Kevin Fiala
Predators' Kevin Fiala: Collects two helpers Saturday
Kevin Fiala, C, NSH
11:08 AM
News: Fiala picked up a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Avalanche.

The second-line winger has been very consistent of late and is now up to 11 points in 18 games on the season. Fiala hasn't gone longer than three games without appearing on the scoresheet and is building off the 16 points he managed in his first full NHL season in 2016-17. The 21-year-old's top-six gig and role on the power play ensures his offensive skills are getting used to their full potential. He only has one goal on the season and isn't shooting much, but he's been making some great plays and the points should continue rolling in.

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Paul Stastny
Blues' Paul Stastny: Sets up three goals against Canucks
Paul Stastny, C, STL
11:08 AM
News: Stastny racked up three assists to complement a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks.

None of the apples took place with the man advantage, but Stastny owners will have no qualms about the top-six pivot's first three-point game of the season. Skating with Vladimir Sobotka and Alexander Steen on the second line, Stastny has amassed four goals and 14 helpers through 21 games this campaign.

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Curtis Valk
Panthers' Curtis Valk: Heading to minors
Curtis Valk, C, FLA
10:51 AM
News: Valk was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Sunday.

The undrafted forward had been with the Panthers for the past week, dressing for one game -- Tuesday against Dallas -- and playing just 3:25. Despite a lack of size, Valk has some offensive abilites, which he's put on display by scoring 15 points in 16 AHL contests this season. After returning Valk to Springfield, the Panthers roster now contains 12 healthy forwards.

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Craig Smith
Predators' Craig Smith: Leads the way against Colorado
Craig Smith, C, NSH
10:41 AM
News: Smith netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Avalanche.

Smith has caught fire of late, scoring in three of his last four contests. After a down year in 2016-17, Smith is back up to the 20-plus goal pace we have grown accustomed to. The 28-year-old's efficiency on the power play has been the most fascinating element, as he's buried five of his seven goals this season with the man advantage. The sniper won't post huge point totals, but his reliability as a top-six goal-scorer makes him worth owning in most fantasy settings.

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Filip Chytil
Rangers' Filip Chytil: Scores twice in return to lineup
Filip Chytil, C, NYR
12:54 AM
News: Playing in his first game in two weeks, Chytil (illness) scored twice in AHL Hartford's 4-1 win over Utica on Saturday.

Chytil had been dealing with an illness and very minor undisclosed injury during his time on the sideline. The Rangers have been very cautious with their prized prospect since sending him to the minors early in the season. In instances in which Hartford plays three days in a row, Chytil has typically sat out the third contest as a healthy scratch. The 18-year-old now has five goals and 11 points in nine games for the Wolf Pack. The sky is the limit for the talented, developing forward.

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Nolan Patrick
Flyers' Nolan Patrick: Lights lamp in loss
Nolan Patrick, C, PHI
12:45 AM
News: Patrick picked up his second goal of the season in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the visiting Flames.

The rookie fought for control of the puck in front of the cage and then backhanded it top shelf past goalie Mike Smith. Naturally, there's been growing pains with the second overall pick in this year's draft, but Patrick has shown flashes of brilliance on the way to two goals, two assists and a plus-2 rating through his first 11 games in the NHL.

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Nicklas Backstrom
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Warming up with helper Saturday
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WAS
11/18/2017
News: Backstrom recorded a power-play assist during Washington's 3-1 win over the Wild.

The Swedish playmaker has three points in his last five games after going point-less in the seven contests prior. Backstrom is off to a sluggish start after last season's 23-goal, 86-point campaign, but fantasy owners should expect him to finish closer to the 70+ point mark he's been able to hit in recent seasons. The 30-year-old is an excellent buy-low candidate.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Notches two-point night Saturday
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS
11/18/2017
News: Kuznetsov finished with a goal, an assist, two shots, and three hits during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Wild.

The Russian playmaker has two goals and eight points in his last seven games, which is welcome news to a Caps organization that shelled out an eight-year, $62.4 million extension to him over the summer. Kuznetsov is well on his way to besting last year's 59-point effort, so make sure you play him every night.

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Mikael Granlund
Wild's Mikael Granlund: Stays hot with helper
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN
11/18/2017
News: Granlund recorded an assist during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals.

The 25-year-old Finn has been on a hot streak of late with a goal and six points in his last seven games. Granlund is the top forward in Minnesota and will be given every chance to exceed 2016-17's 69-point effort, so play him regularly.

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Mikko Koivu
Wild's Mikko Koivu: Records assist Saturday
Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
11/18/2017
News: Koivu recorded an assist during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals.

The 34-year-old Finn is off to a slow start with 10 points in his first 19 games -- including just two in his last eight contests. Koivu has always been an enigma in fantasy circles but has the talent and opportunity to finish in the 45-55 point range fairly reliably, so play him as you normally would.

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