Ramblings: Short-Term Adds for Saturday; Horvat, Smith, Scheifele and more (Apr 9)

Ian Gooding


If you play in a head-to-head league, your fantasy playoffs are probably well underway. So which players are decent options for that end-of-week push? The answer is just about anyone. It depends on what you need. Maybe it's the obvious goals and assists, or something more unique such as faceoffs or blocked shots. You'll see a few of those stats in here today.

You can find articles that will help you plan ahead to next week with yesterday's Ramblings by Mike Clifford and Looking Ahead by Andrew Santillo. But what if you're in short-term survival mode?

Teams with two games this weekend are as follows: Anaheim, Dallas, Nashville, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Washington. Every other team has one game this weekend, so search for players from those six teams first. Here are a few players who jump out at me from those teams:

Cam Fowler: 33% Yahoo/60% Fantrax, 3 PTS in last 3 GP

Ryan Johansen: 35% Yahoo/56% Fantrax, 4 G and 2 A in last 3 GP

Mattias Ekholm: 34% Yahoo/49% Fantrax, 5 A in last 4 GP

Mathieu Joseph: 20% Yahoo/21% Fantrax (more on him below)

Rickard Rakell: 21% Yahoo/53% Fantrax, 5 PTS and 16 Hits in 9 GP as a Penguin

Garnet Hathaway: 11% Yahoo/22% Fantrax, averages over 3 Hits per game

If you have daily transactions, the key here is to maximize games played, so if you can find an option that is similarly ranked to someone else on your roster, don't hesitate to make the move. Deal with next week next week if there might not be a next week. Unless you're dropping Connor McDavid to add Adam Henrique, I'd probably rubber-stamp the move. You'll find a few more possible Saturday adds below as well, if you're more focused on taking things one day at a time.

And don't forget to check Goalie Post for the latest starting goalies.

With Brock Boeser out of the lineup, Alex Chiasson is being given a run on the Canu