NHL Fantasy Start / Sit – 1/20

Here are your start / sit fantasy recommendations for the January 20th NHL games.

Please note that you should always start your star players. This list is here to help you if you have two similar players and are debating on which one to start.

Different factors go into picking start / sit candidates including strength of opponent, scoring categories, history vs opponent and sometimes, gut feelings. Take that into consideration before making your final decision.

Players are listed in no particular order.


File Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

File Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

Start Sit
 Nail Yakupov – EDM  Max Talbot – PHI
 Matt Read – PHI  Marian Gaborik – NYR
 Mikhail Grigorenko – BUF  Ryan Clowe – SJ
 Derek Stepan – NYR  Lee Stempniak – CAL
 Sven Baertschi – CAL  Alex Burrows – VAN


File Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

File Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Start Sit
 Justin Schultz – EDM  Jason Garrison – VAN
 Alex Edler – VAN  Tyler Myers – BUF
 Matt Niskanen – PIT  David Rundblad – PHX
 Derek Morris – PHX  Trevor Daley – DAL
 Marc-Edouard Vlasic – SJ  Ryan Whitney – EDM


File Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

File Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Start Sit
 Tomas Vokoun – PIT  Corey Crawford – CHI
 Josh Harding – MIN  Mike Smith – PHX
 Devan Dubnyk – EDM  Niklas Backstrom – MIN
 Cristopher Nilstorp – DAL  Ilya Bryzgalov – PHI


Keep in mind that this is only day two of a shortened season. Your gut feeling will be most important today and in the first few days of the season. Until definite roles are ironed out for some players, it’s hard to tell just who might have the biggest impact. If you have any questions about your fantasy lineup, don’t hesitate to ask.

Good Luck!

Carlos Figueiredo
NHL Rankings & Content Editor
Dynasty Sports Empire


About This Empire Soldier: Carlos is the NHL Rankings and Content Editor for Dynasty Sports Empire. He has been a hockey fan for as long as he can remember, and has been writing about hockey for over five years. He is the owner / writer / editor for SpeakingoftheDevils.com and has also contributed work for various other hockey websites. He has been playing fantasy sports since the days when you had to pull stats from USA Today the morning after games were played.

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