NHL Daily Fantasy Single-Game Helper: Blues at Jets
NHL DFS is similar to MLB in terms of how you build lineups, how you view stacking, and how to value players.
Two main points to always focus on in NHL DFS are what lines the players are on and making sure the goalies you are rostering are confirmed as the starters. Two of the best resources for that are LeftWingLock.com and DailyFaceOff.com. That is where you can find updated forward and power-play lines for each team, along with which goalies are confirmed as the starters.
Let's jump in and take a look at today's slate and some players to consider for your lineups.
Kyle Connor ($15,000): We have a one-game slate tonight where the Winnipeg Jets (-230) are hosting the St. Louis Blues (+188), and the over/under is set at 6.0. When it comes to single-game NHL DFS, the "Captain" spot gets 1.5x points, a key note when it comes to roster construction.
Right from the jump, Connor is the highest-projected player tonight at 17.4 FanDuel points -- or a cool 26.1 FanDuel points if he's in the captain spot. His fantasy ceiling is much higher than that due to the fact he is a pure shooter and goal-scorer for the Jets, a role he has played for several seasons.
The Blues have been struggling on defense this season, and it has actually gotten worse as the year has gone on. For the season, they are allowing 2.92 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, which is the sixth-worst in the league. Over the last two weeks, they've had the second-worst mark, sitting at 3.48 goals.
With Connor on the first forward line and the first power-play unit, he will have plenty of chances to jump on this weak defense and find the back of the net for the first time in his last four games.
Pierre-Luc Dubois ($13,500): PLD skates alongside Connor on the first forward line and the first power-play unit, which has allowed him to rack up 52 NHL points in 51 games this season. Add in 2.8 shots on goal per game, and PLD is one of the more consistent fantasy options not only on this slate but this season overall. He doesn't carry the same type of fantasy ceiling that Connor has but comes at a slightly less expensive salary.
With the Jets carrying a 3.49 implied goal total, they should be getting the offense going against a defense that has been struggling. Ideally, you would look to roster both Connor and PLD to capitalize on their shared ice time and the multi-point potential.
Torey Krug ($9,500): Krug isn't too expensive at his salary and brings fantasy production in multiple categories. Over his last 10 games, Krug has racked up 9 NHL points, 28 shots on goal, and 17 blocked shots. Seeing the extra stat categories pile up is always good for a player's fantasy floor, and his time on the first power-play unit gives him access to a fantasy ceiling.
While the Jets are normally known for their defense and goaltending, that has taken a downward turn in the last two weeks. The Jets are allowing 2.91 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations in the last two weeks, compared to 2.24 goals for the entire season. This could be a chance for Krug to find his way into another assist tonight.
Cole Perfetti ($9,000): Perfetti is looking like a clear salary-saver tonight for the Jets. He is under $10,000 while playing on the first forward line and the second power-play unit, a strong offensive role for a player in this range. He has 7 NHL points, 16 shots on goal, and 4 blocked shots over his last 10 games, bringing some sneaky production to your lineups. Look to roster him with either Connor or Dubois to add a bit of correlation with them from the first forward line.