Mitchell contributed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues. Mitchell opened the scoring 5:32 in with his third goal in 63 appearances, and added his fourth helper on a Mark Barberio tally in the third period. This was the first multi-point effort of the season for the 32-year-old center, who has declined significantly after potting double-digit goals in each of his first four campaigns in Colorado.
Mitchell picked up his first assist of the season in Friday's 2-1 overtime win against the Penguins. The veteran has produced nothing on offense, and the bottom-six forward should be avoided in even the deepest of fantasy pools at this point. His only redeeming qualities at this point are his hits (65) and blocked shots (34).
Mitchell has gone 20 games without a point and has just a lone goal on the season. Even though Mitchell is a bottom-six forward, the fact that he only has a single point in 40 games after producing 20-plus in each of the last four seasons is rather ludicrous. Then again, things have been a disaster all year for the Avs, and the veteran's average ice time is down over three full minutes from last year (12:08 vs. 15:15). All things considered, it's pretty much a no-brainer to steer clear of the 32-year-old at this point in his career.
Mitchell only has one point in 34 games this season and has averaged just 12:30 of ice time, his lowest in five years with the team. The 31-year-old's lone point -- a goal -- came 14 games ago, so to say it's been a down year for the depth forward would be a gross understatement. Despite being a bottom-six guy, Mitchell is usually good for 20 to 30 points and, as such, usually maintains some fantasy value in deeper formats since he also racks up a few hits (85 last year, 40 this year) and blocked shots (65 last year, 27 this year). However, his complete lack of offensive production has made the center undesirable in pretty much every format this season.
Mitchell ended his season-opening 19-game skid without a point by scoring an unassisted goal in Tuesday's win over Boston. With just 16 shots in those first 19 contests, Mitchell hasn't exactly been the victim of bad luck -- his ice time's way down from past seasons, and he's mostly been invisible when he's gotten out there. There's nothing to see here in most fantasy formats.
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