Matt Duchene C COL 2 months ago

Duchene scored his 21st goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

Dutchy has found twine three times in the last four games. Even though his 53 points aren't quite in the ballpark of last year's career-high 70, he's just two goals shy of his total from last season, so Duchene has certainly found a way to redeem himself after an extremely slow start. He could very well set a new best in SOG (203, 14 shy of 2013-14's 217 with four games remaining), so keep the 24-year-old pencilled into your lineup for the final week of the season.

Matt Duchene C COL 2 months ago

Duchene scored a power-play goal in a 5-1 loss to San Jose on Wednesday.

Duchene had a very active game against the Sharks, netting a power-play goal with two penalty minutes and five shots but finished with a minus-2 rating. After a lackluster performance against Edmonton on Monday, the forward appeared much more determined against San Jose, constantly creating scoring opportunities and putting the puck on net. The power-play goal gives Duchene 20 goals on the season and is the fourth time in six seasons the forward has scored 20 goals with at least 30 assists.

Matt Duchene C COL 2 months ago

Duchene registered an assist and five shots on goal in Saturday's win over the Flames.

In six March contests, Duchene has a goal, two assists, and 22 shot attempts. That production is certainly still useful, but it's still represented a little bit of a letdown for Duchene, who has failed to get going at all this season. After tallying a career-best 70 points in 2013-14, the 24-year-old has only 44 over 69 games, including just a goal and three assists on the power play.

Matt Duchene C COL 3 months ago

Duchene set up two goals in Friday's shootout win over the Stars.

Duchene helped the Avs get on the board halfway through the second period, leaving the puck for Tyson Barrie at the right circle to even the score at 1-1. He would later get credit for a secondary assist on Jarome Iginla's marker, giving him a total of seven points in his five games against the Stars this season.

Matt Duchene C COL 3 months ago

Duchene potted a goal and chipped in an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.Dutchy now has points in four straight, getting on the scoresheet six times in that span. His 15 goals and 22 assists are still a colossal disappointment in comparison to the 70 points in 71 games he put up last season, but there's still a plethora of value to be had here. With that being said, he's still an elite talent and owners should have no qualms about keeping the 24-year-old active at all times in the final two months of the season.

Matt Duchene C COL 3 months ago

Duchene scored his 14th goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Duchene had previously gone six straight games without a goal, something we have seen happen multiple times this season. With 33 points in 54 games, Duchene has been an overall disappointment in fantasy, but that doesn't mean the second-line center still isn't valuable in most formats. His ability to explode at any given moment makes him worth owning in the majority of fantasy leagues.

Matt Duchene C COL 4 months ago

Duchene nabbed an assist in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.

It's been a largely disappointing season for Duchene, who has provided 29 points in 48 contests after chugging along at a point-per-game clip in 2013-14. A major reason for the scoring downturn has been a decline in his shot attempts; he's averaging 2.43 per game compared to the 3.05 he posted a year ago.

Matt Duchene C COL 4 months ago

Duchene sniped his 11th goal of the season -- a game-winner -- and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the visiting Stars. He also fired six shots on goal and skated to a plus-2.

After a disappointing first half of the season, Dutchy now has five points over his last four games and 26 in 42 contests this year. While he'll still fall significantly short of last season's beasty 70-point campaign, there's real potential for the 23-year-old to go off on an extended scoring binge in the second half as the Avs will need all hands on deck to have any shot of getting back in the playoffs. Duchene is one of the quickest, most dynamic -- and dangerous -- snipers in the game, and should not be undervalued as the second half of the season commences.

Matt Duchene C COL 5 months ago

Duchene collected an assist in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

Duchene now has assists in back-to-back games, but it's not enough to make up for the one point he put up in his previous eight contests. The center hasn't netted a goal since Dec. 11, and coach Patrick Roy's ongoing line-tinkering maneuvers haven't been able to ignite his production.

Matt Duchene C COL 5 months ago

Duchene scored a goal, added an assist, went plus-2 and finished things off by tallying in the shootout Thursday against Winnipeg.

A big game for Duchene, who'd gone without a point over the last two, including last Friday's matchup with these same Jets. We're still looking for more consistency both from him and the Avs as a whole, but things are looking up for Duchene, who has six points over the last six games.