NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/29/19
A good chunk of you played daily fantasy football this year, 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.
Goalies to Target
Sergei Bobrovsky ($8,300): Bobrovsky has been confirmed as the goalie tonight for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who come in as -173 home favorites against the Buffalo Sabres. Although Bobrovsky has been underperforming as of late, allowing three or more goals in six of his last seven games, he is in a good spot to pick up the victory tonight, along with a chance to pile up the saves. The Sabres come in with an expected Corsi For sitting at 46.8, meaning they are in a spot to take plenty of shots, thus providing plenty of save opportunities for Bobrovsky. He will be the second-most expensive goalie on the slate and the second-largest home favorite, so there will certainly be a bit of ownership here, but the Sabres come in with an implied goal total of only 2.64, which is second-lowest on the slate.
Mika Zibanejad ($6,800): Zibanejad had a five-game point streak prior to the New York Rangers' bye week, which led right into the All-Star break, but is in a spot to extend that tonight. He will be facing off against the Philadelphia Flyers, who are on the second night of a back to back and will have Anthony Stolarz in the crease. Stolarz has surrendered 15 goals in his last four games. Zibanejad is on the first forward line and the first power-play unit for the Rangers, who come in with and implied team total sitting at 3.33 tonight. Zibanejad is averaging a bit under three shots per game this season, which should put him in a good spot, as the Flyers come in with a 49 Corsi Against over the past month, which is dead last on the slate.
Cam Atkinson ($7,400): Atkinson was held without a point in his last two games before the All-Star break, which is truly unlike him because he was able to post 48 points in 47 games so far this season. His nearly four shots per game give him a very solid floor for cash games, and being on the first power-play unit with the likes of Artemi Panarin and Pierre-Luc Dubois gives him plenty of GPP upside. The Columbus Blue Jackets will likely be up against Carter Hutton, who has allowed 15 goals in his last five games -- coming away with only one win in that split. Expect a bounceback game from Atkinson, who showed throughout the first part of the season he is having a career year in terms of production.
Oskar Lindblom ($3,700): Lindblom is seeing time on the second forward line, along with the second power-play unit for the Flyers. They find themselves on the second night of a back to back but are up against their division rivals, the Rangers, who are second worst in the league in Corsi Against. That matchup should provide solid opportunity for the Flyers to rack up shots and, hopefully, some goals. Lindblom struggled with shots in the first part of the season but was able to turn it up before the All-Star break, with two or more shots in four of his last five games.
Charlie McAvoy ($4,000): McAvoy had a very inconsistent first half of the season, which was filled with injuries and lackluster play, but he comes in at a very reasonable price tag tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, who are on the second night of a back to back. In only 22 games this season, McAvoy was able to produce 23 shots, 33 blocked shots, and 12 total points. He is seeing time on the second power-play unit which gives him upside from a point per dollar view, as the Boston Bruins come in with the highest implied team total sitting at 3.39 tonight.
Thomas Vecchio is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Thomas Vecchio also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username TomVec629. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.