Fantasy Corner: Weekend Defense Streamers – April 2 & 3, 2022

There are some decent options of players to look for to stream this weekend on the blue line despite how hard it usually is to find quality players at this position this late into the season. Make sure these three players aren’t still floating around your fantasy league’s free-agent pool.

Vince Dunn – Seattle Kraken – 29% Rostered

He is the biggest beneficiary of the Kraken’s deadline moves as he is being thrust into a more offensive role on the team’s blue line. He took over the first power-play unit as the quarterback and is performing very well in his new role. Dunn is up to eight points in his last eight games and seeing more ice time in all situations, including on the top pair beside Adam Larsson.

Vince Dunn, Seattle Kraken
Vince Dunn, Seattle Kraken (Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images)

This isn’t the first time Dunn cracked the list of free agent streamers to consider because of the lack of new names emerging who can be contributors on the blue line this late into the season. He remains one of the best options available to add in fantasy.

Damon Severson – New Jersey Devils – 34% Rostered

With Dougie Hamilton back in the fold for the Devils, it was expected that Severson would concede his time on the first power-play unit back to Hamilton. Fortunately, that has not entirely been the case because New Jersey is opting to use a two-defenseman setup on their top power-play unit. Severson is still exposed to the most talented players on the roster and can still contribute power-play points.

Damon Severson New Jersey Devils
Damon Severson, New Jersey Devils (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Severson is riding a five-game point streak with two points coming on the man advantage. This is a good scenario for fantasy managers to take advantage of because the Devils play two games this weekend against the Florida Panthers and New York Islanders. At least one of these games should be close and competitive while maximizing the potential output with the back-to-back situation.

Nick Leddy – St. Louis Blues – 3% Rostered

Since being traded to the Blues on trade deadline day, Leddy featured in six games and has posted a goal and assist in that stretch. Again, those numbers don’t jump off the page as a must-add but the current situation of the Blues blue line is what makes him worthy of an add.

Nick Leddy Detroit Red Wings
Nick Leddy, Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With Torey Krug out of the lineup and being listed as week-to-week, Leddy is being relied upon to soak up a lot of those minutes. He is playing on the top pair alongside Colton Parayko and overtook Justin Faulk on the team’s first power-play unit. He has played over 20 minutes a game since joining the Blues. Until Krug is ready to return to the lineup and Leddy is exposed to a power play featuring the likes of Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn, David Perron, and Vladimir Tarasenko, the upside remains high compared to everything else available on the wire.

Roster percentages courtesy of Yahoo

Leave a Comment