Each day I will be providing my recommended player picks for your FanDuel daily fantasy hockey lineups.
My FanDuel NHL Plays will be broken down by player positions, and will include picks for cash games (50/50s/double-ups/head-to-head) and GPPs (guaranteed prize pool tournaments).
Are you new to Daily Fantasy Hockey? Check out these strategies documents first for tips and recommendations to craft your winning FanDuel hockey lineups:
Introduction to Daily Fantasy Hockey: Breaking it Down
Winning Strategies for Cash Games (head-to-head, 50/50s)
Winning Strategies for GPP Tournaments
Advanced Tips for Winning by Utilizing Vegas Odds and Line Combinations
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Hockey Research and Strategy Tools
We have a very exciting and action packed night of NHL hockey ahead of us. With 10 games on the slate, we have plenty of options for our cash games and unlimited combinations for our GPPs.
The Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild, Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings are the biggest favorites tonight and we have two teams (Arizona Coyotes and the Anaheim Ducks) playing on the tail end of a back to back.
Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.
Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers, $8,600 - The Philadelphia Flyers are the biggest favorites on the board and that means we want plenty of exposure to Steve Mason in our cash games. Mason has been very good in his last three games, including an outstanding performance against the New York Rangers in his last start (stopping 37 of 39 shots faced) in. The Buffalo Sabres are struggling to score goals so far this season (1.88 goals per game) and I expect that to continue tonight in the City of Brotherly Love. Mason is a lock for the win and your best shot at a shutout.
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers, $7,900 – Giroux has been shooting a ton this season (27 SOG, 7 GP), but has very little (3 G in 7 GP) to show for it. Despite the slow start, I love his potential tonight against the defensively challenged Buffalo Sabres. In their last two games, the Sabres have allowed 11 goals against. Can you say “multi-point game”?
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins, $7,000 – Bergeron has six points in his last three contests and he continues to be the Bruins’ most consistent offensive threat. The Arizona Coyotes are not only playing in consecutive games, but this will also be their third game in four nights. Look for Bergeron and the Bruins to dominate a less talented and tired Coyotes team.
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, $8,700 – Parise is one of the safest and most consistent scorers in the game. Tonight he has a plus matchup at home versus the Edmonton Oilers, and I strongly recommend you find a way to roster him. Parise has seven goals and 30 shots on net in eight games this season and I expect him to stay hot tonight.
Gustav Nyquist, Detroit Red Wings, $5,700 – Nyquist has scored twice and added seven shots on goal since being promoted to the Detroit Red Wings’ top line. Playing with Henrik Zetterberg at both even strength and the power play should keep the 26-year old Swede producing points on a nightly basis. The Carolina Hurricanes are ranked 25th in goals against per game (3.13) and I look for Nyquist to snipe a goal for the third consecutive game.
Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers, $5,100 – The ageless wonder continues to play great hockey for the Florida Panthers. Jagr now has six goals and 10 points in the Panthers’ first eight games this season. The Colorado Avalanche remain a poor defensive team and Jagr should only add to his offensive totals in this one.
Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Jakub Voracek, Justin Abdelkader, Vladimir Tarasenko, Max Pacioretty
Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Max Domi, Brad Marchand, Michael Cammalleri, Wayne Simmonds, Gabriel Landeskog
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins, $5,400 - The Boston Bruins currently own the best power play in the NHL, thanks in large part to Torey Krug. With six points in seven games, including four power-play points, Krug has been an offensive force for the Bruins on the back end. The Desert Dogs will be playing on tired legs this evening, and tired teams take penalties.
Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers, $4,800 – Streit is one of the few Flyers who is off to a nice start this season, with two goals and five points in seven contests. The Buffalo Sabres are ranked dead last on the penalty kill this year, and that is where I expect Streit to do his damage tonight.