2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 4 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 4
Howard Bender
Marcus Johansson Headshot

Johansson scored the game-tying goal and also scored in overtime in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 win over Toronto.

A clutch effort from Johansson, who had managed three helpers in the previous five games. He plays on the second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams, but has never been known for being a big-time playoff performer. That could change now, however, as he scored one of the biggest goals of his career Sunday and should look to build upon that in Round 2 against Pittsburgh. After netting a career-high 58 points this season, Johansson is destined to be a key part of Washington's playoff run this year.
3:21 am (EST)
Drake Caggiula Headshot

Caggiula finished Saturday's Game 6 win over San Jose with a shot, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating.

In the two games since Caggiula was moved to Connor McDavid's line, he posted a total of six shots and no points. As long as Caggiula stays on the top line he's got value as a player that may come cheap while playing alongside an MVP candidate.
2:53 am (EST)
Andrej Sekera Headshot

Sekera posted an assist, three blocked shots and 21:14 of ice time in Saturday's Game 6 win over San Jose.

Sekera finished the opening round by posting assists in back-to-back games. He saw lots of ice time in the series, topping out at 28:04 in Game 5. Even though he missed one of the six opening-round games, he led all Oilers' defensemen in power play ice time.
2:47 am (EST)
Adam Larsson Headshot

Larsson had an assist, a plus-1, four hits and two blocked shots in Game 6 against the Sharks on Saturday.

Larsson played a team-leading 26:10 in the game, giving him more than 26 minutes in two straight contests. He had just one point and an average of a shot per game in the first round, but he's logging big minutes. Unfortunately for his fantasy value, he's not seeing power play time despite those big minutes.
2:39 am (EST)
Frederik Andersen Headshot

Andersen stopped 34 of 36 shots in Sunday's season-ending Game 6 loss to Washington.

Andersen turned in an impressive showing, but unfortunately Marcus Johansson was able to jump on a rebound in overtime and eliminate the Leafs. Andersen didn't have an amazing playoff, but he turned in a few really impressive performances and showcased his capabilities moving forward. With the effort he gave in a must-win situation Sunday, the Leafs have to feel very confident having him as their starter moving forward.
2:37 am (EST)
Oscar Klefbom Headshot

Klefbom had an assist and a plus-1 rating in Game 6 against the Sharks on Saturday.

Klefbom battled injury during the series but put together a goal and an assist in the last two games. He finished the opening round with two goals, an assist and 11 shots.
2:36 am (EST)
Kris Russell Headshot

Russell blocked five shots in Edmonton's series-clinching win over San Jose on Saturday.

Russell collected 27 blocked shots in the opening-round series, which is second among all players in the postseason and a full six blocks better than Dan Girardi in third. That's about the only value Russell has had in fantasy, though. He has no points, seven shots and a minus-1 rating in the playoffs.
2:31 am (EST)
Braden Holtby Headshot

Holtby stopped 37 of 38 shots in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 overtime victory over the Leafs.

Holtby was simply outstanding on the night, paving the way for Marcus Johansson to strike in the extra frame and eliminate the Leafs from the playoffs. The netminder was exploited at times earlier in the round, but he really shut the door in back-to-back victories to close out the series. Holtby has a noted history of being a playoff performer and he lived up to that reputation on Sunday. The 27-year-old will have his hands full with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in Round 2, but if there is anyone capable of shutting down some of the NHL's biggest stars, it's Holtby.
2:15 am (EST)
Hunter Renfroe Headshot

Renfroe went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

It was a positive weekend for the rookie, as he took his first two walks of the season and capped off the series with his fourth homer. Renfroe's 18:2 K:BB ratio indicates that he is still the extremely-aggressive hitter we thought he would be this season, but the power has been as advertised as well.
1:30 am (EST)
Luis Perdomo Headshot

Perdomo (shoulder) returned from the disabled list Sunday, giving up three runs over five innings. He walked three and struck out five in a 7-3 loss to Miami.

The 23-year-old cruised through five innings before unraveling in the sixth, failing to record an out and getting charged with three runs. The positive news for Perdomo was that his arm appeared to be fine after missing time with shoulder inflammation. His sinker had its regular life on it, and he used his slider effectively to retire Marlins hitters. Perdomo's next start is scheduled for Friday against the Giants, a matchup that looks favorable on paper.
1:25 am (EST)
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