Fantasy: 5 moves you need to make in Week 7
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Every Monday, theScore offers a weekly fantasy hockey column detailing a handful of moves you should make. This week's edition focuses on Week 7. Ownership percentages and position eligibility are courtesy of Yahoo.

Trade for Evgeni Malkin

Team: Penguins
Position: C
Ownership: 96%

With Sidney Crosby out for over a month, look for Malkin to elevate his game, just as he did in previous years with No. 87 injured. Both of Malkin's Art Ross Trophies were earned when Crosby missed a large chunk of the preceding campaign.

Malkin can be the best player on the ice when he's engaged. He's already beginning to thrive with the added responsibility, racking up eight points over his last six games.

Don't overspend to acquire him, but definitely ask his owner what the price is.

Buy low on P.K. Subban

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Team: Devils
Position: D
Ownership: 90%

Subban's tenure in New Jersey is off to a rough start, as he's tallied just five points in 19 games. However, much of his early struggles can be attributed to bad luck.

On a per-60-minute basis at even strength this season, Subban is generating the most expected goals, most scoring chances, and second-most high-danger scoring chances of his career.

Subban is currently stuck on the Devils' second power-play unit. But considering the team ranks 27th on the man advantage, the former Norris Trophy winner could find his way back onto the top line in no time, which would further raise his fantasy ceiling.

It probably wouldn't take much to pry Subban away from his owner, especially considering the blue-liner had a down season, by his lofty standards, in 2018-19.

Add Martin Necas

Team: Hurricanes
Position: C/RW
Ownership: 5%

Necas has been one of the Hurricanes' best players this season. The 20-year-old has recorded 14 points in 20 games but seems to be heating up, notching eight points in his last eight contests.

Necas has produced despite playing third-line minutes and receiving minimal power-play time. If he continues to fill the scoresheet, the former 12th overall pick could begin to see an expanded role.

Necas is especially appetizing this week since the Hurricanes play a league-high four games.

Add Kirby Dach

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Team: Blackhawks
Position: C
Ownership: 5%

Much like Necas, Dach is probably owned in the majority of keeper leagues, but he's available in virtually all re-draft ones.

It's safe to say the Blackhawks' third overall pick in 2019 is here to stay. After recording three points in his first 10 games, Dach was a healthy scratch Nov. 9 against the Penguins. Since then, he's scored four goals and added two assists in four contests.

Dach has managed to produce despite a sheltered role, and with Jonathan Toews and Dylan Strome ahead of him on the center depth chart, it's hard to envision him moving up the lineup. But if he continues to produce, head coach Jeremy Colliton will have no choice but to find more minutes for him.

Add Andre Burakovsky

Team: Avalanche
Position: LW/RW
Ownership: 27%

Burakovsky has stepped up for the Avalanche after injuries to Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, registering seven points in his last five games. Three of those points have come with the man advantage, where he's getting an extended look on the team's top unit.

With no signs of an imminent return for either star winger, Burakovsky, who played at least 18 minutes in his last two games, needs to be owned in all formats.

(Advanced stats source: Natural Stat Trick)

Josh Wegman has been theScore's resident fantasy hockey expert since 2015. Find him on Twitter @JoshWegman_.

Fantasy: 5 moves you need to make in Week 7
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