Looking Ahead – Week 24

Dave Poleck

2011-03-18

Boucher

 

A tough decision can be made easier with these charts showing you the best five and worst five schedules for upcoming seven-day periods. Some of you used them last year but for the benefit of new readers here is a refresher. The number next to the team indicates the ‘multiplier’ to use on a player’s point-per-game pace to give you an idea how many points to expect for that week.

 

With fantasy playoffs either just beginning or on the verge of Round 2, being aware of how often your guys play can be a key advantage over your opponent. Be sure to take a look back at the spread done during Week 19 that outlines team' matchups during the fantasy playoffs this year.

 

If you're starting your playoffs this coming Monday, you can't really be a fan of the Best Bets section. Ottawa and Florida lead the way and the other three teams have extremely tough schedules. Philly plays Washington, Pittsburgh and Boston; Pittsburgh plays the aforementioned Flyers, as well as Detroit and New Jersey; and the Bruins face Broduer, Lundqvist, Price and yes of course, the Flyers.

 

How bad have the Colorado Avalanche been lately? If you answered they're 6-22-3 in the new year, allowing 3.90 goals per game, you would have been correct. So why not take advantage of their defensive deficiencies? Unfortunately, the only teams to play them twice over their remaining games are Edmonton and Dallas. If your pool goes right to the end of the season, you might want to look at picking up some Stars; they have a back to back with the Avs for game 80 and 81.

 

The mother of all Cinderella story run that the Devils have been has almost come crashing down in the past two weeks with not one, but two losses to the lowly Senators. After facing the Caps at home tonight, they go on a four game road trip against the likes of Columbus, Boston, Pittsburgh and Buffalo. The good news for them is that they play nine of their remaining 12 games against Eastern Conference playoff teams.

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