We’re only a month into the NHL season, but you know that plenty of fantasy general managers are already panicking about their team’s slow start.
Maybe they’re already 40 points out in a points-only league, have a 1-3 record in a head-to-head league, or find themselves in eighth place out of 10 in a roto league.
The Dobber forums are seeing some posts from GMs looking for trade advice, looking to swap players like Jordan Kyrou, Jonathan Huberdeau, Moritz Seider, Dougie Hamilton and other struggling players.
What’s a fantasy GM to do? You take this as an opportunity to better your team. You look at slumping superstars on other squads and hope to acquire them by trading your overperforming players. Look at last year. A month into the year, the top 25 point-getters included names like Oliver Bjorkstrand, Anthony Duclair, Drake Batherson, Jesse Puljujarvi, Andrew Copp, Kevin Shattenkirk and Chandler Stephenson. Anyone who sold high on them was laughing, especially if you acquired struggling players in return, such as Roope Hintz, Kevin Fiala and Elias Pettersson. It may seem funny to think about now, but you know there were some GMs who swapped Puljujarvi and Bjorkstrand for Pettersson.
Below are 10 players you should be looking to trade high on. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you need to trade these players, but as their value is high, this is a great opportunity to improve your team.
10. Artturi Lehkonen
Lehkonen’s value has dropped since the start of the season when he had four points (all with the man advantage) in his first two games. Since those two contests, he has three points in nine games. However, there may be some fantasy hockey general managers who aren’t aware of how much he’s been struggling and will just look at the overall total of seven points in 11 games. If you have the time and are in a Yahoo fantasy league, I recommend havin