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One month into the season, is there any debate as to who is the leagues top team? Put your hands down,?New York Rangers fans. Youth 49ers Jerseys . Same for you, Pittsburgh Penguins devotees. Edmonton Oilers? Nope. Chicago Blackhawks??Nice run, but no. The title of leagues best -- not to mention giving renewed optimism for a long-awaited return of the Stanley Cup north of the border -- belongs to the Montreal Canadiens.Here is why:Carey PriceSo Im the master of the obvious. Sue me. But after the top goaltender in the world missed almost all of last season with an injury that sent the Habs into a death spiral that saw them finish 21st and out of the playoffs with a minus-15 goal differential, Price and his health is the storyline of Montreals season. After a stellar World Cup of Hockey for champion Team Canada, Price has once again assumed his mantle as the top goalie on the planet with a perfect 9-0-0 record. He has a .953 save percentage and has allowed more than two goals just once. As you were.Its not just PriceRemember this: Price was kept out of the lineup at the start of the season because of illness, and the Habs were OK with Al Montoya, who has been brought in during the offseason after backing up Roberto Luongo for the?Florida Panthers, more than capably holding the fort. Never mind that he allowed 10 goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets?in the teams only regulation loss. Apart from that blowout, Montoya has turned in a save percentage of at least .921 in each appearance, and the 12-1-1 Canadiens are second in the league in goals allowed per game -- compared with 21st a year ago. Given the compressed schedule this season because of the World Cup and the bye week each team gets in the new year, Montoya is key to the Habs continued success.Alex Galchenyuk has arrivedRemember when GM Marc Bergevin threw shade on young forward Alex Galchenyuk and questioned whether he had the stuff to be the teams No. 1 center -- or a center of any account -- for a team that was as thin as paper down the middle? Remember how Galchenyuk, the third-overall pick in 2012, wasnt asked to join the other young stars for Team North America at the World Cup? Well, all is forgiven and forgotten, Galchenyuk has quietly become the Canadiens long-awaited top pivot, with 14 points in 14 games, and leads the Habs with six goals. All but three of Galchenyuks points have come with teams at even strength, as the Canadiens are tied for second in the league in 5-on-5 goals. A year ago they were 13th.The seat isnt so hot after allMy favorite moment of this season involving the Canadiens was the broad smile on coach Michel Therriens face after the 10-0 beatdown in Columbus. That smile was the smile of a man with perspective. Pretty good for a coach who was already considered on the hot seat before the first game of the season thanks to the abrupt, late-summer departure of head coach Patrick Roy?from the?Colorado Avalanche, which opened up all kinds of (idle) speculation that Roy was the Habs coach in waiting. If the Canadiens keep this up, Roy will be waiting a long time if he ever did aspire to the coaching job in Montreal.Therrien, often a lightning rod for criticism during last seasons implosion, has handled this lineup with precision, deftly moving players in and out without upsetting the teams rhythm. David Desharnais, for instance, was held out of Thursdays win over the?Los Angeles Kings?while Phillip Danault played center for the first time and was subsequently named the games first star. Therrien has moved promising young defenseman Nathan Beaulieu up and down his pairings.Its not all perfect. The special teams arent as dominant as one would expect a 12-1-1 team to be, and the Canadiens give up the second most shots per game. But so far, so good for Mr. Hotseat.P.K. who?OK, Im not going to debate the merits of what was one of the biggest star-for-star trades in the history of the game. But make no mistake: The arrival of Shea Weber in Montreal has changed this teams identity and its personality. P.K. Subban has likewise altered life in Nashville, and after a slow start, the Predators are starting to climb the Central Division standings.?But I digress. The stoic, physically imposing Weber, a block of granite on the ice, is the antithesis of the flamboyant Subban. Whether its a cause-and-effect thing or not, Weber has stabilized the defense, which has allowed 17 5-on-5 goals -- the third lowest total in the NHL. And if anyone thought that Weber was perhaps losing some of his offensive prowess? Um, no. The former Nashville captain has five goals, four on the power play, and leads the team with an average of 25:41 a game in ice time, seventh in the NHL.No boom so farWhen the Canadiens took a chance in signing former KHLer?Alexander Radulov to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million during the offseason, there were immediate comparisons to another reclamation project the Habs had undertaken a year earlier, with Alexander Semin. Both were talented players who had never achieved meaningful NHL success.Semin was a bust and played 15 games, scoring just once before being dismissed by the Canadiens. 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We have some choice names to consider for those seeking widely available options at each position.QuarterbackI generally aim to endorse signal-callers available in a majority of ESPN leagues for streaming options. However, this deep into the season with managers consolidating rosters for the playoffs, I dont see any identifiable options for standard leagues.If you are in a deeper or multi-quarterback format proving needy at the position, Robert Griffin III?has tallied 15 rushes for 79 yards and two touchdowns over the past two games. The passing metrics are ugly, and the Chargers have a viable pass rush, but the fantasy floor from rushing production is at least an option in such deep and desperate scenarios.In this same bottom-of-the-barrel tier, Miamis Matt Moore was stellar against the Jets blitz packages in Week 15, producing 205 yards and three touchdowns against added pressure -- the second-most yards and tied for the most scores facing the blitz by any signal-caller this season. The Bills, meanwhile, have allowed the 10th-most points per drive on defense and rank 30th in pressure rate against opposing passers over the past six weeks.?Running back?Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens Nearly a weekly inclusion in this column, Dixon is still available in nearly half of ESPN leagues. Terrance West was stellar on early downs this past Sunday, while Dixon salvaged a sluggish yardage outing with a touchdown against the Eagles. The upside angle this week is the fact the Ravens enter Pittsburgh as road dogs against a productive offense, suggesting game script could prove pass-happy in a similar fashion to Week 14, when Dixon set career bests in targets and receptions. For those seeking a flex in PPR formats, Dixon fits the bill.?Paul Perkins, New York Giants Rashad Jennings appears plodding at this stage of the campaign, with just 2.62 yards per rush and 1.36 yards before initial contact per rush over the past three games. Perkins, meanwhile, led all draft-eligible backs in the NCAA last season in elusive rating -- a measure of forced missed tackles per touch -- per College Football Focus. The shifty rookie is proving elusive as a professional, with 4.2 yards per carry and 2.48 yards before initial contact per rush over the past three games. If a shift in snaps and usage in Perkins favor occurs, we could net real value. Even if hes still mired in a share with Jennings, Perkins is a nice angle for around 50 total yards for those seeking to stream in deeper fantasy formats.Justin Forsett, Denver Broncos On the field for nearly 55 percent of the teams offensive snaps in Week 15, it has become clear Denver no longer trusts rookie Devontae Booker with a meaningful share of the backfield workload. The Chiefs have ceded the fifth-most yards on the ground to tailbacks and the ninth-most yards before contact, suggesting Forsett offers worthy upside as the majority shareholder for snaps and touches from Denvers backfield.Wide receiver?Chris Hogan, New England Patriots We can forgive Hogans sluggish showing against Denvers stingy secondary this past Sunday and instead focus on this inviting matchup with the Jets. New Yorks beleaguered secondary rates 31st in pass coverage on Pro Football Focus and has ceded 85.4 receiving yards per game on plays of at least 20 yards to receivers, fifth most in the NFL. With an average of 13.9 air yards per target and 20.3 yards per reception since Tom Brady returned in Week 5 -- both rank second only to the injured Rob Gronkowski on the roster -- Hogan should see some rewarding vertical opportunities in Week 16. Buy Cheap 49ers Jerseys. Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns With Terrelle Pryor Sr. suffering a torn ligament to a finger last week, this playmaking rookie -- Coleman led the NCAA in receiving touchdowns last season -- could surface with a surge in usage against San Diego. As sizable road dogs, the Browns could trend pass-happy in the game-script sense, thus Coleman could net some rewarding vertical attempts if Pryor nets a matchup with stingy cover corner Casey Hayward.?Tight end?C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans This talented tight end missed Week 15 with a concussion but could return this week to face a Cincinnati team allowing 72.9 yards per game to tight ends, most in the AFC and just behind the Redskins for the highest allowance in the league. Tom Savage completed all seven of his attempts to tight ends last week for a rewarding passer rating of 111.9, suggesting another busy day between the painted numbers could unfold against the Bengals. If Fiedorowicz isnt cleared to return, lets focus on Ryan Griffin, who set a career high with 85 yards and hauled in all of his targets in Week 15.Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills Leading the team since Week 5 with a 19 percent target share, while posting two scores and 124 yards over the past two games, Clay could enjoy this matchup with a Miami defense that has allowed seven touchdowns and nearly 800 yards to tight ends this season.D/ST?Tennessee TitansBrock Osweiler got pulled last week, but Blake Bortles has been comparably destructive for the Jaguars prospects, as he produced a career-low 92 passing yards last week -- fewest passing yards by a player with 28 pass attempts in game since Charlie Whitehurst in 2014. Bortles has completed just 21.4 percent of attempts past 15 yards over the past five games and is second in the league in turnovers. With the Titans blitz-heavy approach in place, this matchup against a sloppy signal-caller could prove productive.?Los Angeles Rams The San Francisco 49ers are 24th in the league with 1.54 points per drive, while opposing defenses have averaged 7.2 fantasy points against the 49ers this season, eighth most in the league. The Rams claim a talented defensive front that has the highest pass rush grade on Pro Football Focus, thanks to another elite campaign from Aaron Donald. In a bid for revenge from Week 1s embarrassing loss to their division rivals, the Rams enter the streaming tier among D/ST groups this week.Individual defensive players?Linebacker ?Ramik Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs Defensive stalwart Derrick Johnson is out for the remainder of the season, affording Wilson a 100 percent snap rate in Week 15. Every-down exposure led to seven tackles and a fumble recovery, while another rich snap rate in Week 16 supports a high fantasy floor for the Georgia product.?Defensive back ?Anthony Harris, Minnesota VikingsLike the Chiefs Wilson, Harris is replacing a team leader and has assumed an every-down role, as Harrison Smiths injury has vaulted him into a vital role. Playing every one of the teams 137 defensive snaps over the past two weeks, Harris produced a career-high 15 tackles this past Sunday and should again prove busy corralling the Packers pass-happy scheme this week.Defensive line?Julius Peppers, Green Bay Packers Peaking at the right time for the Pack, Peppers has a sack in four of the past five games and faces a leaky Minnesota line that saw him net 1.5 sacks in Week 2. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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