Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
3 months ago

O'Reilly was dealt from the Sabres to the Blues for Vladamir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson, a first-round pick in 2019, and a second-round pick in 2021, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blues suffered another disappointing early playoff exit last season, so they decided to pay a pretty hefty price to add a center to hopefully get them over the hump. O'Reilly is coming off his best, and healthiest, season with Buffalo, notching 24 goals on 230 shots and adding 37 assists. The 27-year-old is still in his prime, and he will be playing with better talent on the Blues than he had around him with the Sabres. O'Reilly will likely slot in as the second-line center behind Brayden Schenn, pushing the newly-acquired Tyler Bozak down a line in the process.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
5 months ago

O'Reilly will be an alternate for Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly is coming off his third 60-plus point campaign, although he recorded the worst plus/minus (minus-23) of his career. Considering no member of the Sabres who played in 10 or more games registered a positive rating, it's hard to put all the blame on defensive struggles on the Ontario native. With the additions of Casey Mittelstadt and (presumably) Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo should be significantly improved in 2018-19 and O'Reilly will stand a good chance of challenging for another 60-point season.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
6 months ago

O'Reilly scored one of his team's two goals in a 4-2 setback against Ottawa on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Consistency, thy name is O'Reilly. In the past five seasons in which he's played 70 games or more, he's finished with between 55 and 64 points, and barring two big games to end the year, he'll make it six, as he's currently on 58 points. He produces little to nothing outside of points, but his consistency at finding the scoresheet in three of four games ensures that his value remains intact.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
6 months ago

O'Reilly enjoyed a three-point night Saturday, adding a power-play goal to complement another man-advantage assist and an even-strength apple in a 7-4 road win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly skated for 22:45 which was easily the highest output among Sabres forwards, plus he effectively nailed down his 12th multi-point outing of the season. With four games to go for the Sabres, O'Reilly could be an excellent value play down the stretch as most of the attention naturally will be on the playoff-bound teams.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
7 months ago

O'Reilly scored a goal and added an assist during Monday's 5-3 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

The Buffalo captain has now marked the scoresheet in four consecutive games to improve to 19 tallies and 30 helpers for the campaign. He should cruise past last season's 55 points, and especially with his increased offensive role while Jack Eichel (ankle) is out of the lineup. Fantasy owners shouldn't overlook O'Reilly's shortcomings in the secondary statistics, though. He's sporting a minus-10 rating and hardly tilts the scales in the PIM, hit and blocked shot columns.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
7 months ago

O'Reilly's power-play assist Wednesday against the Lightning gives him points in back-to-back games.

EDGE Analysis

With Jack Eichel (ankle sprain) out of the lineup, O'Reilly is once again being leaned on heavily, averaging over 21 minutes per game since February. The veteran center is on pace for his fifth consecutive 50-point season and third consecutive 20-goal season. The Sabres have had trouble scoring all season, but if there's any Sabre worth having on fantasy rosters right now it's undoubtedly O'Reilly.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
7 months ago

O'Reilly recorded a goal, two assists and six shots during Tuesday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The Buffalo captain has now posted consecutive three-point games with Jack Eichel (ankle) out of the lineup. Eichel is expected to miss approximately a month of action, so O'Reilly will be tasked with even tougher minutes over the coming weeks. It's worth noting that the 27-year-old center is on track to take a run at topping his previous career-high point total of 64.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
7 months ago

O'Reilly scored a power-play goal and contributed two shorthanded assists in Sunday's loss to Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly had a dynamic outing against his former team, but it wasn't quite enough in a 6-4 loss. The Sabres continue to struggle, but you wouldn't know it by O'Reilly's recent production. The 27-year-old has racked up six goals in his last nine games and is now at 40 points through 55 games. His 10 power-play goals and four shorthanded points illustrate just how much value he truly has. Look for him to be the key offensive catalyst in Buffalo now that superstar forward Jack Eichel (ankle) is out indefinitely.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
8 months ago

O'Reilly scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly beat Cam Talbot to make it 2-0 in the first minute of the second period and got one by backup Al Montoya with the extra man to conclude the scoring later in the middle frame. With 13 goals in 47 games, O'Reilly's on pace to top 20 for the fourth time in the past five seasons.

Ryan O'Reilly
C STL
8 months ago

O'Reilly netted a power-play goal and had two assists at even strength in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

The Sabres couldn't halt a red-hot Jets' squad, but O'Reilly found twine for the second consecutive game and was credited with six shots on goal. The 26-year-old has managed 11 goals and 29 points through 42 contests this season. The Sabres are one of the league's worst teams, but O'Reilly has been a consistent producer and is dangerous with the man advantage. The top-line center is certainly worth owning in most fantasy formats despite the team's struggles this season.