Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 weeks ago

Filppula scored a power-play goal in Monday's win over Montreal. The goal snapped a 15-game goal drought.

He does have eight assists in those 15 games, but just four in his last 13. His fantasy value has taken a hit with the emergence of so many young forwards in Tampa Bay. At this point, he's a marginal activation unless you're in the deepest of formats.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 1 month ago

Filppula chipped in an assist and won 13 of 20 faceoffs in Friday's 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks.

Filppula's helper came on a third-period power-play opportunity, when Ryan Callahan redirected the center's pass into the net to give the Bolts a 3-0 lead. The 30-year-old has accumulated a goal and nine assists over his last nine contests.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 1 month ago

Filppula extended his current point streak to four games and seven points, including six assists, after picking up two helpers in a win over the Sharks on Sunday night.This streak snuck up on us -- he'd been a bit cool up to that point. Stick him in and let it ride. It's about time.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 months ago

Filppula scored a goal and added two assists in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

Filppula has disappointed many of his owners, but he's actually playing at a 55-point pace. We'd like more goals, but the Bolts' youngsters have really stepped up and that has adjusted his role. Still, he provides depth scoring.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 months ago

Filppula picked up a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Canucks. He has three points in his last two games and six points (two goals, four assists) in his last seven games.

He is quietly chugging along at close to last season's 58-point pace, but this year's output is weighted more to playmaking than sniping. Just keep an eye on that plus-minus -- he's cruising at minus-8 on the season.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 3 months ago

Filppula's point streak stands at three games and three points (one goal, two assists) after notching a helper in Monday's loss to Philadelphia.

He seems to be warming up ... a bit. He has six points, including four assists, in his last nine games, but still has just 29 points in 43 games. More was expected, but his lowish production is probably linked to the incredible depth the Bolts have up front. His production will be steady, if not spectacular, going forward.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 3 months ago

Filppula lit the lamp for his eighth goal of the season Friday against the Sabres. He fired off five shots on goal in the victory.

Filppula isn't scoring with the same sort of frequency as he was earlier in the season, but he's been able to maintain relevance since being removed from the Steven Stamkos line. He's notched a respectable two goals and three assists over his last eight contests, making him a decent depth forward in certain fantasy formats.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 3 months ago

Filppula picked up an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. He now has a point in each of his last two games.

He has just six points in his last 14 games after starting the season on a much stronger pace. Use someone else at center if you can -- we want to see him put up a bit more production before he recommend him on a regular basis.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 4 months ago

Filppula scored a goal on his only shot of the night in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.

Filppula's point-per-game pace has slowed down slightly but he is still putting up good numbers for a strong Lightning team. The 30-year-old center has scored five goals and 17 assists in 29 appearances so far this season.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 4 months ago

Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and five points with two assists Monday against the Rangers. He has one goal and four assists on the streak.

He's approach a point-per-game pace and a full half of his 18 points have come with the man advantage. He's not putting up many shots, but he's clearly delivering fantasy goodness in a lot of counting categories. Enjoy the ride -- this could be a career year.