Looking Ahead: Week 6

Bob Fisher

2013-02-22

 

Ryan Kesler USA Today

 

 

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

 

It's a lot closer this week than it has been before.  Don't get me wrong, the East is still makes more appearances in the "Best Bets" section and fewer in the "Steer Clear" section.  But the margin is much narrower this time around.  The East leads the "Best Bets" 24-11, while the West leads the "Steer Clear" 21-14.

 

Are You Ready for the…Hurricane?

 

Oh boy.  I hope you all stocked up on your bottled water, canned tuna and corn flakes because a Hurricane is coming through the Eastern United States.  Please keep reading for more fun with puns.

 

Despite the unfortunate news that Jeff Skinner suffered another concussion, the Canes have been on a tear this season for their fantasy owners.  Eric and Jordan Staal have meshed together like they've known one another since birth and Alexander Semin has quashed his locker room "cancer" reputation and has made the Canes organization a believer.

 

With matchups against sieves such as: Tampa Bay, NY Islanders, Washington and Pittsburgh, the odds that the owners of Canes players winning this week just went up about 15%.  While Cam Ward's numbers haven't looked great this season – the key thing he's doing lately is winning.  Ward has won four out of his last six (one of those losses was an OT loss) and his save percentage has been steadily rising over