Top Waiver Wire Pickups Include Ilya Kovalchuk, Erik Haula, and Henrik Lundqvist

Out of the top 60 projected wings there are 11 owned in less than 65% of leagues. Good options include Dominik Kubalik and Anders Lee, but the best option is Ilya Kovalchuk.

There are 16 wings whose projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #10, Mikko Rantanen is the highest ranking must start. There are 11 wings that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Kyle Palmieri, for example, is projected to be just the #56 wing and some owners may have better options.

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

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
D. Pastrnak (BOS) 138 FP, 4.2 perK. Connor (WPG) 84 FP, 2.5 per -A. Killorn (TB) 74 FP, 2.1 per -
J. Huberdeau (FLA) 132 FP, 3.7 perC. Giroux (PHI) 84 FP, 2.5 per +I. Kovalchuk* (MON) 73 FP, 2.2 per
B. Marchand (BOS) 131 FP, 4 perA. Radulov (DAL) 82 FP, 2.4 per +V. Arvidsson (NSH) 72 FP, 2 per +
P. Kane (CHI) 127 FP, 3.9 perC. Kreider (NYR) 82 FP, 2.3 per +D. Strome* (CHI) 72 FP, 2.2 per
A. Panarin (NYR) 127 FP, 3.6 perS. Reinhart (BUF) 81 FP, 2.4 perJ. Williams* (CAR) 71 FP, 2 per
N. Kucherov (TB) 126 FP, 3.6 perE. Kane (SJ) 81 FP, 2.5 per -D. Kubalik* (CHI) 70 FP, 2.1 per
A. Ovechkin (WAS) 113 FP, 3.4 perT. Wilson (WAS) 81 FP, 2.4 perP. Laine (WPG) 70 FP, 2.1 per -
M. Marner (TOR) 112 FP, 3.3 perB. Boeser (VAN) 80 FP, 2.4 perZ. Hyman* (TOR) 70 FP, 2.1 per
S. Stamkos (TB) 111 FP, 3.2 perJ. Voracek (PHI) 80 FP, 2.4 perJ. Marchessault (LV) 69 FP, 2.2 per +
M. Rantanen (COL) 105 FP, 3 per +A. Svechnikov (CAR) 80 FP, 2.3 per -J. Schwartz (STL) 68 FP, 2.1 per -
T. Teravainen (CAR) 94 FP, 2.7 perM. Tkachuk (CGY) 80 FP, 2.4 perB. Connolly* (FLA) 68 FP, 1.9 per
M. Stone (LV) 92 FP, 2.9 perT. Oshie (WAS) 80 FP, 2.4 perR. Rakell* (ANA) 68 FP, 2 per
M. Hoffman (FLA) 92 FP, 2.6 per +T. Konecny (PHI) 79 FP, 2.4 perC. Atkinson (CLB) 67 FP, 2 per +
T. Hall (ARI) 91 FP, 2.9 per +A. DeBrincat (CHI) 79 FP, 2.4 per +A. Lee* (NYI) 67 FP, 1.9 per
E. Dadonov (FLA) 91 FP, 2.5 per +T. Tatar (MON) 78 FP, 2.4 perZ. Parise* (MIN) 67 FP, 1.9 per
D. Perron (STL) 90 FP, 2.8 perJ. Gaudreau (CGY) 77 FP, 2.4 per +K. Palmieri (NJ) 66 FP, 2 per -
B. Rust (PIT) 88 FP, 2.5 perW. Nylander (TOR) 75 FP, 2.2 per -G. Nyquist* (CLB) 65 FP, 1.9 per
G. Landeskog (COL) 86 FP, 2.5 per +J. Vrana (WAS) 75 FP, 2.2 per -B. Gallagher (MON) 65 FP, 2.1 per
F. Forsberg (NSH) 86 FP, 2.4 per +R. Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) 75 FP, 2.3 per +J. DeBrusk* (BOS) 65 FP, 2 per
M. Pacioretty (LV) 85 FP, 2.7 per -R. Smith (LV) 74 FP, 2.3 per -T. Meier (SJ) 64 FP, 2 per +

Top 30 Projected Goalies Rest of Season

If you need help at goalie there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 the rest of the season. Henrik Lundqvist, at #10, is the highest ranking goalie of this waiver wire group. There are 7 goalies that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than actual rank. At #1, Tuukka Rask is the highest ranking must start. There are 7 goalies who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Joonas Korpisalo, for example, is projected to be just the #30 goalie and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
T. Rask (BOS) 167 FP, 6.1 per +S. Varlamov (NYI) 150 FP, 5.3 per +C. Hart (PHI) 134 FP, 5.2 per
B. Holtby (WAS) 166 FP, 6.2 per +B. Bishop (DAL) 150 FP, 5.3 perD. Rittich (CGY) 133 FP, 4.8 per -
P. Rinne (NSH) 166 FP, 5.6 per +J. Markstrom (VAN) 146 FP, 5.3 perL. Ullmark* (BUF) 133 FP, 4.8 per
A. Vasilevskiy (TB) 165 FP, 6 perA. Raanta* (ARI) 146 FP, 5.5 perA. Dell* (SJ) 126 FP, 4.9 per
P. Mrazek (CAR) 159 FP, 5.6 per +C. Price (MON) 143 FP, 5.2 per -M. Blackwood* (NJ) 125 FP, 4.4 per
F. Andersen (TOR) 159 FP, 5.8 perC. Hellebuyck (WPG) 138 FP, 5.2 per -J. Gibson (ANA) 123 FP, 4.4 per -
P. Grubauer (COL) 157 FP, 5.5 per +M. Fleury (LV) 138 FP, 5.2 per -M. Hogberg* (OTT) 116 FP, 4.3 per
S. Bobrovsky (FLA) 155 FP, 5.6 per +M. Koskinen* (EDM) 135 FP, 4.9 perJ. Quick* (LA) 115 FP, 4.2 per
J. Binnington (STL) 154 FP, 5.6 perR. Lehner* (CHI) 135 FP, 5.1 perD. Dubnyk* (MIN) 110 FP, 4.7 per
H. Lundqvist* (NYR) 151 FP, 5.3 perT. Jarry (PIT) 134 FP, 5.5 per -J. Korpisalo (CLB) 98 FP, 5 per -

Top 45 Projected Centers Rest of Season

There are 11 centers whose projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. Mika Zibanejad, at #8, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. There are 9 centers who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, for example, is projected to be just the #45 center and some owners may have better options. There are only 5 centers projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #29, Erik Haula is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
C. McDavid (EDM) 139 FP, 4.2 perE. Pettersson (VAN) 93 FP, 2.8 per -B. Schenn (STL) 75 FP, 2.3 per -
L. Draisaitl (EDM) 136 FP, 4.2 perS. Couturier (PHI) 92 FP, 2.7 perA. Kopitar (LA) 74 FP, 2.3 per -
N. MacKinnon (COL) 128 FP, 3.7 perN. Backstrom (WAS) 89 FP, 2.6 per +E. Lindholm (CGY) 74 FP, 2.2 per
J. Eichel (BUF) 121 FP, 3.6 perJ. Toews (CHI) 87 FP, 2.7 per +T. Hertl (SJ) 72 FP, 2.2 per +
A. Matthews (TOR) 120 FP, 3.6 perM. Duchene (NSH) 84 FP, 2.4 per +R. Getzlaf (ANA) 72 FP, 2.1 per +
A. Barkov (FLA) 118 FP, 3.3 perB. Wheeler (WPG) 83 FP, 2.4 perS. Monahan (CGY) 71 FP, 2.2 per
E. Malkin (PIT) 118 FP, 3.4 perM. Barzal (NYI) 82 FP, 2.3 perN. Kadri (COL) 70 FP, 2 per
M. Zibanejad (NYR) 116 FP, 3.2 per +R. Strome (NYR) 81 FP, 2.3 per -P. Dubois (CLB) 69 FP, 2 per -
S. Crosby (PIT) 112 FP, 3.2 per +T. Seguin (DAL) 80 FP, 2.3 per +R. Johansen (NSH) 68 FP, 1.9 per +
P. Bergeron (BOS) 106 FP, 3.2 perR. O'Reilly (STL) 80 FP, 2.4 perE. Staal* (MIN) 68 FP, 2 per
S. Aho (CAR) 102 FP, 2.9 perD. Krejci (BOS) 79 FP, 2.4 perV. Trocheck* (FLA) 68 FP, 1.9 per
J. Tavares (TOR) 101 FP, 3 per +M. Domi (MON) 79 FP, 2.4 per +W. Karlsson (LV) 66 FP, 2.1 per -
B. Point (TB) 101 FP, 2.9 perB. Horvat (VAN) 76 FP, 2.2 perP. Danault* (MON) 64 FP, 2 per
M. Scheifele (WPG) 98 FP, 2.9 per -E. Haula* (CAR) 76 FP, 2.2 perK. Hayes* (PHI) 64 FP, 1.9 per
E. Kuznetsov (WAS) 98 FP, 2.9 perB. Nelson (NYI) 76 FP, 2.1 per -J. Pageau (OTT) 61 FP, 1.8 per -

Top 45 Projected Defensemen Rest of Season

There are 12 defensemen whose projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. Torey Krug, at #6, is the highest ranking defenseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 6 defensemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Ivan Provorov, for example, is projected to be just the #39 defenseman and some owners may have better options. There are only 4 defensemen projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Dustin Byfuglien, at #10, is the highest ranking defenseman of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
J. Carlson (WAS) 103 FP, 3 perR. Dahlin (BUF) 61 FP, 1.8 per +S. Theodore (LV) 51 FP, 1.6 per -
R. Josi (NSH) 95 FP, 2.7 perE. Karlsson (SJ) 60 FP, 1.8 perJ. Trouba (NYR) 50 FP, 1.4 per
V. Hedman (TB) 85 FP, 2.5 perA. Ekblad (FLA) 60 FP, 1.7 per +Q. Hughes (VAN) 50 FP, 1.5 per -
K. Yandle (FLA) 79 FP, 2.2 perJ. Klingberg (DAL) 58 FP, 1.7 per +D. Doughty (LA) 50 FP, 1.5 per
D. Hamilton (CAR) 77 FP, 2.2 perM. Ekholm (NSH) 57 FP, 1.6 per +M. Sergachev (TB) 50 FP, 1.4 per -
T. Krug (BOS) 76 FP, 2.3 per +T. Barrie (TOR) 57 FP, 1.7 per +J. Muzzin (TOR) 49 FP, 1.6 per +
A. DeAngelo (NYR) 76 FP, 2.1 perA. Fox (NYR) 56 FP, 1.6 perC. Fowler (ANA) 49 FP, 1.4 per
K. Letang (PIT) 73 FP, 2.1 perM. Giordano (CGY) 56 FP, 1.7 per +S. Jones (CLB) 47 FP, 1.4 per
C. Makar (COL) 70 FP, 2 perT. Chabot (OTT) 56 FP, 1.6 per +I. Provorov (PHI) 47 FP, 1.4 per -
D. Byfuglien* (WPG) 69 FP, 2.3 perN. Pionk (WPG) 56 FP, 1.6 per -H. Lindholm* (ANA) 47 FP, 1.4 per
A. Pietrangelo (STL) 68 FP, 2.1 perZ. Werenski (CLB) 55 FP, 1.6 per -B. Skjei* (NYR) 47 FP, 1.3 per
B. Burns (SJ) 67 FP, 2 perR. Suter (MIN) 55 FP, 1.6 perD. Nurse (EDM) 47 FP, 1.4 per +
S. Weber (MON) 64 FP, 2 perA. Edler (VAN) 54 FP, 1.6 per +R. Ristolainen (BUF) 46 FP, 1.4 per
R. Ellis (NSH) 62 FP, 1.7 perE. Gustafsson (CHI) 53 FP, 1.6 per +O. Klefbom (EDM) 46 FP, 1.4 per
K. Shattenkirk (TB) 61 FP, 1.8 perJ. Petry (MON) 52 FP, 1.6 perB. Montour* (BUF) 45 FP, 1.3 per