NHL | Spotlight: Columbus vs. Toronto | 4/6/16

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 goals, has the second most points, and takes the fourth most penalties on the team. He provides plenty of different ways to score fantasy points at a reasonable price. Jenner has nine points in his last nine games and will look to reach the 50-point threshold in the last four games of the season. Brandon Dubinsky (DK: $4,700 FD: $4,300) is an even better bargain. He is the Blue Jackets’ offensive leader in time on ice per game, with only three less points than Jenner on the season. His plus-minus of -16 may be a detriment on FanDuel, but Columbus has the edge in the matchup as the slight favorites. As far as defenders go, Ryan Murray (DK: $3,900 FD: $3,000) should be considered tonight. Toronto ranks 30th against defensemen on DraftKings. He also sees time on the top line and power play, scoring the most power play points (10) amongst Blue Jackets defensemen. Toronto is missing its leading scorer, Nazem Kadri, so others will have to pick up the slack. Tyler Bozak (DK: $4,400 FD: $4,100) becomes a top target on the top line and power play unit. He leads the team among active skaters in points per game played, as Columbus ranks 27th against opposing centers on DraftKings. P.A. Parentaeu (DK: $4,500 FD: $4,800) is worth a look as well, as he ranks second on the team in points since the All-Star break, only trailing the inactive Kadri.

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