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42 David Backes C
Height/Weight: 6-3/221 | Birthdate: 5/1/1984 | Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, USA | Team: St. Louis Blues | College: Minnesota State | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/81 | Average Draft Position: 100.46
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4/23/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Has Big Game 4

News: David Backes recorded a goal and an assist Wednesday in a 6-1 Game 4 win over Minnesota. He was plus-2 with one shot on goal and three hits in the contest.
Analysis: These were David Backes' first points on the playoffs; not surprisingly, they came after he was reunited on a line with T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen, his linemates for most of the season. He'll look to carry over this success to Game 5 on Friday at home.

4/12/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Getting Rested Saturday

News: David Backes (rest) will not play Saturday against the Wild, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, while also exhibiting a bit of gamesmanship due to the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. David Backes will finish the regular season with 26 goals and 58 points over 80 games.

4/5/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Nets PPG In Win

News: David Backes scored a power-play goal and dished out six hits in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: A strong night for the second-line center, who extended his point streak to three games. He's now up to 26 goals in 78 games on the season, including 10 power-play tallies. David Backes has been a great all-around fantasy option once against this season, recording 57 points, 100 PIM and 178 shots on goal. He's not known for being a huge playoff performer, but perhaps with the Blues poised to make a deep run, this will be the year the captain turns it up a notch in the postseason.

4/3/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Has Assist In Win

News: David Backes picked up an assist on the power play Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Calgary. He also picked two PIM, took one shot, delivered two hits, and blocked a shot in the contest.
Analysis: The Blues' captain is finishing off a fine season in which he has posted 55 points while topping 100 PIM and 200 hits. David Backes' value takes a hit in leagues where those secondary contributions don't count, but where they do he's a top-tier forward.

3/25/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Has Assist In Win

News: David Backes picked up an assist on the winning goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh. He was plus-1 with four shots and two blocked shots in the contest.
Analysis: David Backes is up to 54 points on the season to go with a plus-7 rating, which is just about equal to his production from a year ago. He remains a solid second center for your fantasy team and although he has slowed down since a scorching hot January and February, he is pretty much a must-start every night.

3/22/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes Has Assist In Loss Keeps Streaking

David Backes

Blues' Backes Has Assist In Loss Keeps Streaking

News: Backed picked up a power play assist Saturday in a 6-3 loss to the Wild. He was minus-2 and took one hot in the contest.
Analysis: David Backes pushed his current scoring streak to five games and has 12 points in his last 10 games. He has 53 points on the season to go along with 96 PIM and 201 hits once again cementing his reputation as one of the league's top power forwards. He's a top fantasy player in leagues that count hits and PIM.

3/19/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes Pushes Streak To Four

David Backes

Blues' Backes Pushes Streak To Four

News: David Backes scored the Blues' lone goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg, giving him a four-game point streak.
Analysis: David Backes has simply been unstoppable of late, with six points over the course of this streak and a whopping 11 over his last nine contests. He's as good as they come in the category of points-and-PIM contributors.

3/17/2015

David Backes, C, STL Three-Point Night For Blues' Backes

David Backes

Three-Point Night For Blues' Backes

News: David Backes handed out a pair of assists and picked up an empty-net goal Tuesday in a 4-0 win over Calgary.
Analysis: The goal was a peculiar sort of empty-netter, coming as it did with 5:35 remaining in the third period after the Flames pulled goalie Jonas Hiller absurdly early in a desperation play. David Backes now has points in three straight and has rattled off a sizzling total of 10 (four goals, six assists) in his last eight games.

3/10/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes Pads Stats Tuesday

David Backes

Blues' Backes Pads Stats Tuesday

News: David Backes picked up a pair of assists, went plus-1 and was stuck with a minor penalty Tuesday in a win over the Jets.
Analysis: David Backes' well-rounded fantasy stat line just keeps getting rounder and rounder, as he's coming up on 50 points, which goes awfully well with his 94 PIM and 189 hits. He's also picked up five points in his last four games. In fantasy formats that use those tough-guy categories, he's gold.

3/8/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Scores In Win Over Leafs

News: David Backes scored his 22nd goal of the season Saturday in a 6-1 win over Toronto. He was plus-1 with four PIM, two shots, and three hits in the contest.
Analysis: David Backes has three goals and four points in his past six games to bring him to 44 points on the season. He is one of the league's best power forwards with 186 hits and 92 PIM on top of his usual steady scoring. Roll him everyday.

3/2/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Tallies Two Points In Loss

News: David Backes scored his 21st goal of the season, dished out an assist and recorded seven hits in Sunday's loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: A good all-around fantasy outing from the Blues' first-line center, who now has 43 points and 88 PIM in 63 games. The 30-year-old is a reliable goal-scorer who contributes in multiple fantasy categories.

2/25/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Scores In Loss

News: David Backes scored his 20th goal of the season Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to Montreal. He was plus-1 with three shots, four hits, and two blocks in the contest.
Analysis: David Backes reaches the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive full season (not counting the lockout) and has 41 points on the year. After a scorching hot January and early February, this was his first point in four games. Backes played with T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund in this one, and the trio had some chemistry -- hopefully it will start another hot streak for Backes.

2/22/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Racks Up 12 PIM In Loss

News: David Backes picked up 12 PIM and dished out four hits in Saturday's loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: While he's been held pointless in four straight games, the gritty top-line center has picked up 16 PIM in that span. He's got 19 goals and 40 points in 58 games and should get back on the scoresheet soon enough. He's on track for another 25-goal, 55-point season.

2/13/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Stuffs Stat Sheet In Win

News: David Backes scored the game-winning goal among his four shots, added on a assist, went plus-3 and racked up four PIM in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Now that's cross-category contribution -- but it's something David Backes owners should be accustomed to, as their man has provided one of the finest points-and-PIM combos in the league, as usual. After going buck-wild in January, he's calmed down in February, but remains a consistent fantasy contributor.

2/9/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Scores In Loss

News: David Backes scored his 18th goal of the season Sunday in a 4-2 loss to Chicago. He took three shots and added four hits and a blocked shot in the contest.
Analysis: While his recent point streak came to an end, David Backes continues to roll offensively - half of his goals and 19 of his 37 on the season have come since the calendar flipped to 2015. The production will flatten out, but Backes is back to being what his owners expected at the start of the year and should finish with 50-60 points and another 25 goal season under his belt.

2/2/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Sees Streak End With Ejection

News: David Backes' nine-game point streak came to an end Sunday in a win over the Caps when he was ejected for boarding on Washington defenseman Karl Alzner. He was assessed 15 PIM and credited with two hits prior to his ejection.
Analysis: David Backes hit Alzner squarely in the back and while it may not result in a suspension the ejection was automatic because Alzner was cut above his eye. In his nine-game point streak Backes wracked up an impressive 16 points (to bring his season total to 35) and it included five multi-point efforts.

1/31/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes Keeps Rolling With Goal Versus Canes

David Backes

Blues' Backes Keeps Rolling With Goal Versus Canes

News: David Backes picked up his 17th goal of the year Friday in a shootout win over Carolina to extend his point streak to nine games. He took three shots and added five hits and three blocks on the night.
Analysis: David Backes has eight goals and 16 points during his streak, which is just outstanding. That pace over a full season would produce 145 points. He has accumulated nearly half of his season point total during the past month as he rips up the league.

1/30/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes Still Streaking

David Backes

Blues' Backes Still Streaking

News: David Backes recorded an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's win over the Predators to improve his point streak to eight games. He's provided a goal or assist in 10 of his last 11 contests.
Analysis: More impressive than the streak itself is how many of those games have been multi-point efforts (five). It's added up to seven goals, eight assists, and a plus-11 rating during that stretch. It's safe to say that kind of production plays in any league.

1/17/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes: 13 Points In Last Six Games

David Backes

Blues' Backes: 13 Points In Last Six Games

News: David Backes picked up two assists Saturday in a win over Toronto to extend his current point streak to six games and 13 points (seven goals, six assists).
Analysis: Wow -- he'd stressed his owners with 19 points in his first 38 games. But has turned up the heat to broil in the last half-dozen outings. Enjoy the run.

1/16/2015

David Backes, C, STL Backes Scores On Power Play In Blues' Loss

David Backes

Backes Scores On Power Play In Blues' Loss

News: David Backes helped the Blues salvage a point Thursday, scoring a third-period power-play goal that sparked a comeback to push the game to overtime.
Analysis: All David Backes has done over the last five games is score seven goals and tack on four assists. No big deal. This one was actually a step down for him, considering that Backes had collected multiple points in each of the last four. Just one point? Don't hold out on us, David.

1/13/2015

David Backes, C, STL Four Straight Multi-Point Games For Blues' Backes

David Backes

Four Straight Multi-Point Games For Blues' Backes

News: David Backes rattled off his fourth consecutive multi-point effort Tuesday against Edmonton, picking up a goal and an assist to go with a plus-2 rating and six hits.
Analysis: He also won nine of 12 faceoffs, which is nice. But what's really sharp is that total of 10 points -- including six goals! -- in his last four games. David Backes and the Blues look unstoppable right now.

1/11/2015

David Backes, C, STL Blues' Backes Still Red Hot With Two Assists

David Backes

Blues' Backes Still Red Hot With Two Assists

News: David Backes picked up two helpers Saturday in a shootout win over Carolina. It was his third multi-point effort in a row and he was plus-1 with two PIM, three shots, four hits, and a blocked shot in the stat sheet stuffing effort.
Analysis: The whole Blues offense is clicking right now and David Backes is eating well as a result with eight points in his las three games. The hot streak has helped his point total recover from a slow start and brings him up to 27 points in 41 games. That's probably where owners expected him to be at this point, only with a smoother production curve, and he should top 50 points again, as usual.

1/8/2015

David Backes, C, STL Backes Strikes Again For Blues

David Backes

Backes Strikes Again For Blues

News: David Backes followed up his four-goal Tuesday by potting another goal and adding an assist in Thursday's win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Sure, the goal in particular was meaningless, being the final tally in a 7-2 shellacking, but that's still six points in two games for David Backes, who's suddenly heating up in a big way after a rough start to the year offensively.

1/7/2015

David Backes, C, STL Backes Powers Blues With Four-Goal Outburst

David Backes

Backes Powers Blues With Four-Goal Outburst

News: David Backes scored four consecutive goals -- the first two on the power play -- to account for much of the damage in Tuesday's 6-0 rout of Arizona.
Analysis: Now that's a supernatural hat trick. David Backes has been having a slow year, but games like this can really jump-start things. He's been looking better in general lately, having now tallied seven points over the course of a four-game road trip. We all know Backes -- a two-time 30-goal man -- is capable of taking his game to another level, but the fact remains that Tuesday accounts for nearly a third of his season goal total. Let's see some more, huh, David?

1/3/2015

David Backes, C, STL

David Backes

Blues' Backes Chips In Assist Friday

News: David Backes grabbed an assist, fired three shots on net and finished with a plus-1 rating in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Captain David Backes now has four points over his last four games and 19 in 37 contests this season. Owners are hoping that his seven points, 28 SOG and 15 PIM in his last 11 games are a sign that the 30-year-old power forward is awaking from a frustrating slumber this year, as his nine goals and minus-5 rating are well off the mark of his 27-goal, plus-14 ledger from 2013-14.