Fantasy Value on Red Wings Forward: Riley Sheahan

24/03/2014 14:19

Is your fantasy team struggling on the fourth line due to injury? Look no further than Detroit Red Wings forwad Riley Sheahan, in this article we will look at what he can bring to the table. 


Riley Sheahan is a big two way center standing at 6'2 and weights in at 212 pounds so already you can tell that he is a big body. Though he is a bigger body for a forward it goes well with the type of game he plays which is gritty, fast paced and hard hitting. Not only is he a force down low and a pest for other teams to deal with but he is a good center man as head Coach Mike Babcock trusts him in a lot of key situations. Sheahan has been playing the second line center role as center men Datsyuk, Helm (off and on), Weiss have all been out since late January with injuries. 


Sheahan has played thirty one games and has scored eightteen points. Which isn't a lot and doesn't strike him as a huge impact player currently, but his stock is only going to rise in the upcoming seasons. 


Why get Sheahan now? Well considering the Red Wings have been demolished with injuries throughout the season, it is safe to say Sheahan is here to stay for the remainder of the NHL season. Which makes him valuable because although he is a quiet player on the stat sheet he is a rookie and is progressing every game.