FanDuel NHL DFS Picks – October 15th

After a few matinee hockey Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday day, I’m back to handle the strong seven-game NHL slate of tonight.
If we can knock some profits early on the 14, let us see!
C — Auston Matthews (TOR) — $8,800 vs. MIN
By far the center on the slate, Matthews along with the Maple Leafs have a great matchup tonight at home against the Minnesota Wild. That is a against a Maple Leafs group that been off since beating the Red Wings in Detroit on Saturday night, although the Wild finally shaped up on the end with a shutout of the Ottawa Senators yesterday afternoon. Matthews was held off the scoresheet in that one, but nevertheless stays together with six goals in as many games on the season to go along with 29 shots on goal — great to get a whopping 4.8 shots per game. I anticipated this could be the time when his whole DFS possible is unleashed by Matthews — exceeding the career-high 271 shots he fired in his rookie year and easily significance shooting a ton of shots on goal. Doing so should allow one to get back and likely get near, or more than, 50 goals this year. The Leafs have played only two road games this season, and Matthews has gone target in these two games. Meaning he’s notched six points and five goals this year. After a pointless night in Detroit, I will look for Matthews to get around the board tonight against a Wild team which has enabled 4.20 goals per game this year even following yesterday shutout.
C — Elias Pettersson (VAN) — $6,500 vs. DET
The Canucks offense is averaging a solid three goals per game in the early going, however it hasn’t exactly become the big boys getting the work done as Pettersson enters tonight’s contest against the Red Wings with only one goal and 2 points on the season across four matches. Naturally, after he churns 66 points in only 71 matches en route to claiming Rookie of the Year honors last year, you’re not likely to keep the elite pivot off the scoresheet this much for much longer. He is not going to rack up a slew of shots on target as he was able just 144 shots a year ago and has only six through four games this year. However, the Red Wings rank 26th with 33.8 shots per game this year, so perhaps his upside down is a little improved tonight in that section. Shots from Pettersson tonight thinking of that the Red Wings’ back end that is rickety I anticipate a multi-point effort on target. Detroit has enabled 3.20 goals against per game this season, not a dreadful number considering the October aim spike, nevertheless they are getting worked in the possession match to the tune of a 45.4percent Corsi For%, good for 29th at the NHL. I think the Canucks’ top line rack up plenty of dream things while doing so and must control the play tonight.
W — William Nylander (TOR) — $6,000 vs. MIN
Next guy up in our Maple Leafs stack is Nylander who had a five-game point streak snapped Saturday at Detroit, but he’s likely been the Maple Leafs’ second-best participant this season behind Matthews. An contract stalemate that lasted till the first of December price Nylander the initial two months of this season and his creation cratered to just 27 points in 54 games last season. Typically, a 0.50 point-per-game indicate is a good number for a NHL winger, nevertheless Nylander submitted 0.75 points-per-game using two 60-plus point seasons in his first two full seasons in the NHL and will be capable of raising that markers. During six games, Nylander has notched five points and two goals to go along with 14 shots on target. Nylander, such as his linemates, continues to be an absolute beast in the ownership game this season because he owns a enormous 64.6% Corsi Forpercent at even strength on the effort. Even when he was apparently at his worst final year, he published a big-time 56.8percent Corsi For% in even strength. He’s not skating to top power play unit using Matthews, however he and Tyson Barrie have made exactly the Maple Leafs’ nearly equally-used second power play unit quite dangerous this season too. Add it up and I want him in my lineup tonight alongside Matthews.
W — Andreas Johnsson (TOR) — $4,500 vs. MIN
Completing our three-man Maple Leafs stack tonight is Johnsson who’ll skate next to Matthews and Nylander around the Maple Leafs’ best line while hammering Matthews on the Maple Leafs’ top power play unit too. Like last year, Johnsson came out of the gate slow from a points standpoint as he was held off the scoresheet for the first few matches of the season before logging a goal and an assist last week. He was geld pointless in the triumph over the Red Wings on Saturday, however he’d shoot shots on target in which one. Johnsson is averaging 16:47 of ice time this season so far, an increase of over just three minutes in the 13:40 he dropped a season ago. Skating on the line using a red-hot Matthews can do this to you. Anticipate his scoring to last. Last year in largely a third-line role, Johnsson was excellent as the year moved ahead, observing 35 points on his closing 52 matches of this season, great to get a 0.67 points-per-game pace, exceptional production for a third-line player that averages less than 14 minutes of ice time a game and also saw almost exclusive instant unit power play moments. Against what has largely been a fighting Wild defense, let us go ahead and extract some value from Johnsson tonight.
W — Brock Boeser (VAN) — $7,000 vs. DET
Next person up in our three-man Canucks pile is Boeser who is a man who’s going to get some big numbers when it is all said and done this year. He is off to a nice start as he is notched a goal and 2 assists through four matches over the year to go along with his 12 shots on target too. Boeser was a man who has posted a high shooting percentage to the stage in his NHL career as he’s shot at 14.1% throughout the first 144 matches of his career, but also contains an 8.3% mark this season — a number that is guaranteed to improve as the sample size continues to grow. The 22-year-old is going to skate using Pettersson at both strength and on the Canucks’ best power play unit at which he has scored 16 goals over the past two seasons. Boeser has to skate in a fully-healthy NHL season as he’s missed 33 games over the first two seasons of his career, but he’s nevertheless approached the 30-goal mark times. Whether this man can stay healthy, he is surely a participant that could struggle for 40 goals, especially playing along with an elite play-making center in Pettersson. This is really a weak Red Wings defense and this Canucks lineup has the firepower to be over those tonight.
W — Oskar Lindblom (PHI) — $4,800 vs. CGY
The Flyers and Flames get together tonight in a rare sip from Calgary and I believe the street team can do some damage in this 1 tonight. To begin with, the Flyers ranking second in the NHL at this time with a 55% Corsi Forpercent as a group, albeit they’ve played just 3 games up to now. I taking a look at the Flames’ wild inconsistency on defense and in goal. They’ve let 3.33 goals each match so far, again not a dreadful number considering all of the offense we are seeing so much better. On the other hand, the Flames have received just an .896 Sv% from their goaltending for this point, though we will almost surely see No.1 David Rittich in goal tonight. Still, Rittich is coming from a six-goal thumping at the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights after allowing four goals in his latest start in the home — a 4-3 overtime loss to the L.A. Kings. Input Lindblom who is off to a nice start this year with 2 goals, an assist and 10 shots on target through 3 matches. Regardless of James van Riemsdyk across the left side also, Lindblom has preserved his spot as the team’s second line winger and is skating together with Sean Couturier. The outcome is 17:34 of typical ice time through two matches, a huge rise from his 13:45 mark from last year. He is also on the second power play unit where he is notched his intentions this year, so let us search for Lindblom to remain hot in this 1 tonight.
D — Quinn Hughes (VAN) — $4,300 vs. DET
If you are going with a money lineup you are probably better off using Alexander Edler to finish this pile, but from an offensive perspective Hughes is your exceptional defenseman and contrary to this particular Red Wings team that’s getting dominated in the possession game, I need the defenseman that has the nose to the internet rather than just one in Edler who makes a significant chunk of his DFS living off of blocking shots. The first full season of Hughes’ NHL career is off to a wonderful start as he is notched a goal and two assists to go along with seven shots and a block along with a healthy 20:08 of ice time per game. Hughes will not see much time together with Pettersson and Boeser around the Canucks’ top power play unit, but his lone goal this season came on the second power play unit, so I’m fine with exposure to both groups for this one tonight. It’s not only this season that’s off to a wonderful beginning, but Hughes had three things into his five-game cameo in the end of the season with Vancouver this past year, meaning he has one goal and six points from the first nine games of his NHL career — a excellent total for this point. I’m loving the price on the recently-turned 20-year-old, therefore let us see if he can indeed deliver the value advertised in this one tonight.
D — Ivan Provorov (PHI) — $4,700 vs. CGY
Completing our Flyers mini-stack is Provorov who seems set to bounce back from what can be considered a down year in 2018-19. At only 22 years old, this can be already Provorov’s fourth full season in the NHL and that he has not missed a single game during the first three. As a newcomer, he uttered 30 points. As a sophomore, he scored a whopping 17 goals and notched 41 points. However, last season, he fell to only seven goals and 26 points while his shots on goal fell from 203 from 2017-18 to just 145 final season. But if the early return here in 2019-20 are any sign, we could probably expect a big year from Provorov once more this time around. Through three games he’s notched a goal and two assists to go along with eight shots on goal and and a set of blocks also, re-claiming the outstanding cross-category upside he put on screen prior to last season. Shayne Gostisbehere proceeds to acquire top-unit power play moments, but Provorov forms a second-unit power play mini-stack with Lindblom where he’s got two of his three things on the year. He’s also skating 23:38 on this season — more than five extra moments over Gostisbehere’s 18:18 mark. Provorov has been the far superior player from many standpoints this year and I think he and Lindblom will team of to create some worth tonight.
G — Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) — $7,900 vs. ARI
The Jets and Coyotes get together from Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg tonight, and also this one includes a Jets win written all over it. The Coyotes are good defensively with just 1.75 goals against per game so far, however, the Jets offense has been good and are absolutely dynamite in the home, so Hellebuyck ought to get some aim encourage in such a one. Niklas Hjalmarsson — one of the best defensemen in the NHL — is out for three months after hammering his fibula, furthering the Jets’ opportunity to offer target support. Also helping is the fact that the Coyotes have averaged just 1.75 goals per game themselves and therefore so are once again among the worst crimes in the NHL in the early going. Input Hellebuyck who has bounced back in a significant way from getting touched up on opening night. Since that time, Hellebuyck has rattled off three consecutive wins and possesses a .953 svpercent over that time. After Hellebuyck beat against the Blackhawks the had been with backup Laurent Brossoit in goal. He’s on a job, he’s confronting a weak offense and he is playing at house where his odds for target service are high with all the Jets recorded to win one about the moneyline. I’ll take this worth daily.

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