NHL DFS DraftKings Snipes – Wednesday October 10th
We are back with another NHL DFS DraftKings Snipes for you daily fantasy players. We at FantasyCPR will have you covered with some snipes for this evenings three-game slate .
Each post will provide a quick recap of players discussed in previous articles. Success is the clear goal, but it is important to understand our misses as well. See if we can find those trends that work, and areas we can improve.
Ok, so remember when I said “What fun would it be to just talk about Toronto players” in my post yesterday? I do. To answer my own question, it would have been fun and I wish I had more exposure. They are really leaving their mark on the league. Matthews and Tavares are proving to be matchup-proof. Dallas was #1 in the NHL against opposing centers and once again, both Leafs centers tallied two goals. On top of that, Mitch Marner had a goal and three assists, and Morgan Rielly dished out four assists.
A few other notes on the slate before diving into our specific Snipes recap. Mike Smith and the Flames shutout the Predators. The young Hurricanes keep on rolling. Svechnikov and Aho each tallied a goal. There is now a Kane in the league other than Patrick that is relevant. Evander (remember the name for future DFS plays).
Below is a recap of last nights DraftKings Snipes action that we talked about.
Mark Scheifele – One goal on seven shots. 24:47 time on ice.
Kyle Turris – Quiet night for Turris with three shots on net.
Jakub Voracek – One assist
Warren Foegele – One goal on seven shots.
Patrik Laine – Did not provide much other than four shots on goal.
Morgan Rielly – Four assists.
Ryan Ellis – Two shots on net and two blocks. 24:35 time on ice.
Josh Morrissey – One assist and three blocked shots
Connor Hellebuyck – Earned the W. Only 2-1 but the ice was tilted. Hellebuyck only saw 17 shots.
Hockey offers a fast-paced style of play and on-the-fly line changes making it more difficult to predict outcomes. However, with the use of advanced statistics, you can find an edge in each slate. The goal (pun intended) is to leverage match ups to help you win. That is where FantasyCPR steps in. We want to help ease the selection process to give you that edge. As always, find me on twitter @rickyolshansky or on FantasyCPR for all of the hockey content you need. Now let’s get this road on the show. I mean show on the road.
NHL DFS DraftKings Snipes – Centers
C Nolan Patrick Flyers ($4,700)
I am leaning towards stacking Senators (No I don’t mean creating a pyramid of Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Mazie Hirono, Mitch McConnell, Jon Tester, and Jeff Flake. That could be a fun exercise for another day). But Duchene may not be the guy, which is why we can flip to his opponent and cheaper option, Nolan Patrick.
He, along with the rest of the Flyers have had a real slow start, but hopefully they can put up a few points up tonight after last nights blow-out loss. These two teams met twice last year, and Patrick scored a goal in each game. He finished his rookie season with 30 points on 13 goals and 17 assists.
C Evgeny Kuznetsov Capitals ($6,200)
We are not going to make the same mistake we did last night not discussing the Leafs more. The Caps are another one of those teams that should they remain healthy, could roll through the regular season. A lot of their success is due to the offensive firepower of Kuznetsov, Backstrom and Ovechkin. Kuz takes the pressure off Ovi making for one of, if not the most dangerous duos in the NHL on the top line.
NHL DFS DraftKings Snipes – Wingers
W Alex Ovechkin Capitals ($7,800)
The future Hall of Famer has done nothing but score his entire career. Even at 33, he remains a threat to hit the twine 50+ times any season. Ovi had 49 goals last year and helped lead the Caps to a Stanley Cup Champion. Vegas may come out of the gate thinking revenge, but I’m leaning towards Ovi and the Caps solidifying themselves as top team to beat. The Knights had a fantastic season in the first year of the expansion, but may be humbled in their second year.
W Brett Connolly Capitals ($4,700)
Skate on a line with Ovechkin and Kuznetzov, and you can expect to get points. With Tom Wilson still suspended, Connolly slides into the top line. You can feel comfortable stacking this full line if you can afford it.
W Brady Tkachuk Senators ($4,600)
The next Tkachuk up may be the best of the bunch. He is looking to make a name for himself in the league following up his brother Matthew and father Keith Tkachuk. The 4th overall pick and Boston University product is an enforcer out there with the rare ability of power and finesse.
Monday’s loss to Boston was his first action as he saw just over 14 minutes of ice. Tkachuk may not have put any points up against Boston’s D and Rask, but what I like is his 55.6% offensive zone starts. The young winger will look to get his name on the score sheet. If last night was any indication on the rest of the season, than a stack against Philly sounds nice. Spent a long time trying to find a way to incorporate Philly Cheese Stack, but couldn’t do it.
W Max Comtois Ducks ($4,500)
Comtois is on a three game point streak with goals in game one and two, and an assist in game three. Pretty solid start to a career if you ask me. The Ducks may have gotten a steal at #50 in the 2017 NHL Draft. At just $4,500, you should definitely consider riding the hot start here. This moves allows you to fill in other spots of your lineup with more fire power.
NHL DFS DraftKings Snipes – Defense and Goalies
D Thomas Chabot Senators ($5,300)
Chabot Shalom! Thomas Chabot has arrived and has filled in nicely after Karlsson’s departure. He already has five points through three games with two goals and three assists. He has averaged close to 22 minutes of time on the ice and has been used to start in the offensive zone more often (oZS% 53.7). The hope here is that the Flyers once again stumble out of the gate and turn Gritty’s frown upside down.
D Shea Theodore Golden Knights ($4,500)
Theodore is yet to put up a point this year and I don’t imagine that lasts long. He broke out in a big way last year in Vegas playing in 61 games. As a blue-liner on this team, he finished with the second most shots with 144 behind Colin Miller. He had 23 assists and six goals to go along with 70 blocked shots. He eclipsed the 20 minute ice-time average last year and has done so in each game this season.
G John Gibson Ducks ($8,500)
On a slate as small as this, I’m looking to grab my goalie first. The projected starter is Gibson who is 3-0 on the season. These same two teams matched up last Saturday and Gibson shut them out on 41 saves. It may be wishful thinking if you expect another shutout, but we know his confidence will be up against a struggling Coyotes team.
G Braden Holtby ($7,800)
Please take this recommendation with a grain of salt. If you cannot afford or plan to fade Gibson tonight, Holtby may be a solid replacement. The Golden Knights, an expansion team, made waves in their inaugural season. Pretty rare territory for an expansion squad. But they have been off to a slow start thus far. Maybe, just maybe they are coming back down to earth this season. Specifically tonight, in a rematch of the 2017/18 Stanley Cup Championship.
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