NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 2/10/20
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 a goalie, some high-priced skaters, and lower-priced players to target for today's slate.
Goalie to Target
Andrei Vasilevskiy ($9,200): The Tampa Bay Lightning have been the hottest team in the league and a big part is because Vasilevskiy is making the timely saves needed again. The expected starter on Monday is 15-0-1 in his last 16 starts. He also has stopped 128 of his last 138 shots faced. The big thing is Columbus is struggling to score goals of late and just lost Seth Jones to an ankle injury. Over the previous five games, Columbus contests have seen just a combined 16 goals scored. Ilya Samsonov ($8,200) is all but confirmed to start for Washington on Monday against the New York Islanders and could be a secondary option.
Aleksander Barkov ($7,200): The Florida Panthers center returned from injury on Saturday and had several quality scoring chances and shots on net. It was just nothing went in. Florida and Philadelphia typically play some high-event games. The last five games have seen 361 shots combined. Philadelphia just allowed five goals last Thursday to New Jersey of all teams at home so anything is possible. Barkov before the injury had a six-game point streak with nine points in that span. Sean Couturier ($7,000) expects to see a lot of Barkov and both expect to trade chances.
Alex Ovechkin ($9,400): Yes, his price is the highest of any player all season. Simply, who cares? The chase for 700 goals continues as Ovechkin was held without a goal over the weekend. He had one of his worst games of the season with just two shots on goal and one low-danger scoring chance. The New York Islanders are a team that he typically fares well against (39 goals in 58 games). New York has struggled in its past couple of games defensively and Washington has as well. Expect some goals here. Nikita Kucherov ($8,300) or Steven Stamkos ($8,700) are risky plug-ins but watch for Brendan Gallagher ($7,100) against Arizona tonight.
Kieffer Bellows ($3,500): This is a very risky GPP play on Monday night but with Washington allowing 21 goals over their last five games, this could be a shot worth taking. Bellows is playing basically 10-11 minutes a night but his speed could cause the Capitals fits. If Bellows appears too much of a stretch, then Frank Vatrano ($3,600) could be an option.
David Savard ($3,500): The Columbus defenseman now will have more responsibility with the Jones injury. Expect him to see a bit more of a role offensively at times. He had four more blocks against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday and could easily surpass that number against Tampa Bay. Erik Cernak is another high-floor option from Tampa at just $4,100 and has nine or more FanDuel points in each of his previous four contests.
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