Part One of this feature ran earlier today.
For the introduction – Fantasy Chatter: Undervalues and Deep Cuts
By Lane Myer
FANTASY ‘HAWK FACTOR
Not much in the way of undervalued Blackhawks this season unless Teuvo Koivu captures a top 6 role due to injury, or Jeremy Morin skates top 9 minutes all season long. Nick Leddy would normally be a trendy target to peg for a break out season should he happen to come upon top 4 pairing minutes and a wealth of PP opportunities, but it seems like Leddy may be bumped off of the second PP unit in favor of Richards and Seabrook if recent events come to fruition. Perhaps an ill-advised trade is forthcoming which may in turn bump Leddy’s value back to where it should be.
The wildcard would have to be Brandon Saad. See Breakout Candidates section above. If there is one Hawk, health provided, who should easily out earn his draft position, it’s Saad.
Patrick Kane is typically overvalued in fantasy drafts by a round or two each year, but he’s a reliable star who sparingly misses games. There is value in certainty.