NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 5/3/19
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?
It's time to give it a try over on FanDuel because it's a ton of fun.
And our analysis and projections can help you win. 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
Jordan Binnington ($8,200): Binnington starts for the St. Louis Blues on Friday night against the Dallas Stars. Binnington was hit hard for four goals and lost his cool a few times in the second period of Game 4 on Wednesday night. This has happened before and only fired up the volatile goaltender. He'll have a good chance to bounce back at home, and he may only face 25-30 shots as St. Louis presses hard to take a lead in the series. His price inching down due to the loss on Wednesday is not a bad thing. See who starts for the Carolina Hurricanes, as they stand a good chance of eliminating the New York Islanders tonight and could be a safe bet to score a win.
Sebastian Aho ($6,800): Aho is the second-highest priced center on the board for Friday. He's coming off a multiple-point contest in which his ability to create scoring chances looked as good as ever. There was a ten minute segment of the third period where the Aho line had created chances on every one of their shifts -- several each in fact. They masterfully hemmed the Islanders in their own zone and this resulted in goals being scored. The top line looked great at home, and they should do so again tonight against the reeling Islanders. Tyler Seguin ($8,500) is an expensive secondary choice on Friday.
Vladimir Tarasenko ($8,000): Tarasenko continues to play well in this series, and yet his Game 4 effort felt incomplete. The winger did score, but he only had two shots on goal and missed several medium and high-danger opportunities. He had four scoring chances and only two shots hit the net. That is not so good. Tarasenko must improve, especially on the power play. With their last line change, the Blues should be able to maximize Tarasenko's shot at even strength and on the man advantage. Teuvo Teravainen ($6,700) is on a nice run and scored a couple goals in Game 3 against the Islanders.
Robert Thomas ($3,600): Thomas scored in Game 3 and generated several scoring chances along with a bump up to nearly 16 minutes of ice time. He was arguably the best player on the ice for St. Louis in that game. He creates matchup problems and can shield the puck effectively while attacking. It is his booming shot that is the real asset, though. Thomas can fire it from anywhere and has an above average shooting release. This makes it difficult for the goalie to pick up where the shot is coming from and where it is going. No one is sure what has been wrong with Mattias Janmark ($3,300), so wait until morning skate for news to see if Thomas will keep playing increased minutes.
Miro Heiskanen ($4,200): Heiskanen being priced this low is an open invitation to roster him because his likelihood for double-digit FanDuel points is high after he hit that mark in three of his last four games. He plays 23-25 minutes a night, which increases his floor and scoring possibilities. He has not dipped below four combined blocks and shots on goal in any his last five starts. Vince Dunn ($3,900) continues to play well for St. Louis and went over 10 FanDuel points again on Wednesday night in the loss to Dallas.
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