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As I do in every post, I will give you analysis on some of the better matchups that you can exploit. While matchups play a bit role in daily fantasy hockey there are plenty of other factors to consider such as injuries, salaries, etc.
My analysis should point you in the right direction, but because hockey is an extremely high variance sport, it is still up to you to process the information and make your own selections.
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Its another busy Saturday in the NHL with 12 games on the schedule. We will cover the nine games on the main slate starting at 7:00 pm et. in this article and provide picks for the those games only.
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Cam Talbot FD $8,300 DK $7,100
Jonathan Quick FD $8,600 DK $8,400
Both of these guys have great matchups and have been playing great hockey. Talbot has a 920 save % on the season and has been hot lately winning five of his last six starts. In those game he has only allowed more than 1 goal once. Tonight he faces the Coyotes who have been struggling, but are coming of a win last night so they should have some tired legs.
Quick and the Kings are a big favorite tonight and the Devils also are playing back to back games. The Devils played well last nigh beating the Sharks, but they will be facing a hot Kings team that is 6-2 over the last 8 games and allows the fewest shots on net. Ironically the Devils are near the bottom in shots on net.
Connor McDavid FD $7,100 DK$7,100
Zack Smith DK $4,100
McDavid has a great matchup at home against the Coyotes. The Oilers rookie has 23 points in the last 20 games and is facing goalie Mike Smith whohas .901 save % and a 3.01 GA. Another plus is the Oiler have changed up the lines during their last game where Taylor Hall ended up on his line.
Zack Smith his probably the best value of the day going by Salary Cap Crusher. Not only has be red hot, but he get a great matchup against the Leafs tonight. Smith has a great floor for cash games because he has been averaging 2.5 shots a game over his last 7 games.
Notables: Mark Scheifele FD $7,100 DK $5,700, Alex Galchenyuk FD $5,900
Craig Smith DK $4,800
Mark Stone FD $6,000 DK $5,900
Smith and the Predators have been playing some great hockey. Smith has had 5 goals and 6 assists in his last 10 games. He and his line mates, Forsberg and Ribeiro have been the teams hottest line and also play on the team’s top PP unit.
Mark Stone and line mate Zack Smith have been lighting the lamp even though the team struggles. Stone has at least one goal or assist in each of the last 4 games.
Notables: Taylor Hall DK $6,700, Jonathan Huberdeau FD $6,200
Alex Markov FD $4,400 DK $4,900
Morgan Reilly FD $3,400 DK $4,500
With the injury to P.K. Subban, Markov will take charge of the top defensive line. He has 10 assists in his last 10 games so at his salary, he is a great value at defense tonight.
Reilly is another value play if you need salary relief. He has been playing good hockey as of late scoring a goal and an assist of 6 shots in the last two games. He also plays on the Leafs top power play unit and is facing the Senators who sports one of the worst power play kill percentage with 77.3%.
Noteables: Andrej Sekera FD $ 3,900, Drew Doughty FD $6,300