Fantasy Owners have to be very cautious while selecting the players; also they must know players career growth and prior Ice performance. Players who will change your fantasy numbers are known as Sleepers. Whether these players drafted or came by Waivers, performance on the ice will be outstanding.
Here is the list of Top three sleepers according to the experts.
1. Jonathan Drouin [Left Winger] – Tampa Bay Lightning
Drouin drafted in 2013 NHL Entry level Draft as a third Pick. He got huge fantasy expectations on him.
His last season was outstanding in junior level and coming with great dynamic skills.
Most of the fantasy owners are considering him compared to other players of his class entering one year.
The 18 year-old, Drouin recorded 105 points in 49 games by posting 41 goals & 64 assists at Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. Due to his sore foot injury he was not in the Canada summer development camp, however he will be in the Tampa Bay’s top-six powerful forward squad in 2013-14.
He is going to share the puck with the NHL’s top goal scorer Steven Stamkos in the past three seasons and with Martin St. Louis who had 60 points in the last season.
Drouin will be a best Rookie in this season and needs to be your priority in mid-to-late rounds.
2. Beau Bennett [Right Winger] – Pittsburgh Penguins
Bennett was the first pick of Penguins in 2010 NHL Draft. In the last season he recorded 14 points including five power-play points in 26 games. Bennett would be the beneficiary for the fantasy owners as he will be playing alongside decisive fantasy assets Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
Penguins have the room to turn Bennett permanently on the squad as they are not having the veterans Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Tyler Kennedy in the line.
Bennett could give your fantasy squad a lift in as many as five categories in 2013-14.
3. Patrick Wiercioch [Defenseman] – Ottawa Senators
Wiercioch was drafted by Ottawa Senators in 2008 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut in the last season and finished with 19 points (5g-14a) in 42 games.
Wiercioch and Oilers’ Justin Schultz were finished the seasons with 10 PPP & 15 PPP respectively. Both are the only rookies who are having the double digits in PPP points. Also Wiercioch finished
This season he will be playing alongside Erik Karlsson and expected to be 100 percent. Fantasy owners will not be wrong if you have this guy in your team.