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Fantasy: 5 players you should buy low on

Fantasy: 5 players you should buy low on

18/10/2017, USA, Hockey-Ice, NHL (ice-hockey), Article # 24506598

There's always at least one manager in fantasy hockey leagues willing to make an overreactive trade after losing their Week 1 matchup. The first player on their team they'll be looking to move is the player they had relatively high expectations for but has gotten off to a cold start. This is where the savvy and patient managers can take full advantage.

Here are five potential bargains:

LW/RW Rick Nash, Rangers

Nash has gotten off to a forgettable start, with just one goal and no assists in six games. It wouldn't take much to convince his fantasy owner the 33-year-old is washed up.

However, not only is Nash on pace for a career high in shots on goal, but those shots have been of high quality. He's tied for first in the NHL with nine individual high-danger scoring chances at five-on-five, per Natural Stat Trick.

He isn't in his prime, but with his goal-scoring pedigree, he's bound to start capitalizing on his chances.

C/RW Charlie Coyle, Wild

If you have an IR spot available, look to acquire Coyle. The 25-year-old forward is out six-to-eight weeks, so his trade value is essentially at rock bottom.

Coyle was off to a strong start before going down with a right fibula fracture. He was playing a career-high 18:35 per night and had two assists and eight high-danger scoring chances in just three games.

If he can pick up where he left off when he returns, he could be a top-75 player for the remainder of the season. Given it would likely cost next to nothing to acquire him, it's worth the risk.

C/RW Jordan Eberle, Islanders

Many thought Eberle would flourish with the Islanders alongside John Tavares, but that potential has yet to materialize, as he has no goals and three assists thus far.

In fact, the trio of Eberle, Tavares, and Anders Lee have combined for just four goals and four assists, but their line ranks sixth in the NHL in expected goals at five-on-five, per Corsica.

Moreover, Eberle is averaging what would be a career-high 3.17 shots per game. The points are bound to start flowing for the Isles' prized offseason acquisition.

D Justin Faulk, Hurricanes

Faulk has been held without a point through Carolina's first three games, so his owner may be willing the pull the trigger on a deal. However, the 25-year-old is is averaging a career high in ice time, and an astounding - yet unsustainable - 4.67 shots per game. Nonetheless, the fact that he's throwing tons of pucks on net is encouraging.

From 2014-15 to 2016-17, he ranks sixth among NHL defensemen in goals, despite missing 25 games over that span. The Hurricanes are as good as they've ever been in the Faulk era, and he's poised for a huge season.

G Devan Dubnyk, Wild

Dubnyk is off to a rough start, as he currently owns a 3.71 goals-against average and an .894 save percentage. That shouldn't last long, though.

The towering netminder ranks fifth in the NHL with an expected save percentage of 91.78, meaning improvement is on the way.

Over the past three seasons, only Carey Price owns a better save percentage, so expect Dubnyk to turn things around.

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Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 24506596

The NBA, largely behind the scenes, has made huge inroads in community activism while partnering with some of the league's biggest stars.

     
 
 


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/10/17/nba-players-take-action-than-take-knee-national-anthem-protest/771401001/
Rafael Nadal cites knee injury to miss Roger Federer's hometown event

Rafael Nadal cites knee injury to miss Roger Federer's hometown event

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 24506608

Nadal says he's taking medical advice to protect 'over stressing of the (right) knee.'

      
 
 


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2017/10/17/nadal-cites-knee-injury-to-miss-federers-hometown-event/106734620/
'Bring back Claudio' - Lineker suggests Ranieri solution for Leicester

'Bring back Claudio' - Lineker suggests Ranieri solution for Leicester

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, Sporting News , Article # 24506588

The Foxes controversially parted with their Premier League title-winning coach last season and are now reported to have axed his successor



http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/news/bring-back-claudio---lineker-suggests-ranieri-solution-for-leicester/imwzh3l0drmw1r49k4ca1ywj5
U17 World Cup: Young Lions beat Blue Samurai 5-3 on penalties

U17 World Cup: Young Lions beat Blue Samurai 5-3 on penalties

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, Sporting News , Article # 24506587

England set quarterfinal date against USA by beating Japan 5-3 in penalties in Kolkata today....



http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/news/u17-world-cup-england-vs-japan/1dbwxloir724mz4fms3fypqo8
Kadri: 'Absolute insanity' to call 35 goals by Ovechkin an off year

Kadri: 'Absolute insanity' to call 35 goals by Ovechkin an off year

18/10/2017, USA, Hockey-Ice, NHL (ice-hockey), Article # 24506599

We've been spoiled by Alex Ovechkin's talents over the years.

The Washington Capitals captain has surpassed the 50-goal plateau seven times, but last season hit his lowest goal total in a full 82-game season since 2010-11.

However, he still scored 33, and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri thinks it's incredible that having a season of that ilk can be considered a down year.

"It seems like if the guy scores 35 goals it’s an off year for him, which is absolute insanity," Kadri said, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

Early in the 2017-18 campaign, Ovechkin looks to be on his way to another 50-goal season (123 at his current pace). He's scored a league-high nine goals in six games - or better than a quarter of the way to 35 - so it doesn't look like Ovechkin is heading for an "off year" this time around.

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Wizards Q&A: Talking with John Wall, Bradley Beal and Scott Brooks

Wizards Q&A: Talking with John Wall, Bradley Beal and Scott Brooks

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 24506600

Wall and Beal form one of the best backcourts in the NBA, and they have flourished under Brooks.

      
 
 


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/10/17/wizards-q-a-talking-john-wall-bradley-beal-and-scott-brooks/772032001/
Bowl projections: Georgia, TCU join College Football Playoff field after others fall

Bowl projections: Georgia, TCU join College Football Playoff field after others fall

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 24506569

Upsets caused changes to this week's bowl projections as TCU and Georgia joined and Clemson and Washington fell out of the College Football Playoff.

      
 
 


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/10/17/bowl-projections-georgia-tcu-join-college-football-playoff-field-after-others-fall/767548001/
South Carolina preseason pick to win 5th straight SEC title

South Carolina preseason pick to win 5th straight SEC title

18/10/2017, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 24506498
South Carolina is the preseason favorite to win its fifth straight Southeastern Conference women's basketball crown while Gamecocks center A'ja Wilson is projected to win her third consecutive SEC player … Click to Continue »

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