It almost feels wrong calling him Little knowing he plays such a big game. The 29-year-old is sniping at an incredible rate of 22.2 percent this season, and while that's probably not sustainable, it represents the fourth-highest total on the Jets -- he's tied with linemate Blake Wheeler in the scoring department and is now up to 30 points in 34 games. Best of all, he's been healthy since a lower-body ailment wiped out 23 games from his schedule early in the 2016-17 campaign.
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Little potted two more goals in Tuesday's 4-3 loss against the Sharks.
The Jets blew a late lead, but the loss was no fault of Little. He has been on fire lately, posting five goals and seven points during his current four-game point streak. Little has a season-high 12 points in 12 games in the month of January, re-emerging as a must-start fantasy in most seasonal pools. He is also a nice value in DFS play while producing at a point-per-game clip.
Little has nine points, including four goals, in his last nine games and 21 in 26 games so far. The production with the extra man is a relief -- he's averaging more than two minutes a game on the power play, but the goals are Little's first production there since late December.
Little scored a goal and added an assist with two shots on net during Wednesday's win over the Coyotes.
Aside from missing time with a lower-body injury, the 29-year-old veteran is having a nice season with eight goals, 19 points and 56 shots through 25 games. Little is locked into a top-six role with power-play time and should be owned in the majority of fantasy settings. He's also a viable consideration in daily contests because his salary is reasonable, and he will be overlooked at times because he's the No. 2 center for Winnipeg.