NHL Fantasy Start / Sit – 1/24

Here are your start / sit fantasy recommendations for the January 24th 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.

While a player may be a “sit” recommendation, he should still be put in your lineup over a player without a game tonight. Accumulating stats takes priority over no stats at all.

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.

NOTE: These recommendations are posted before the first game of the day. Some changes may be made if any major changes occur to NHL lineups such as injuries, scratches, or especially, starting goalies, once new information is received. Check back often for any changes, especially for late games.


File Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images

File Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images

Start Sit
Troy Brouwer  – WAS Brayden Schenn – PHI
(20+ mins ATOI first 2 gms. 2 pts, 18 hits in 6 gms vs MON)  (Suspended – will not play tonight)
James van Riemsdyk  – TOR Mathieu Perreault  – WAS
(Up to 2nd line and it paid off. 5 G, 8 pts in 14 gms vs NYI) (8:50 total TOI in 2 games) 
Cody Hodgson  – BUF Mike Richards – LA
(2 G, 9 SOG in first 2 games. Top line is rolling)  (Scoreless, -4, 2 SOG in 2 gms. 1 G in 9 gms vs EDM)
Matt Read – PHI Marcus Johansson  – WAS
(Will be with Giroux and Simmonds tonight) (Scoreless, -3, 1 SOG in 2 gms.
Wojtek Wolski – WAS Mikhail Grigorenko  – BUF
(Moves to top line with Ovechkin and Backstrom tonight) (Off to a slow start. Scoreless, -1, 12:07 ATOI in 2 gms)


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File Photo: Abelimages/Getty Images

Start Sit
Slava Voynov – LA Braydon Coburn  – PHI
(2nd on LA with 6 SOG. G, 2 pts in 3 games vs EDM) (Scoreless, -3, 0 SOG in 3 gms. 6 pts in 37 gms vs NYR)
Raphael Diaz  – MON Rostislav Klesla  – PHX
(3 pts in 2 games, 2 of those pts on the PP) (Scoreless, -3 in 2 games. 6 pts in 39 gms vs SJ)
Travis Hamonic  – NYI Ed Jovanovski  – FLA
(2nd on tm in SOG. 1 pt, 18 hits, 17 bk shots in 7 gms vs TOR) (10 pts, -16 in 28 gms vs OTT. -2 in prev meeting)
Wade Redden – STL Jack Johnson  – CBJ
(Will be paired with Alex Pietrangelo. 11 pts in 12 gms vs NSH) (Scoreless, -1 in 3 gms. 7 pts in 19 gms vs COL)
Jake Gardiner  – TOR Jay Harrison  – CAR
(17+ mins in 1st game back last night. 5 pts in 4 gms vs NYI) (1 pt in 9 gms vs BUF. Scoreless, -2 in 2 gms this season)


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File Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Start Sit
Cam Ward – CAR Ilya Bryzgalov  – PHI
(4-0-2 with 1.98 GAA in last 6 games vs BUF) (0-5-0, 4.59 GAA last 5, 1-5-0, 3.92 GAA career vs NYR)
Craig Anderson – OTT Carey Price – MON
 7-0-0, 1.56 GAA, 2 SO past 2 yrs; 1-0, 1 SO this yr vs FLA) (1-6-0, 2.93 GAA last 8, 3-6-3, 3.11 GAA career vs WSH)
Michal Neuvirth  – WAS Jason LaBarbera  – PHX
(4-1-0, 1.82 GAA, 1 SO in 6 games vs MON) (3-7-1, 2.42 GAA overall, lost last 5 vs SJ)
Jhonas Enroth  – BUF Jose Theodore  – FLA
(Gets the start tonight. 2-0, 0.49 GAA, 1 SO in 2 gms vs CAR) (9-15-2-2, 3.18 GAA in 30 gms vs OTT. 0-1 this season)


Remember, use this list as a guideline if you are debating between a few players to round out your lineup. Just because a star player appears on the “sit” list doesn’t necessarily mean you should sit that player if your other options aren’t decidedly better.

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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