NHL DFS: Point Shot - 1/21
David Pastrnak (BOS)
- Few skaters have a safer floor and higher upside these days than Pasta, especially at home in a matchup against a West coast team playing their fifth-straight East coast road game.
- Pasta leads the league in goals, has five points in his last four games, and has seen his salary drop $1,000 over that span. Makes sense.
- The Bruins have scored at least four goals in each of their last three home games.
- The top line for the Bruins, which is led by Pasta has scored 48 percent of Boston's goals this season.
Aleksander Barkov (FLA)
- Bark comes in on a roll with points in each of her last five games with three goals over that span.
- The Blackhawks have been killed by centers allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position this season.
- For someone as involved as Barkov is game in and game out, he should be considered somewhat of a value on this slate at $6,500; the sixth-highest priced skater at the position.
Mathew Barzal (NYI)
- While many will look to Alexander Georgiev in net at a low price of $7,400, however, I'm looking to the Islanders as a team to put up some goals tonight and Barzal, who's had a lot of success against the Rangers is a nice value at $5,900.
- Barzal, who skates on the top line and top power-play unit for the Isles has seen 20 or more minutes of ice-time in three of his last four games.
- The Rangers allow the sixth-most goals per 60 minutes at 5v5 and Barzal will lead the charge as the Isles are due to emerge victorious against the Rangers after losing each of their last three regular-season games against them.
Favorite Line Stacks
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Barkov, Huberdeau, Dadonov
- The Panthers' top line has been one of the more productive lines in the league over the last two seasons and they will more often than not match up with one of the worst defensive lines in the NHL this season; a line that has an xGA/60 at 5v5 of 3.19.
- Chicago allows 2.83 goals per 60 minutes at 5v5; ninth-most in the league.
- Barkov, Huberdeau, and Dadonov all correlate on the top power-play unit; a unit that is sixth-best in the league.
New York Islanders
Barzal, Lee, Eberle
- The top line for the Isles has a lot of continuity and have an xGF/60 rate of 3.19 at 5v5 this season.
- Barzal and Lee correlate on the top power-play unit as well while Eberle skates on the second unit.
Others to consider:
Boston Bruins: Bergeron, Pastrnak, Marchand
Winnipeg Jets: Wheeler, Connor, Laine
Top Positional Plays
Value plays highlighted in RED
Evgeni Malkin (PIT)
Vinnie Trocheck (FLA)
David Krejci (BOS)
Patrick Kane (CHI)
Max Pacioretty (VGK)
Mike Hoffman (FLA)
Ryan Pulock (NYI)
Keith Yandle (FLA)
Torey Krug (BOS)
Charlie McAvoy (BOS)
Erik Gustafsson (CHI)
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG)
Tristan Jarry (PIT)
Semyon Varlamov / Thomas Greiss (NYI)