Looking Ahead: Week 5

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PatriceBergeron USAToday


The ‘Looking Ahead’ series helps you get the edge when setting your fantasy lineups.


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.


Conference Bias


The East seems to be pulling away in the "Best Bets" department, almost a clean sweep, sporting a 32-3 advantage this week.  The West takes the "Steer Clear" category again, 25-10.


Philadelphia, Yeah Them Again

Take two.  The Flyers are slowly improving.  I can see their full turnaround happening before the end of the month.  They are 2-1 in their last three with nine goals scored.  Not the greatest, but could be a lot worse (see San Jose section below).  Their brutal road trip continues on Friday against the surprising (but it shouldn't be a surprise) New Jersey Devils.


To be honest, it's pretty apparent why the Flyers aren't playing well: their leading point getter is Jakub Voracek, second is a tie between Brayden Schenn, Matt Read an