Buying Low- Dougie Hamilton

Dougie Hamilton got back on track with a goal and an assist against Buffalo after a six game scoreless stretch.

Analysis: You have to be patient in fantasy hockey and especially with defensemen with tons of offensive upside. Dougie Hamilton is only nineteen years old but he is a special player. He’s been well over a point per game player in the OHL over the past two years and his transition to the NHL has been as expected. Hamilton has 6 points in 12 games this year and he is averaging nearly nineteen minutes of ice time per game. He’s getting his fair share of power play minutes as well, however, Hamilton’s biggest fantasy flaw is that he has zero penalty minutes thus far this year.

Hamilton is one of the most heavily dropped fantasy players at the moment but it may be a mistake dropping him so early in the season. His offensive upside is tremendous and his plus/minus will improve when Boston starts to score more(2.6 goals/game). He’s available in 30-50% of fantasy leagues but when he catches fire again you won’t be finding him on the wire.

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