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In The Crease

Forget About Freddie

by Joey Alfieri
Updated On: November 16, 2019, 1:37 pm ET

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Nov. 18-24

Great Options

Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay Lightning

Schedule: Tue at STL, Thu at CHI, Sat vs. ANA

Vasilevskiy and the Lightning are finally starting to come around after a slow start to the year. There are two road games on the schedule next week, but matchups against Anaheim and Chicago make the Bolts netminder very relevant in fantasy.

Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals

Schedule: Mon vs. ANA, Wed at NYR, Sat vs. VAN

Holtby was given the night off on Friday when his team played the Canadiens, but he’s riding a personal five-game winning streak. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Holtby played all three games next week. He’s a quality fantasy option on a red-hot Caps team.

Tuukka Rask – Boston Bruins

Schedule: Tue at NJ, Thu vs. BUF, Sat vs. MIN

The Bruins game plan with their goalies is simple. Rask gets two games in a row, Jaroslav Halak gets one. That means Rask will play two games next week. The Bruins get to take on three teams that have struggled this season.

Ben Bishop – Dallas Stars

Schedule: Tue vs. VAN, Thu vs. WPG, Sat vs. CHI

The Stars have really turned things around after an ugly start. Bishop has won three games in a row and he’s held the opposition to two goals or fewer in seven straight games. The Stars will play all three of their games at home, too. He’s a good fantasy play.

Good Options

Petr Mrazek – Carolina Hurricanes

Schedule: Tue at CHI, Thu vs. PHI, Sat vs. FLA

The Hurricanes went through a tough stretch last week, but they finally snapped a losing streak. Mrazek has won back-to-back starts and he should be able to build on that. He has a 9-3-1 record this season.

Jordan Binnington – St. Louis Blues

Schedule: Tue vs. TB, Thu vs. CGY, Sat vs. NSH

The Blues won’t have any easy games next week, but at least they’ll be home for all three of them. Binnington hasn’t dropped a game in regulation since Oct. 26. He’s a fine fantasy option this week.

Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens

Schedule: Tue at CBJ, Wed vs. OTT, Sat vs. NYR

Who was the first goalie to hit the 10-win mark this season? Yeah, it’s Price. He never really struggled at any point this season, but he could’ve played better. Now, he’s back to being his All-Star self. Look for Price to play at least two games next week.

Semyon Varlamov – New York Islanders

Schedule: Tue at PIT, Thu vs. PIT, Sat at SJ

The Islanders goalie situation is easy to figure out. Varlamov and Thomas Greiss just get one start each. It doesn’t matter what they do in the game, they get one game each. If that logic holds true, Varlamov will start Tuesday’s game in Pittsburgh and Saturday’s game in San Jose. The Isles are playing so well that it doesn’t matter that those games are on the road.

Bad Options

Frederik Andersen – Toronto Maple Leafs

Schedule: Tue at VGK, Thu at ARZ, Sat at COL

The Leafs are about to hit the road at the worst possible time. Not only is their upcoming schedule brutal, they’re also playing some terrible hockey right now. Coming away with fantasy points won’t be impossible for Andersen, but it won’t be easy.

Carter Hutton – Buffalo Sabres

Schedule: Tue vs. MIN, Thu at BOS, Sun at FLA

Tuesday’s game against Minnesota is very winnable for the Sabres, but Hutton has struggled pretty badly as of late. He has a five-game losing streak and he’s given up 10 goals in his last two outings.