Scouting NHL DFS: Fri 2/2

Scouting the NHL takes a look at the NHL DFS slate.

Jan 25, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) controls the puck alongside left wing Nick Foligno (71) against the Arizona Coyotes in the third period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, February 2nd

Four game slate tonight and the line lock is cold but needs a big bounce back tonight, so lets get hot going into the weekend shall we?

 

STACKS

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Minnesota Wild … Nino Niederreiter is back for the Wild tonight as they welcome in the Vegas Knights.  Look for ‘Finding Nemo’ as I call him to skate on the top line with Koivu and Zucker…   Subban should draw the start on the B2B for the nights and this is the top game I would look to stack for either side.  Make sure you get some Wild defenseman exposure as well with both Spurgeon and Suter seeing top PP unit time.  Spurgeon is my favorite tonight.   Koivu-Niederreiter-Zucker-Spurgeon

Carolina Hurricanes … If there’s someone who can be low owned and put up 5 goals, I think it’s Carolina who is welcoming in the Red Wings tonight.  The Canes only put up 2 last night on Carey Price but dominated the flow of the game and should do the same tonight against the Red Wings who over the last month have the worst defensive stats of any team going tonight.  Staal-Aho-Lindholm

Columbus Blue Jackets … The Jackets were tinkering with their lineups at practice yesterday.  It’s not shocking to see that coach John Tortarella is in love with little miss Tinker Bell, but we gotta now wait until they take the ice to hear about their lineup changes most likely.  Either way, the Jackets are a good sneaky stack tonight against a Sharks team nearing the end of a long road trip and who I think the Jackets will dominate tonight.  Columbus shouldn’t be this heavy of a favorite and I wouldn’t mind crossing the lines on this stack today.    Wennberg-Atkinson-Seth Jones

 

POSITIONAL RANKINGS

The rankings are designed to give you guys that I like tonight no matter what their price is.  Pick your one off’s here and use these condensed lists to determine where to allocate salary

CENTERS

  1. Sidney Crosby
  2. Alex Wennberg
  3. Erik Haula
  4. Evgeny Kuznetsov
  5. Mikko Koivu

WINGS

  1. Sebastian Aho
  2. Nino Nedierreiter
  3. Jonathan Marchessault
  4. Alex Ovechkin
  5. Mikael Granlund
  6. Cam Atkinson
  7. Anthony Mantha

DEFENSEMAN

  1. Seth Jones
  2. Jared Spurgeon
  3. Brent Burns
  4. Shea Theodore
  5. John Carlson
  6. Ryan Suter

 

GOALIES

  1. Sergei Bobrovsky (Cash) … Bobrovsky heavy favorite at home against the Sharks playing 3rd in 4 nights on road.  He will win tonight and should have a good showing all around.  At 8500 on FD he is a steal.
  2. Brayden Holtby (Tourney) … More of a DK play today due to his price savings, but I think Holtby is going to put on a good showing tonight and the Caps will play well in Pittsburgh.   If this were the playoffs, different story, but the Caps look healthy and will want to steal this one tonight.

 

 

LINE LOCK OF THE NIGHT:     Koivu-Zucker-Niederreiter (Wild)

FAVORITE STUD WINGER:        Alex Ovechkin (Caps)

FAVORITE VALUE WINGER:     Anthony Mantha (Wings)

TOP DEFENSEMAN:     Seth Jones (Blue Jackets)

 

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