NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 11/12/18
A good chunk of you probably already play daily fantasy football, 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
Henrik Lundqvist ($7,800): The New York Rangers' goaltender is not as risky of a play as he was last season. Is there danger? Yes. The Vancouver Canucks possess improved shot volume of late (35.8 shots a night in the past 5 games) but can still go cold in that department. Lundqvist also allowed two third-period goals and lost in overtime in Detroit. That will carry some concern. This game is a straight coin flip, according to projections. Plus, the probability of New York giving up 30 shots at home is high enough to justify the play. Other goal-tending options are kind of expensive tonight, but pay attention to see who starts between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Filip Forsberg ($7,900): The Nashville Predators' winger is a bit cold right now (one point in his last five games). Even his shots and chances have tailed downward in that span (no 5+ shot games). However, with the Nashville top-line back and fully healthy, things are looking up against the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim yield 36.6 shots a game and the Predators duo of Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson might hit double-digit shots between the two of them. Forsberg's floor should be higher tonight, and Nashville does average four goals a game on the road. Patrick Kane ($8,500) is one high-priced option and even Alexander Radulov ($6,000) could be considered as well (his return is likely tonight).
Tyler Seguin ($7,500): Seguin presents somewhat chalky (high) ownership. The Dallas Stars pivot has goals in two consecutive games after a long drought. He fired five shots on net in his last game which is close to his season average of 4.6 shots per contest. It is unclear if Columbus will match the Brandon Dubinsky line against him, but the Blue Jackets do yield 3.38 goals per game on the road and have a penalty kill below 77%. Dallas at home presents a 57.2% chance of a win on Monday night which is the highest probability currently. Seguin has as good of a chance as that of netting at least 20 FanDuel points.
Jake Virtanen ($3,900): Virtanen has shocked many with his seven goals this season on 39 shots. His moderate shot and chance volume has been refreshing on a Vancouver Canucks team that is among the league leaders in goals per game. He now has three 4+ shot games in his last five outings. Vancouver has a little value tonight because of good pricing so do not shy away from a team just because they may appear to be a bad matchup. Anthony Duclair ($3,800)could be another decent choice because of goal potential but keep in mind his ice time can be bottom six.
Tony DeAngelo ($3,700): The Rangers defenseman is a cheaper option over Neal Pionk who has seen his price rise dramatically over the past couple weeks. His floor is low as far as shots and blocked shots but his ice time is up (nearly 22 minutes a game the past two outings). Finding value on short slates can be difficult and this is a high-risk play even at the price. Julius Honka ($3,500) is another value choice on Monday night given matchup and his top-four slot on defense -- at least at even strength. There may even be consideration
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