NHL Fantasy Week 2: Top-3 Players

EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 29: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers lines up for a face off during the game against the Calgary Flames on January 29, 2020, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Tomas Vessio
Head of NHL/Podcast Host

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In this series of articles, we take a look at the top three players this past week from NHL fantasy. These top three players are going to include forwards, defenseman and goaltenders, but not each every week, just whoever has the most points at the end of the week in whatever position.

3. James van Riemsdyk, Philedekphia Flyers, LW

4 GP, 2 G, 6 A, 8 PTS, +3, 2 PPG, 1 PPA, 7 SOG

JVR was great this past week of play, recording eight points in four games, as well as recording four assists in the Sunday night tilt against the Islanders. JVR has been added a ton recently in most leagues and if he is on the waiver wire, I suggest claiming him.

2. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, C/RW

5 GP, 4 G, 10 A, 14 PTS, + 7, 3 PPG, 3 PPA, 1 GWG, 13 SOG

The big German forward had a monster week two of fantasy, recording 14 points in just five games played. Draisaitl also had six assists in the Sunday nighter against the Sens which was one shy of Wayne Gretzky’s record of seven in one game.

1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers, C

5 GP, 4 G, 11 A, 15 PTS, + 1, 2 PPG, 6 PPA, 2 GWG, 15 SOG

The Oilers duo, which definitely includes Captain, Connor McDavid was tremendous this past week. McDavid recorded 15 points in five games and had some highlight reel plays/goals that will be running through sport highlights for months. McDavid was also deadly on the power-play this week and look out for him to be very good in games to come.