David Backes C STL 7 days ago

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.

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 a must-start every night.

David Backes C STL 1 week ago

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.

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.

David Backes C STL 2 weeks ago

Backes scored the Blues' lone goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg, giving him a four-game point streak.

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.

David Backes C STL 2 weeks ago

Backes handed out a pair of assists and picked up an empty-net goal Tuesday in a 4-0 win over Calgary.

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. 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.

David Backes C STL 3 weeks ago

Backes picked up a pair of assists, went plus-1 and was stuck with a minor penalty Tuesday in a win over the Jets.

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.

David Backes C STL 3 weeks ago

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.

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.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes scored his 21st goal of the season, dished out an assist and recorded seven hits in Sunday's loss to the Canucks.

A good all-around fantasy outing from Backes, who now has 43 points and 88 PIM in 63 games. Centering the top line, the 30-year-old is a reliable goal-scorer who contributes in multiple fantasy categories.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes scored his 20th goal of the season Wednesday in a 5-2 loss to Montreal. He was plus-1 with three shots, four hits, and two blocks in the contest.

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.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes picked up 12 PIM and dished out four hits in Saturday's loss to the Penguins.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.

David Backes C STL 2 months ago

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.Now that's cross-category contribution -- but it's something 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.