Severson posted a pair of assists with a plus-3 rating and three hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss against the Coyotes. Severson has three goals and a career-high 29 points, but a minus-27 rating has nullified much of his fantasy appeal in standard pools. If you're playing in a seasonal league or DFS format which doesn't included plus-minus rating than he is a decent low-end option.
Severson (upper body) will draw into the lineup Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. The playmaking defender missed Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets, but that's been his only absence all season. Severson has set a new career high in assists (24) -- with half of those taking place on the power play -- as well as PIM (49) and blocked shots (64). His minus-29 rating is a huge turnoff in leagues that count that statistic, but it's unlikely that outweighs his positive exploits in the attacking zone.
Severson will not dress for Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets due to an upper-body injury, Chris Ryan of The Star-Ledger reports. Severson was limited to just 12:56 of ice time in Saturday's contest against the Bruins because of the issue and it will additionally hold him out Sunday. The blueliner remains one of the more rosterable fantasy options on the Devils, but will have to wait until Tuesday at the earliest to do so. Fortunately, coach John Hynes suggested the issue isn't considered serious, so he may have a shot at playing.
Severson notched an assist, two minor penalties and a plus-2 rating during Monday's overtime loss to Montreal. With just five assists through his past 16 games, Severson isn't producing enough offense to warrant attention in the majority of seasonal leagues. Since he doesn't help much in the peripheral categories (95 shots, 45 PIM, 59 hits, 63 blocked shots and minus-28 rating for the season), he needs to mark the scoresheet more frequently to move the fantasy needle. It's safe to continue fading Severson in all settings.
Severson collected a third-period assist during Friday's loss to Toronto. Severson kick-started the season with 12 points -- three goals -- through 15 games, but he's notched just eight assists over his past 25 games. He currently owns a minus-22 rating and has registered only 57 shots through 40 games. Severson has plenty of offensive potential, but he's far from a reliable fantasy asset.
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