Bryan Little
C WPG
3 weeks ago

Little scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-0 smackdown of the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

Little led the charge into Edmonton and silenced the Oil and their fans with a dominating performance. He has seven points, including five assists, in his last 10 games. Little will be called upon to carry a heavier load with Mark Scheifele out of the lineup, so his value may take an uptick in the second half.

Bryan Little
C WPG
4 weeks ago

Little fired home a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

Little found the puck on his stick after it caromed off the boards and wristed into the back of the net. The tally ended a 12-game goal drought for the center dating back to Nov. 29. With Mark Scheifele (upper body) in the locker room, Little logged his highest minutes total of the season (21:33) and could figure to see an increased role if Scheifele is out long term.

Bryan Little
C WPG
1 month ago

Little had an assist, a shot on goal, and a hit in 14:49 of ice time in Thursday's 5-1 home loss to the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

The power play assist gave Little double-digit points over his last 11 games. Little will continue to have value in most leagues as long as he skates with talented players at even-strength. He doesn't score a lot of goals, but the 30-year-old veteran regularly finds ways to contribute for fantasy purposes with assists, hits, and blocked shots.

Bryan Little
C WPG
2 months ago

Little recorded a goal, two assists and three shots during Friday's 4-1 win over Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

The goal and one of the helpers came on the power play for Little, and this was also just the second multi-point showing of the season for the veteran. He entered the contest with just two goals and nine points through 21 games, so Friday's strong showing was long overdue, but there's also potential this kick-starts an offensive outburst. Little has been a consistent scorer throughout his career, and this could prove to be a buy-low spot.

Bryan Little
C WPG
2 months ago

Little scored in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Coyotes, bringing a close to his 11-game goalless streak.

EDGE Analysis

Little picked the pocket of Arizona's Oliver Ekman-Larsson, setting himself up for an uncontested breakaway in which he wristed the puck past Antti Raanta. During the center's slump, he managed just two assists, which no doubt had fantasy owners ready to bail. With his second tally of the year, the former first-round pick will hope he can start trending in the right direction.

Bryan Little
C WPG
2 months ago

Little has failed to get the puck over the goal line in nine consecutive outings.

EDGE Analysis

Somehow, despite currently centering a line that includes the likes of the speedy Nikolaj Ehlers (11 points) and pure sniper Patrik Laine (nine points), Little has earned just one goal and five helpers on the year. If the former first-round pick is not producing in the offensive zone, his fantasy value becomes extremely limited as his ancillary stats -- hits (four), blocks (five) and PIM (six) -- don't exactly jump off the page.

Bryan Little
C WPG
3 months ago

Little dished out two helpers in Thursday's 4-2 win at Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

Little assisted on goals by Josh Morrissey and Patrik Laine. The five-time 20-goal scorer is yet to light the lamp this season, but he does have three assists through four games after finishing with fewer than 30 in each of his past three campaigns.

Bryan Little
C WPG
4 months ago

Little (undisclosed) returned to practice and participated fully Tuesday, the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

While we're not sure what injury was plaguing Little, it's great news for Winnipeg to get their second-line center back practicing with the season only a week away. Over the last two seasons he's posted an excellent 89 points in his last 116 games, and with his linemates likely being Nikolaj Ehlers and Mathieu Perreault, he has a good chance of keeping the same point production for the 2017-18 season.

Bryan Little
C WPG
4 months ago

Little agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with Winnipeg on Thursday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Little's new deal will carry an average annual value of $5.29 million -- just $300,000 less per year than captain Blake Wheeler. The 29-year-old is coming off his fourth straight 40-plus point campaign and should anchor the middle of the Jets' second line. Selected 12th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft, the Edmonton native saw a dip in ice time last year -- just 17:33 per game -- but still averaged over two minutes on the power play, where he notched six goals and six helpers. While Little might be outside the elite-level tier of forwards, he certainly can provide top-end value -- especially as he continues to gel with linemate Patrik Laine.

Bryan Little
C WPG
10 months ago

Little scored a goal and dished out a trio of assists -- two of them on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-4 road win over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

After skidding into the end of March with six consecutive zeroes on the scoresheet and a minus-9 rating, Little's done a 180 in April, opening the month with three straight multi-point games. He's totaled a goal and seven assists in that span, and yet Little -- who's averaging well over 17 minutes of ice time per game -- hasn't played more than 15:26 in any of those three contests. Perhaps dialing back his role a bit has helped, but the real thing that would help Little from a fantasy perspective is avoiding injury. When he's in the lineup, he produces high-end numbers.