NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 10/21/19
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 ($7,900): The St. Louis Blues goalie expects to face the Colorado Avalanche Monday night. The Avalanche have won seven times in eight tries this season, while the Blues and Binnington have felt that Stanley Cup hangover. The goaltender has not been particularly bad but just cannot win in overtime (the three OT losses leads the league). Also, Binnington is facing just over 33 shots per 60. Philipp Grubauer ($8,000) may be an option for Colorado, too, given that the Avalanche allow 36.5 shots per contest.
Tyler Seguin ($7,700): The center should have a great matchup against the Ottawa Senators tonight. Ottawa yields 35.1 shots per game and 3.71 goals per contest. On the road, those numbers get worse and scoring chances against top lines are at 41 per 60. Seguin has struggled to five real-world points in 10 games and has just two goals on 28 shots. Seguin has not scored a goal in his previous six games. There is risk, but at some point the dam will break. Other center options on Monday night could include Sean Couturier ($7,300) and Nathan MacKinnon ($8,600).
Mark Stone ($7,700): Stone has simply been consistent all season long. He has 12 real-world points on the season and points in five straight contests. Also, the winger has three-plus shots in each of those games and three blocked shots. The Philadelphia Flyers do suppress shots well (a league leading 26 allowed per night) but give up over three goals a game at home. Mitchell Marner ($7,900) is our other high-priced recommendation, going up against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that is bound to allow some goals.
Ilya Mikheyev ($4,200): This is a case of taking advantage of something while the goals and price are still good. Mikheyev's price probably should be higher given his increased role due to the injuries with Toronto. When a player with speed has a top-six role like this, it is hard not to roster him somewhere in your lineups. He handled the Boston circus well -- playing 18 minutes while tallying an assist, four shots, and three scoring chances. Joonas Donskoi ($3,300) and Anthony Duclair ($3,500) are some solid options from the wing on Monday night.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau ($3,500): The Ottawa center keeps getting first-line minutes and power-play time so the price is right. Basically, one can plug and play him in cash or even some GPP lineups. He has 11 shots and 10 scoring chances in his previous three games since his role increased. Dallas and Ottawa may be a low-scoring contest on the surface, but the last time these two teams played in Dallas, 10 goals were scored. One never knows what may happen when two slumping teams face off. Boone Jenner ($4,100) finally got a point and a goal to boot against the New York Islanders over the weekend -- more points may come.
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