NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 2/6/23
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.
Goalie to Target
Marc-Andre Fleury ($7,900): The Minnesota Wild are sizable -250 moneyline road favorites taking on the lowly Arizona Coyotes tonight. MAF has already been confirmed as the starter and given his affordable salary, he should be a popular option in all formats tonight.
The Coyotes have been one of the weaker offenses this season and over the last three weeks, they are scoring just 2.11 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, which is the 10th lowest in the league. On top of that, they only have a 54.43 Corsi for (Total Shot Attempts Created), which is the ninth-lowest in the league over the last three weeks.
The lack of offense from the Coyotes should put Fleury in a strong spot to come away with the win tonight.
Jack Hughes ($10,000): The New Jersey Devils are rocking a slate-high 3.85 implied goal total tonight against the Vancouver Canucks, which should make them a priority in all formats. The Devils have one of the strongest offenses this season, sitting in the top four when it comes to goals scored (2.95) and Corsi For (63.43), both per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations. This puts them in a spot to reach for a fantasy ceiling every night since they are constantly pushing the pace on offense and looking to score.
When it comes to scoring for the Devils, Hughes is their man guy with 18 NHL points and 46 shots on goal over his last 10 games. With him seeing time on the second forward line and the first power-play unit, a multi-point night is essentially the minimum expectation for Hughes.
He shouldn't have any issues reaching that level of production against the Canucks, who are allowing 3.09 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations (fifth-worst in the league). This is the ideal matchup for Hughes and the Devils to pile on goals.
Jason Robertson ($9,700): With a 3.82 implied goal total, the Dallas Stars should be another team worth targeting tonight. They are up against the Anaheim Ducks, who are allowing a league-worst 3.45 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations this season. This is where we've seen the Ducks all season, and any time they are on the slate, we are going to look for fantasy options going against them.
That leads us to Robertson, who has 9 NHL points and 31 shots on goal over his last 10 games. Seeing time on the top forward line and the first power-play unit has put him on pace for a career season in all offensive categories. Look to stack Robertson with Roope Hintz ($7,800) and Joe Pavelski ($7,200).
Alex Killorn ($5,700): With a 6.5-goal over/under, we should be seeing plenty of goals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. A ton of offense won't be a surprise with both teams sitting top six in the league for the most goals scored per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations this season. A fast-paced and high-scoring matchup is ideal for fantasy production and should offer value with several skaters.
Killorn plays a solid offensive role for the Bolts on the second forward line and the second power-play unit, which has allowed him to rack up 8 NHL points, 20 shots on goal, and 4 blocked shots in his last 10 games.
Filip Chytil ($5,700): The New York Rangers have a 3.09 implied goal total tonight against the Calgary Flames in a matchup that could have a surprising amount of scoring. Over the last three weeks, the Flames are allowing 2.73 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, which is the ninth-worst in the league. Over that same time, the Rangers are scoring 2.76 goals, which is 11th-best in the league.
If we are looking at a higher-scoring game tonight, Chytil has a path to fantasy production. Prior to the All-Star break, Chytil was incredibly hot with 7 goals, 3 assists, 30 shots on goal, and 7 blocked shots in his last 10 games. Look for him to start the second-half of the season off on the right foot tonight.