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Daily Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet For 10/22/16

Daily Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: October 22, 2016 DFS Tips for games on 10/22/16

October 22, 2016

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Here is my lineup for October 22nd, 2016. Our 2nd Saturday of the season brings us a 12-game schedule, I put out a winning lineup on Thursday so why not try for another here?

Here’s my lineup for tonight.

Daily Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet For 10/22/16

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Center #1: Auston Matthews, TOR

Opponent: @ CHI

Salary: $6,600

Analysis: I take one night off from the Auston Matthews bandwagon and he ends up scoring so I’m back on again. Now if we are being honest, Chicago will probably be winning this game. However before the matchup with Minnesota, the Leafs had scored 4 goals in each of the first 3 games leading up to it, and against a Chicago squad that has yet to find their footing, this could be a prime opportunity for Matthews to steal one, or possibly two.

Center #2: Patrik Berglund, STL

Opponent: @ CGY

Salary: $3,700

Analysis: I kinda backed myself into a corner, as this spot and the utility were my last 2 spots to fill with just over $7k so I decided to back Berglund here. Brian Elliott takes the crease for the Flames and being a former Blue, I think St. Louis will have him well scouted, not to mention Elliott hasn’t looked sharp at any point so far this season.

Wing #1: Vladimir Tarasenko, STL

Opponent: @ CGY

Salary: $7,700

Analysis: For all of the reasons I backed Patrik Berglund, I’m going to back Tarasenko and then some. Like I said, St. Louis is going to have a full scouting report on Brian Elliott from his time in St. Louis last season, not to mention I’m comfortable backing Tarasenko here because he has a lot more firepower than Berglund and he has at least 4 shots on goal in each of his games to date to start the season, including 7 in his last game against the Oilers.

Wing #2: Daniel Sedin, VAN

Opponent: @ LA

Salary: $6,100

Analysis: The Canucks undefeated start to the season is no joke, and the Sedins have been a major part of their early success so far this season. Daniel has a point in each of his last 2 games, including a goal and 4.5 fantasy points in his last matchup. Against another surprising disappointment in L.A., who have also been unable to get a foothold on their season, I like Vancouver to win this game behind a strong output for the Sedins and linemate, fellow Swede, Loui Eriksson.

Wing #3: Jnoathan Marchessault, FLA

Opponent: vs. COL

Salary: $4,300

Analysis: I don’t know how, but Marchessault continues to be the story out of Florida to start the season, as he just keeps on finding himself on the scoresheet. Marchessault tallied a power-play assist to tie the game against the Capitals on Thursday before 2 3rd-period goals turned out to be Florida’s undoing. Now while I don’t expect this streak to last the whole year, I’m hoping it can go a couple more games at the very least, which is why I’m backing Marchessault here.

Defenseman #1: Shea Weber, MTL

Opponent: @ BOS

Salary: $6,400

Analysis: I called Weber getting his 1st goal of the season on Thursday, and he managed to compound that by adding an assist as well. Now I’m assuming that Boston will be giving Tuukka Rask the nod in goal, however I’m thinking that Montreal will counter with Carey Price so this could come down to who wants it more. Weber is one of the best two-way defensemen in the league, and I expect him to show why on Saturday night.

Defenseman #2: Morgan Rielly, TOR

Opponent: @ CHI

Salary: $4,300

Analysis: The future is now in Toronto, which is why I’m shocked I got such a good price on Rielly. He’s starting to get more and more ice time, including special teams and I think he has potential to net his 1st of the season against a Blackhawks squad that may be starting their backup, considering not many teams are going to take Toronto seriously this season.

Goaltender: Jake Allen, STL

Opponent: @ CGY

Salary: $7,700

Analysis: No real statistical backing for Allen here, besides the fact that he hasn’t allowed more than 2 goals in any of his games this season. Allen faces his former goaltending partner, Brian Elliott who left St. Louis for Calgary in an effort to be a team’s #1 goaltender without having to battle for the time. Allen will be out to show that St. Louis made the right choice, not to mention like I said before, Elliott has looked awful for most of the season as Calgary just can’t keep the puck out of the net. Look for Allen to pick up the shutout bonus on Saturday night.

Utility: Michael Matheson, FLA

Opponent: vs. COL

Salary: $3,100

Analysis: Okay here’s a tip. If you’re down to the utility spot with a small budget, sort the list from highest to lowest fantasy points per game and take the first player that fits under the budget. That’s what I did here taking Matheson, and I’m actually surprised by how much value I found. He’s averaging 4 fantasy points per game, including 10.5 points and a pair of goals in his last 2 games. I like Matheson to have another strong outing as he is playing to stay on the main roster and not be shipped to the AHL.

Salary Remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $100

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