NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/28/20
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 ($7,600): The Calgary Flames project to start Rittich against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. St. Louis comes off a tough game against Vancouver on Monday and will not be rested. Again, this is a Blues team that allows 3.08 goals per game on the road. The only stinker Rittich had on the Calgary road trip was the last game against the Ottawa Senators, where he gave up 4 goals on just 20 shots. He will be eager to atone from that, as he had won two of the previous three starts before that while stopping 100 of 107 shots faced. With the Buffalo Sabres, wait to see who starts for goalie first before making a decision.
Jack Eichel ($9,100): The center has a great matchup against a tired Ottawa Senators team. Ottawa allowed over 50 shots to the New Jersey Devils last night in a 4-3 shootout loss. Eichel struggled coming into the break with just three shots on net and an assist in two road games. The Dallas Stars can frustrate a player easily, but Eichel had been on a consistent run, averaging over 18 FanDuel points over his previous eight contests. There are fewer high-priced centers tonight on the slate, and this is an opportunity to go up against an Ottawa team that gives up 3.79 goals per game away from home. Ryan O'Reilly ($7,200) does have 10 shots over the last three games and is shooting more. He could be a moderate-risk play.
David Perron ($7,600): With the lack of quality games tonight, Perron has been old reliable for St. Louis. He has double-digit FanDuel points in his three previous games and seven of eight overall. Calgary does yield 2.96 goals per game at home, so there may be some opportunities. That includes 32.4 shots per game given up, as well (eighth-worst in the NHL). Perron has 50 real-world points on the season and has not slowed down like many had expected. Matthew Tkachuk ($6,500) is a cold, risky option but did have six shots on net against Ottawa before the break and bye week. Maybe the extra rest helps.
Tyler Ennis ($3,500): Ennis is a strange one to figure out from Ottawa. He tallied a goal in just 13 minutes against New Jersey with six shots on net. That power-play goal is welcome against a Buffalo team with a 75.3% penalty kill. If the Senators are going to have success tonight, it may be via special teams. They did have three goals on Monday -- one power play score and two short-handed tallies. Value is tough to come back on Tuesday, but Dillon Dube ($3,200) has solid punt play potential for Calgary while on their bottom-six.
Lawrence Pilut ($3,500): Pilut has 22 AHL points in 30 games but none this season for Buffalo. This represents a huge risk, but Pilut is a minimum-priced player. As long as he gets top-four defensive minutes tonight, that should increase his floor just enough. He has no shots on goal but eight blocks in his previous three games. The hope is that his little stint in the AHL boosted his confidence. Travis Hamonic ($4,000) has assists in his last two games with an average of 5.5 shots and blocked shots per game in that span.
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