Vladislav Namestnikov

#90 C / Tampa Bay Lightning / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 180 lb Age: 24 College: None

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  • Namestnikov extended his point streak to five games with an assist in Thursday's win over Dallas. Namestnikov was dangerous all night, firing seven shots on goal in a 6-1 victory. While his linemates Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov sit 1-2 in NHL scoring, Namestnikov is having himself a fantastic season and is up to 20 points in 19 contests. The sniper is sporting a great plus-10 rating and has been lethal on the first power-play unit, making him an automatic roll every game.

  • Namestnikov opened the scoring on the power play in Sunday's win over the Ducks. That's three straight games with a goal for Namestnikov, who is thriving on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. The 24-year-old has been a fantasy revelation with nine goals and 19 points through his first 18 contests. The sniper has already struck four times on the power play and should continue to pile up points given his role on the hottest team in the NHL. Use him well.

  • Namestnikov scored two goals on four shots and added a helper in a 5-1 win over the Sharks on Wednesday. Namestnikov already has 17 points through 16 games, which is notable because his current career high is 35 points. That's what playing on a line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov can do for you. One of Namestnikov's two goals was on the power play, and he already has tied his season high for power-play points (six).

  • Namestnikov recorded a goal and an assist with two shots on net and two blocked shots during Monday's 8-5 win over Florida. The 25-year-old winger has recorded five goals and 13 points through 13 games this season, and he's locked into a cushy fantasy setup skating with Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos in all situations. Until Namestnikov is bumped from the line, he's likely to remain a strong fantasy asset in the majority of settings. Better yet, as long as he's scoring, he's likely to continue lengthening his leash alongside the two superstars.

  • Namestnikov delivered a pair of power-play assists in Saturday's 7-1 drubbing of the Penguins at home. The Russian is planted on a top line that's considered one of the very best in the league, joining forces with fellow countryman Nikita Kucherov (16 points in nine games) and Steven Stamkos (18 in nine). Namestnikov himself has collected three goals and seven helpers this season, with half of his points taking place on the man advantage. Tampa Bay's offense looks ridiculously good in the early going, so continue rolling each of these guys out with confidence.

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