NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 10/28/19
A good chunk of you played daily fantasy football this year, and I'd be willing to bet a significant portion of you 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.
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
Jacob Markstrom ($8,100): The Vancouver Canucks goaltender is expected to start against the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Everyone knows what happened to Vancouver against the Washington Capitals by now. However, they have a chance to put that behind them against a division Markstrom has success against. He has won his previous six games against Atlantic Division opponents. Also, the Canucks are 3-0-1 at home which probably gets lost in all of this. Florida should also pepper Markstrom with 30-35 shots which helps in GPP's.
Elias Pettersson ($6,600): The center possesses a great matchup against a Panthers team that gives up more than 3.5 goals a game on the road. Pettersson has 11 real-world points in ten games but did score against Washington over the weekend. So, maybe the goals and multiple-point games are coming again. Though Pettersson had just the one shot, he had four scoring chances and three of those were high-danger quality. The idea is to use him and then Jack Eichel ($8,400). Eichel is firing almost four shots a game over his previous nine outings for the Buffalo Sabres.
Brock Boeser ($7,100): The Canucks forward tallied a goal and assist on two shots against the Capitals and figures to garner even more opportunities against the Panthers. Boeser presents as a moderate-risk GPP play and players like Jonathan Huberdeau and maybe even Jeff Skinner rank ahead of him. However, based on the matchup, Boeser should have the better chances to score. It all comes down to execution. Florida's middle-six yields nearly 38 scoring chances per 60. Look at Mike Hoffman ($6,600) especially as the game could turn into a higher-scoring affair.
Denis Malgin ($3,600): Malgin is almost a plug-and-play option from Florida at this juncture. He has a five-game point streak and is averaging 14+ FanDuel points per contest in that span. He is also averaging nearly three scoring chances per night over the previous five games. His price has not gone up at all on FanDuel so why not roster him while he is at that price and producing at the rate he is (eight points in nine games). Frank Vatrano ($3,400) is another choice and could even be stacked with Malgin if necessary to spend big everywhere else.
Christian Dvorak ($3,800): The Arizona center racked up 18 more minutes of ice time and three scoring chances over the weekend. He has not scored in two games but has three goals in four contests before that. Again, the scoring chances are still there. Dvorak must hit the net more. When he does that, the goals typically come. He has overthought things in the past two games. Noel Acciari ($3,700) quietly has been playing middle-six minutes and taking some power-play minutes too due to injuries. The Panthers center may be a surprise on Monday night.
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