Feb. 17: Odorizzi gives the Twins a much-needed middle-of-their-rotation arm, though the move from pitching-friendly Tropicana Field for more-neutral Target Field does lower his matchups appeal slightly. He’ll be a back-of-your-staff pick at most in mixed leagues.
Jan. 29: No one here is a fantasy standout, but Moss has some power to help in the AL-only endgame, while Buchter could be a ratio/holds helper in the same. Hahn is a pitcher to watch during the spring, if he can land a rotation spot.
Harrell had seemed to be a throw-in player in the trade that sent Paul to the Rockets, but with Griffin gone, he has stepped up as a consistent big-forward threat to the tune of 16.2 points (68.4 FG%, 76.2 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks during his past 10 games (Player Rater value +5.92 during last 30 days).
There have been other injury subs and players seeing action, but for the most part, these are the only two other Clippers with consistent fantasy value moving forward, unless Gallinari or Bradley get healthy.
It was also a sequence that reflected the back-to-basics approach the Kings employed after matching their season high in goals allowed against the Blues.
Obviously, the last game wasn’t what we wanted, Pearson said. It’s good to get the win here and in a good way, too. We had a good, solid defensive game, and when we’re that way we create a lot of stuff going the other way.
For the floundering Canucks, who are 4-12-3 in their last 19 games, coach Travis Green hopes his team can try to focus on little victories instead of its disappearing offense. Green pointed to the three power plays created against the Kings after being limited to one opportunity with the man advantage in each of the previous four games.
It’s going to weigh on them, Green said about the lack of goals. Wasn’t too long ago where we were scoring and sprinkling them around a little bit. Again, you play a game, you reset and you get back at it.