2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner

by Michael Proctor
2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner

Week 6! The Bruins and Golden Knights have finally lost in regulation, and the Sharks have found themselves on a winning streak. Can things get crazier than they did during the last week? We can look ahead in the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner.

The upcoming week will feature a great event in the 2023 NHL Global Series taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. This event will see the Red Wings, Wild, Maple Leafs, and Senators do battle at the Avicii Arena from November 16 to the 19th. These games will also count towards the regular season standings!

We'll also have the latest class inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame! Be sure to check out the Hall of Fame Legends Classic on November 12th, and the induction celebration on the 13th. Congrats to Tom Barrasso, Ken Hitchcock, Pierre Lacroix, Henrik Lundqvist, Caroline Ouellette, Pierre Turgeon, and Mike Vernon!

Let's head back to the league though, where we should have a great slate of games ahead of us. We should find out in the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner.

2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner

November 11, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Top Targets

Nick Suzuki, Center, Montreal Canadiens (60% Rostered)

Nick Suzuki didn't have the start to the year that he was looking to have. Fortunately, he's turned it around and is red-hot right now. The captain has recorded nine points (five goals and four assists) over his last seven games which includes a three-game goal streak.

Coach Martin St. Louis recently separated Suzuki from Cole Caufield to spread the offense out across two lines, and it doesn't look to have slowed either down. You'll find Suzuki flanked by Alex Newhook and Josh Anderson moving forward, and the line has gotten off to a great start.

Expect more of this production from Suzuki, as he is one of the few bright spots on the Canadiens roster. He will continue to have top forward minutes on the team along with the team's top powerplay unit.

Evan Rodrigues, Center/Left Wing, Florida Panthers (47% Rostered)

The Evan Rodrigues train hasn't hit full stride just yet, but you'll want to have an eye on his as the season moves along.

While the Panthers are without Sam Bennett for an indefinite period, Rodrigues will be the team's choice to replace him on the first line with Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart. He hasn't had the best start to the season but recently recorded a game with one goal and one assist.

As long as Bennett is out of the lineup, Rodrigues will be worth the watch. Given the line that he is on, his point total should begin to rise as he is in on the action way more often.

Jaden Schwartz, Center/Left Wing, Seattle Kraken (36% Rostered)

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Riding an eight-game point streak (five goals and six assists), Jaden Schwartz deserves a spot on your fantasy team.

The Seattle Kraken's top scorer is off to a blazing start and is also in a great opportunity to continue it through the next part of the season. He finds himself on a line with Alexander Wennberg and Tye Kartye while also recording a lot of powerplay time per game.

Schwartz will continue to factor into many of the Kraken's goals, as they are a team that is lacking offensive prowess. He'll be a nice piece to add to fantasy if you are looking to find a guy who will add consistent scoring throughout the season.

Injury Alerts

Jack Hughes, Center/Left Wing, New Jersey Devils

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No player in the league had a hotter start to the 2023 campaign than Jack Hughes. Now, Hughes will be absent from the lineup for an indefinite length of time.

The 22-year-old exited last Friday's game during the first period and was soon labeled an upper-body injury. The initial diagnosis made the injury sound like it'd be a serious one for Hughes but thankfully further review showed it was not as bad as originally feared.

The young star can be considered week-to-week so we all hope he is in the lineup sooner rather than later.

Frederik Andersen, Goalie, Carolina Hurricanes

Frederik Andersen has had a career filled with several different injuries. Unfortunately, he has added another to the lengthy list as he has been ruled out indefinitely after medical evaluations discovered a blood clotting issue.

The 34-year-old was off to a great start this season, rocking a 4-1 record and adding a 2.87 GAA and .894 SV%. He is now on injured reserve while he works to battle through this health issue.

Carolina is confident that Freddie will make a full recovery, but no timeline has been added to the recovery process. We wish Andersen a full and fast recovery!

Artturi Lehkonen, Left Wing, Colorado Avalanche

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Following a heavy hit on Thursday night, Artturi Lehkonen was taken to the hospital for evaluations as a precaution. The Avalanche noted that Lehkonen was alert and responsive, while also having full mobility of his body.

The 28-year-old was in a collision with Jamie Oleksiak of the Seattle Kraken which resulted in Lehkonen falling into the boards awkwardly. Before the hit, he recorded an assist during nine minutes of ice time.

We now wait for further information on the Av but we can only assume this will keep him out of action for a little bit.

Team Worth Watching This Week

Detroit Red Wings

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The Yzerplan has taken shape in Detroit, and the Red Wings are now looking like one of the more dangerous teams in the league. As we head into the new week, the Wings have the fifth most goals scored in the entire league, and they are holding the second spot in the Atlantic Division standings.

Looking at Detroit's week ahead, they have a couple of Eastern Conference foes in the Blue Jackets, Senators, and Maple Leafs. On paper, the upcoming schedule will be favorable for the Red Wings in their pursuit of the Bruins for first in the division.

Throughout the week, expect the Detroit powerplay to be a difference-maker. Their 23.3% PP (ninth in the NHL) will go to work against some of the worst penalty kills in the league (Senators 24th and Maple Leafs 29th). This can mean a big week for the likes of Dylan Larkin, Moritz Seider, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Alex DeBrincat

Outside of the statistics, all three opponents are off to rocky starts to the 2023 season. All three teams have been the topic of offside drama through the beginning half of the season, and are trying to find their way. The Wings can certainly take advantage of these teams and end the week on a high note.

Week 6 Most Games (4)

Anaheim Ducks – SJS, @NSH, @COL, FLA

Columbus Blue Jackets – @DET, @NYR, PIT, ARI

Florida Panthers – CHI, @SJS, @LAK, @ANA

Montreal Canadiens – BOS, VAN, CGY, VGK

New York Islanders – WSH, @EDM, @VAN, @SEA

Seattle Kraken – EDM, COL, @EDM, NYI

Vancouver Canucks – @TOR, @MTL, NYI, @CGY

Week 6 Fewest Games (2)

Boston Bruins – @MTL, @BUF

Carolina Hurricanes – @TBL, PHI

Chicago Blackhawks - @FLA, TBL

Los Angeles Kings – PHI, FLA

Minnesota Wild – DAL (1)

Nashville Predators – ARI, ANA

New Jersey Devils – @WPG, @PIT

New York Rangers – CBJ (1)

Ottawa Senators – CGY, DET

Philadelphia Flyers - @LAK, @CAR

Toronto Maple Leafs – VAN, @DET

Vegas Golden Knights – @WSH, @MTL

Washington Capitals – @NYI, VGK

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Week 6 Back-To-Back Tracker

Anaheim Ducks - 11/14 @NSH & 11/15 @COL

Buffalo Sabres - 11/10 MIN & 11/11 @PIT

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

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

Columbus Blue Jackets - 11/11 @DET & 11/12 @NYR

Dallas Stars - 11/11 @WPG & 11/12 @MIN

Detroit Red Wings - 11/16 @OTT & 11/17 TOR

Florida Panthers - 11/16 @LAK & 11/17 @ANA

Montreal Canadiens - 11/11 BOS & 11/12 VAN

New York Islanders - 11/15 @VAN & 11/16 @SEA

Philadelphia Flyers - 11/10 @ANA & 11/11 @LAK

Seattle Kraken - 11/15 @EDM & 11/16 NYI

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

Vancouver Canucks - 11/11 @TOR & 11/12 @MTL + 11/15 NYI & 11/16 @CGY

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

Winnipeg Jets - 11/17 BUF & 11/18 ARI

 

Who should have been included in the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner? Let me know in the comments!


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7 comments

Rick November 13, 2023 - 11:36 am

Hey Michael, wouldn’t week six start November 12th? I think scheduled look a little off.

Apologies if I’m incorrect. Enjoy the column immensely at any rate.

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Keith Lott November 13, 2023 - 1:38 pm

Fantasy weeks typically begin on Monday

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Rick November 13, 2023 - 2:09 pm

Sorry, I misspoke on the date. But it looks like Michael started the week on the 11th

2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner
November 11, 2023 – November 17, 2023
-from the header

Which impacts the number of games and back to back info

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Rick November 13, 2023 - 2:17 pm

For example the Canucks only have three games this week.

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Rick November 13, 2023 - 9:14 pm

Looks like Michael started the week on the 11th,as indicated in the header. Which messed up the game counts and back to back section.

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Michael Proctor November 14, 2023 - 7:50 am

Hey Rick – these weekly articles have always been Saturday-Friday as they are posted to the site on Saturday morning so it was for the weekend looking ahead from there. I can change this for future articles and start making it a Monday-Sunday. Thanks for the input

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Rick November 14, 2023 - 8:57 am

Thank you! Enjoyed the player analysis. But noticed that the weekly game count was off only recently (for fantasy).
Thanks again for your work.

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