Orlov collected two assists -- one on the power play -- during Friday's win over the Sabres. The 25-year-old defenseman logged just 16:52 of ice, but he was able to pick up the two assists and two shots on goal. Despite his lack of playing time, Orlov has posted 1.29 points per 60 minutes over the past two seasons, which rank 29th in the league among defensemen with at least 1,500 minutes. He's likely still best left to deep seasonal leagues, but Orlov is certainly a player to watch in all fantasy settings, and especially in daily contests where his salary is usually low.
Orlov assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime and finished with two shots on net and a plus-2 rating against Buffalo on Monday. The 25-year-old defenseman is a low-end fantasy asset because he doesn't log big minutes and is clearly behind John Carlson and Matt Niskanen in the offensive pecking order. Orlov should be left to deep seasonal leagues and is likely best utilized as a low-priced flier in daily contests when Washington lands in a favorable matchup.
Orlov registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues. The 25-year-old defenseman has been on fire recently with a goal and five points in his last seven games. Orlov is looking more confident in his game and joining the attack more than he did last season now that he's paired with John Carlson on the blue line. Garnering some modest power-play time, Orlov is worth owning in most formats and can be a sneaky play in daily leagues so keep an eye on him moving forward.
Orlov scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 7-1 thrashing of the Penguins. Despite the nice result, Orlov skated only 17:29, continuing his trend of playing inconsistent minutes. With just five points in 15 games and not a ton to offer in the peripheral stats, the 25-year-old is only useful in deep fantasy formats.
Orlov collected an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime Friday against Chicago. Orlov plays a second-pairing role and skates with the second power-play unit, so he doesn't have a oodles of opportunities to score. However, he made the most of his chances with a 29-point showing last year, and he's receiving more ice time this season. He has posted just three assists through the first 13 games and is best viewed as a low-end option in deep fantasy leagues, albeit he's an asset with upside.
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