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Deeper January Helpers to boost you until the All-Star Break

They aren’t flashy but they know how to succeed in January

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Minnesota Wild Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Some players are good pre-All-Star break vs. post. Some are great in October and other are amazing during the playoffs. Below are a list of NHL players under 50% owned who have a history of January success. With just a few weeks until the All-Star break, now is a good time to slip in some sleepers and get a sneaky win or two and enter the 2nd half of the season in a strong position.

Below are 6 players with a history of January success to help you over the next two weeks until the All-Star break.

Best bets

Mikko Koivu – 25% owned – 1 goal and 4 assists so far in January (headlining the top line with Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund)

January 2017 – 6 goals, 5 assists for 11 points (good enough for 31st most points in NHL in January)

Bryan Little – 28% owned – 1 goal and 1 assist so far in January – (currently heading up the 2nd line with Mathieu Perreault and Nikolaj Ehlers)

January 2017 – 7 goals, 7 assists for 14 points (good enough for 9th most points in NHL in January)

January 2015 – 4 goals, 7 assists for 11 points (good enough for 27th most points in NHL in January)

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports

Middle of the pack

Alexander Steen – 41% owned – 2 goals and 1 assist so far in January (currently on third line with Patrik Berglund and Kyle Brodziak)

January 2017 – 5 goals, 8 assists for 13 points (good enough for 18th most point in NHL in January)

January 2015 – 7 goals, 10 assists for 17 points (good enough for 2nd most points in NHL in January)

Jason Pominville – 9% owned – 1 goal and 3 assists so far in January (currently on 2nd line with Evander Kane and Ryan O’Reilly)

January 2017 – 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points (good enough for 36th most points in NHL in January)

January 2015 – 1 goal and 10 assists for 11 points (good enough for 34th most points in NHL in January)

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Potential sleepers

Justin Williams – 16% owned – 2 assists so far in January (currently on third line with Brock McGinn and Derek Ryan)

January 2017 – 8 goals, 5 assists and 13 points (good enough for 12th most points among NHLers in January)

January 2016 – 5 goals, 5 assists and 10 points (good enough for 10th most points in NHL in January)

Andrew Burakovsky – 27% owned - was in the deep with Barry Trotz (healthy scratch for multiple games) and is now being given a shot again (currently on third line with Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie)

January 2017 – 6 goals, 7 assists for 13 points (good enough for 17th most points in NHL in January)

Finally – Tyler Johnson is 65% owned by has a robust 9 points (7 goals and 2 assists) over the last 2 weeks. The 2nd line for the Lightning (Ondrej Palat, Brayden Point and Tyler) have been on an absolute tear over the last few weeks.