February’s Top Performers: Under 50% Owned (Yahoo)

Nick Bjugstad, FLA – C, RW (2G, 7A, 9P), 7% Owned
After having only two points in January, Bjugstad got back on track in February with nine points in 12 games. The shots went back up from 18 in January to 35 in February and is on the top line with Evgenii Dadonov and Aleksander Barkov. Florida decided to take Jonathan Huberdeau off the top line and it has made the Panthers have two scoring lines. Owners should pick up Dadonov before Bjugstad.

Kevin Hayes, NYR – C, RW (6A, 5A, 11P), 14% Owned
Now playing with Ryan Spooner, the duo combined for eight points in two games. Both are playing on the second power play unit and on the second line. That may not seem like the best spot to be in, but fantasy owners should be taking notice. Even before Spooner came, Hayes was still producing in February with 11 points in 14 games.

Alex Killorn, TB – LW (5G, 7A, 13P), 18% Owned
Playing with Steven Stamkos will give you points. In January Killorn had three points and 12 games but really took off in February. Top line and top power play minutes resulted in 13 points in 14 games. The shots went from 19 in January to 29 in February. Even though he only had one power play point in February, Tampa Bay has the third best power play in the league and ranked fourth overall in February. As long as he’s there the points should come.

Nolan Patrick, PHI – C (5G, 2A, 7P), 19% Owned
Sometimes it just takes rookies awhile to get their footing and Patrick is starting to find his game. With Wayne Simmonds out with an upper-body injury, Patrick is in his spot on the power play. He had two power play goals in February along with seven points in 13 games. The shot volume also went up from 20 in January to 37 in February. With Jakub Voracek now playing with Patrick maybe the scoring picks up a little bit. When Simmonds comes back, Patrick will go back to the second power play unit, but the second line will be even better.

Kyle Connor, WPG – LW (6G, 5G, 11P), 24% Owned
How is he only 24% owned in Yahoo leagues?! Seriously can we give this guy some love? He plays on the top line with Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele and used to be on the top power play, but seems to be bumped off for Paul Stastny. Connor’s been consistent when he’s been playing with those two, scoring 10 points in 14 games in both November and December. He got taken off that line in January where he put up five points in 11 games but is now back, scoring 11 points in 12 games in February.

Daniel Sedin, VAN – LW (8G, 5A, 13P), 34% Owned
Both Sedin’s are quietly putting up productive seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. With seven points in January, this Sedin twin put up 13 points in 14 games in February. The power play time is there and so are the minutes. Both Sedin’s may be on the wrong side of 30, but Daniel has 44 points, matching his point total from last year.

Sam Reinhart, BUF – C, LW, RW (4G, 9A, 13P), 35% Owned
The former second overall pick in 2014 started heating up in January with nine points in 12 games but really took off in February with 13 points in 14 games. Since Jack Eichel has gone down, Reinhart has continued to produce. He’s currently playing with Ryan O’Reilly and Benoit Pouliot and sees time on the top power play. The biggest thing for me is that he has upped his shot volume from 28 in January to 40 in February. People may be overlooking Reinhart because he plays for Buffalo, but he’s a clear offensive contributor for that team.

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