Fantasy Hockey Gems: 3 Flyers’ Rising Stars for 2023/24 NHL Season
Are you ready for some fantasy hockey action? The Philadelphia Flyers may not be topping the NHL standings anytime soon, but they’ve got some young guns ready to make waves in 2023/2024. The NHL season is filled with surprises and breakout performances, and the players in the City of Brotherly Love could just be your ticket to fantasy glory this year.
But that’s not all – if you’re looking for more than just fantasy success, don’t forget to explore betting sites in Canada. These platforms offer the most up-to-date odds and insights that can help you navigate the betting landscape while following the progress of these rising Flyers stars. So, let’s dive in and discover who to watch for in both the fantasy and betting worlds!
1. Travis Konecny (C/RW)
It’s no secret that Travis Konecny is the man to watch in Philly. Despite missing 22 games last season, he led the Flyers in both goals (31) and points (61). That’s some serious firepower. Last season, he was better than a point per game, racking up 61 points in just 60 games, which includes 15 power-play points and a whopping 191 shots on goal.
Konecny’s game can be streaky, but when he’s on, he’s on fire, and when healthy, he’s the Flyers’ best fantasy player. Most importantly, however, he’s an absolute steal at where he’s being drafted, in my opinion. Right now, he’s ranked as the RW#11 per Fantasy Pros, which is tremendous value given that he put up more points on a per-game basis than Mark Stone, Tyler Taffoli, Joe Pavelski, and Claude Giroux, all of whom are currently ranked higher.
2. Owen Tippett (LW/RW)
Owen Tippett was a revelation in his first full year for the Flyers last season. In 77 games, he set career highs in goals, assists, and points, tallying 27 goals, 22 assists, and 49 points, which marked a significant improvement from his 2021-22 season, where he managed only 10 goals and 21 points in 63 appearances. But the best part? Tippett finished the season on a high note, delivering three consecutive multi-point games, showcasing his clutch-play ability.
Plus, he’s only just getting started. As Tippett takes on a top-six role right from the start, his contributions to the team’s success are unquestionable. With the support of head coach John Tortorella, who holds him in high regard, Tippett is primed for another impressive campaign. And if the Flyers can step up their power play game, Tippett’s numbers could soar even higher.
3. Tyson Foerster (C)
In just eight games last season, Tyson Foerster notched three goals and four assists for seven points as well as 12 hits, 10 blocks, and a plus-2 rating. Not bad for a 21-year-old with limited NHL experience. He’s a talented young player with immense potential, and while he’s likely to start on the third line, don’t be surprised if he climbs the ranks rapidly. With the chance to play in Philly’s top six, he could be a deep sleeper for your fantasy team.
And speaking of sleepers, keep an eye on Foerster as a potential dark horse for the Calder Trophy. With 48 points in 66 AHL games, he’s shown he can score and he’s certainly got the talent to end the season as the NHL’s top rookie performer. So, keep an eye on him as he aims to make a significant impact in his first full season with the Flyers.
Whether you’re drafting for your fantasy team or looking for a betting edge, keep an eye on these three Flyers players. With a little bit of luck and strategic acumen, one of these Philly phenoms just might lead to a few big wins in the fantasy department and on the betting front!
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