Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 week ago

Simmonds has just three goals and four assists at even strength through 18 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Power-play production has always been critical to Simmonds' fantasy success, as he's recorded double-digit goals and over 20 points with the man advantage in each of the past four seasons. However, his even-strength numbers have plummeted this year. Simmonds' 1.09 points per 60 minutes rank 15th lowest among the 164 forwards with at least 200 minutes at five-on-five this season. There is likely statistical correction ahead, and his power-play role buoys his value to a degree. But without a marked improvement at even strength, it will be difficult for Simmonds to repeat his past offensive numbers.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
4 weeks ago

Simmonds (lower body) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds will occupy his usual role Thursday, skating on the Flyers' second line and first power-play unit against Ottawa. The 6-foot-2 power forward has already racked up six goals and three assists in nine games this season.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
4 weeks ago

Simmonds (lower body) was on the ice for morning skate Thursday, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Flyers take to the ice for an evening showdown against the Senators in Ottawa, and his participation in the a.m. skate suggests he should be ready for that game. However, fantasy owners will want to check back closer to pregame warmups to learn of Simmonds' official status for the next contest. He's been his typical productive self with six goals and three assists through nine games this season.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

Simmonds was in the process of being evaluated for a lower-body injury Wednesday, John Boruk of NBCSPhilly reports.

EDGE Analysis

A proven playmaker in the top six, Simmonds was on the ice for 18:14 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-2 home loss to the Ducks, which was actually slightly above his average amount of playing time on the young season. The Flyers next play Thursday in Ottawa, so expect the team to make a priority of reevaluating one of its top producers.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

Simmonds scored the game-winning goal with 2:15 remaining Saturday to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

The assist came on the power play. Simmonds now has six goals and nine points in eight games this season; four of those points have come with the man advantage. Simmonds will be hard pressed to continue this torrid pace, but the 29-year-old might have a chance to set a career mark in goals by season's end.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

Simmonds (lower body) was given a clean bill of health and will play Thursday against Nashville, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's still unclear as to the exact injury that forced Simmonds out of Tuesday's contest, and though he's healthy now, one can't help but wonder if it's something that will be a reoccurring issue as the season progresses. Regardless, the two-time 30-goal scorer has started 2017-18 on a torrid pace, bagging five goals in just six games, including three on the power play.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

The Flyers will provide an update on Simmonds (lower body) this Thursday, Dan Gelston of The Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The official team release will help us determine whether Simmonds will be fit to play in Thursday's home game against the Predators, but either way, it doesn't seem like he's dealing with a significant injury. GM Ron Hextall told reporters that the high-flying scoring winger left Tuesday's clash with the Panthers for precautionary reasons.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

General manager Ron Hextall said Simmonds suffered a lower-body injury Tuesday against the Panthers and didn't return as a precautionary measure, freelance NHL writer Chuck Gormley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds was playing great before leaving, notching an assist, five shots on goal and five penalty minutes. He now sits with five goals and two assists through the first six games. More updates should be expected Wednesday, and his next opportunity to suit up will be Thursday against the Predators.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

Simmonds registered a power-play goal and an assist during Saturday's 8-2 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old winger is off to a solid start with five goals, six points, 14 shots and three power-play goals through the first five games of the campaign. Simmonds is an excellent cross-category contributor, and he's posted at least 28 goals and 50 points in each of the past four seasons. His role on the No. 1 power-play helps his fantasy outlook, and Simmonds also moves the needle in formats that include PIM and hits.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
2 months ago

Simmonds scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

A terrific start to the season for the Wayne Train, who netted a hat trick in the season opener. The 29-year-old is fantasy gold due to his ability to find twine frequently and rack up elite PIM totals. In each of his last five full seasons, Simmonds has landed in the 30-goal-range, making him one of the most lethal goal-scorers around. He won't blow you out of the water with his point total at the end of the year, but Simmonds is simply one of the best all-around fantasy players you can own.