NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/19/19
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
Robin Lehner ($7,600): Lately, the Chicago Blackhawks have been on fire, and Lehner is a big reason why. He has won three of his last four starts, notching 30-plus saves in every one of them. His last start was a 39-save gem in Nashville against the Predators. Today, Lehner faces another top-10 shooting team in the Carolina Hurricanes. The idea is to maximize chances of a high-save count along with a victory. Lehner and Chicago have the chance to do both and at a reasonable price. Anders Nilsson ($7.400) is an intriguing possibility facing the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Connor McDavid ($9,200): With McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers are beyond dangerous. The duo faces the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. McDavid is coming off a run in which he had 13 real-world points in just four games. That is no typo. Both teams have played at a ridiculous pace over their last five. Edmonton has scored 23 goals in that span while San Jose has tallied 21. Goaltending expects to be tested heavily in this tilt as the offenses should shine. Aleksander Barkov ($8,300) has a plus-matchup against Philadelphia while Nathan MacKinnon ($8,800) leads Colorado into Calgary to face a Flames team spiraling downward.
David Pastrnak ($9,000): Pastrnak gets to play the New Jersey Devils, who give up 3.5 goals per game at home. Boston is a team that has had New Jersey's number as they have won 24 of the previous 30 matchups (three out of four last season). The winger has two goals in his last three games but averages over a point per game in his career versus the Devils. That includes averaging over four scoring chances per contest against a New Jersey team that has a penalty kill just under 75% at home. Evander Kane ($7,700) and Filip Forsberg ($7,600) have solid matchups against Edmonton and Winnipeg, respectively, on Tuesday night, and both players are at home.
Morgan Frost ($3,000): The Florida Panthers have a penchant for giving up goals, and Frost is a center at minimum price who can put the puck in the net. He had five goals in 16 AHL games and could do even better at the NHL level. At the very least, he is worth a look on Tuesday night given all the high-priced options. Value plays with this kind of speed and hands do not come along often, especially at the center position. Among some of the other value plays, Nick Suzuki has a goal for Montreal in each of his last two outings and is just $3,400.
Luke Kunin ($3,200): Kunin has four points in his previous five contests for the Minnesota Wild. It is quite a risk to use him tonight, but in order to spend up, one must spend down in other places. Buffalo is in a bit of a freefall, dropping four of their last five games while allowing 3.8 goals per contest. Minnesota is not much better on the road, yielding 3.69 goals per contest. This could be a surprisingly high-scoring matchup with quite a few goals scored. Adam Gaudette is still under $3,500 and could be a viable play from the Vancouver Canucks.
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