Need a right winger to help your fantasy team offensively this year? Look no further than Alex Tuch. He is currently only 29% owned across the Yahoo fantasy platform, even though he is a point per game player.
Looking at his season ranking to date, Tuch sits somewhere between 130 and 225 depending on the stat categories in your league. The standard Yahoo league I entered this season he is currently ranked 137 for the season. But, Tuch missed 8 games this season with a minor injury.
Through 11 games played he has 5 goals and 6 assists, with a whopping 38 SOG! Patrick Marleau has 39 SOG through 19 games played, that means he is nearly averaging 3.5 shots per game. He is currently listed on Vegas’s second line with Cody Eakin and Pacioretty, in addition to getting top power play time with the team.
Last year was the 22-year old’s first full season in the NHL, and he was streaky at times with monthly point totals varying month to month:
October 7 GP 6 Points 17 SOG
November 13 GP 4 Points 31 SOG
December 13 GP 8 Points 33 SOG
January 12 GP 4 Points 25 SOG
February 14 GP 5 Points 29 SOG
March 16 GP 7 Points 32 SOG
April 3 GP 3 Points 4 SOG
Tuch added 10 points in 20 playoff games for the Vegas Golden Knights helping them reach the Stanley Cup Final in their Cinderella inaugural season. So far, he has been much more consistent in the 2018-2019 season even with missing time due to injury.
October 4 GP 3 Points 19 SOG
November 7 GP 8 Points 19 SOG
Alex played for Boston College in the NCAA program, through two seasons he had 62 points in 77 games played, good for a 0.81 point per game average. This his height of 6’4” and frame of 220 lbs, and still being only 22 years old, everything for Tuch seems to be trending up.
Over the last 14 days Tuch is ranked 55th in the league according to standard Yahoo leagues. If he is still available in your fantasy league, pick him up, he looks to be developing into a solid RW option in all formats. I personally own him in two different fantasy leagues I am in, and it has been paying off so far!