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Brayden Schenn Headshot

Schenn scored a second-period goal during Wednesday's loss to Washington.

Outside of his minus-19 rating, Schenn is having another solid fantasy campaign. He's posted 19 goals, 39 points and 128 shots with 38 PIM and 156 hits, which makes him a solid cross-category contributor in the majority of seasonal settings. He's also now scored in three consecutive games, and there is no reason to expect him to suddenly stop tipping the scales across all categories.
12:38 am (EST)
Brandon Manning Headshot

Manning assisted on the Flyers' lone goal during Wednesday's loss to Washington.

The assist snapped a 34-game point drought, and Manning owned a minus-14 rating and registered just 37 shots and 36 blocked shots during the span. Considering the lack of production, he currently checks out as a fantasy afterthought in all settings.
12:33 am (EST)
Michal Neuvirth Headshot

Neuvirth saved just 25 of 29 shots during Wednesday's loss to Washington.

Facing Washington's juggernaut offense is never a friendly fantasy situation, and relying on Neuvirth was ill-advised Wednesday. He has grabbed a stranglehold of the Philly crease by allowing two goals or fewer in seven of his previous eight outings, but his .911 save percentage during the stretch speaks more to the Flyers limiting opponents than Neuvirth's play. Expect Steve Mason to receive another look sooner than later, and neither goalie should be considered a reliable fantasy option at this stage of the game.
12:30 am (EST)
Braden Holtby Headshot

Holtby saved 33 of 34 shots during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

There isn't much to say about Holtby at this point of the game. He's been an elite goalie for the past three seasons and is currently in the midst of the best campaign of the stretch. Wednesday's victory was his 30th win of the season, and he entered the contest with a rock-solid .926 save percentage and 2.01 GAA. Continue to view Holtby as a set-and forget goalie in seasonal leagues and a top-tier option that's usually worth spending up for in daily contests.
12:24 am (EST)
Justin Williams Headshot

Williams collected two assists -- one on the power play -- during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

After a hot midseason stretch (15 goals and 24 points through 24 games), Williams entered Wednesday's tilt with three consecutive pointless outings and just four points through his past 10 contests. It's likely best to expect offensive peaks and valleys from the 35-year-old winger. Still, iin most seasonal settings, it's worth enduring the few dry spells considering the elite talent Williams shares the ice with. His high fantasy ceiling and modest price is also attractive in daily contests.
12:19 am (EST)
J.R. Murphy Headshot

Murphy will compete with Chris Gimenez and Mitch Garver for the backup catcher job behind Jason Castro, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Murphy won the backup role last year in spring training but then went 3-for-40 at the plate and was quickly demoted to Triple-A Rochester. He didn't fare much better in the minors as he hit just three home runs with a .609 OPS. He'll get a fresh start this spring, but he's likely behind Gimenez with Garver being a long shot.
12:18 am (EST)
Alex Ovechkin Headshot

Ovechkin registered two assists without a shot on net during Wednesday's win over the Flyers.

It was just the second game all season that Ovechkin failed to register a shot on net, but fantasy owners will overlook the rarity and happily take the two helpers. The veteran sniper has chipped in more assists this season, and there's a solid chance he tops 30 for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign. Don't overthink it, though, his 27 goals still rank seventh in the league, and he's a heater away from being in the thick of the race.
12:13 am (EST)
Adalberto Mejia Headshot

Mejia will be in the competition for Minnesota's fifth starter role this spring, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Mejia will compete with Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, Trevor May, Justin Haley, Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch for the final spot in the rotation. Mejia is a long shot and will likely begin the season at Triple-A. Mejia improved significantly in his second season at Double-A Richmond last year with a 3.94 ERA and 58:16 K:BB in 65 innings. He then saw his strikeouts climb to 9.6 K/9 at Triple-A Sacramento, although he had a 4.20 ERA. He'll likely get a crack at the big league rotation at some point this summer if he begins the season at Triple-A.
12:11 am (EST)
T.J. Oshie Headshot

Oshie collected a goal and an assist with four shots on net and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

The veteran winger has turned into an offensive star with 14 goals, 28 points, 45 shots and a plus-14 rating through his past 23 games. It'll be incredible difficult to maintain his 31.1 shooting percentage during the stretch, but there is plenty of room for negative regression before it'll impact his fantasy value. Oshie has proven to be a perfect fit alongside Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in all situations, and fantasy owners are reaping the benefits.
12:06 am (EST)
Evgeny Kuznetsov Headshot

Kuznetsov scored two goals -- one on the power play -- during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

Kuznetsov's slow start is now a distant memory, as he's posted 11 goals and 28 points over his latest 23 games. What's most impressive, though, is that of the 24-year-old center's 47 points, only 10 have come with the man advantage. Continue to start Kuznetsov confidently in all fantasy settings.
12:01 am (EST)
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