NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 2/19/19
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
Carey Price ($8,600): The Montreal Canadiens are projected to start Price against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets are playing on the back end of a back-to-back. Columbus is a better road team (only allow 2.93 goals per game and has an 18-9-1 road record), but was shellacked by Tampa Bay last night, which may lower risk somewhat in this spot. The lower cost of Price compared to the upper tier of goalies helps too. Also, Cory Schneider ($7,400) could be a good high-risk GPP start against a Pittsburgh team which could put 30 to 35 shots on net. Carter Hart ($8,400) is projected to start for Philadelphia against Tampa Bay. That is another high-risk play but could have elevated shot totals.
Brayden Point ($7,800): Point faces the second worst penalty kill on the slate in the Philadelphia Flyers (77%). The Flyers yield 3.13 goals per game at home and Tampa Bay scores 3.55 goals per contest on the road (after putting up five in Columbus last night). Point deployed on the second-line is just a scary thought given his skill set and ability to generate scoring chances. This game can easily be game stacked in several different ways with game stack potential. If you're looking to pay up for more top options, Sidney Crosby ($8,900) appears to be in a good spot against New Jersey. Furthermore, Sebastian Aho ($7,500) could be an under-the-radar play against the New York Rangers.
Vladimir Tarasenko ($8,500): Tarasenko enjoys one of the prime matchups of the night against a Toronto Maple Leafs team that is allowing 3.25 goals per game on the road in its last 10 road games. Tarasenko has fired in eight goals and 14 points over his last six games. St. Louis and their top line will get matched up against Toronto's depth more often than not. Tarasenko is a high-volume shooter who can fire five-plus shots on net and is a power-play threat against a penalty kill that gives up its fair share of chances. Elsewhere, Nikita Kucherov ($9,100) is on a tear right now for Tampa Bay as he comes off a five point night in Columbus, and Leon Draisaitl ($8,000) is in a solid spot versus an Arizona Coyotes team that is again not rested on Tuesday night.
Travis Zajac ($4,000): This features a bit of risk, but Zajac plays well against Pittsburgh. In January, Zajac racked up nearly 40 FanDuel points against the Penguins after a double-digit effort earlier in the season. The center blocks a shot or two here and there which makes up for his low shot volume. He has three real-world points in his previous three games as well. Oskar Sundqvist ($3,600) may be a reasonable option against Toronto on Tuesday night and can see some top-six ice time on occasion.
Andrei Svechnikov ($3,500): Svechnikov's offensive role gets scaled back a bit too often but may be unleashed against the Rangers who allow almost 38 shots per 60 on the road since January 1st. Do not expect to see him play 15-plus minutes per night but more like 13 to 14 minutes. However, his effectiveness has gone up in the last three games, generating six scoring chances. New York could have problems with the Carolina third line much like they had in the last meeting. Goal potential could be high. Also, Jesper Bratt ($3,800) is heating up for New Jersey with real-world points in three straight starts.
Chris Wassel is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Chris Wassel also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username chriswassel. 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/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.