NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

It's getting close to the end of 2019. Time to start making resolutions. And we're not talking about some promise you probably won't be able to keep.  Since fantasy is the focus of this column, let's keep the wish simple: make a better effort with your teams.

Like you've heard before, the key to succeeding is staying on top of things.  Well, that and some luck.  But the first part is something you can control.  Plan to follow the latest news at least twice a day — maybe once in the morning and then again before puck drop.  And if you'll be up after the games, then a third review wouldn't hurt.

The following suggestions come from checking the wire, looking at line situations/other factors, and predicting who can help now — while also not repeating any past entries from this season (at least not until the New Year).  But that also depends on your team's situation, as a player listed below is projected to be on the rise but may not fit your roster.  The recommendations are there to guide you, but it's ultimately your decision on whether to pick them up.

(Ownership rates/stats as of Dec. 5.)
 

Forwards

Clayton Keller, ARI (Yahoo: 43%, ESPN: 74%, CBS: 57%): Based on his first two seasons, it seems unconscionable Keller would someday be available in more than half of Yahoo leagues.  His stats appear slightly erratic, but 17 points — with seven of those on the power play —

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