Last nights FanDuel NHL DFS Picks were excellent and did some noteworthy damage.
We saw some high ownership with all our three-man Capitals stack, however it was not worth the fade because the trio of all Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson combined for five assists along with 11 shots over the night to cooperate with a few power play assists too.
Possession that was low was seen by the rest of our lineup and it repaid. Our three-man Blackhawks pile obtained a power play goal in Alex DeBrincat who was just 6.8%% owned. While a power play assistant was led by Erik Gustafsson deBrincat also notched an assist. Finally, Jonathan Toews ripped the overtime winner in just 4.1% owned while in addition, he fired three shots on goal and blocked you as well. Superb manufacturing at ownership.
Our wingers really gave or lineup a big shot in the arm. Brett Connolly scored to go along with four shots on target. Alex Chiasson notched an assist, three shots on goal and a blocked shot at just 2.6% owned.
Our goaltender Robin Lehner had a big night, turning 37 of 39 hats shots aside and picked up the win on Toews overtime winner.
It was our very best lineup of the season for this point and I will look to stay hot on tonight nine-game slate that is main!
C — Derek Stepan (ARI) — $5,600 vs. OTT
The Arizona Coyotes are hot right now and they have gotten their crime after tallying nine goals over their past two games, going. As he notched a pair of assists to the power play along with three shots on target after a quiet start to his year, Derek Stepan was a huge portion of their win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday. The two helpers declared his first points as scoring a goal at the of the club back on October 3rd, so it was a long time. In a wholesome season, we all know what to expect from the Stepan. Id anticipate where was finished for each of the preceding five seasons, Stepan to get back into the mid-50s after notching only 35 points in an injury-shortened 72-game year last year. He recorded between 53 and 57 factors for five seasons while we must expect somewhere around 15-20 aims for the play-making center. Stepan is the teams top center at both even strength and on the top power play unit as he has set to accept a Senators team that is tied for 24th with 3.50 goals against per game this year using a 16th-ranked punishment kill that sits at 80% on this year. I love Stepan hitting tonights upside.
C — Tyler Johnson (TB) — $4,900 vs. COL
The Lighting and Avalanche get together tonight for a battle of the titans from Tampa Bay, as well as the Dragon may have the upper hand in this one as theyll confront an Avs team thats playing their second match in as many nights tonight after a hard-fought 5-4 overtime win in Florida last night. The Avs have been good this year, last night, but they did slip a bit against a Florida Panthers crime that was good and this is that a treacherous back-to-back against the offense in the NHL. Furthermore, backup goaltender Pavel Francouz will be got by the Lighting within this one last night after Philipp Grubauer notched the win. Francouz was great in his first start this season, however that came from a Coyotes offense at the moment. This is very much a whole animal against these Lightning. Input. While he centers the second power play unit, johnson is the groups second line centre at even strength. Tampa Bay has averaged 3.71 goals each game in the early going with a power play which is clicked at a healthy 26.3%, and so Ill search for them to acquire more offense going tonight against the Avs.
W — Phil Kessel (ARI) — $7,200 vs. OTT
We have seen Kessel get sexy before and go on some epic streaks which is why I am enjoying him. Kessel got off the schnide with 2 goals in Thursdays triumph, both of which came on the power play after going five matches without a wish to start his Coyotes tenure . Kessel had only two assists in five games, so Im looking for him to remain hot. Following their power play tallied a pair of targets on Thursday, the Coyotes power play is now clicking in a whopping 29.4percent for the season, good for seventh in the NHL. Let us recall that Kessel has been among the power play actors from the NHL over the past couple of seasons after submitting 42 power play points in the 2017-18 year. He has bagged 12 power play markers. Hes recorded three of his four points to fitures and this stage for a weapon on the power play alongside a great center in Stepan. Let us search to keep to fire plenty of pucks on target and return to the shoresheet in this .
W — Clayton Keller (ARI) — $6,000 vs. OTT
Completing our three-man Coyotes stack is Keller who will flank both Kessel and Stepan about the top line of the team as well as the best power play unit . After submitting 23 goals and 65 points as a beginner from the 2017-18 season, Keller fell to only 14 goals and 47 points in his sophomore effort this past year. I have the utmost of assurance which Keller will smash those 47 points this year playing the top line along with a participant in Kessel who is annually around a point-per-game player in addition to a talented high power play unit. He is off to a fine beginning with five points in six matches, however all of those points have come in aid form because he still searches for his first goal of the season despite placing 15 pucks on target for this stage. We do know that he likes to shoot the puck as he is submitted at least 200 shots on goal in each of the first two seasons in the NHL, and so the first aim of the season is not far away, whatsoever. Like Kessel, Keller enjoyed on Thursday. The matchup is a fine one and I believe that this Coyotes top line has the upside to do some significant damage in this 1 tonight.
W — Yanni Gourde (TB) — $4,700 vs. COL
Continuing our Lightning stack is Gourde that will line up alongside Johnson on the teams second line as well as the next power play unit. It is interesting as Keller did last year because Gourde saw a production fall. After breaking with 25 goals and 64 points in the 2017-18 season, Gourde fell to 22 goals and 48 points each season, representing a almost-identical points drop to Keller. Possibly the real Gourde is somewhere between the two totals, but I enjoy the value upside were getting together with him at the price contrary to an Avalanche team which could be rather vulnerable with their backup goaltender in goal along with having played only 24 hours before. Through seven games this season, Gourde has yet to discover the back of the net. What we do know about him is that we are not going to get a huge amount of shots on target as he averaged just 1.6 shots per game over the last two seasons, but hes also maintained a high shooting percentage at the time with a mark of 17.4% for his profession. Before Gourde discovers tonight and twine sounds like an matchup for that to take place, it will not be long.
W — David Pastrnak (BOS) — $8,600 vs. TOR
There is not anyone hotter in the NHL at this time than Pastrnak who has scored six goals and an assist since the Bruins get set to take on the Maple Leafs tonight in Toronto. Even though Pastrnak is an player who has terrorized teams he saves his best work for all these Maple Leafs. Back in 15 regular season matchups with Toronto, Pastrnak has tallied 11 goals and 19 points to go along with 59 shots on target, or 3.9 shots per game. He notched another two goals and six points in seven playoff games against them last season after tallying a couple of goals and 13 points in seven postseason games in the 2017-18 season. Add it up and Pastrnak has tortured the Maple Leafs into the tune of 18 goals and 38 points over 29 games . He also scored 38 goals and notched 81 points in only 66 games last year and has eight goals and 13 points in just seven matches this time around. Hes shooting in an unsustainable 32 percent at the moment, but with how sexy he is right now and how hes played against the Maple Leafs, I dont mind paying the top price in this matchup tonight.
D — Mikhail Sergachev (TB) — $4,300 vs. COL
Completing our Dragon pile is Sergachev whos having a nice season so far in what might possible be a breakout season for the young defenseman. We knew this kid was special when he tallied 40 points in 79 games as a rookie despite logging only 15:22 of ice time daily as a 19-year-old with this average ice time symbolizing a minuscule amount for a defenseman. He didnt like quite as powerful of a sophomore year with 32 points this past year despite raising his ordinary ice time to 17:55, however he has managed to notch six assists in seven matches this year to go along with nine shots on target and 11 blocked shots also. He does not take a ton of shots, but considering the ability level, we understood his first goal of the season isnt too far off. Hes a genuine good power play defenseman at which hell skate on the second unit alongside Gourde and Johnson with two of his six helpers coming to the individual advantage. Tonight will mark Tampas return home from a six-game road trip and only their second home match of this year after opening the year with five goals against the Panthers at Amalie Arena. Theyre an unreal home offense and Ill try to squeeze a bunch of value out of the trio tonight.
D — Torey Krug (BOS) — $5,800 vs. TOR
Improving our Bruins mini-stack is now Krug who anchors whats a devastating Bruins power play and one which ranks second in the NHL with a gigantic 38.1% clip right now. The Maple Leafs are directly in the middle of the league using a 15th-ranked penalty kill at 80.8%, but weve seen this Bruins man advantage brutalize that the Maple Leafs at each of the past two postseasons, so we know theres big-time upside with Krug whos an integral piece of that category. Case and point is five of Krugs aids this season coming to the man advantage while he has added an even-strength target for six points in seven games to go along with 12 shots on target. Krug is a fantastic bet to eclipse the 200-shot barrie as hes done in every one of the previous two healthy seasons also has as much as 244 in a season. He is off in his free agent year this time around to a start and listed 53 points in 64 games last year. Maybe one of the very underrated offensive defensemen in the NHL, there is a strong opportunity Krug and Pastrnak produce.
G — Antti Raanta (ARI) — $7,500 vs. OTT
I am not worried with this selection about ownership as I am convinced Raanta is place to find a good deal of it. The Senators input this one ranked 28th with only 2.33 goals per game on the season while the Coyotes rank second with only 1.83 goals against per game. Darcy Kuemper has obtained over the powerful side of this timeshare in goal involving himself and Raanta with a few fine work whilst Raanta has been on the shelf for much of the past two seasons, for example nearly all of last year, as tonight marks just the second start of the season for Raanta. He took on an extremely good Colorado offense on the road with the winner coming from three-on-three overtime — otherwise known among the toughest matchups potential — and did well to afford only 3 goals in a 3-2 loss, in his lone start. Allowing only two regulation goals to the Avs in the street is a strong devotion, even though his .906 Svpercent from that outing may not reveal it. The Coyotes are more favored to win this one at huge odds, so the win upside is that there in spades tonight. I will take the shutout upside into the goaltending matchup that is most positive and the triumph upside on this slate tonight.