Capped: Additions for the Final Week, Including McNabb, Ceci, Granlund, and More
At this point, your league should be in their final matchup of the season to determine who wins the grand prize of bragging rights, your league's trophy, cash prizes, etc, … To those that lost in Round 2, don't feel bad, not every team gets that far so that is an accomplishment in its own. To those that have advanced to the finals, I would like to congratulate you for making it there and try to not stress out about it. At the end of the day, fantasy sports are all for fun and we do it because we love the game so try and enjoy the experience of the finals while you can. You can reflect on the playoffs in the offseason and see what you did right and what you did wrong. Hopefully with the lengthy offseason you can formulate some more strategies to take with you into the next season.
The championships are some of the most nail-biting experiences that I have faced, but they are also some of the most enjoyable. I'm here to share with you some of the guys that are worth looking at adding to your team to help you close out the season.
* The championships that my leagues have run during the last two weeks of the regular season, yours may be different, so please make sure you know your own format before taking any sort of advice from anybody! *
* Not done in a particular order, the positions come from the official NHL website and your leagues may have players listed differently, so make sure you pay attention as to what positions are listed on your platforms before making any transactions! *
* For the 'Powerplay' and 'Shorthanded' sections in the stat tables, it is saying how many powerplay and how many shorthanded points that they have, not goals. Just to clarify! *
Contract: $2.5M – 1 Year remaining (Extended for $2.85M for 3 years starting next season) Roster Percentages: 31.9% ESPN, 14% Yahoo, 26% Fantrax
This is mainly for those that play in leagues that score by categories, as Brayden McNabb is not a point-heavy player. McNabb can offer you a very safe floor in both hits and blocks, currently he is second in the NHL in the blocks department. When you look at the other guys in the top five in blocks you will notice that McNabb has played between 4-13 less games than the guys around him. When it comes to hits and blocks, in his last 10 games he has 30 hits and 29 blocks respectively. Pairing those kinds of numbers along with his steady ice time numbers, he is a specialist for peripherals who offers a nice floor, alongside being a cheap addition salary wise. The Golden Knights may be a few points back of being a wild card team, to me that just means that they are going to be willing to go that extra mile to try and win games, and that comes from guys like McNabb who block and hit a bunch to create space and energy for the scoring options that Vegas has. The team plays three