Ryan McDonagh D NYR 12 Days

McDonagh was a plus-1 with three shots on goal in Sunday's win over Florida.

More impressive was McDonagh season-high six blocked shots, part of a team effort that resulted in 36 blocked shots, the most the organization has put up since 2005-06 campaign. No, he hasn't had the consistent offensive spark (24 points in 57 games) that most owners were expecting, but taking on the pressure of the team captaincy was bound to have an impact. Whether that impact is long-term remains to be seen, but we highly doubt management would change a thing right now.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh potted two goals in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Islanders.It was the first two-goal game of McDonagh's career as he had an unusually offensively minded outing as he also rifled off a season-high six shots on goal. The captain is getting on the scoresheet with some consistency lately as he's now tallied seven points in his last nine to bring him to 22 points on the season.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh picked up an assist and an empty-net power-play goal Thursday against the Avalanche.The empty-netter was actually a nice one, as he picked off a pass in the neutral zone and fired it home from long distance. McDonagh's offensive resurgence continues, as he's tallied a more-than-respectable five points in the last seven games.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

McDonagh scored an early third period goal in Saturday's loss to Nashville.

Finding twine for the first time in 15 games certainly bodes well for fantasy owners who have remained patient with the veteran blue liner. Despite a minus-3 rating over his last seven contests, the 25-year-old team captain is on something of a warming trend, now having posted a goal and three assists over that same span. McDonagh has 18 points in 39 games and should be considered a solid start moving forward.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

McDonagh logged a power-play assist in Monday's 6-3 victory over the Panthers.

No one is happier to see the month of February as much as McDonagh, who seems to be bouncing back from his seven point-scoring drought quite nicely. With assists in consecutive games and three points in his last five contests we recommend starting the 25-year-old with confidence until he hits another rough patch. While he's unlikely to match last year's career-high of 43 points, McDonagh (plus-10) has managed a respectable 17 points in 34 games this season.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

McDonagh recorded an assist in Tuesday's win over the Senators, marking his first point since Jan. 3.

The blueliner had gone seven games without a tally in either scoring column. It's the second time this season that McDonagh had a scoring drought of at least six games, which -- combined with a four-week absence due to a shoulder injury -- has dampened his fantasy appeal this season. He still sports a commendable plus-12 rating, but fantasy owners surely expected more than three goals and 15 points at this juncture.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 3 Months

McDonagh picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.

The Rangers captain is starting to heat up after missing time earlier in the season with a shoulder injury, and has posted four points in his last five games.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 3 Months

McDonagh's first-period goal was the only one scored in Sunday's win over the Hurricanes.

After opening the season with no points in his first six games, McDonagh has gotten on track with two goals and seven points in his past 11 games. Aside from that recent slump at the beginning of the season, McDonagh has been very consistent, register a plus-8 rating and never going more than two games without recording a point. Averaging 23:26 of ice time and playing on the power play, McDonagh is a solid fantasy option in almost all formats.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 3 Months

McDonagh earned first star honors in Saturday's win over Vancouver, scoring his first goal of the season, registering four shots on goal, and recording a plus-4 rating.

After going pointless in his first six games, McDonagh has hit his stride, recording five points in his last six games since returning from a shoulder injury. Logging heavy minutes on a Rangers' team that has won two straight games, McDonagh is on track for a second consecutive 40-point season. He's a great fantasy option on the blueline and should be in your lineup every night New York is in action.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 4 Months

McDonagh has tallied an assist in both of his games since returning from a separated shoulder.

McDonagh skated 22:12 and 24:46, respectively, in dominant wins over the Flyers on Friday and Saturday. Activate the blueliner if you haven't already.