Alex Killorn tops the week's best waiver adds

From ESPN - February 13, 2018

Every week we will mine the waiver wire for widely available assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the re-draft format, and we will also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who might be overvalued -- in the short or long term -- for one reason or another.


Alex Killorn, LW, Tampa Bay Lightning (24.1 percent)

On a tear with five goals and five assists in six games, Killorn easily merits his current semi-permanent spot within Tampa's dangerous top six. Exploit the 28-year-old in all formats as long as he remains hot on a scoring line and top power play with Nikita Kucherov. The sixth-year skater has enjoyed these explosive upswings for periods in the past.

Timo Meier, RW/LW, San Jose Sharks (4.4 percent)

The young sophomore has been on a nice run of late, racking up three goals and two assists in five games. Skating alongside an inspired Joe Pavelski, who is flourishing at center in recent games, has served Meier well. The 21-year-old is also seeing regular minutes with the Sharks' secondary power play. He has value in deeper leagues.

Ryan Dzingel, C/RW/LW, Ottawa Senators (2.4 percent)

Despite shifting around the Senators' lineup of late, Dzingel has been one of the club's steadier producers, collecting one goal and five assists in five contests. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues can likely bank on a consistent top-six role for the versatile forward if a skater or two -- say, wingers Mike Hoffman or Zack Smith -- are moved ahead of the trade deadline.

Artturi Lehkonen, LW/RW, Montreal Canadiens (1.9 percent)

After scoring thee goals and two assists in three games on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, Lehkonen is now earning the chance to skate on a top unit with Max Pacioretty. A daily fantasy asset or injury plug in the short term, the 22-year-old sophomore is also one to watch as an investment in deep keeper and dynasty leagues.

Evan Rodrigues, RW, Buffalo Sabres (0.3 percent)

After skating with Jack Eichel in recent play, Rodrigues has since shifted to replace Buffalo's injured top center on a scoring line with Evander Kane and Kyle Okposo. That's a promising yet volatile position with Kane on the organization's trade block. Still, the 24-year-old deserves monitoring as the totally-out-of-it Sabres look to play loose down the stretch.


Brady Skjei, New York Rangers (18.4 percent)

With Ryan McDonagh joining Kevin Shattenkirk on the injured shelf, Skjei takes over full ownership of the quarterback position on the Rangers' No. 1 power play. A promising, young asset to build around while GM Jeff Gorton endeavors to retool for the future, Skjei should see additional minutes and quality opportunities in the season's waning weeks. The 23-year-old sophomore has an assist in each of McDonagh's two missed games thus far, including one with the extra skater. Even once recovered from his upper-body injury, the Rangers' captain could move ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. At minimum, Skjei, an RFA-to-be, should be spoken for in most dynasty/keeper leagues.


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