NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Four games kicked off the 2019-20 campaign last night.  We witnessed a number of awesome achievements, a few injuries, and Leafs Nation go ballistic after a 01-0 deficit after one period versus Ottawa.  In other words, nothing out of the ordinary happened.

Since the real action has returned, we're back to the usual 8-4-2 position format.  Last week focused on players who should be receiving more ownership coverage.  As there's not much data for this column to evaluate, let's continue to look at others who haven't been receiving as much fantasy love as they deserve...

(Ownership rates/stats as of Oct. 3)

Forwards

Roope Hintz, DAL (Yahoo: 41%, ESPN: 15%, CBS: 51%): Hintz showed from March to May he could handle the NHL grind with 19 points over his final 27 games, but he'll be asked to maintain similar numbers over a larger timeframe.  That shouldn't be a problem for the Finn considering he slots in as the Stars' #2 center and a member of their deadly top power play.

Jaden Schwartz, STL (Yahoo: 35%, ESPN: 46%, CBS: 61%): A disappointment for most of last season, Schwartz recovered form in the playoffs by notching 12 goals and eight assists.  If you combine the strong partnership he's developed with Vladimir Tarasenko and his recent exhibition efforts, the winger should once again hit the 50-point plateau.

Frank Vatrano, FLA (Yahoo: 32%, ESPN: 3%, CBS: 19%): Vatrano has displayed proficiency for potting pucks and will probably top 20 goals, although the

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