The Rochester Knighthawks may be 0-2 through their first two games of the season but they still have a few players worth owning in fantasy lacrosse. Here are five of them that you should target in the upcoming weeks.
1) Rochester Goaltenders (Goalie $17)
- 88 Saves, 27 Goals Allowed, and 2 Loose Balls for 36 fantasy points.
Rochester's goalies (Matt Vinc / Angus Goodleaf) are currently the team's top fantasy scorers with 36 fantasy points. This ranks them fourth among all team goalies in total points. There are better options out there, but if you want to own Rochester's goalies for your fantasy team then it's not a bad idea.
2) Scott Campbell (Defense $6)
- 1 goal and 10 loose balls for 14 fantasy points.
Campbell is one of the best Knighthawks defensemen to own in fantasy because he also tends to help out a little bit in transition with the occasional breakaway. He costs $6 but is currently averaging seven fantasy points per game. If he can keep that pace up, his value may increase soon.
3) Joe Walters (Transition $8)
- 3 goals, 3 assists, and 1 loose ball for 19 fantasy points.
Walters is often overlooked when it comes to fantasy lacrosse because he didn't play many games last year. When he did play, however, he put up some good numbers. In six regular season games last season, Walters totaled 47 fantasy points - an average of 7.8 points per game. He's exceeded that pace so far this season with 19 fantasy points in the first two games and could see a value increase.
4) Cory Vitarelli (Forward $15)
- 4 goals, 2 assists, and 7 loose balls for 27 fantasy points.
One goal shy of being a 30 goal scorer last season, Vitarelli was a nice surprise for fantasy owners. While some of the Knighthawks forwards have struggled to meet expectations in the first few games of 2013, Vitarelli has not. He had a hat trick in the season opener and a solid fantasy performance last weekend against Buffalo as well.
5) Cody Jamieson (Forward $20)
- 2 goals, 8 assists, and 3 loose balls for 27 fantasy points.
Jamieson currently leads the Knighthawks with 10 points (2G + 8A). With just two goals, his fantasy production thus far has been disappointing considering his high cost. Being that he led the team in goals the past two seasons, Jamieson is typically known as a goal scorer, not a setup guy. Expect to see him finding the back of the net more in the next few games.