James Reimer (FLA)
Reimer was solid until late in his last start allowing three goals in the blink of an eye before things spiraled out of control. At home against the Devils, Reimer has a very friendly salary on DK and FD. I expect a lot of shots to come his way and I'm looking for some high upside tonight.
Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ)
I like the spot for Bobrovsky against the Wings but don't love the salary attached to him on both sites as I do Reimers. Bobrovsky probably has a bit of a safer floor which is why he's in consideration for me, but he's not my top choice.
Frederik Andersen (TOR)
Should get the win tonight at home but it's always risky going against the Bruins who can pile up goals out of nowhere. Andersen is one of the highest priced goalies tonight and would be my third option, but I don't see much of a need to pay up there tonight.
Key Three Skaters
Mika Zibanajad (NYR)
The Senators have been gashed over the last month by centers allowing 21 goals and 30 assists over that span which in part have led to the most fantasy points over that stretch. The former Senator Zibanajad has victimized his former mate scoring a goal in each of his last three games against them. Zib is a weapon at even strength and on the power play with two goals and five assists with the man advantage.
Mike Hoffman (FLA)
Hoffman continues to be red-hot skating on the top line for the Panthers. The sniper has four goals in his last five games over which time he added two assists. Facing the Devils, Hoffman has scored a goal in three straight and New Jersey has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to right-wingers over the last month.
David Pastrnak (BOS)
Pasta has suddenly gone cold after a scorching hot start to the season but this is a matchup he's had success with in the past. The young forward has four goals in his last two games against the Leafs and in 12 games against Toronto overall, he has eight goals and six assists. The Leafs have allowed 13 goals in their last 13 games to right-wingers presenting Pasta with a favorable matchup tonight that I expect him to take advantage of.
Favorite Line Stacks
Panthers First Line
Dadonov - Barkov - Hoffman
Hoffman is on fire, which I mentioned above and he's skating with Barkov centering him who has a great matchup. The Devils have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to centers over the last four weeks, including 21 goals and 31 assists allowed over that span. Dadonov has three points in his last two games against the Devils and has great chemistry with Barkov. All three skaters are featured on the Panthers' top power-play unit.
Rangers Second Line
Kreider - Hayes - Chytil
Chytil has slowed down going scoreless in each of his last two games, but in this matchup, he has a great chance to get back onto the scoresheet multiple times. Kreider, who skates on the top power-play unit with Chytil as well, has points in each of his last three games played against Ottawa.
Blue Jackets First Line
Panarin - Dubois - Atkinson
There's no one hotter than Cam Atkinson right now. Right-winger has goals in each of his last seven games with nine tallies over that span. Panarin draws a decent matchup at a very good value considering the upside he brings. Dubois presents good value and has been skating well with four goals and five assists in his last seven games.
Others I like
Senators power-play stack: Stone - Tkachuk - Chabot
Leafs First Line: Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Value Line Stacks
Rangers Second Line: Namestnikov - Zibanajad - Fast
Blue Jackets Second Line: Foligno - Jenner - Anderson
Capitals Second Line: Vrana - Eller - Connolly
Panthers Second Line: Huberdeau - Bjugstad - Vatrano
Top Positional Plays
Players not included in "key three skaters" or "favorite line stacks" sections.
John Tavares (TOR) - Continues to lead all centers in high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes and has three goals in his last four games.
Matt Duchene (OTT) - four goals and four assists in his last four games. Duchene could give the Rangers major problems up the middle.
Nicklas Backstrom (WAS) - Points in four of his last five games with two goals and three assists over that span. He's still skating on the top line in the absence of Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Alex Ovechkin (WAS) - Goes without saying that he's in play. I really like him paired up with Backstrom.
Mitch Marner (TOR) - He's ninth in points per 60 minutes among forwards and skating with John Tavares undoubtedly has something to do with that.
Taylor Hall (NJ) - Goals in back to back games and looking like a short slump was just that.
Anders Lee (NYI) - Seventh among forwards in high-danger scoring chances and has a nice price on DK.
Anthony Mantha (DET) - Big body in front of the net that shoots a lot. Skates on the first line and top power-play unit for Detroit while being priced at just
Thomas Chabot (OTT) - He's second in points per 60 and sixth in goals per 60 among defensemen.
Keith Yandle (FLA) - The Devils have allowed the third-most fantasy points to defensemen over the last month.
Neil Pionk (NYR) - The Sens have been destroyed by dmen over the last month.
Morgan Rielly (TOR) - Among the league lead in most offensive categories for defensemen.
Torrey Krug (BOS) - The Leafs have struggled with defensemen all season.
Zach Werenski (CBJ)
Jake Gardiner (TOR)
Ryan Pulock (NYI)
Dmitry Orlov (WAS)
Kevin Shattenkirk (NYR)
Nick Leddy (NYI)