NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 2/6/19
A good chunk of you played daily fantasy football this year, and I'd be willing to bet a significant portion have also tried out daily fantasy basketball and baseball. But hockey? Hockey?
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
Alexandar Georgiev ($7,400): The New York Rangers are starting Georgiev against the Boston Bruins. Boston tends to shoot the puck more on the back end of a back-to-back than most teams. This is a high-risk tournament play because of the Rangers' lack of ability to suppress shots and scoring chances. One good thing is that New York allows just 2.68 goals per game at home. This is in spite of facing over 33 shots per 60 at home. The other risk is the penalty kill, which is 25th in the league at 77%. New York is fourth-worst in the league in penalty minutes per game (9.6). This all trends toward upping shot projections despite the fact that Boston is on zero rest. Frederik Andersen ($8,600) is likely the second choice and almost a lock in cash games against an Ottawa Senators team which gives up 4.32 goals per contest away from home.
Mika Zibanejad ($7,400): Zibanejad and the Rangers' top line could enjoy a pretty good matchup against the Bruins on Wednesday night. New York having the last line change should be able to avoid the Patrice Bergeron line enough to generate opportunities. Zibaneijad has 17 real-world points in his last nine games (52 points in 52 games on the season). Playing against a Boston team that takes the third-most minors in the league could be highly beneficial. Auston Matthews ($7,900) and Matt Duchene ($6,900) are upper-priced pivots which must be considered on Wednesday night.
David Pastrnak ($8,400): Pastrnak is a consistent point producer and has topped 20 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. As alluded to earlier, New York gives up over 33 shots per 60 at home and they yield slot shots at an alarming rate.The Boston winger averages 3.8 shots per contest on over 6 attempts per game. He will be extremely high-owned on Wednesday night, but it becomes difficult to fade one of the few consistent options from the wing on a two-game slate. Chris Kreider ($6,700) or Mats Zuccarello ($6,000) are worth a play in cash or tournaments due to the tiny slate.
Peter Cehlarik ($3,300): This is a dicey punt play but for the price, Cehlarik is not a bad option. He only plays about 13 minutes a night but will get second line time at even strength. His shot volume is near a couple a game and considering the opportunity against New York, the winger is a play worth exploring. His speed and above average shot could give the Rangers trouble tonight. Kasperi Kapanen ($4,000) could be an intriguing choice and does have nine shots in his previous three games and seven scoring chances as well.
Tony DeAngelo ($3,500): Minimum-priced options can be rough and DeAngelo is a tough one because of ice time questions. However, his offensive potential could be something to look at. It is prudent to make sure he is not healthy scratched before game time. His speed from the rush could be something that is unsettling for Boston to defend. Travis Dermott ($3,800) is another risky play on Wednesday but may get enough ice time against Ottawa to make the play worthwhile.
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