When our National Hockey League (NHL) experts have important information or updates on individual players, injuries, match-ups, positions, or other specific aspects of a sport, they share it in a Spotlight. These articles provide in-depth analysis on how to reveal hidden value in the world of daily fantasy sports. This is where you will find key advantages that can launch your lineups to the top of your contests.
FanDuel: This season, FanDuel has shaken up their scoring system in a major way. The biggest change has been the complete elimination of the previously unique +/- statistic, which should change the way you research and consider skaters. This means players on underpowered teams will now have a higher floor, and some upside will be taken away from top line skaters on strong, disciplined teams. It also may influence lineup construction, as stacking linemates becomes less important, since they will not all receive the benefits of a positive +/- simply for being on the ice together. Beyond this change, they’ve... Read More
On Thursday’s big 13-game slate, it’s necessary to find the high risk/high reward players that could potentially pay off for your team. Here are a few players you may want to keep an eye on tonight. Joe Colborne (DK: $3,600 FD: $4,400): The Calgary Flames play host to the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Vancouver will be be fatigued after getting dismantled by Edmonton last night by a 6-2 final. Colborne is currently skating on the team’s second line. However, he’s playing wing on the team’s top power play line alongside Gaudreau and Monahan. Not only is he playing with top talent,... Read More
The matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs is the only game that features a 5.5 over/under on tonight’s tiny slate. Skaters from both teams should see slightly more opportunities to score tonight, as the matchup is beneficial for both sides. Columbus and Toronto rank seventh and ninth respectively in time spent on the penalty kill. Both squads also rank 18th (Columbus) and 19th (Toronto) on the penalty kill itself, while allowing the 2nd most (Columbus) and 7th most (Toronto) goals per game. Boone Jenner (DK: $5,500 FD: $6,400) leads the Blue Jackets in power play... Read More
The Penguins travel to face the Ottawa Senators tonight, so quite a few goals are figured to be scored. It’s unusual for a team to lose one of its best players and actually play better without him. However, the Penguins have done just that since the loss of Malkin. Tonight, the Pens find themselves in a favorable matchup that is worth looking into. Sidney Crosby (DK: $8,100 FD: $9,800) is a nice option any time the Penguins take the ice. His minutes and shots per game have gone up since the loss of Malkin. This could prove helpful tonight against... Read More
Whenever two of the NHL’s worst defenses play it sets up a nice day for daily fantasy. Calgary allows the most goals per game in the NHL at 3.18, and Edmonton the fifth most at 2.94. The issue, as with all hockey DFS, is that it’s hard to predict scoring in these games. Through extensive statistical research, we believe we have found the right skaters for you this evening. Neither one of these teams is penalized too much so the power play, while still important, is not an end-all-be-all requirement in this one. Joe Colborne (DK: $3,300 FD: $4,000) Is... Read More