Hype Watch- Stalberg

The Chicago Blackhawks are playing great but is the Viktor Stalberg hype deserving?

Analysis: Viktor Stalberg is having a solid year, 13 points in 24 games. He is a plus-9 and has 59 shots on goal. Obviously he is going to be picked up in some leagues but the amount of attention he is receiving seems to negate what he doesn’t do from a fantasy perspective.

Stalberg has only posted 1 power play point this year and had 0 last year in 79 games. This is a surprising stat since he has spent at least a few minutes per game on the man advantage over the past few weeks. We also have to take into consideration that he’s only getting 14 minutes of ice time per game and that number isn’t going to go up unless there are even more injuries in Chicago. Stalberg doesn’t rack up the penalty minutes either which is what you would like from guys who only produce at a half point per game.

He currently ranks as the 99th best fantasy forward this year but if his shots or plus/minus take a hit he will be worthless. The hype isn’t justified but he is a fine fantasy option for now.