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Here are your start / sit fantasy recommendations for the February 6th 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. It can also help when deciding on whether or not to pick up a certain FA on days with a light schedule.

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.

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.

Forwards

File Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

File Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Start Sit
Jamie McGinn – COL Brenden Morrow  – DAL
(1G, 5 points, 13 SOG last 3 games) (1st goal last game, but only 3 SOG all season)
Tomas Plekanec – MON Daniel Winnik  – ANA
(Points in 6 of 8 games. Getting plenty of chances) (Has slowed down after hot start. 2 pts last 6 gms)
Paul Stastny – COL Brad Marchand  – BOS
(Slow start but has 5 points, 13 SOG in last 3 gms) (Will miss tonight’s game)
Rich Peverley – BOS Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – EDM
(Solid stats all around. Good #’s vs MON) (Will not play tonight)

Defensemen

File Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

File Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Start Sit
Sheldon Souray – ANA Alex Goligoski – DAL
(2G, 6 SOG last 2 games) (Scoreless, 5 SOG last 4 games. 3 pts all season)
Brenden Dillon – DAL Cam Fowler – ANA
(Scoring not there, but will rack up other stats) (Will miss tonight’s game)
Dougie Hamilton  – BOS Tomas Kaberle – MON
(No pts in 3 gms, but other #’s still there) (Not doing much. Sit if you have other options)
Justin Schultz – EDM Trevor Daley – DAL
(Still not owned in some leagues. Solid all around) (Still scoreless on the season)

Goalies

File Photo:  Rich Lam/Getty Images

File Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images

Start Sit
Viktor Fasth – ANA
Semyon Varlamov – COL
(Gets the start again. 3-0, 1.30 GAA, .946 Sv%) (Has lost 4 of 5, allowing 14 goals in the 4 losses)
Devan Dubnyk – EDM Kari Lehtonen – DAL
(Has been solid. 110 svs on 117 shots in last 3 gms) (Only a sit because DAL has struggled on the road)

 

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
@SpeakoftheDevs

 

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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