Beagle picked up an assist and plus-1 rating in Tuesday's 4-1 win against the Maple Leafs. Beagle is showing some signs of life with a goal and three points over his past six games. He's also up to a career-best 30 points, but that's still not nearly enough production to warrant fantasy consideration outside of the deepest pools.
Beagle had an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings. The 31-year-old center is having a career-year with 11 goals and 22 points in 54 games despite usage primarily as a defensive specialist and getting fourth-line minutes. His lack of offensive opportunity certainly limits his upside, but he's carving out some fantasy value in deeper leagues.
Beagle (illness) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Devils and start alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, J.J. Reagan of CSN Washington reports. Beagle will take the place of T.J. Oshie (personal) who will miss the final game before the All-Star break to attend to a family matter. However, there's a catch to Beagle's apparent promotion in the lineup: he is coming off a stomach virus and even head coach Barry Trotz admitted he's not sure if Beagle will be in well-enough shape to play the whole game with such offensively talented players. Normally, the defensive stalwart would see an increase in fantasy value -- especially in daily formats -- from such a lineup change, but those looking for a sneaky play may want to temper their expectations. Still, he's worth at least considering in daily formats against a struggling Devils team.
Beagle won't play Tuesday against the Senators due to an illness. With Beagle unavailable Tuesday, Chandler Stephenson will have an opportunity to slot into Washington's lineup against Ottawa. Beagle has been impressive in a bottom-six role for the Capitals this season, notching 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 47 games while averaging just over 13 minutes of ice time. The veteran pivot will hope to return to action Thursday against the Devils.
Beagle scored the game-winner in overtime in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Stars. Beagle has been hot lately, posting four goals with five points and a plus-5 over his past five outings. He isn't known for his offense, but he tied a career best in this one with his 20th point. The rearguard also has an impressive plus-16, so far besting his previous high of plus-6 set in 2014-15. If the defenseman is still available off the waiver wire, he is worth using in all formats while running hot.
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