Matt Irwin
D NSH
2 days ago

Irwin has not yet suited up for a game this season, having sat out the Predators' first four games as a healthy scratch.

EDGE Analysis

Irwin played more than half the schedule last season, registering just eight points in 50 games, but he has yet to crack the lineup this season. He is really nothing more than a depth defenseman for the Preds at this point, and should continue to battle with Anthony Bitetto, Yannick Weber and Dan Hamhuis for a spot on the third defensive pairing. As such, he has little to no fantasy value in most formats.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
5 months ago

Irwin totaled two goals and six assists throughout 50 appearances in 2017-18, while also notching 78 hits.

EDGE Analysis

This marked Irwin's second season in Nashville, but he saw his time on ice drop from 16:16 in his first campaign to 13:26 this season. The lower usage was likely a big reason why Irwin was unable to crack 10 points for the fifth time in his career, but he also made a mark defensively blocking 54 shots, and did post a solid 51 percent corsi rating. The 30-year-old is due back in Music City for 2018-19, although he's set to be a free agent afterwords. The fact he played in 12 of 13 playoff contests bodes well for his usage next season, although he should primarily skate on the third pairing.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
7 months ago

Irwin served as a healthy scratch for the sixth time in the past eight games Saturday against Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Irwin continues to serve mostly as a depth defenseman for the Preds this season, having played in just 47 of a possible 74 games. However, he could get a chance to suit up Sunday against the Jets in place of the injured Yannick Weber who left Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury. Either way, Irwin's fantasy value remains almost nonexistent in most standard formats.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
8 months ago

Irwin served as a healthy scratch for the fifth consecutive game Thursday against the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Irwin has been jockeying all season with Anthony Bitetto and Yannick Weber for a spot on the team's third blueline pairing, but appears to be the odd man out right now. He did play in five consecutive games during the second half of January, but hasn't suited up since. Bottom line, zero ice time equals zero fantasy value, so feel free to cut him loose.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
9 months ago

Irwin signed a two-year contract extension valued at $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in the subsequent year.

EDGE Analysis

Predators GM David Poile has placed an emphasis on solidifying his defensive corps for future seasons, granting extensions to Irwin, Yannick Weber and Anthony Bitetto on Tuesday. None of these players tilt the scales in the fantasy realm, but Irwin, for one, is a quality shot blocker who's managed a plus-17 rating since joining the Preds ahead of last season.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
10 months ago

Irwin recorded just his sixth point of the season with an assist Wednesday against the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Irwin has been in and out of the lineup with regularity so far in December, having played in just six of a possible 11 games. As part of the Preds' third defensive pairing, he typically only sees 11-12 minutes of ice time whenever he does play, giving him very little fantasy value in most formats.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
10 months ago

Irwin served as a healthy scratch for the fourth time in five games Saturday against the Flames.

EDGE Analysis

Irwin seemed to have a regular spot in the lineup locked down early in the season, having played in 25 of the Preds' first 27 games. However, coach Peter Laviolette now looks to be favouring a combination of Yannick Weber and Anthony Bitetto on his third defensive pairing. Irwin will surely be given another shot to earn his keep at some point, but for now remains the odd man out, giving him almost zero fantasy value in most settings.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
10 months ago

Irwin posted just his fourth point of the season with an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

As a third-pairing defender who averages under 14 minutes in ice time per game, Irwin's fantasy value is almost nonexistent in most standard formats. Scoring-wise, he's on pace for something similar to the 14 points he put up last season. Not much to see here, folks.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
11 months ago

Irwin scored a goal and registered six shots through 10:48 of ice time during Tuesday's 3-1 win over Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

While Irwin has developed into a steady, stay-at-home defenseman in the real game, his role limits his fantasy value considerably. He's averaging just 13:45 of ice time per contest, after all. The 29-year-old blue liner is off the grid in most setups.

Matt Irwin
D NSH
11 months ago

Irwin returned to the lineup Thursday against the Sharks after sitting out the previous two games as a healthy scratch.

EDGE Analysis

The Preds are currently carrying two extra defensemen on the roster, meaning Irwin has to compete with Yannick Weber and rookies Samuel Girard and Anthony Bitetto for a spot on the team's third pairing. Of the four, Irwin has played the most (10 of a possible 12 games), but he has yet to record a point this season. For fantasy purposes, he doesn't really move the needle and should be avoided in almost all formats.