UPDATE: Brad Marchand WILL PLAY tonight against Toronto. Auston Matthews is not expected to play.
Today’s post is for the Main Slate, which does not include this afternoon’s game between Ottawa and Colorado. However, that will be an interesting one to watch since it’ll be Matt Duchene’s first game against his former team. Plus, it’s the first of two games between these two teams that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the NHL Global Series. My favorite plays for tonight’s contests are in blue. As explained below, there will be just one lineup listed tonight due to the confusion with yesterday’s post. If you are playing the All-Day slate, Craig Anderson and Semyon Varlamov have been confirmed as the starters for Ottawa and Colorado, respectively.
Summary of Last Night’s Results
As some of you pointed out, there were some mix-ups with yesterday’s post, for which I apologize. The wrong lineup was posted first, and even though the second one was labeled as the main lineup, neither matched exactly what I was recommending in discussions with several of you. I am really very sorry for all the confusion, though; in order to avoid any similar issues, I am just going to post one lineup for tonight’s slate.
As for last night, the main lineup (Schenn-Grant-Kucherov-Schwartz-Pacioretty-Gourde-Pietrangelo-Franson-Hutton) and the one that was uncharacteristically stacked (for me) that I used for GPP (Schenn-Point-Kucherov-Schwartz-Namestnikov-Gourde-Pietrangelo-Edmundson-Lindgren) both cashed. Brayden Schenn tallied an assist and four shots for 14.4 fantasy points, but linemate Jaden Schwartz was relatively ineffective, earning just 4.8 fantasy points. The third member of the line, Vladimir Tarasenko, also grabbed an assist and finished with 17.6 fantasy points, but the trio underperformed considerably compared to expectations. Luckily, all three were pretty popular plays, especially Schenn. Both Alex Pietrangelo (16.8 fantasy points) and Joel Edmundson (23.2 FP) had strong games, however, as did goaltender Carter Hutton, who earned 25.6 fantasy points in the shootout win. Charlie Lindgren and the Canadiens were shut out. Montreal’s chances of winning decreased when it was announced that Jonathan Drouin would be out of the lineup, but I don’t think anyone expected a shutout. At least Lindgren managed 17.6 fantasy points despite the loss, though Hutton was the better play. Max Pacioretty, who was a popular play in all formats, recorded seven shots on goal for 11.2 fantasy points. Though the Ducks scored four goals, Derek Grant turned out a goose-egg performance, which was disappointing. He had been very reliable but did nothing last night; however, his $3,300 price tag made it less of an issue. Almost every other recommended center, including Connor McDavid, Steven Stamkos, Sean Monahan and Anze Kopitar, earned at least a point. Similarly, almost every highlighted winger found the scoresheet, including Nikita Kucherov (we’ll get to him in a minute), Tarasenko, Leon Draisaitl (18.4 FP), Johnny Gaudreau (41.6 FP), Tyler Toffoli (15.2 FP), Vladislav Namestnikov (24.8 FP) and Yanni Gourde, who tallied an assist and two shots for 11.2 fantasy points. Kucherov, once again, had a huge game; he scored a goal and two assists and finished the Lightning’s 5-2 win with 36.5 fantasy points. However, Taylor Hall had a bad night, as did Artem Anisimov at center. Brayden Point’s point streak came to an end, though he managed four shots for 6.4 fantasy points. On defense, Cody Franson was a disappointment, recording just one shot on goal as the Flyers dominated Chicago in a 3-1 win. As mentioned before, Pietrangelo and Edmundson had strong games, as did Shayne Gostisbehere (17.6 FP). Jeff Petry managed eight fantasy points, Jake Muzzin earned 14.4 with an assist and four blocks and Michael Del Zotto and Adam Larsson were ineffective. Again, I apologize for the confusion.
- Florida @ Buffalo – 7:00pm EST
- Carolina @ Columbus – 7:00pm EST
- Pittsburgh @ Washington – 7:00pm EST
- Boston @ Toronto – 7:00pm EST
- NY Islanders @ Dallas – 8:30pm EST
- Winnipeg @ Vegas – 10:30pm EST
- FLA: Roberto Luongo (confirmed) vs. BUF: Robin Lehner (confirmed)
- CAR: Cam Ward (confirmed) vs. CBJ: Sergei Bobrovsky (LIKELY)
- PIT: Matt Murray (confirmed) vs. WSH: Braden Holtby (confirmed)
- BOS: Anton Khudobin (confirmed) vs. TOR: Frederik Andersen (confirmed)
- NYI: Jaroslav Halak (confirmed) vs. DAL: Ben Bishop (confirmed)
- WPG: Connor Hellebuyck (confirmed) vs. VGK: Maxime Lagace (confirmed)
For starting goalie updates, check out DailyFaceoff and LeftWingLock throughout the day.
FanDuel DFS NHL 11/10/17
Mark Scheifele ($8,000)
Mark Scheifele has 18 points in 14 games and is averaging 17.4 fantasy points per game this season. He has points in four out of his last five games, scoring six goals and 10 points in that stretch. He skates on Winnipeg’s first line and first power-play unit. Though Vegas has only lost one game at home this season, Maxime Lagace was not very successful on the team’s recent road trip, giving up 21 goals in six games.
Patrice Bergeron ($7,700)
Patrice Bergeron has points in three straight games and in four out of his last five games, picking up two goals and six points in that stretch. He has earned 24.8, 14.4, 19.2, 8, 27.4 and 8 fantasy points in his last six games, respectively. In fact, he has earned at least eight fantasy points in all nine games in which he has participated this season, averaging 18.3 fantasy points per game. Bergeron skates on Boston’s first line and first power-play unit and scored one goal and three points in three games against Toronto last season.
Vincent Trocheck ($6,300)
Vincent Trocheck has goals in three straight games and five points in his last three games; he has points in five out of six and in seven out of his last nine games. He skates on Florida’s second line and first power-play unit and has averaged 17.3 fantasy points per game this season.
Nazem Kadri ($6,100)
Nazem Kadri has 14 points in 17 games this season and could see a lot of ice time again tonight if Auston Matthews misses his second straight game. Kadri scored a goal and earned 13.6 fantasy points the other night; he has three goals in his last two games and is averaging 13.4 fantasy points per game this season. Kadri centered the team’s second line between Leo Komarov and William Nylander in yesterday’s practice, and he also skated on the team’s first power-play unit.
Ryan O’Reilly ($5,500)
Ryan O’Reilly has been a relatively safe place in recent contests, earning 8, 15.2, 24, 18.9 and 8 fantasy points in his last five games, respectively. He skates on Buffalo’s second line and first power-play unit and is averaging 13.6 fantasy points per game this season.
Mathew Barzal ($4,400)
Mathew Barzal has points in six straight games and points in nine out of his last 10 games, making him an inexpensive yet consistent option for tonight’s contests. He has two goals and 11 points on his current six-game point streak and skates on the Islanders’ second line and first power-play unit.
Erik Haula ($4,200)
Erik Haula has points in three straight games, picking up three goals and five points in that stretch. He skates on a line with David Perron and James Neal, putting him in a nice spot to produce. Vegas returns home tonight after a long and difficult road trip. Haula skates on the team’s first power-play unit.
Also Consider: Tyler Seguin ($8,400), Evgeni Malkin ($8,300), Nicklas Backstrom ($6,200), Lars Eller ($3,700), Derek Ryan ($3,500)
Alex Ovechkin ($9,000)
Alex Ovechkin has goals in three straight games, earning 20, 22.1 and 21.6 fantasy points in his last three games, respecitvely. He skates on Washington’s first line and first power-play unit and scored a goal on seven shots against Pittsburgh earlier this season. Ovi continues to be a very popular play this season, though he hasn’t been in these lineups because Washington has been very inconsistent this year. He is an all-or-nothing play but should be popular and will be motivated against the Caps’ biggest rival.
Phil Kessel ($8,100)
Phil Kessel has points in back-to-back games and in seven out of his last eight games. He has at least a point in 13 out of 17 games this season, though he did not find the scoresheet against Washington when these teams met Oct. 11. That being said, the Penguins’ second line of Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel and Kessel has been the stronger of the top two in recent games. Kessel skates on the second line and first power-play unit and is averaging 17.4 fantasy points per game this season.
Blake Wheeler ($7,900)
Blake Wheeler has 21 points in 14 games this season, including points in three straight and in four out of his last five games. He has nine points in his last three games and 13 points in his last five games. Wheeler skates on Winnipeg’s first line and first power-play unit and is averaging 19.9 fantasy points per game this season.
David Pastrnak ($7,400)
David Pastrnak has 16 points in 14 games this season and has points in three straight and in four out of his last five, including three goals and eight points. He skates on Boston’s first line and first power-play unit and is averaging 17.4 fantasy points per game this season. Pastrnak scored three goals and four points in four games against Toronto last season.
Alexander Radulov ($6,500)
Alexander Radulov has points in six straight games, including four goals and nine points. He skates on Dallas’ first line and first power-play unit and is averaging 13.8 fantasy points per game this season.
Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,500)
Jonathan Huberdeau has points in back-to-back games and has registered at least a point in 12 out of 14 games this season, making him a reliable option. He is averaging 15.5 fantasy points per game this season and skates on Florida’s first line and first power-play unit.
Patric Hornqvist ($6,100)
Patric Hornqvist is skating on Pittsburgh’s first line and first power-play unit. Though the top line hasn’t been too effective of late, Hornqvist tallied an assist and earned 18.1 fantasy points in his most recent game. He scored a goal and an assist against Washington earlier this season and is averaging 13.3 fantasy points per game.
Josh Bailey ($5,100)
Josh Bailey recorded just three shots on goal in his most recent game as his nine-game point streak came to an end. That being said, he remains a solid option given his production this season. Bailey skates on the Islanders’ first line and first power-play unit and has 18 points in 15 games this season. He is averaging 13 fantasy points per game this year.
Also Consider: Jeff Skinner ($6,300), Josh Anderson ($4,700), Kyle Connor ($3,900), Devante Smith-Pelly ($3,600)
John Carlson ($5,600)
John Carlson continues to be a fairly popular play. He is averaging 13.6 fantasy points per game this season and has 11 points in 16 games. Carlson skates on Washington’s first power-play unit.
Seth Jones ($5,400)
Seth Jones has been skating on Columbus’ top power-play unit over the past few games. He is averaging 13.4 fantasy points per game this season with 12 points in 16 games. He has earned 8, 12.8, 26.4, 10.1 and 8 fantasy points in his last five games, respectively, and tends to be a pretty reliable option on the back end.
Torey Krug ($5,300)
Torey Krug has points in five straight games, collecting two goals and seven points and an average of 18.02 fantasy points per game in that stretch. Krug skates on Boston’s first power-play unit.
Aaron Ekblad ($4,800)
Aaron Ekblad is averaging just 11.4 fantasy points per game this season but now skates on Florida’s top power-play unit. He has earned 16, 4.8, 11.2, 20 and 14.9 fantasy points in his last five games, respectively.
Jacob Trouba ($4,400)
Jacob Trouba has points in three straight games and has earned at least 8 fantasy points in each of his last five games. He skates on Winnipeg’s second power-play unit. Also consider Tyler Myers ($3,900) even though his four-game point streak came to an end in his most recent game; he also skates on the second power-play unit.
Colin Miller ($4,200)
Colin Miller has been a pretty effective value option on many occasions this season. He hasn’t been as consistent in recent games but could find the scoresheet in Vegas’ first game back on home ice since Oct. 27. He skates on the Golden Knights’ second power-play unit.
Also Consider: John Klingberg ($6,000), Zach Werenski ($5,500), Nick Leddy ($4,900), Morgan Rielly ($4,800), Esa Lindell ($4,400), Justin Schultz ($4,000), Stephen Johns ($3,800)
Braden Holtby ($9,200)
Braden Holtby and the Capitals will host the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time this season. Holtby gave up three goals when these teams met Oct. 11, earning 14.4 fantasy points in the loss. However, he has won four in a row and could fare better tonight after earning 23.2, 28.8, 28 and 34.4 fantasy points in his last four games, respectively. Many people will go with Matt Murray ($9,000) and the Penguins, however, as this game could go either way.
Sergei Bobrovsky ($9,100)
Sergei Bobrovsky is coming off two consecutive losses in which he gave up four goals, and he has given up 14 goals in his last four games. That is anything but encouraging. However, the Blue Jackets are getting Cam Atkinson back in the lineup tonight and could come up with a win against the visiting Hurricanes. Bobrovsky is averaging 21.6 fantasy points per game this season but could be a risky start given his recent play, even if Columbus is favored.
Connor Hellebuyck ($8,400)
Connor Hellebuyck has been the go-to goalie for these lineups for a while now. He is 4-0-1 in his last five games and 8-0-2 in his 10 starts this season. Beyond that, Hellebuyck has earned at least 16 fantasy points in all 10 of his starts this season. He has a favorable matchup against Maxime Lagace, who has given up 21 goals in his last six appearances. Even though Vegas has been very strong at home this season, Lagace has struggled, and Hellebuyck has produced consistently regardless of the final outcome of the game.
Frederik Andersen ($8,100)
Frederik Andersen and the Maple Leafs may be without Auston Matthews for the second game in a row, but Andersen has a favorable matchup tonight against Boston, who may be without Brad Marchand and who likely will start Anton Khudobin in net. Andersen has won back-to-back games, earning an average of 26 fantasy points in those two games. He went 4-0-0 against Boston last season, giving up a total of nine goals.
Also Consider: Roberto Luongo ($7,900)
FanDuel DFS NHL 11/10/17 Lineup
NOTE: This lineup may be adjusted later today depending on injury updates or changes to line combinations
- C: Mathew Barzal ($4,400)
- C: Nazem Kadri ($6,100)
- W: Blake Wheeler ($7,900)
- W: David Pastrnak ($7,400)
- W: Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,500)
- W: Connor Brown ($3,400)
- D: Seth Jones ($5,400)
- D: Torey Krug ($5,300)
- G: Connor Hellebuyck ($8,400)
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