Time to Tuch in

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!


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