FanDuel NHL DFS Picks – October 18th
Last nights FanDuel NHL DFS Picks fell short of the money line as too many gamers did not provide notable contributions.
The disappointment came from the Vegas Golden Knights before sneaking into a shootout as they managed only two regulation goals from the Ottawa Senators. Anders Nilsson was exceptional in creating 52 saves, but a help from each of Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty was roughly the contributions we received on top of several shots.
DFS could be frustrating although Id the Devils to break out offensively from the Rangers, but simply didnt pick the proper players. You would believe Taylor Hall would be involved in a five-goal outburst Hall was moot with four shots on goal. Jack Hughes did notch his first career point — a help — but had only two shots on goal while Sami Vatanen has been hauled off the scoresheet.
Our two-man Rangers mini-stack received a help from Pavel Buchnevich however Jacob Trouba was kept pointless with five shots on goal.
Finally, Carey Price was easily the bright spot in the lineup, even posting that shutout that I had been later in the article of yesterday. He faced only 17 shots, however, so that his score was not mad at 33.6 dream points. Still, Ill take it.
Without even obtaining a target, it is pretty difficult to money a lineup, so Ill look to improve on tonights six-game major slate!
C — Jonathan Toews (CHI) — $6,700 vs. CBJ
Columbus Blue and the Chicago Blackhawks Jackets meet to get a rare meeting at the United Center in Chicago, and Im thinking the Blackhawks put some offense in this one up. The Blackhawks crime ranked eighth in the league last season and while they are off to some so-so beginning this time around with a three goals per game — good for 15th team wide — I only like the matchup too much to pass tonight. We know that the story of the Blue Jackets getting decimated by free agency this summer, most significantly losing Sergei Bobrovsky in goal while GM Jarmo Kekalainen determined against updating his goaltending, rather handing the keys to Joonas Korpisalo who must find the nod tonight in the windy city. Korpisalo enters this person with a 2.60 GAA and .903 Sv% in five starts while the Blue Jackets rank 20th together with 3.33 goals against per game. Enter Jonathan Toews that has tallied one help with nine shots in four games this year, but is the teams greatest centre and is such as top the very best power play unit, logging 19:47 of ice time per game. Expectations needs to be tempered after 81 points last season, however, Toews matchup tonight is too great to pass on.
C — Nicklas Backstrom (WAS) — $6,300 vs. NYR
Backstrom was a part of the lineup on Wednesday if the Toronto Maple Leafs were taken about by the Capitals and he honored us with a two-point effort such as an assist and a goal. Tonight the matchup is once again appealing as he takes to a Rangers team enjoying their next game in as many nights after taking a 5-2 loss in New Jersey last night. While theres hope for this seasons Rangers team, the fact is they are still pretty sparse on the back end in the present time despite landing Jacob Trouba in the offseason. I would not expect a ton of improvement from last year from their 23rd-ranked protection. Acquiring the nod in goal will probably be Henrik Lundqvist later Alexsandar Georgiev took the loss last night, and Lundqvist is off to a poor start with a 3.54 GAA and .904 Svpercent in 2 outings this year. He is also coming off the worst season of his profession where he published a 3.07 GAA and .907 Svpercent in 52 looks. In 37, its difficult to find him bouncing back this season. Nevertheless, Backstrom is doing harm early this year with two goals and seven points in eight games with 20 shots on target in 20:13 of average ice time. Hes the teams leading center at even strength and on the top power play unit for him to stay hot in this one 30, and Ill search.
W — Alex DeBrincat (CHI) — $6,200 vs. CBJ
Expectations were high coming to possibly challenge for the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHLs targets leader, after tallying 41 objectives as a sophomore last year. The beginning he has gotten off to wont help his cause, however, as DeBrincat has only 1 goal on the year in four matches, and zero more than his last three following scoring in staffs season opener in the Czech Republic against the Flyers. You know that this guy is going to score goals. He might not take the puck as far because the majority of the NHLs best goal-scorers do, however DeBrincat is more of a scorer who uses a to do his harm. Because of this, he is going to shoot at a high percent as his career 16.9% shooting percentage suggests. He is off to an 8.3% indicate with a single goal on 12 shots in four games, so search for this number to grow moving ahead. It appears DeBrincat has been moved off the Dylan Strome lineup and on the top line along with Toews while he will absolutely maintain his spot on the teams best power play unit where he scored 13 of his 41 goals a season ago. Neither he nor Toews are off to strong starts for them to have going tonight but I would look.
W — Alexander Ovechkin (WAS) — $8,500 vs. NYR
Needless to say, when I rostered Backstrom on Wednesday that I rostered Ovechkin together with him since the duo skates with all the groups top power play unit in addition to their even-strength time but I had been disappointed in the result in regards into the Good 8. Ovechkin did list a help, but he also mustered only two shots on target within this coming from a guy who is annually nicely over 300 shots on target. To put it differently, this man owes me a few shots and this is a terrific opportunity to shoot a lot of pucks on goal against a suspect Rangers defensive group, one that has allowed 36 shots on goal per game this season, good for your second-highest markers from the NHL. Given Lundqvists historical battles, I like the odds of two or one of these shots discovering the back of the net. After all, he is off to a great beginning with five goals and eight points in as many games this year with 32 shots a game, good for a fresh four shots per match. He has notched four goals and two assists on his last four games and after placing just two shots on target in three of these four games, I am looking for a shot eruption for the upcoming Hall of Famer tonight, possibly getting into double-digits at a really positive home matchup.
W — Brett Connolly (FLA) — $4,300 vs. COL
While I can view my Blackhawks and Capitals stacks seeing some possession tonight, Im am going to find a couple of cost-efficient wingers in here to differentiate and make this lineup acceptable to both GPPs and head-to-heads or dual ups, although you may want to discover a way to buy Connor McDavid along with Leon Draisaitl to your money games tonight. Im liking. The Avs have been good on the rear end in allowing only 2.50 goals per game this year, but it has much more to do with Connolly and his place on the groups second lineup along with Vincent Trocheck along with Mike Hoffman. It is a spot that amuses Connolly a pair of goals in his last outing against the Devils. Those were the first two tallies of the year for your 27-year-old, but hes n0w recorded five points in six games after recording an assist in each of the first few games of the season — his first with the Panthers. He didnt quite meet his own sixth-overall billing in the 2010 draft earlier in his career, but Connolly is coming from a career-high 22 goals and 46 points from last season with the Capitals and he would get near, or surpass, these numbers in a top-six function together with the Panthers that time .
W — Alex Chiasson (EDM) — $3,300 vs. DET
Expectations for Chiasson should be tempered this season later he tallied 22 goals coming off a PTO using the Oilers last season, but he did so on a large 17.9% shooting percentage, one that has been more than 5 percent above his career 12.6% mark. The beginning to his year has not been good by any means as he is without a point in four matches and has just six shots in that time on just 11:16 of ice period. That is exactly what I think will have despite skating onto a top-six function, him being owned on this particular slate. As it stands right now, Chiasson is projected to skate together with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins along with James Neal on the Oilers second line as they take to a Red Wings team that has taken back-to-back beatings out west with consecutive 5-1 losses to the Canucks and Flames — the latter of which arrived just last night. The Red Wings are enabling the fifth-most shots per game at 33.9 this season while their defense positions 27th while allowing 3.71 goals per game. Following a start, we understood this Red Wings group still went to fight, particularly defensively, and these struggles are hitting hard at this time. I enjoy the worth upside were becoming with Chiasson in a top-six role against a wildly struggling Red Wings back end.
D — Erik Gustafsson (CHI) — $5,200 vs. CBJ
Both my defensemen are likely going to find some possession tonight, starting here with Gustafsson whos the simple option on the rear end within this three-man Blackhawks heap. A late-bloomer, Gustafsson posted a enormous year using the Blackhawks in age 26 a year past, which also happened to be his first full NHL season. He skated in 79 matches, submitting a whopping 17 goals and 60 points in the procedure whilst logging 22:35 on the back end. His ice time is down just a tiny bit this time round using a 20:36 markers, nevertheless he has still handled three assists in four games on the season while hes still searching for that first target after moving six shots without you to initiate the season. Its completely possible the Blue Jackets offer tonights start to Elvis Merzlikins as well given he has started only one game to this stage and was blown out of the water from the Pittsburgh Penguins while allowing seven goals on 40 shots. Regardless, I like the probability of the Blackhawks best power play unit doing some harm as the Jackets penalty kill ranks 22nd with a 73.7% mark on the year while Chicagos power play sits at a healthy 22.2percent at the early going this year. In other words, Im loving me some Blackhawks within this one tonight.
D — John Carlson (WAS) — $6,700 vs. NYR
Completing my Capitals pile that is three-man is Carlson who is now away to a start to his year and had a night against the Maple Leafs. After tallying a goal and two assists against Toronto two nights past, Carlson now has three goals along with a whopping 14 points across just eight matches on the year. Add 18 shots on target and another 18 cubes and this guy has easily been the finest cross-category defenseman in daily fantasy hockey to the point in the young season. While the production is enormous, we knew Carlson was going to have a huge season after posting 68 points 2 seasons past and 70 final season. He scored 15 goals two seasons ago and 13 final season, and I enjoy the fact he did so on regular shooting percentages using a 6.3percent mark and 7 percent mark, respectively. He also owns a career shooting percentage, therefore theres no reason. He is logging a huge amount of ice time in 26:02 a number even for him after logging 25:04 final season, through eight matches. In the days close, Carlson is unfadable right now and theres a enormous ceiling with this matchup from the Rangers tonight.
G — Robin Lehner (CHI) — $7,500 vs. CBJ
While I think that the Blackhawks crime will have a great night, I believe theyll be able to keep the puck out of their web. While they rank 30th in penalty killing, their 3.25 goals against each game is appropriate smack-dab in the middle of the league in the early going. They have a nice opportunity to improve this number tonight against a Blue Jackets team that is tied for 28th with just 2.33 goals per game on the year. After being nominated for the Vezina Trophy last year, Lehner filmed a one-year deal with all the Blackhawks at the summer. Hes made one of four starts this year for the Blackhawks, also was solid in permitting three goals to the Winnipeg Jets using the third one coming in three-on-three overtime. Two law goals against a potent Jets offense is a great outing. The Blue Jackets are still managing to get puck on target despite a scarcity of scoring achievement as their 33.3 shots per match sits in a three-way tie for ninth-most from the NHL at the moment. Consequently, Lehner ought to get a chance to stand up the while catching the triumph with the Blackhawks recorded to win this 1 tonight.