Nashville Predators: Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) . Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Another Shea Weber 100 MPH Slap Shot

  1. Shea Weber 

Yahoo Rankings – 51       ESPN Ranking – 34,  8th in Defensemen           NHL.com -45

Shea Weber is far from a Sleeper Pick but you may be able to get him lower this year than in years past.  There has been so much talk in the media about why the Predators should trade him (https://predlines.com/2015/08/01/nashville-predators-trading-shea-weber/) because of his declining stats that some folks may actually believe it.  He had one year that was a bit down and it was JUST below his average people!

This is a guy that you love to have on your Fantasy team.  Last year he was ranked in the mid-twenties and this year he has dropped in most rankings.  He is another player that helps you several categories. He had 15 goals and 45 points last year.  Five of those goals and 15 points were on the power play.  He even chipped in a short-handed goal last year.  (I remember it well, it helped us defeat the Blues!)

He also had his second most penalty minutes last year with 72.  Without a true enforcer on the team, the Captain took it upon himself to dole out some punishment to players that took liberties with our Preds.  Whether or not you like it as a stat, Plus/Minus is another category in a lot of leagues and Weber was a nice Plus 15.

I think this will be a big bounce back year for Shea Weber and you need to grab him before he slides down too far.  Somebody else in your league is going to feel the same way I do and you don’t want to miss out on him.

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