NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Add/Drop List for Week 6

NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Which Players Should You Add/Drop Heading Into Week 6? We’ve Got You Covered.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just a rookie, NHL fantasy hockey is an absolute blast. The feeling of being a General Manager is always exciting. Winning a little bit of money when possible doesn’t hurt either, though. Whether you’re in a pool of eight people or 20, we’ve got you covered on this week’s top players.

Yahoo’s format only focus on the essentials when it comes to scoring. Such as goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play-goals, power-play-points, short-handed-goals, shots-on-goal, hits, blocked shots, wins, goals-against-average, save percentage and shutouts. So we’ll have the best three players to pick up for each position.

If you’re in an ESPN league that covers additional/different statistics, we’ve got you covered there as well. So regardless of format, we’re going to show you the best players to add this week on the NHL fantasy hockey waiver wire.

*For a Yahoo pool containing 10 players or less that only focus’ on the essentials.*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

Forwards:
Nazem Kadri (TOR) – 21% ownership, 1,217 adds the past week, 7G, 6A, +1
Paul Byron (MTL) – 12% ownership, 1,201 adds the past week, 6G, 5A, +7
Jaden Schwartz (STL) – 56% ownership, 864 adds the past week, 6G, 2A, even

Defense:
Nick Holden (NYR) – 17% ownership, 743 adds the past week, 2G, 7A, +14
Damon Severson (NJ) – 47% ownership, 440 adds the past week, 3G, 9A, -1
Derek Forbort (LA) – 3% ownership, 314 adds the past week, 1G, 4A, +1

Goalies:
Al Montoya (MTL) – 21% ownership, 1,554 adds the past week, 3W, 19GA, 3.14GAA
Cam Ward (CAR) – 27% ownership, 880 adds the past week, 4W, 28GA, 2.51GAA
Chad Johnson (CGY) – 11% ownership, 625 adds the past week, 4W, 16GA, 2.25GAA

*For a Yahoo pool containing 20 players or less that only focus’ on the essentials.*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

Forwards:
Jesper Fast (NYR) – 2% ownership, 164 adds the past week, 2G, 8A, +9
Jay Beagle (WSH) – 2% ownership, 161 adds the past week, 3G, 4A, +5
Connor Brown (TOR) – 1% ownership, 143 adds the past week, 3G, 4A, +2

Defense:
Derek Forbort (LA) – 3% ownership, 308 adds the past week, 1G, 4A, +1
Michael Del Zotto (PHI) – 9% ownership, 300 adds the past week, 1G, 3A, 0
Anthony DeAngelo (ARZ) – 2% ownership, 212 adds the past week, 2G, 1A, +2

Goalies:
Philip Grubauer (WSH) – 8% ownership, 30 adds the past week, 2W, 8GA, 2.00GAA
Calvin Pickard (COL) – 12% ownership, 29 adds the past week, 3W, 9GA, 2.08GAA
Anders Nilsson (BUF) – 3% ownership, 24 adds the past week, 1W, 8GA, 1.96GAA

*For an ESPN pool containing 20-10 players, including additional statistical categories*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

Forwards:
Patrick Maroon (EDM) – 6G, 3A, +3, 17PIM, 0PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 0GWG, 41SH, 40HITS, 3BLKS
Charlie Coyle (MIN) – 4G, 6A, +4, 18PIM, 2PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 1GWG, 36SH, 18HITS, 16BLKS
Nick Ritchie (ANA) – 4G, 1A, +1, 8PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 1GWG, 35SH, 56HITS, 5BLKS

Defense:
Jeff Petry (MTL) – 2G, 5A, +4, 8PIM, 1PPG, 2PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 0GWG, 26SH, 32HITS, 38BLKS
Derek Forbort (LA) – 1G, 4A, +1, 30PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 0GWG, 16SH, 38HITS, 39BLKS
Josh Manson (ANA) – 0G, 5A, +2, 36PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, OGWG, 19SH, 42HITS, 17BLKS

Goalies:
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – 7W, 5L, 0OTL, 31GA, 312SV, 91.0SV%, 1SO
Chad Johnson (CGY) – 4W, 2L, 1OTL, 16GA, 172SV, 91.5SV%, 1SO
Cam Ward (CAR) – 4W, 4L, 4OTL, 28GA, 278SV, 90.8SV%, 1SO

Legend:
G = Goals
A = Assists
PIM = Penalty Minutes
PPG = Power-Play-Goals
PPA = Power-Play-Assists
SHG = Short-Handed-Goals
SHO = Short-Handed Assists
GWG = Game-Winning-Goals
SH = Shots
Hits = Hits
BLKS = Blocks
W = Wins
L = Losses
SV = Saves
SV% = Save Percentage
SO = Shutouts
GA = Goals Against
GAA = Goals-Against-Average

NHL Fantasy Hockey Injury Drop List: (These players go for every type of pool with every type of scoring format)

David Pastrnak (BOS) – Undisclosed – Day-To-Day
Jack Eichel (BUF) – Ankle – Early December
Tyler Ennis (BUF) – Groin – Indefinitely
Zach Bogosian (BUF) – Knee – Week-To-Week
Dmitry Kulikov (BUF) – Undisclosed – Day-To-Day
Ryan O’Reilly (BUF) – Middle-Body – Day-To-Day
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) – Finger – Late December
Matt Duchene (COL) – Concussion – Day-To-Day
Gabriel Landeskog (COL) – Lower-Body – Day-To-Day
Seth Jones (CLB) – Foot – Day-To-Day
Patrick Sharp (DAL) – Undisclosed – Day-To-Day
Ales Hemsky (DAL) – Hip – Indefinitely
Jiri Hudler (DAL) – Illness – Day-To-Day
Thomas Vanek (DET) – Hip – Day-To-Day
Kris Russell (EDM) – Lower-Body – Week-To-Week
Nick Bjugstad (FLA) – Hand – Day-To-Day
Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) – Achilles – Late January/Early February
Marian Gaborik (LA) – Foot – Indefinitely (skating with team)
Jonathan Quick (LA) – Groin – Indefinitely
Anze Kopitar (LA) – Upper-Body – Day-To-Day
Marco Scandella (MIN) – Ankle – Week-To-Week
Alexander Radulov (MTL)- Illness – Day-To-Day
Taylor Hall (NJ) – Knee – Out 3-4 Weeks
Mike Cammalleri (NJ) – Personal – Day-To-Day
Mikhail Grabovski (NYI) – Concussion – Indefinitely
Craig Anderson (OTT) – Personal – Day-To-Day
Mike Hoffman (OTT) – Undisclosed – Day-To-Day
Bobby Ryan (OTT) – Upper-Body – Day-To-Day
Michal Neuvirth (PHI) – Lower-Body – Mid-December
Derrick Pouliot (PIT) – Lower-Body – Indefinitely
Patric Hornqvist (PIT) – Concussion – Day-To-Day
Joel Edmundson (STL) – Upper-Body – Week-To-Week
Alex Steen (STL) – Undisclosed – Day-To-Day
Steven Stamkos (TB) – Knee – Indefinitely (4-6 month estimation)
Jannik Hansen (VAN) – Ribs – Early To Mid December
Ryan Miller (VAN) – Flu – Day-To-Day
Bryan Little (WPG) – Lower-Body – Indefinitely
Kyle Connor (WPG) – Upper-Body – Day-To-Day
Tyler Myers (WPG) – Lower-Body – Day-To-Day

Make sure to stay tuned every week to our NHL fantasy hockey waiver wire column. We’ll help you make those tough decisions in replacing an injured or underperforming player. See you again in seven days!

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