Daily Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet For 10/25/16
Daily Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: October 25, 2016 DFS Tips for games on 10/25/16
October 25, 2016
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Here is my lineup for October 25th, 2016. Tuesday’s slate brings us 11 games on the docket tonight, with Philadelphia and Chicago being the only teams playing a back-to-back on Tuesday.
Here’s my lineup for today.
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Center #1: Auston Matthews, TOR
Opponent: vs. TB
Analysis: While a lot of the focus will rightfully be on the Lightning, we can’t forget about the youth movement going on in Toronto. They’ve been competitive in all of their games this season and although they’re allowing almost 4 goals per game, they’ve scored 4 in all but one game this season, with Matthews being a huge part of that, logging 8 points including 5 goals in his first 5 games. Matthews has had an excellent start to his career, and for the upside we are getting I think we should jump on the price while it hasn’t caught up to him yet.
Center #2: Henrik Sedin, VAN
Opponent: vs. OTT
Analysis: I still think that Vancouver’s start is no fluke. The Canucks have won their first 4 home games and look primed to make it 5 against the Sens on Tuesday night. Even though Ottawa is winning games, they still have problems keeping the puck out of their end and out of the net entirely, and that’s not good against a solid Canucks team that has the Sedin twins looming on the other side, who have multi-point potential on any given night.
Wing #1: Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
Opponent: vs. CGY
Analysis: Okay, let it be known that I have a man-crush on Vladimir Tarasenko. The kid is a flat-out stud and has not only multi-point, but multi-goal potential in any situation where he steps on the ice. Now Tarasenko only logged one assist in the Blues victory over the Flames on Saturday night, however I think Tarasenko snaps out of his mini 2-game goalless drought by lighting the lamp multiple times against a Calgary squad that can’t keep the biscuit out of the basket as Brian Elliott has looked awful this season.
Wing #2: Tomas Hertl, SJ
Opponent: vs. ANH
Analysis: Now while some may not read too much into practice, I think it definitely means something that Hertl was moved from the top line to 3rd line in practice. Some will say it’s to make room for incoming Mikkel Boedker, however I’m of the belief that something like that adds fuel to the fire and makes guys perform better. Hertl will want to get back to that top line and I think it starts tonight against a Ducks team that has struggled out of the gate.
Wing #3: Alex Killorn, TB
Opponent: @ TOR
Analysis: We are getting a solid price on Killorn, who has 4 goals in his first 5 games to start the season. Not to mention against a Leafs squad that has trouble keeping the puck out of the net, which will leave the door wide open for Killorn to make an impact. Granted, some may chalk it up to Luck as 3 of his goals came on 5 shots, however Killorn has always been a streaky player, so I’m hoping I can ride that to another goal on Tuesday.
Defenseman #1: Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI
Opponent: vs. BUF
Analysis: Another good price on a player I had on my list before I even picked my lineup. Gostisbehere has at least 3 shots in 4 of his 6 games this season and at least 2 blocked shots in 3 of his 6 games. Not to mention we are getting a great matchup against the Sabres, who have not been good on the road for a couple of years now. I’m leaning towards Philly potting a few tonight, and if they do, expect Gostisbehere to be in on the action.
Defenseman #2: Colton Parayko, STL
Opponent: vs. STL
Analysis: Now although Parayko may not be the premier option on the point, there is still some great value to be had with him on Tuesday. He has 2 or more blocked shots in 4 of his 6 games this season and is averaging around 20 minutes of ice time per game. Now St. Louis gets to feast on a struggling Calgary team at home where I think Parayko will notch his 1st goal of the season.
Goaltender: Petr Mrazek, DET
Opponent: vs. CAR
Analysis: Mrazek is a great pick between the pipes on Tuesday night. Even though he has given up 12 goals through 4 games, Mrazek has won his last 2 and has recorded at least 30 saves in every game this season. Mrazek has also put up a combined 14.2 points in the pair of victories, even while allowing 3 goals in his last start. Now Detroit returns home where they haven’t lost this season and I like Mrazek and the Wings to stifle Carolina andpossibly earn Mrazek the shutout bonus on Tuesday night.
Utility: Luke Glendening, DET
Opponent: vs. CAR
Analysis: This is the product of having $3k left to spend on a utility, however Glendening is the one I liked the most out of the bunch. He has 3 assists on the season, and against a team that struggles on the road like the Hurricanes do, I like Glendening’s chances to open his scoring account for this season with his first goal of the season.
Salary Remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $100