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Daily Fantasy Targets
FanPicks presents our daily fantasy targets once again. Important note: This isn’t necessarily an optimal lineup for you to use (though we do quite well), but rather Value Picks and Targets that could help put you over the top of your DFS contest. In order to win your daily fantasy contest you need to maximize your spending and get the right formula for victory. As you can see I still have a healthy $400 leftover, so use this roster as a fantasy aid to help land your desired athletes.
For example: While I think that T.J. Oshie could be in line for a good game tonight, the point of this lineup is to target the value picks and potential surprising performers so I’m suggesting the Canadiens Dale Weise and Bruins Brett Connolly on the Right Wing.
- Let’s take a look at the rest of my targets today.
Alex Ovechkin is the lone superstar of the lineup and is a must-play, but Filip Forsberg is no slouch. The second best player in my lineup has been on a tear, and definitely holds his own star power. The Canadiens goaltending is subpar, so Forsberg could make the most of his opportunities.
Weise is rumoured to be on the trade block for the soon-to-be seller Montreal Canadiens, so a bump up to the first line in a showcase isn’t shocking. Sven Andrighetto could earn his place back on Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty‘s wing, but Weise will begin there and has a chance to produce. He scored last game and has 14 goals on the year.
The same philosophy stands for Brett Connolly. While he isn’t necessarily on the trade block, he does have great linemates in Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. Marchand is 3rd in NHL even-strength goals and rolling at the moment, so Connolly should have a safe floor with some upside.
Mike Ribeiro returns to his former, and hometown Montreal Canadiens tonight. Since being paired together Forsberg has been dominant, so stacking this duo could prove fruitful.
Robby Fabbri comes as cheap as $3400 in some leagues, and has 8 points in his last 9 games. Alex Steen just went on the IR. More ice-time=more points for the talented young Blue.
Speaking of talented young Blues, Colton Parayko seems like a must-start every night. The hulking 22-year-old has 4 points in his last 3 games and continues to fill in gracefully for the injured anchor Alex Pietrangelo.
I think Andrei Markov is going to have a multi-point night, so play him if you can afford it. In this case I couldn’t so I went with the more youthful of Canadiens defenders, Nathan Beaulieu. Beaulieu is a fine talent on the backend, a terrific skater with poise and a solid defensive game. But he is still developing so inconsistency is his biggest issue. That being said, home games are when you should play him. When he gets the matchup he needs he has the opportunity to carry the puck up ice and make plays offensively. On the road he gets stuck in tough situations and needs to remain safe more often than not. The Predators like to active their D (Weber, Josi, Ellis, Ekholm), so expect the Habs to mirror that with PK Subban, Markov and Beaulieu.
In goal, likely MVP Brayden Holtby was my numero uno selection as he has a great matchup and is just too good this season. He’s fresh and ready to to go. The cheaper option here was Boston’s Jonas Gustavsson. He is 10-4-1 this season, and the visiting Blue Jackets are a good matchup (3rd worst in NHL) for the Bruins backup goaltender.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Fantasy Hockey News – 02-02-16
The Toronto Maple Leafs (17-22-9) will play the host Boston Bruins (26-18-5) at TD Garden Arena on Tuesday. FanPicks has this game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Come play Fantasy Hockey at fanpicks.com.
Toronto hopes that the All-Star break will rejuvenate its offense. They’ve been on a dry spell lately, scoring three goals in their last four games. The Leafs won once in their past 10 games; it was a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 19. Their leading scorer, Leo Komarov, looked eager to get back to reality after participating in the crazy all-star game. He returned to action immediately, taking part on Monday’s team practice. He has 31 points in 48 games, this season. Toronto has had some solid goaltending, as well, from James Reimer this year. He possesses a .932 save percentage, which is tied for the 2nd best in the NHL. Reimer, will get the start for Toronto tonight. The Maple Leafs haven’t won against Boston since December 31th, 2014.
The Bruins suffered an awful 6 to 2 loss at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks before the All-Star break. They’ve also had to deal with backup goaltender, Jonas Gustavsson’s, medical issue. The Finn left Friday’s game because of an irregular heart rate and was later placed on injured reserve. Malcolm Subban was recalled from Providence and joined the Bruins for practice on Monday. He’ll be backing up Tuukka Rask tonight, if Gustavsson is not cleared to play. Second-year forward, David Pastrnak, will make his return to the lineup, after spending the All-Star break with Providence from the American Hockey League. With nine points in eighteen NHL games, Pastrnak should add some punch to a struggling Bruins offense.