Columbus Blue Jackets Fantasy Update – October 16th

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 13: A detailed view of the NHL 100 years logo during the second period in a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers on October 13, 2017, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.(Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 13: A detailed view of the NHL 100 years logo during the second period in a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers on October 13, 2017, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.(Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

We are two weeks through the fantasy hockey season, and things are already heating up. Some Columbus Blue Jackets players have performed very well so far, but some, however, have stunk it up in our fantasy league.

The Columbus Blue Jackets may be 4-1-0, but if you looked at some of the fantasy results from many of their players, you wouldn’t know that. There are players that have done well in the first five games and then there were some that hurt fantasy lineups all over the world. Let’s dive into the best and worst of the Blue Jackets in fantasy this week.

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Best Columbus Blue Jackets Players

Playing three games in the last week, it’s no surprise to see some good fantasy points from the goal-scorers on the team. But the goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky, took the cake this week. He had 18.1 fantasy points due to his three wins and two great performances against the Rangers and Hurricanes.

Both Seth Jones and Artemi Panarin are at the top of the skaters, tied with 13.5 fantasy points over the last seven days. Both scored one goal each and added on a few assists–Jones with two and Panarin with three.

David Savard is next on the list at third. His 13 points is a huge surprise and something that fantasy owners probably would have loved to have this past week. He scored a goal and assisted on another, but he was just so active in all facets for the CBJ this week. He led the team in shots on goal, hits and blocks, which helped him get near the top.

Other top performers for the Columbus Blue Jackets were Zach Werenski, Alexander Wennberg, Nick Foligno and rookie Sonny Milano. All four players averaged over three fantasy points per game this week.

Worst Columbus Blue Jackets Players

Not including players that did not play all three games such as Gabriel Carlsson and Zac Dalpe, the worst fantasy player for the CBJ was Pierre-Luc Dubois. PLD earned no points in three games this week and only earned 2.5 fantasy points. A lot isn’t expected out of the rookie right out of the gate, but Will–who owns him in fantasy–has to be hoping for a pickup in production soon.

Ryan Murray, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Brandon Dubinsky and Josh Anderson round out the bottom five, with all averaging less than two fantasy points per game. Murray isn’t a big surprise because of his bottom defensive pairing status, but the other three are expected to produce a little more. Bjorkstrand was predicted to be one of the best goal-scorers on the entire team this year by our own Tony Mazziotti, but he hasn’t even scored once so far. Dubinsky has done even worse in scoring as he hasn’t recorded a single point this season. He had 41 points last season.

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Union and Blue Matchup Results

With Arch City Army (Lansing) having the week off, the two bottom-feeders, Preston’s Pucks (me) and Dirty Mike And The Boys (Mike) faced off while the two highest point-getters from last week, Always Sonny in Columbus (Tony) and Wild Westpy’s Dubious Dubois (Will) played each other.

It was a much closer week overall this time around than in the first week. Both matches came down to the very last game of the entire week–New York Islanders vs. Los Angeles Kings.

Led the way by Mark Giordano, Vladimir Tarasenko and Evander Kane, I narrowly beat Mike. The three mentioned players each earned over 20 fantasy points this past week, with Giordano topping them. With No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid doing basically nothing, it was imperative to have those guys step up and carry the team.

Mike had some really good players though. While no player of his hit the 20-fantasy point mark, his entire team was pretty consistent. Jamie Benn led the way with 19.3 fantasy points and Sergei Bobrovsky carrying the load in net with 18+ fantasy points.

It came down to the wire with Mike relying on three NYI players to score just 7.6 fantasy points in last night’s game to beat me. Unfortunately, they were unable to do that.

In the other matchup, Will ruined Tony’s perfect season hopes. Both scored a lot more points than either Mike or I did as they each reached the 300-point mark. But when you look at some of their players, it’s easy to imagine how they got there.

Nikolaj Ehlers of Winnipeg destroyed this week. He scored five goals and had two assists in three games for nearly 30 fantasy points. Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Alex Ovechkin and Auston Matthews also had 20+ fantasy points for Will.

Tony’s team did very well, led by P.K. Subban and solid goaltending. While no other team could get multiple consistent netminders this week, Tony had his three all score at least 5.6 and two of them over 10.

Unfortunately, Will’s scoring power was just too much.

Next Week

For the next matchups, we have myself going up against Will in what could be the biggest asskicking we’ll see all year. Draisaitl is now on IR and McDavid has not done anything since the opening game. I need him to pick it up as well as my All-Pro goaltenders.

Tony has the bye week, so that means Mike and Lansing are facing off. I think Lansing has the edge due to some of his skaters, but Mike having Bobrovsky seems to be quite the equalizer.

Next: CBJ Week 3 To-Do List

Check back here next Monday to see the results of our fantasy hockey league and see who the best CBJ players were for the week of Oct. 16. To keep up to date with all of our fantasy transactions, point totals and everything else, bookmark our league link.