Eric Staal, Phillip Danault and Charlie Coyle are Three Centers To Pick Up Off Waiver Wire

There are 13 centers who are projected to be in the top 45 (short term) and who could be available on the waiver wire as they are owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes Phillip Danault and Charlie Coyle, but the highest ranked waiver wire center is Eric Staal who is projected for 12 fantasy points in 6 games. There are 7 centers that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their actual rank. Sidney Crosby, at #5, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 centers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Anze Kopitar, for example, is projected to be just the #36 center during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

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L. Draisaitl (EDM) 27 FP, 6 GPB. Horvat (VAN) 13.9 FP, 6 GP +N. Kadri* (COL) 11.3 FP, 5 GP
C. McDavid (EDM) 26.5 FP, 6 GPN. Backstrom (WAS) 13.9 FP, 5 GP +M. Domi (MON) 11.3 FP, 5 GP +
M. Zibanejad (NYR) 22.3 FP, 6 GPE. Kuznetsov (WAS) 13.9 FP, 5 GPK. Hayes* (PHI) 10.9 FP, 6 GP
E. Malkin (PIT) 20.4 FP, 6 GPR. Strome (NYR) 13.7 FP, 6 GPA. Cirelli* (TB) 10.5 FP, 6 GP
S. Crosby (PIT) 19.6 FP, 6 GP +M. Scheifele (WPG) 13.3 FP, 5 GP -A. Henrique* (ANA) 10.1 FP, 6 GP
N. MacKinnon (COL) 19 FP, 5 GPT. Seguin (DAL) 13.1 FP, 6 GP +A. Kopitar (LA) 10 FP, 4 GP -
S. Aho (CAR) 18.3 FP, 6 GPD. Krejci (BOS) 13.1 FP, 6 GP +M. Duchene (NSH) 10 FP, 5 GP +
P. Bergeron (BOS) 18.2 FP, 6 GPM. Barzal (NYI) 12.9 FP, 6 GPP. Danault* (MON) 10 FP, 5 GP
E. Pettersson (VAN) 17.8 FP, 6 GPR. O'Reilly (STL) 12.6 FP, 5 GPV. Trocheck* (CAR) 10 FP, 6 GP
B. Point (TB) 17.4 FP, 6 GPJ. Pageau (NYI) 12.4 FP, 6 GPS. Monahan (CGY) 9.8 FP, 5 GP
A. Matthews (TOR) 16.9 FP, 5 GP -B. Schenn (STL) 12.1 FP, 5 GP -E. Haula* (FLA) 9.8 FP, 5 GP
J. Eichel (BUF) 15.9 FP, 5 GPE. Staal* (MIN) 12 FP, 6 GPN. Hischier* (NJ) 9.7 FP, 6 GP
A. Barkov (FLA) 15.7 FP, 5 GPB. Nelson (NYI) 11.8 FP, 6 GPC. Coyle* (BOS) 9.6 FP, 6 GP
S. Couturier (PHI) 15.2 FP, 6 GPJ. Toews (CHI) 11.8 FP, 5 GP -R. Hintz* (DAL) 9.5 FP, 6 GP
J. Tavares (TOR) 14 FP, 5 GPR. Getzlaf* (ANA) 11.6 FP, 6 GPA. Gaudette* (VAN) 9.2 FP, 6 GP

Top 30 Projected Goalies 3/10 to 3/20

There are a number of goalies projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #6, Igor Shesterkin is the highest ranking one. There are 9 goalies whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their actual fantasy rank. Braden Holtby, at #1, is the highest ranking goalie of this 'must start' group. There are 7 goalies who are typically starting fantasy goalies but are projected for fewer points than normal. Tristan Jarry, for example, is projected to be just the #26 goalie during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

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B. Holtby (WAS) 26.9 FP, 5 GP +C. Price (MON) 23.5 FP, 5 GP -J. Korpisalo (CLB) 18.4 FP, 4 GP +
B. Bishop (DAL) 26 FP, 6 GP +A. Stalock* (MIN) 22.4 FP, 6 GPM. Murray (PIT) 17.8 FP, 6 GP +
J. Binnington (STL) 25 FP, 5 GPM. Fleury (LV) 21.2 FP, 4 GP -M. Blackwood (NJ) 17.7 FP, 6 GP -
T. Rask (BOS) 24.9 FP, 6 GPD. Kuemper (ARI) 21 FP, 5 GP +C. Anderson* (OTT) 17.4 FP, 6 GP
S. Bobrovsky (FLA) 24.8 FP, 5 GP +F. Andersen (TOR) 21 FP, 5 GP -P. Rinne (NSH) 17.3 FP, 5 GP +
I. Shesterkin* (NYR) 24.6 FP, 6 GPM. Smith* (EDM) 20.8 FP, 6 GPT. Jarry (PIT) 17.1 FP, 6 GP -
T. Demko* (VAN) 24.3 FP, 6 GPC. Hart (PHI) 20.7 FP, 6 GPA. Dell* (SJ) 16.9 FP, 5 GP
A. Vasilevskiy (TB) 24 FP, 6 GP -J. Quick* (LA) 20 FP, 4 GPC. Crawford* (CHI) 16.9 FP, 5 GP
P. Mrazek (CAR) 23.9 FP, 6 GP +D. Rittich (CGY) 19.2 FP, 5 GP -C. Hutton* (BUF) 15.6 FP, 5 GP
P. Grubauer (COL) 23.8 FP, 5 GP +S. Varlamov (NYI) 18.4 FP, 6 GPR. Miller* (ANA) 15 FP, 6 GP

Top 60 Projected Wings 3/10 to 3/20

There are 14 wings whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #8, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the highest ranking must start. There are 8 wings who are typically starting fantasy wings but are projected for fewer points than normal. Elias Lindholm, for example, is projected to be just the #59 wing during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. If you need help at wing there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. At #12, Blake Coleman is the highest ranking one.

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D. Pastrnak (BOS) 24.4 FP, 6 GPV. Tarasenko (STL) 13.6 FP, 5 GP +P. Buchnevich* (NYR) 11.8 FP, 6 GP
N. Kucherov (TB) 23 FP, 6 GPT. Konecny (PHI) 13.6 FP, 6 GPJ. Vrana (WAS) 11.6 FP, 5 GP
B. Marchand (BOS) 22.8 FP, 6 GPI. Kovalchuk* (WAS) 13.4 FP, 5 GPJ. Williams* (CAR) 11.6 FP, 6 GP
A. Panarin (NYR) 20.8 FP, 6 GPD. Perron (STL) 13.4 FP, 5 GPK. Fiala (MIN) 11.6 FP, 6 GP
A. Ovechkin (WAS) 18.4 FP, 5 GPT. Toffoli (VAN) 13.3 FP, 6 GP +T. Tatar (MON) 11.5 FP, 5 GP -
J. Huberdeau (FLA) 17.4 FP, 5 GPT. Hall (ARI) 13.2 FP, 5 GP +A. Radulov (DAL) 11.5 FP, 6 GP +
P. Kane (CHI) 16.5 FP, 5 GPJ. Zucker (PIT) 13.1 FP, 6 GP +W. Nylander (TOR) 11.4 FP, 5 GP -
R. Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) 16.3 FP, 6 GP +J. Voracek (PHI) 12.8 FP, 6 GPM. Geekie* (CAR) 11.4 FP, 6 GP
T. Teravainen (CAR) 16 FP, 6 GPT. Oshie (WAS) 12.8 FP, 5 GPJ. Schwartz (STL) 11.2 FP, 5 GP -
M. Rantanen (COL) 15.5 FP, 5 GP +O. Kase* (BOS) 12.6 FP, 6 GPJ. Gaudreau (CGY) 11.2 FP, 5 GP
M. Marner (TOR) 15 FP, 5 GP +K. Connor (WPG) 12.6 FP, 5 GP -M. Stone (LV) 11.1 FP, 4 GP -
B. Coleman* (TB) 14.6 FP, 6 GPT. Wilson (WAS) 12.5 FP, 5 GPB. Gallagher (MON) 11 FP, 5 GP
C. Giroux (PHI) 14.5 FP, 6 GP +Z. Parise (MIN) 12.4 FP, 6 GP +V. Olofsson (BUF) 11 FP, 5 GP
A. Athanasiou* (EDM) 14.5 FP, 6 GPM. Tkachuk (CGY) 12.3 FP, 5 GP -R. Rakell* (ANA) 11 FP, 6 GP
B. Rust (PIT) 14.5 FP, 6 GPE. Dadonov (FLA) 12.2 FP, 5 GP +B. Tkachuk (OTT) 10.9 FP, 6 GP
M. Hoffman (FLA) 14.4 FP, 5 GPA. Killorn (TB) 12.1 FP, 6 GPZ. Kassian* (EDM) 10.9 FP, 6 GP
J. Miller (VAN) 14.3 FP, 6 GPK. Yamamoto (EDM) 12.1 FP, 6 GP +J. Benn (DAL) 10.8 FP, 6 GP
A. Svechnikov (CAR) 14.3 FP, 6 GPB. Boeser (VAN) 12 FP, 5 GP +A. Lee* (NYI) 10.7 FP, 6 GP
N. Ritchie* (BOS) 14.2 FP, 6 GPB. Wheeler (WPG) 11.9 FP, 5 GP -E. Lindholm (CGY) 10.7 FP, 5 GP -
G. Landeskog (COL) 13.8 FP, 5 GP +K. Palmieri (NJ) 11.9 FP, 6 GPJ. DeBrusk* (BOS) 10.6 FP, 6 GP

Top 45 Projected Defensemen 3/10 to 3/20

There are 14 defensemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #4, Kris Letang is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 defensemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Ryan Pulock, for example, is projected to be just the #40 defenseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are a number of defensemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #31, Cam Fowler is the highest ranking one.

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J. Carlson (WAS) 15.7 FP, 5 GPA. Ekblad (FLA) 9.2 FP, 5 GPC. Fowler* (ANA) 8.1 FP, 6 GP
V. Hedman (TB) 13.9 FP, 6 GPM. Rielly (TOR) 9.1 FP, 5 GP +B. Burns (SJ) 8.1 FP, 5 GP -
A. DeAngelo (NYR) 12.7 FP, 6 GPT. Chabot (OTT) 9 FP, 6 GP +N. Pionk (WPG) 8.1 FP, 5 GP -
K. Letang (PIT) 12.1 FP, 6 GP +A. Fox (NYR) 9 FP, 6 GPZ. Bogosian* (TB) 7.9 FP, 6 GP
T. Krug (BOS) 11.9 FP, 5 GPS. Weber (MON) 9 FP, 5 GPI. Provorov (PHI) 7.6 FP, 6 GP -
R. Josi (NSH) 11.8 FP, 5 GPM. Sergachev (TB) 9 FP, 6 GPD. Severson* (NJ) 7.4 FP, 6 GP
Q. Hughes (VAN) 11.2 FP, 6 GPD. Nurse (EDM) 8.9 FP, 6 GP +O. Ekman-Larsson (ARI) 7.4 FP, 5 GP
C. Makar (COL) 11 FP, 5 GPM. Giordano (CGY) 8.9 FP, 5 GP +J. Trouba (NYR) 7.3 FP, 6 GP +
K. Yandle (FLA) 10.5 FP, 5 GP +R. Dahlin (BUF) 8.7 FP, 5 GP +B. Skjei* (CAR) 7.3 FP, 6 GP
A. Edler (VAN) 10.4 FP, 6 GP +O. Klefbom (EDM) 8.6 FP, 6 GP +R. Pulock (NYI) 7.3 FP, 6 GP -
A. Pietrangelo (STL) 10.3 FP, 5 GPR. Ellis (NSH) 8.4 FP, 5 GPM. Weegar* (FLA) 7.2 FP, 5 GP
R. Suter (MIN) 10.3 FP, 6 GPC. McAvoy (BOS) 8.3 FP, 6 GPE. Gustafsson (CGY) 7.2 FP, 5 GP +
J. Klingberg (DAL) 10 FP, 6 GP +J. Slavin (CAR) 8.3 FP, 6 GP -S. Gostisbehere* (PHI) 7.2 FP, 6 GP
K. Shattenkirk (TB) 9.3 FP, 6 GP +T. Barrie (TOR) 8.2 FP, 5 GPJ. Chychrun* (ARI) 6.9 FP, 5 GP
J. Spurgeon (MIN) 9.2 FP, 6 GP +J. Petry (MON) 8.2 FP, 5 GPC. Parayko (STL) 6.9 FP, 5 GP