NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/6/18
A good chunk of you probably already play daily fantasy football, and I'd be willing to bet a significant portion have also tried out daily fantasy basketball and baseball. But hockey? Hockey?
To help, let's take a look at some goalies, high-priced skaters, and lower-priced players to target for today's slate.
Goalie to Target
Jake Allen ($7,700): The St. Louis Blues goalies carries extreme risk because of his meltdowns and the team's defensive issues (34 goals allowed in eight home games). Carolina only averages 2.43 goals per game on the road though, which comes on around 40 shots a night. Overall, the Hurricanes are averaging 41.7 shots per contest. Tournament ownership is likely to be low for Allen with several viable options on the slate. Andrei Vasilevskiy ($9,400) is an odds-on cash choice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Monitor to see who starts for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers in particular. They could be in good spots. Craig Anderson also presents upside as a risky GPP option on Tuesday night ($7,600)
Steven Stamkos ($7,800): Stamkos has fired off for over 30 FanDuel points in two of his last four games. That is progress. He even had six shots on net over the weekend, along with three high-danger chances. The Tampa forward is showing signs of heating up with five real-world points in this span. Playing a tired Edmonton team should only increase Tampa Bay's chances to score. Edmonton's penalty kill is around 70% on the road currently. The Oilers yield 3.12 goals per game on the road as well. A power play stack from the Lightning is possible so that one deflects a little bit of ownership (which will be high). Logan Couture ($7,300) and Brayden Point ($6,800) are prime alternatives among centers on Tuesday.
Taylor Hall ($7,600): Hall remains a good choice on Tuesday with a plus matchup against the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa's penalty kill functions at a 68.8% kill rate and gives up the most scoring chances in the league. The New Jersey Devils scored three times on the power play against Pittsburgh on Monday night and missed several high-danger chances by millimeters. Other players who have the potential to post 20-plus FanDuel points include Nikita Kucherov ($7,900), Artemi Panarin ($7,500), and even Jon Audy-Marchessault ($7,100).
Zachary Sanford ($3,800): Sanford presents himself as a hot value option on Tuesday. He has real-world points in five of his last six contests. His shot volume is usually low, generally only notching one or two a night, but he has a moderate average of two-plus created chances per game. Sanford will draw in against the bottom of the depth of Carolina. If he sees some man-advantage time, the Hurricanes penalty kill is below 70% (67% on the road). Some low-priced winger choices may also include Pontus Aberg ($3,600), Jordan Greenway ($3,600), and Andrei Svechnikov ($3,500).
Jesperi Kotkaniemi ($3,500): The Montreal Canadiens forward has acclimated well to the NHL and is a consistent moderate-volume producer so far. He has generated 29 shots in 14 games and is among team leaders in chances created. While he may not see top-six ice time, the center will see some of the worst the Rangers defense has to offer. His speed could compromise that New York core quite often on a night like this. If the Finnish pivot is not in your plans, one may consider Will Butcher ($3,900) or Miro Heiskanen ($3,800).
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