Phil Kessel
RW PIT
4 days ago

Kessel scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, and fired four shots on net but was saddled with a minus-4 rating in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

The defensively challenged sniper is now a minus-10 on the season despite 54 points (21 goals, 33 assists) in 47 games, a show of futility in his own end that he hasn't managed since he left Toronto. Kessel should continue to rack up points as a key part of the Pens' potent power play -- he's already set a new career high with 31 PP points -- but his plus-minus will likely remain a drag on his fantasy value in the second half.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
1 week ago

Kessel netted the game-winning goal and had an assist Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

With the tally, Kessel has reached the 20-goal mark for the 10th consecutive season. The sniper has been on fire of late, scoring in three straight games and racking up seven points in that span. His goal Sunday was also the 700th point of his NHL career, as the 30-year-old remains one of the most dynamic scorers in the game. With 52 points and 168 shots on goal through 46 games, Kessel is as good as it gets in fantasy.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
1 week ago

Kessel picked up a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The goal, which came on the power play, stood up as the winner. And one of those helpers came with the man advantage, too. Kessel is on pace for his first 90-plus point season and he's doing it with explosive production on the power play. He has 50 points in 45 games this season; 29 of those have come with the man advantage. And that leads the league. Kessel's excellence puts him among the fantasy elite this season.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
3 weeks ago

Kessel had a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- while finishing with a minus-1 rating in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Kessel's 17th goal of the season opened the scoring just before the halfway point in the second period. All six of his points in the past six games have come with the extra man, but Kessel's been awful at even strength with a minus-8 rating over that stretch to bring his season mark to minus-9.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
4 weeks ago

Kessel scored his 16th goal of the season and added an assist -- both on the power play -- in Wednesday's shootout win over Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

Kessel continues to produce at a torrid pace and is now up to 41 points in 38 contests. The 30-year-old has racked up over half of his points with the man advantage and been credited with a whopping 142 shots on goal thus far. He's having one of the best seasons of his career and needs to be owned in all formats. There has only been one instance this season where the sniper has been held off the scoresheet in consecutive outings. Simply remarkable.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
1 month ago

Kessel managed an assist on the power play in Thursday's win over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

Kessel's steady production continues, as the sniper has gotten on the scoresheet in all but three of his last 14 contests. He's racked up 20 of his 39 points this season with the man advantage and is producing at over a point-per-game pace. Kessel has been one of the best fantasy wingers this season and remains an automatic roll.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
2 months ago

Kessel scored and posted five shots on net in a 5-1 victory against the Sabres on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are heating up, but Kessel has been Pittsburgh's best player through the first two months. Kessel is tied for the team lead with 12 goals and has more multi-point games (eight) than games without a point (seven). The key to his success as been more aggressiveness. Kessel has been reluctant to shoot at times with the Penguins, but this season, he's on pace to eclipse the 300-shot mark for the third time in his career and first time since 2013-14.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
2 months ago

Kessel had a huge four-point game Saturday against the Lightning. He scored two goals and set up two others in a 5-2 win.

EDGE Analysis

His point streak now stands at three games and seven points, including three goals. One goal and both helpers came on the power play, a place where Kessel has been particularly prolific (17 of 31 points). Kessel is a renowned sniper, but he's a sorely underrated playmaker. This season, those set-up skills are in the spotlight and he has a remarkable 20 helpers in just 25 games. Enjoy -- he's certainly outperforming his draft position.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
2 months ago

Kessel had assists on both Jake Guentzel goals in a 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

On one hand, Kessel broke a two-game scoring drought with a multi-point night. On the other, he hurt owners on defense, as he was on the ice for four of Vancouver's five goals. Still, when he's averaging over a point per game, complaints won't be ringing very loud.

Phil Kessel
RW PIT
2 months ago

Kessel picked up a goal and a power-play assist to go with three shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Kessel assisted on Sidney Crosby's power-play goal to make it 3-3 in the second period, then scored the only goal of the final frame with 6:11 left to send it to overtime. The speedy winger has four goals and five assists over his current five-game point streak and is up to 24 points in 20 games.