Meier found the net on two of his five shots, helping his team earn a 4-3 win over Philadelphia. Just under 24 percent of Meier's shots have hit the twine, which is why he's already over halfway to his goal total from 2017-18. If you've had him in your lineup, you've been very happy with what he's given you, but it might not be a bad idea to see what his trade value is, because he's not going to keep shooting at this clip. If the value's not there, keep him in your lineup and enjoy the ride.
Meier scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday'd 4-3 loss to the Rangers. Meier tied the game in the third period by flicking a wrister past Henrik Lundqvist, and he had a secondary assist on Tomas Hertl's last-second goal to send the game to overtime. He now has a point in nine straight games with eight goals and five assists in that span. The 22-year-old is clearly hitting another tier in his development and will shatter the 36 points he amounted last year, but fantasy owners should understand his shooting rate of 24.3 percent isn't sustainable.
Meier registered a pair of even-strength goals -- including the game-winning overtime tally -- to complement an assist in Sunday's 4-3 road win over the Ducks. Meier, who extended his league-best point streak to eight games, actually had a goal called back in the second period after it was determined that he was offside on the play. Still, it was the Swiss skater's relentless overtime effort -- in which he tracked down a loose puck in the blue paint amid a scrum -- that sealed the victory for the Sharks. It's possible that Meier is available as a free agent in your fantasy league since he generally lacks name recognition, having only played in 125 games at the top level since surfacing as a rookie in the 2016-17 season. But don't be the person that overlooks the hungriest Shark in the Bay Area.
Meier scored a power-play goal Tuesday, also adding an assist in a 5-4 win over Nashville. Meier has been on a hot streak of late with seven points in his last six contests. So far this season, the Swiss-born forward is more than doubling his per-game production compared to last year's output, and a continued role on San Jose's power play makes him an attractive fantasy play.
Meier has averaged 16:45 over the Sharks' first two games this season -- including 1:19 on the power play -- while scoring a goal and carrying a plus-1 rating. The Sharks have opened the season with Meier skating on the top line, which has led to the uptick in playing time at even strength compared to his usage a year ago (14:52). Most of that time has come flanking Joe Thornton opposite Joe Pavelski, but that arrangement figures to change starting Monday with Thornton's placement on IR due to swelling in his surgically repaired knee. Meier is expected to remain on the top line with Pavelski as Melker Karlsson gets an opportunity to round out the top line.
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