NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 11/7/19
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
David Rittich ($8,700): The New Jersey Devils are an odd team to go up against, but Rittich has shown some mettle for the Calgary Flames. He has won three straight games and has five consecutive contests of double-digit FanDuel points. The last three games have seen Rittich face 116 shots, so the hope is we will see more of that, which would boost his fortunes. Darcy Kuemper ($8,400) has to be considered, as well, from Arizona as they have a winnable contest at home versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nathan MacKinnon ($8,600): MacKinnon is still piling up shots and scoring chances like a video game. That would be 34 shots and 23 scoring chances in his last five contests. Though MacKinnon is enduring a mini-slump (going pointless in two games). A meeting with Nashville is going to be special and expects to feature a good deal of scoring. High-event hockey should be plentiful, and we can expect a few stacks from this contest to gain some prominence on Thursday night. Elias Pettersson and Auston Matthews are good options, too, facing Chicago and Vegas, respectively.
Evander Kane ($7,500): Kane is far from a chalk play for San Jose. The good news for the Sharks and Kane is that Minnesota allows the third-most daily fantasy points to wingers on the road. Kane is averaging four shots a game and has nine goals on the young season. Seven of those goals are on special teams (six on the power play and one short-handed). The Sharks have a real chance to keep that second line working. Elsewhere, Patrick Kane ($7,700) is in a nice spot at home against Vancouver.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau ($4,400): This is exceedingly simple. There are two centers to own on Thursday night -- one is Pageau from the Ottawa Senators. He has 10 real-world points on the season, including six goals. His floor is around 3.5 shots and blocked shots per game. That is a solid number for a player who did not expect to receive top-line minutes but has gotten them anyway. Nick Bonino is the other center play on Thursday night, and he's at the same price. Bonino is similar in some ways to Pageau (except for the minutes).
Conor Garland ($4,000): The forward has seven goals and three assists in 15 games for the Arizona Coyotes this year. This is all while playing just 12 to 13 minutes a night. In that time, he possesses the 15th highest goals-above-replacement in the league and averages 2.6 shots on net per game. Garland features a good deal of speed and pace that most teams just can't keep up with. The Arizona forward could be very low-owned on Thursday because of the large slate. Bryan Rust ($3,800) carries some risk but does play with Sidney Crosby. Little else needs to be said.
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