What To Do? Selling High and Buying Low in 2013.

Ryan Ma

2013-02-14

CoreyPerry USA Today

 

Ma tells you what to do with your players – better listen up!

 

The 2012-13 fantasy campaign has certainly thrown poolies a few curveballs. In a shortened 48-game season, there's no time to dilly dally or sit and wait to make a decision. Every week that you sit on a decision, you're essentially burning close to 10 percent of the fantasy season. If you're after a league title, decisions need to be made promptly! This week we'll look at a couple of slow and hot starters and my thoughts on what you should do with them. 

 

Corey Perry – RW- Anaheim Ducks


Perry is struggling at the moment with just six points in 12 contests this campaign. The most eye-catching stat is that he's only registered one power play point, which is very un-Perry-like when you compare it to his history. You can't chalk it up to a lack of opportunity, as he's on the ice for 56.5 percent of all Anaheim's power play chances, so what gives? The answer lies in the shooting percentage. His current shooting efficiency is at a career-low, (by a long shot), of 3.6 percent at the moment, which is over three and a half times lower than his career average prior to this season. Shooting percentage is a bit of a fickle statistic, as a couple of goals here and there could dramatically sway the stat in a different direction.

 

Maaaasquito Bite: Snipers like Perry tend to get streaky when scoring goals, and get ice-cold when they hit a cold snap. Just hang tough with him, as he won't stay like this forever. Perry owners should remain status quo, while non-owners should definitely make a play for his services.     

 

Henrik Sedin – C- Vancouver Canucks


Much like Perry, Sedin's struggles this season mostly lie with the lack of power play production. He's only managed to post three points on the man advantage. One reason for that might be because the Canucks are struggling on the PP at the moment which is operating at just 17.2 percent efficiency, which is a stark contrast to the 19.8, 24.3 and 20.9 numbers that they've posted during the last three seasons. Another link might be because of Daniel's lack of goal scoring, as his 0.25 goals per game rate is much lower than the 0.42, 0.50, 0.46 rates that he's recorded in the last three campaigns. Henrik's assist rate is generally tied with Daniel's goal-scoring prowess, so when one slumps so does the other.

 

Maaaasquito Bite: You can't really abandon ship on a player who has led the league in assists over the last three seasons. The Sedin brothers will be fine once they find their groove again.     

   

Henrik Zetterberg – C/LW- Detroit Red Wings


Zetterberg's on a tear with 18 points in 12 contests for Detroit. One of the major things that caught my eye was his seasonal splits. In seven home contests Zetterberg has registered a whopping 15 points (2.14 points per game), but in five aw