NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 05/24/21
NHL DFS is similar to MLB when it comes to how you create lineups, display stacking, and value players.
Two main points to always focus on in NHL DFS are the lines the players are on and making sure that the goalies you line up are confirmed as starters. Two of the best resources for this are LeftWingLock.com or DailyFaceOff.com. This is where you can find updated front and power play lines for each team, as well as goalkeepers confirmed as starters.
Let’s take a look at today’s slate and some players to consider for your rosters.
Goalkeeper to target
Jack campbell ($ 7,800): Toronto Maple Leafs are -164 road favorites tonight and it’s a place to attack. That money makes the Maple Leafs the second-biggest favorite on the slate, but Campbell is the fourth-most expensive goaltender in action tonight. It’s always a place I like to attack because the betting market is sharper than DFS wages, which are static on the slate. Campbell is confirmed as a starter tonight and looking for his second straight win after two very strong performances in the first two games. He lost the first game of this series, won the second game and recorded a total of 50 saves on 53 shots.
High priced skaters
Steven stamkos ($ 7,900): The Tampa Bay Lightning to have an implied goal total of 2.80 tonight and that’s not high enough. Lightning able to close series against Florida Panthers, who will have rookie Spencer Knight in mesh. Not only is this Knight this Knight’s first NHL career playoff game, it’s only his fifth NHL game. Sooo … yeah. I’m on the side of the Lightning and their powerful attack on a rookie goalie. That’s where we turn to Stamkos, who has six NHL points and nine shots on goal in the first four games of this series. It’s still on the second front row and the first power play unit, making it one of the safest options on the slate.
Auston Matthews ($ 8,500): Matthews posted two good games to start his streak against the Montreal Canadiens and it will continue tonight. In Game 1, Matthews didn’t register a point in the NHL, but finished with eight shots on goal. In the second game, he finished with one goal, two assists and four shots on goal. With a five-goal explosion in Game 2, the Toronto Maple LeafsThe offense continues to show a huge advantage, which Matthews should be involved in. He continues to center the first front row and the first power play unit, which should make him very popular tonight.
Skater of value
Alex tuch ($ 4,600): With Max Pacioretty listed as a decision at the time of play for the Vegas Golden Knights, we could be valuable with Alex Tuch. Pacioretty has yet to make the playoffs, yet Vegas is still ahead 3-1 over the Minnesota Wild. Pure speculation makes me think Pacioretty will be released again in the hopes that Vegas can bring the series to a close and give it a rest. I mean, they haven’t wrestled without him, so why rush him when they can still win? If so, we should see Tuch on the first front row and second power play unit, which has led him to produce 3 goals and 12 shots on goal so far this series.