Eight NHL games today. Here are your start / sit fantasy recommendations for the February 19th 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. It can also help when deciding on whether or not to pick up a certain FA on days with a light schedule.
The list will also include key players who may miss a game due to injury or healthy scratch and/or a player who is returning from injury.
While a player may be a “sit” recommendation, he should still be put in your lineup over a player without a game. 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.
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.
|Patric Hornqvist – NSH||Johan Franzen – DET|
|(Got an assist and an impressive 12 SOG in his return)||(Will miss tonight’s game)|
|Carl Hagelin – NYR||Michael Grabner – NYI|
|(5 G, 7 pts, 18 SOG in his last 4 games)||(Just 3 points in his last 12 games)|
|Colin Wilson – NSH||Joe Pavelski – SJ|
|(5 pts during 4 gm pts streak. 11 pts in 9 Feb. games)||(Just 2 G/2 pts in last 7 after 4 G/12 pts in 1st 7 gms)|
|Tomas Plekanec – MON||Erik Cole – MON|
|(Only 4 games without a pt this season. 2 G last 2)||(Scoreless in 7 gms and just 4 points all season)|
|Chris Stewart – STL||Jason Pominville – BUF|
|(4 pts last 3 games, 7 pts in last 5)||(Scoreless in 6 and just 2 pts in last 9 games)|
|Shea Weber – NSH||Brent Seabrook – CHI|
|(2 G, 4 pts last 3 after 1 pt in 1st 13. Good to get back in)||(Will miss tonight’s game)|
|Dan Girardi – NYR||Dan Hamhuis – VAN|
|(4 pts, 10 SOG, 10 hits, 12 blocked shots last 4 gms)||(Thin numbers all around. Just 2 pts in last 7)|
|Cody Franson – TOR||Eric Brewer – TB|
|(6 pts, +10 in his last 7 games)||(Scoreless in last 7. Never a big pts guy)|
|Zach Bogosian – WPG||Nick Leddy – CHI|
|(Solid numbers in 2 games since his return)||(Just 2 points in his last 11 games)|
|Chris Phillips – OTT||Jason Garrison – VAN|
|(More TOI w/ Karlsson hurt. Worth start if thin on D)||(Hasn’t gotten it going yet with just 2 pts this season)|
NOTE: Some goalies for the later games have not been confirmed yet. Check back later as the Start / Sit for the goalies will be updated once goalies have been confirmed.
|Ben Scrivens – TOR||Rick DiPietro – NYI|
|(Starts again. Hard not to start a goalie w/ 2 straight SO)||(Gets start vs hurting tm, but not recommended)|
|Ray Emery – CHI||Ondrej Pavelec – WPG|
|(Gets start again. Tough matchup, but #’s should be solid)||(Has not looked good. Sit if you have better options)|
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 overwhelmingly better.
If you have any questions about your fantasy lineup, don’t hesitate to ask.
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