NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

The Sens aren't completely terrible. Just ask every other team in the North Division. But don't ask the Oilers (10 goals for vs. 18 against in four games) or Canucks (three vs. 16 (!) in three). After dropping 13 of 14, Ottawa has rebounded with six wins in 10, including recent 5-1 and 6-1 decisions over the no-we-haven't-really-missed-Jacob Markstrom-but-OK-we-kinda-have Flames. It's true: scoring more than your opponent sometimes works in your favor.

And just like the team from the Nation's Capital, your struggling fantasy squad can also turn it around. There's still roughly 60 percent of the season remaining, which leaves lots of games to climb the standings. Don't try to do it all at once; one fix at a time is a more manageable solution.

Need help to make the jump? Check out the latest player news on RotoWire and our other hockey content to set your lineups and manage your rosters.

Step right up and pick a player. All of them are winners*! No protocol-related delays to mention as of this writing, though that could change.

(*Not a guarantee)

(Rostered rates/stats as of March 4.)

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Anthony Cirelli, TB (Yahoo: 45%, ESPN: 81%, CBS: 68%): The Lightning seem to find hidden gems and Cirelli, a 2015 third-round draft pick, is no different. A decent, but not eye-popping junior scorer immediately showed a knack for contributing at both ends of the ice. As a result, Cirelli comfortably sits among Tampa Bay's top-six and now lines up

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