Frozen Pool Forensics: Buy Low Candidates (Nov 2016)

Cam Robinson

2016-11-11

Looking at some early buy low candidates for your fantasy hockey league.

 

There is a major difference between targeting a player who’s off to a sleepy start but may be showing signs of turning things around and simply buying players destined to disappoint whoever their owner is. This week on Frozen Pool Forensics, we’ll be looking at some guys who should have lowered perceived values yet are primed to succeed as the season moves on.

 

We’ll also outline a few players to shy away from.

 

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The True ‘Buy Lows’

 

Anze Kopitar

 

If you haven’t received the memo yet, Kopitar is a classic slow starter. In the last three seasons, the Kings’ captain’s first quarters have played out like this:

 

2014-15: He produced 11 points in 20 contests (0.55 point-per-game pace). Pacing for 45 points.

 

2015-16:

 

First Quarter Summary

GP

G

A

P

PntPG

Pace

+/-

PIM

Shots

HITS

PPG

PPP

SHG

BLKS

PPTOI

%PP

%PK

TOI/G

%TOI