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  • 02 April 2019
    Every week, well mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the re-draft format -- and well also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Categorized by position, the players are ranked in descending order by ownership percentage in ESPN leagues.Well also include some former go-to fantasy assets who may be overvalued -- in the short or long term -- for one reason or another.Fantasy sleepers abound in this weeks edition of Waiver Watch, as a handful of promising prospects make their NHL debuts.ForwardsDavid Perron, LW, St. Louis Blues Ownership percentage: 17.4The streaky Perron is riding one of his upswings right now, with two goals and four assists in his most recent quartet of games, capped off by a season-high 20:41 of ice time and six shots in Saturdays win against the Nashville Predators. With Alexander Steens return (undisclosed injury) pushed to the weekend at the earliest, Perron should remain a fixture on a line with Paul Stastny and Jaden Schwartz, and top power-play unit with star forward Vladimir Tarasenko.Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, Nashville Predators Ownership percentage: 9.0Second only to James Neal in shots (58) for the Predators, the 23-year-old Swede has six goals and five assists in 18 games this season. Plus, hes been shooting the puck with greater frequency as the season wears on. Playing on a line with Neal and Ryan Johansen also amplifies Arvidssons fantasy shine.Phillip Danault, LW, Montreal Canadiens Ownership percentage: 2.1Were not yet sure what to make of Danaults new assignment on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, but the former first-round draft selection (2011) has already rustled up attention this season by contributing from a less-prominent role. Keep a view as to how this new trio manages together, with a focused eye on the young ex-Blackhawk in particular. As it stands, hes worth a speculative pick-up in all but the shallowest of leagues.Anthony Mantha, RW, Detroit Red Wings Ownership percentage: 2.7Mentioned here seven days ago, Mantha has since potted his first goal, and is now competing on a line with Gustav Nyquist and Henrik Zetterberg. Honestly, if this kid is even fractionally as productive as he was in the QMJHL -- he scored 57 goals in 57 games for Val-dOr in 2013-14 -- he has the potential to reward fantasy owners for years to come.Jake Guentzel, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins Ownership percentage: 0.0With his thrilled family in attendance, the 22-year-old made the most of his NHL coming-out party Tuesday, scoring two goals on five shots. Averaging greater than a point-per-game pace with the AHLs Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, Guentzel is teeming with fantasy potential, as long as he remains on a line with the likes of Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, as he was Tuesday.DefensemenTony DeAngelo, Arizona Coyotes Ownership percentage: 8.3The former Tampa Bay draft pick (19th overall, 2014) is having a fine time of it to begin his NHL career in the desert. Quickly carving out a spot on the Coyotes top power-play unit, the 21-year-old offensive defenseman has already amassed two goals and two assists in his first half-dozen games -- including three points with the man advantage.Oscar Klefbom, Edmonton Oilers Ownership percentage: 7.3The flood gates have finally opened for the shot-happy Oilers defenseman. After seeing all 37 of his shots stopped through his first 17 games, Klefbom has since scored in three straight games. We also appreciate the 23-year-olds role on the Oilers No. 1 power-play unit with Connor McDavid & Co.Julius Honka, Dallas Stars Ownership percentage: 1.3Skating 21:01 in his first NHL contest Tuesday, the former first-round draft selection (2014) collected an assist on five shots. More importantly, coach Lindy Ruff was reportedly impressed with the rookies performance. With John Klingberg anticipated back after serving as a healthy scratch due to missing a team meeting, Honka is likely not long for the bigs in this go-round. However, owners in deep or keeper leagues may still benefit from investing in the 22-year-old sooner rather than later.GoaltendersChad Johnson, Calgary Flames Ownership percentage: 9.5Surrendering only six total goals in his four recent starts -- three of them victories -- Johnson has seized the reigns away from Brian Elliott as the Flames primary starter (for now). The 30-year-old may well be worth riding, especially in deeper leagues, until the pendulum swings back Elliotts way.Anthony Stolarz, Philadelphia Flyers Ownership percentage: 1.0Featured in this space last week, the 22-year-old is loosely projected to make his first NHL start Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Impressive in AHL competition this season (including a .927 save percentage and 2.39 goals-against average) before his call-up, Stolarz is itching to strut his stuff at the highest level. Im getting pretty eager, but at the same time, you have to stay patient. At minimum, the promising prospect may be worth a whirl in daily fantasy play. And he should remain on everyones radar in dynasty leagues.Lowered expectationsT.J. Oshie, RW, Washington Capitals Ownership percentage: 95.7Oshie is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Look for Justin Williams (ownership percentage: 38.9) to join the Capitals top-six fray -- on the right side of Nicklas Backstrom -- in the meanwhile.Richard Panik, RW, Chicago Blackhawks Ownership percentage: 52.7From early-season hero to zero. Literally, zero. After erupting for 10 points in his first 10 games, Panik has since failed to dent the score sheet altogether in the 10 contests since. Skating on the Blackhawks fourth line certainly doesnt help matters. Shelve or simply jettison the 25-year-old winger until coach Joel Quenneville gives his forward lines another shuffling that lands Panik in a more advantageous spot.Mika Zibanejad, C/RW, New York Rangers Ownership percentage: 52.1Suffering a broken fibula, Zibanejad is expected to miss six to eight weeks. As such, Kevin Hayes -- who is off to a sizzling start, with nine goals and nine assists -- ascends to fill Zibanejads role aside Mats Zuccarello, while Brandon Pirri joins red-hot wingers Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller. 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That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected.Man Utd increased the pressure on Arsenal in the race for the top four with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday. An early Damien Delaney own goal and a cracking effort from Matteo Darmian means United close the gap on Arsenal in fourth to just one point, although the Gunners have a game in hand.Louis van Gaals men were rarely troubled by a lacklustre Palace side, who looked to have one eye on Sundays FA Cup semi-final against Watford and didnt register a single shot on target. Attention now turns to The Emirates on Thursday evening where Arsenal take on West Bromwich Albion, live on Sky Sports 1. Morgan Schneiderlin, Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial celebrate after Damien Delaneys own goal Julian Speroni was making his first start of the season for Palace as Alan Pardew made seven changes. The goalkeepers first task of the night was to pick the ball out of his net.Darmian latched onto a nice flick from Marcus Rashford down the left and fizzed a cross into the middle. It was a hopeful cross, but Delaney turned it into a good one as he clumsily turned the ball into his own net with his right foot. From that moment Palace were never in the game as United controlled proceedings through Wayne Rooney, who excelled in a deeper role. He was feeding the front three of Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard fruitful service and all that was lacking was a killer instinct in front of goal, otherwise the scoreline could have become very one-sided.Martial was denied on 23 minutes by a save from Speroni and the Palace stopper had to be even more alert seven minutes later to brilliantly tip away a fearsome shot from the right edge of the box by the lively French attacker. Louis van Gaal bbelieves Manchester Uniteds latest win over Crystal Palace keeps them in with a chance of clinching a top four spot Delaney nearly doubled his tally of own goals for the night on 32 minutes as he accidentally turned a Martial cross towards his own net but his blushes were spared as the ball drifted the wrong side of the post.ddddddddddddUnited had won their previous three Premier League home games by a 1-0 scoreline but always looked capable of finding further breakthroughs and it came on 56 minutes.A corner could only be cleared out to Darmian and under little pressure from the Palace defence, he controlled the ball and rocketed a thunderous half-volley into the net via the far post, scoring his first United goal in spectacular fashion. Alan Pardew admits his side may have had one eye on their FA Cup semi-final clash with Watford after losing 2-0 to Manchester United Rooney was searching for his 100th Premier League goal at Old Trafford for Manchester United and the closest he came to getting it was on the hour mark but his side-footed effort from 20 yards was blocked away by Pape Souare two yards from his goal-line. Speroni saved a Rashford effort just before the striker was substituted to a standing ovation on 63 minutes as United saw the game out very comfortably. Uniteds sixth successive Premier League win at Old Trafford puts pressure on Arsenal as they prepare to face West Brom, live on Sky Sports 1 HD on Thursday.Player RatingsManchester United: De Gea (6), Valencia (6), Smalling (7), Blind (7), Darmian (8), Lingard (7), Schneiderlin (7), Mata (7), Rooney (8), Martial (7), Rashford (7)Subs: Fellaini (6), Herrera (6), Memphis (6)Crystal Palace: Speroni (7), Kelly (5), Mariappa (6), Delaney (4), Souare (6); Jedinak (5), Cabaye (6), Lee (6); Zaha (7), Adebayor (5), Sako (4)Subs: Mutch (6), McArthur (6), Wickham (6)Man of the match: Matteo Darmian ' ' '