Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
2 weeks ago

Wheeler picked up three assists in Thursday's 6-5 win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler logged 22:29 of ice time Thursday. In addition to his three assists, Winnipeg's captain fired three shots on goal and posted a plus-4 rating. The 32-year-old American now has 28 assists and 32 points on the season.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler factored into all five Jets goals in their 5-2 home win over the Avalanche on Friday. He scored once and amassed four helpers -- with two apples on the man advantage -- and reached the 400-assist milestone in the process.

EDGE Analysis

Basically, you needed to have Wheeler in order to cash in some of the smaller DFS tournaments or single-game contests. One of the elite passers in the league, the brawny winger has an active nine-game point streak with a whopping 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) over that span.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

He's hit the scoresheet in eight straight games, piling up 12 points over that stretch, albeit with only one goal. The 32-year-old now has two goals and 16 points through 14 games, and as long as he has Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrick Laine at the other end of his passes, Wheeler continue continue to be among the league leaders in assists.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler's three assists Thursday in a 4-2 win over the Panthers in Finland extended his point streak to seven games (10 points).

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler has one goal and nine assists on the streak and 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 13 games this season. Wheeler's production this season is strong, but his goal decline (so far) is a bit troubling. He has put up at least 23 goals in each of the last five seasons, but is only on pace for about a dozen. That should change, but it's worth monitoring.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
1 month ago

Wheeler stretched his point streak to five games with a power-play assist to the detriment of the Red Wings in Friday's 2-1 road win.

EDGE Analysis

This was just another day at the office for Wheeler, who has one goal and five helpers over his hot streak, but fantasy owners should actually expect more box-score multipliers than what the American skater has delivered in the infancy of the 2018-19 campaign. He's consistently helping the Jets, but only twice this season has Wheeler put a crooked number in the points column. It's OK to be greedy when it comes to a guy that many a fantasy owner took in the first round of drafts.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
2 months ago

Wheeler notched two assists Wednesday in a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

One of Wheeler's helpers came on the power play and now the Jets' captain has nine points in 10 games. The lack of goals is understandable when you consider Wheeler has 390 career assists versus only 224 goals. He continues to be a pass-first player.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
2 months ago

Wheeler set up Patrik Laine for a power-play one-time in Thursday's 4-1 win against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Although Wheeler notched three helpers in his previous six outing, fantasy owners will no doubt be concerns about his six-game goal drought. The winger's inability to put the puck in the back of the net isn't for a lack of opportunities as he is logging 20:15 of ice time per game during his drought and has put 19 shots on net. Regardless of how long his slump may last, the Minnesota native is a lock for the first line and top power-play unit.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
2 months ago

Wheeler garnered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

Through the opening three games of the season, Wheeler has seen his minutes steady increasing, as he logged 22:53 of ice time Tuesday -- including 3:40 with the man advantage. The winger has notched both of his helpers on the power play, but will need to step up his pace if he is going to get back over the 90-point threshold.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
3 months ago

Wheeler agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Jets on Tuesday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler is one of the NHL's premier power forwards.

Blake Wheeler
RW WPG
7 months ago

Wheeler wrapped up the 2017-18 campaign bogged down in a nine-game goalless streak.

EDGE Analysis

Despite his inability to find the back of the net, Wheeler still garnered 11 helpers during his drought. If the winger is disappointed in his postseason performance, he will certainly look back fondly on a regular season, in which he led the team with 91 points (ninth overall in the league) that included a career-high 68 helpers. It was also the 31-year-old's fifth consecutive 20-goal campaign -- a threshold he should certainly be capable of reaching next year. The biggest question looking ahead to 2018-19, is whether Wheeler will be back with Winnipeg next season and, if not, where he might end up landing. Regardless of where he is playing, the Minnesota native figures to be one of the elite-level players coveted by fantasy owners early in their league drafts.