2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Weekly Planner

by Michael Proctor
2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Weekly Planner

We are now over a month into the season, and both the Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks are holding playoff spots. Did anybody expect that? Well, there is still plenty of hockey left so a lot can change. The first full NHL week in November is here. And we are back with the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Weekly Planner.

Week 5 is an extremely busy week across the league as every team will play at least three times over the week. Almost half the league will also encounter a back-to-back. That can be the ultimate test for a team that is trying to figure out their true selves.

This week will feature two premier matchups that contain four of the top teams in the league right now. Saturday, the Colorado Avalanche travel to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights. Then, the Dallas Stars will welcome in the 9-0-1 Boston Bruins.

It's a great week for hockey, and I'm ready to look ahead with all of you. I think it's about time we jump into the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Weekly Planner.

2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Weekly Planner

November 4, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Top Targets

Mason McTavish, Center/Left Wing, Anaheim Ducks (71% Rostered)

The youth movement has taken its course in Anaheim, and Mason McTavish is taking the lead. The former 3rd overall pick has jumped into the season red-hot, recording 12 points (five goals and seven assists) through 10 games.

McTavish seems to found chemistry with Frank Vatrano, and the duo has helped the Ducks get out to a surprising 6-4 record. These two together should have a big week coming up as the Ducks will remain home for the next week. They'll be welcoming the Golden Knights, Penguins, and Flyers to the Honda Center.

If your fantasy team is looking for an option to make an instant impact, McTavish is your guy. He will be carrying a six-game point streak (four goals and five assists) into the new week.

Filip Hronek, Defense, Vancouver Canucks (64% Rostered)

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The Vancouver Canucks enter Week 5 with a record of 7-2-1 and have a league-best +24 goal differential. Filip Hronek has played a large part in the team's success at both ends of the ice and could be one of the best fantasy defensemen in the league right now.

As we move into the new week, Hronek has racked up 10 assists through the team's first 10 games. Seven of those assists have come in the last five games! He'll continue to get his chances, too, as he has been paired with star Quinn Hughes.

The 26-year-old can be extremely valuable when trying to find a fantasy option on the blue line. He will continue to get powerplay minutes and shots on goal, while also blocking multiple shots per game.

Pavel Zacha, Center, Boston Bruins (49% Rostered)

Pavel Zacha had his work cut out for him heading into this season. With Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci retiring in the offseason, Zacha was appointed the team's new #1 center. Through the early part of the season, he is living up to expectations.

Like last season, he is flanked on the right side by his Czech countryman David Pastrnak. The two continue to highly impact the Bruins' offense and will do so throughout the season. Zacha got off to a slow start to the season but has been hot through the last handful of games (three goals and two assists over four games).

As long as Zacha is linked to David Pastrnak, he will remain a valuable fantasy hockey player.

Injury Alerts

Adam Fox, Defense, New York Rangers

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Following Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the New York Rangers have placed Adam Fox on long-term injured reserve. The star defenseman was on the receiving end of a knee-on-knee collision with Sebastian Aho forcing him out of the game early.

The Rangers will now be without one of their top players until at least November 29 while they look to hang on to the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

Sam Bennett, Center, Florida Panthers

Sam Bennett began the 2023 campaign on the injured reserve and has found himself back on injured reserve almost immediately. The 27-year-old returned to action on 10/30 following a seven-game absence to start the season due to a lower-body injury. He soon exited this game during the second period with another lower-body injury.

This season hasn't been one to remember for Bennett, who is now considered week-to-week. The Panthers now hope that he can recover fully so they can get him back in the lineup.

Carter Hart, Goalie, Philadelphia Flyers

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This season has gotten off to a solid start for Carter Hart, who is looking to have a breakout season. Now, he will need to focus on recovering from a mid-body injury suffered on Wednesday night.

Hart was forced to leave the game against the Sabres after surrendering a goal in the first period of action. It looked like he was going to try to remain in the game and play through the injury, but was ultimately pulled after looking uncomfortable in the crease.

The Flyers will look to remain hot with their backup goalie, but the hope is that Hart can return soon.

Team Worth Watching This Week

Toronto Maple Leafs

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If you are a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you are likely very excited for Week 5. When looking at how the team has played through the first 10 games, along with who is on the upcoming schedule, you should see the good things this week will bring.

The Leafs will remain in the comforts of home all week. The new week features four straight games at Scotiabank Arena. They'll welcome in the Sabres, Lightning, Senators, and Flames for action. On paper, the Leafs will have the advantage against all four teams on the schedule. Toronto should have no problem taking care of business.

In the beginning part of the season, Toronto has had strong play out of the gates from all of their star players. Leading the way in points is William Nylander with 14, while Auston Matthews leads the team in goals with eight. The team's top two lines have carried the production and should continue to do so as we move into the second month of the season. While not likely, you should be looking for players in this group if you want to succeed in fantasy!

Unfortunately for Toronto, they have not had many contributions from their bottom six forwards. This week could be a big one for the team, as they welcome in some lesser talent. They will be looking for the bottom six to get going, and this feels like a good week for this to happen.

Week 5 Most Games (4)

Florida Panthers - @CHI, CBJ, @WSH, CAR

Minnesota Wild – NYR, @NYI, @NYR, @BUF

San Jose Sharks – PIT, PHI, EDM, @VGK

Tampa Bay Lightning – @OTT, @TOR, @MTL, CHI

Toronto Maple Leafs – BUF, TBL, OTT, CGY

Vegas Golden Knights – COL, @ANA, LAK, SJS

Week 5 Fewest Games (3)

Anaheim Ducks – VGK, PIT, PHI

Arizona Coyotes – WPG, SEA, @STL

Boston Bruins – @DET, @DAL, NYI

Buffalo Sabres – @TOR, @CAR, MIN

Calgary Flames - @SEA, NSH, @TOR

Carolina Hurricanes – @NYI, BUF, @FLA

Chicago Blackhawks – FLA, NJD, @TBL

Colorado Avalanche - @VGK, NJD, SEA

Columbus Blue Jackets – @WSH, @FLA, DAL

Dallas Stars – @VAN, BOS, @CBJ

Detroit Red Wings – BOS, @NYR, MTL

Edmonton Oilers – NSH, @VAN, @SJS

Los Angeles Kings – @PHI, @VGK, PIT

Montreal Canadiens - @STL, TBL, @DET

Nashville Predators - @EDM, @CGY, @WPG

New Jersey Devils – @CHI, @COL, WSH

NY Islanders – CAR, MIN, @BOS

NY Rangers - @MIN, DET, MIN

Ottawa Senators – TBL, @TOR, VAN

Philadelphia Flyers – LAK, @SJS, @ANA

Pittsburgh Penguins – @SJS, @ANA, @LAK

Seattle Kraken – CGY, @ARI, @COL

St. Louis Blues – MTL, WPG, ARI

Vancouver Canucks – DAL, EDM, @OTT

Washington Capitals – CBJ, FLA, @NJD

Winnipeg Jets – @ARI, @STL, NSH

Week 5 Back-To-Back Tracker

Buffalo Sabres - 11/03 PHI & 11/04 @TOR + 11/10 MIN & 11/11 @PIT

Calgary Flames - 11/10 @TOR & 11/11 @OTT

Carolina Hurricanes - 11/10 @FLA & 11/11 @TBL

Chicago Blackhawks - 11/04 FLA & 11/05 NJD

Los Angeles Kings - 11/08 @VGK & 11/09 PIT

Minnesota Wild - 11/09 @NYR & 11/10 @BUF

Ottawa Senators - 11/08 @TOR & 11/09 VAN

Philadelphia Flyers - 11/03 @BUF & 11/04 LAK

San Jose Sharks - 11/09 EDM & 11/10 @VGK

St. Louis Blues - 11/03 NJD & 11/04 MTL

Tampa Bay Lightning - 11/06 @TOR & 11/07 MTL

Toronto Maple Leafs - 11/10 CGY & 11/11 VAN

Vegas Golden Knights - 11/04 COL & 11/05 @ANA

Washington Capitals - 11/10 @NJD & 11/11 @NYI

What was missed in the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Weekly Planner? Be sure to comment below!

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