NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/12/19
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
Jordan Binnington ($8,500): Lately, the Arizona Coyotes have picked up the pace, having a couple 4-3 games with 30 to 35 shots per game. Binnington faces an Arizona team that just played in Washington last night, and scoring may be tough for them. Binnington has been hot, as well -- totaling 25-plus FanDuel points in each of his last four starts. That includes allowing just seven goals in that span while facing around 30 shots a night. John Gibson is one good alternative, and see who starts for the Vancouver Canucks as a possible GPP option.
Connor McDavid ($8,600): Between McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers are quite the handful. Edmonton may not have the depth other teams possess, but what these two players did against the Anaheim Ducks was frightening. McDavid had a hat trick in the game and faces San Jose on Tuesday night. The Sharks still yield 3.11 goals per game (despite improved play at home). The center can make any group of defensemen look very ordinary, and that is part of why no matter his price, his ability to create can never be underestimated. Even Elias Pettersson ($7,200) is a viable play along with Nathan MacKinnon ($8,600) on Tuesday.
David Pastrnak ($9,100): Pastrnak gets to play one of his favorite teams in the Florida Panthers. Florida allows 3.86 goals per game on the road along with the third most high-danger scoring chances in the league. Pastrnak cooled off a bit in his last two games (so did Boston) but had 30 real-world points in his previous 13 games before that. Even in the games he did not score, Pastrnak still had eight scoring chances. Florida has had real problems containing top lines as of late, and their expected goals against percentage has hovered near 60% -- not good! Filip Forsberg ($7,600) must be considered, as well.
Frank Vatrano ($3,700): Boston has slumped some, and Florida is scoring nearly 3.5 goals per game on the road. A big reason for that is their balanced scoring. Vatrano has five goals on the season and is playing against his former team. The winger has 10 or more FanDuel points in three of his last four outings. That includes an increase in ice time in which he is basically seeing top-six minutes for the Panthers. That is great news for fantasy owners as well as his shot ceiling of three to four attempts on Tuesday night. Do not be surprised if he lights up the lamp.
Matt Calvert ($3,400): Calvert has 10 points on the season for the Colorado Avalanche, and due to injuries, he is playing on the top line with Nathan MacKinnon. That adds immediate value to a very cheap option. He has 10 shots and eight scoring chances generated across his last four games. Again, this is similar to getting a punt play at a mid-tier price. With nearly 110 players injured in the NHL, more and more opportunities like Calvert are going to come. Michael Grabner ($3,100) is worth a look, and, yes, he did score again on Monday in Washington.
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