Alzner had an assist and had a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings. He has two assists and a plus-6 rating over his last three outings. The pending unrestricted free agent is invaluable to the Capitals as a shutdown defenseman, but with 11 points in 55 games, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper leagues even with his plus-24 rating on the season.
Alzner had an assist and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Kings. The 28-year-old defenseman has 10 points and a plus-21 rating on the season. The pending unrestricted free agent is of tremendous value to the Capitals as a steady, shutdown defenseman, but his fantasy value is limited even in deeper leagues.
Alzner collected two assists with five blocked shots and four hits during Monday's 6-1 win over Carolina. With just three goals and six assists for the year, Alzner doesn't move the offensive needle often. In fact, Monday's return was his first multi-point game of the year. He does offer nice peripheral contributions, though. The veteran defenseman has 60 hits, 92 blocked shots and a plus-17 rating, which makes him a useful option in some deep settings. However, you're likely better off streaming him for stretches than locking him into your lineup for the long haul.
Alzner has managed only one goal in his last 17 contests. Even for a shutdown defender, the dearth of scoring is still troubling for the 27 year-old defenseman, who looked more promising in terms of offense at the outset of the season. Increasing his offensive output certainly won't hurt Alzner's chances of landing a lucrative, long-term contract as he heads into free agency next summer. But for now, with so little production and a lack of opportunity on the power play, fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Alzner scored his first goal of the season and finished with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canucks. Renowned for his abilities as a shutdown defender, the 27-year-old defenseman is having a terrific start to the 2016-17 campaign, especially after undergoing offseason sports hernia surgery over the summer. His three points in seven games are a nice bonus, but his career-highs barely crest the 20-point mark, so it's unlikely this hot streak is a precursor of a breakout season, so his fantasy upside is limited in most formats.
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