This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
Keeping focus in fantasy may be the difference between finishing in front and becoming an also-ran. Or it won't make a difference.
The key is to stay active. Whether your team is struggling or becomes saddled with injuries, you should make sure to stay on top of your lineups and acquisition opportunities. In more competitive formats, the window to grab the hottest achievers is extremely small. If you're not available to pull the trigger in-game or soon after, there's a decent chance you'll miss out.
In the interest of setting you up on this routine, here are a few players whose ownership levels don't quite match their output/potential/situation…
(Ownership rates/stats as of Nov. 29)
Brady Tkachuk, OTT (Yahoo: 44%, ESPN: 15%, CBS: 78%): Thanks to the league's fourth-best attack, Tkachuk represents the sixth different Senator forward mentioned in this column's eight weeks. Ottawa selected Matthew's younger brother with the fourth overall pick in June and ultimately opted to keep him in the NHL. Tkachuk paid immediate dividends with three goals and three assists in his first four contests, but a leg injury kept him out for two weeks. In his last nine since returning, the 19-year old has racked up 10 points, 13 PIM, and 28 shots while seeing almost three minutes a night on the Sens' top power-play unit.