NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 2/5/19
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.
Goalie to Target
Pekka Rinne ($8,200): The Nashville Predators are projected to start Rinne against the Arizona Coyotes. We shouldn't expect many shots from the Coyotes, given they are on the back end of a back-to-back against a rested Predators team. There is risk, sure, but our models project Nashville for a 74.8% chance of winning. If Rinne yields two goals or fewer, that is a solid return on value, though he may have among the highest ownership of the night when all is said and done because of price. Keith Kinkaid ($7,300) is a bargain basement pick against the Los Angeles Kings, who score just 1.92 goals per game on the road, and the higher-priced Andrei Vasilevskiy ($9,000) may be chalky at home against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Connor McDavid ($8,800): McDavid enjoys an incredible matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. He topped 14 FanDuel points in each of his last four games, and Chicago has given up 17 goals in their last five. The probability that the Blackhawks allow 35-plus shots is moderately high on Tuesday. Their penalty kill has dropped to just 73% on the road and their team defense cannot sustain puck pressure. Defensively, Chicago allows 35.1 shots a game along with the third-most scoring chances in the league. Jack Eichel ($7,600) and Ryan O'Reilly ($6,800) are also solid high-priced possibilities for either format on Tuesday night.
Patrick Kane ($9,200): Kane carries some risk because his line can be stacked heavily against. He does have 26 points in the last 11 games, however. The point streak is likely to continue against the Edmonton Oilers, who yield 3.15 goals per game at home. Edmonton's penalty kill is just above 75% at home and just 73% in their last 12 home contests. Despite how big the slate is, this game does have a little potential for a game stack, sporting a 6.5-goal over/under. Some others dangerous options on the wing include Viktor Arvidsson ($7,600) and Mikko Rantanen ($7,500).
Adrian Kempe ($3,400): This is probably more of a tournament play in Kempe, but Los Angeles will be low-owned on Tuesday night. Kempe plays with Ilya Kovalchuk in most even-strength situations and this may be a problem matchup for the New Jersey Devils. The New York Rangers could not slow down this line on Monday night and Kempe had two goals and an assist. There is high risk involved as the line can go stone cold at any time. Other choices are Casey Mittelstadt ($3,800) and Oskar Sundqvist ($3,900), both of whom have double-digit FanDuel point potential.
Marcus Johansson ($3,900): The focus may be on New Jersey's second line, but the top line could be the play on Tuesday. Johansson carries a four-game point streak coming in and has exceeded value in every one of those contests. Los Angeles gives up 2.96 goals per game on the road with a penalty kill of just 75% overall. It could represent a "get well" game for the Devils' power play unit, which has hovered around 15% over the past 15 games. Jack Roslovic ($3,700) comes off a hat trick for the Winnipeg Jets and had 14-plus FanDuel points in two of this three starts before that.
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