see add as he gets back up to game speed. When healthy, the power forward does have an extensive history of performing at a relatively high points-per-game pace.

Although currently playing on the fourth line, there's no chance it stays that way. He just potted his first goal so get in on the ground floor now.

Jake Middleton, D, Minnesota Wild (6% rostered)

If you've followed my writings throughout the season you know I love throwing out a grit factor suggestion from time to time. As always expect no points. Any and all are a bonus. If you count PIM, HIT, BLK he is just outside the top-150 owns.

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Mason Marchment, LW, Dallas Stars (26% rostered)

The 28-year-old is quietly flirting with a 60-point pace playing on one of the better second lines in the game as well as the best second powerplay unit. With nine points over the past four games played, he's red hot. Coupled with healthy PIM and HIT, he'd make for a nice addition this week.

Anthony Mantha, RW, Washington Capitals (6% rostered)

Your fellow owners may be focused on the return of Max Pacioretty but the Capital you should be more tuned in on is the former Detroit Red Wing. An absolute force during his days in the QMJHL, injuries have severely hindered his development into what should've been a consistent 40-goal if not 50-goal power forward.

This season however the injuries have not occurred and it shows with 14 points over the past 19 games. RW is the thinnest position to make quality adds on the wire. With his size, speed, and menacing shot, give the Val-d'Or alum a look.

Drops

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Kirill Marchenko,  RW, Columbus Blue Jackets

The drought is here after what was a promising consistent start compared to his prior Cy Young campaign.

The Russian is still relatively young, not yet 24-years-old. His shooting percentage isn't outlandish therefore he may get going again at any moment. For now, he's not doing much for your fortunes therefore you should be looking for a better replacement.

Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, Carolina Hurricanes

We are witnessing an alarming early decline for the Finnish winger. What was a consistent 60-point player as little as two seasons ago has only amassed 59 points over his past 108 games played.

Rumor has it he severely lacks in the effort department so this might just be a player who no longer "loves" the game. Either way, he is not above replacement level anymore.

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Jordan Binnington, G, St. Louis Blues

He's just not that good, plain and simple. When he came into the league as an unknown and won the Stanley Cup there wasn't a book on him. Now there is and he's never been able to adjust.

Three straight campaigns with a GAA above 3.00 do not warrant a permanent slot on your roster.

Hopefully, these 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 14 Waiver Wire plays are beneficial to you. Comment below if they're not!


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