Jimmy Howard: Most Consistent Goaltender in Fantasy Hockey

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After a stellar performance last year, Detroit Red Wings goaltender, Jimmy Howard, is picking up right where he left off.

Howard currently has a 6-4-1 record through the first 11 starts of the season. He is boasting a .906 save percentage along with a 2.78 Goals Against Average (GAA). He has even posted 25 or more saves in six contests this season. Howard has come up with the big save game after game for the Wings and continues to carry fantasy hockey owners.

J’Ho was ranked as the fifth goalie in Yahoo leagues this off-season, but has greatly outplayed his average draft position. He has showed up New York RangersHenrik Lundqvist all season, and Lundy was widely considered the number one goaltender in fantasy this season. Howard has become one of the most consistent goalies in fantasy and has registered at least 35 wins in his last three seasons.

Howard had another outstanding weekend for fantasy owners. On Sunday, Howard saved 45 of the 47 shots he faced by the Los Angeles Kings, and the Wings ended up winning the nail bitter 3-2 mostly due to Howard’s amazing performance between the pipes.

It was Howard’s second win this past weekend for fantasy owners. Howard was also in net for the Wings’ 2-1 victory on Saturday night over the Edmonton Oilers. Howard stopped 23 of his 24 shots he faced and was one of the only goalies to register two wins this weekend.

The 28-year old has become the most reliable starting net minder in fantasy and should finally be rewarded with an All-Star appearance in 2013.


Adam McGill is the Fantasy Sports Network Manager at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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