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NHL DFS: The Point Shot - 10/29

Key Skaters

Alex Ovechkin (WAS)

  • Ovie ranks third in the league in shots per 60, first in individual scoring chances per 60, and first in rebounds created per 60.
  • In 49 career games against Toronto, Ovechkin has 39 goals (third-most against any team) and 30 assists.
  • Toronto allows the seventh-most fantasy points per game to left-wingers.

Brayden Point (TB)

  • Rangers will be without Mika Zibanajad and they are already thin at center as it is with him healthy.
  • Point has four goals and one assist in his last three games at Madison Square Garden.
  • Tampa should have their way with the Rangers and Point at $6,800 centering a line with Nikita Kucherov and skating on the top power-play unit is worth the investment.

Patrice Bergeron (BOS)

  • Boston's top line is on fire right now but they are incredibly expensive. Bergeron is coming off a hat trick and has 16 shots on goal in his last three games.
  • San Jose as a team allows close to 10 shots on goal per game to centers and Bergeron commands the majority of scoring chances at the center spot skating over 20 minutes per game.
  • The Sharks are playing their last game of a five-game road trip before heading home and have allowed nine goals in their last two games. I fully expect the Bruins to handle San Jose tonight led by Bergeron.

Favorite Line Stacks

*Note: Lines are subject to change depending on morning skate lines. Revert to the chat and/or look for updates here for any impact they may have.

Washington Capitals

First Line: Ovechkin - Backstrom - Oshie

  • Oshie is in a great spot as the Leafs allow the most fantasy points per game to right-wingers.
  • Backstrom has points in five of his last six games against the Leafs who allow three points per game to centers.
  • The pace that the Leafs play often puts their defense in bad positions as they allow 33 shots per game, many of which are quality scoring chances resulting in 3.38 goals against per game.
  • Full power-play correlation here.

Tampa Bay Lightning

First Line: Palat - Point - Kucherov

  • Point and Kucherov are the focus here but Palat offers a ton of value as well.
  • All three skaters correlate on the top power-play unit which has a respectable 23 percent success rate this season.
  • Kucherov has been active of late but ha not recorded a goal in six games. He's due in this spot and in a good matchup with the Rangers allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to right-wingers.

Nashville Predators

Second Line: Granlund - Turris - Duchene

  • Great value with Granlund ($3,900) and Turris ($4,300; Chicago allows the third-most fantasy points per game to centers).
  • Duchene brings power-play exposure on the top unit and continues to play the wing after missing his last game due to injury.
  • Chicago has struggled as well as projected starter Corey Crawford who's sporting a goals-against-average of 3.67 and a .888 save percentage.

Others to Consider:

Flyers First Line: van Riemsdyk - Giroux - Voracek

Detroit Red Wings First Line: Mantha - Larkin - Bertuzzi

Value Line Stacks

Boston Bruins Second Line: Debrusk - Coyle - Ritchie

Chicago Blackhawks Second Line: Saad - Dach - Shaw

Top Positional Plays


Dylan Larkin (DET)

Tyler Seguin (DAL)

Auston Matthews (TOR)

Sebastian Aho (CAR)

Ryan Johansen (NSH)


David Pastrnak (BOS)

Viktor Arvidsson (NSH)

Mitch Marner (TOR)

Alex Debrincat (CHI)

Patrik Laine (WPG)

Matthew Tkachuk (CGY)


John Carlson (WAS)

Victor Hedman (TB)

Oscar Klefbom (EDM)

Torey Krug (BOS)

Value Defense

Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI)

Cam Fowler (ANA)

Travis Hamonic (CGY)

Ryan Suter (MIN)

Esa Lindell (DAL)

Top Goalies

Tuukka Rask (BOS) - Red-hot with two shutouts so far against a very flat Sharks team right now.

Andrei Vasilevskiy (TB) - The Rangers without Zibanajad against Tampa is a big loss. Vasilevskiy has seen 34 or more shots in three of his last four games.

Ben Bishop (DAL) - The Wild come in 1-6 on the road this season and are 29th in the league in goals per game.

David Rittich (CGY) - Rittich should see a ton of shots as Carolina averages 33 shots on goal per game this season and at $7,300, he's worth a risk if he and the Flames can steal one in Carolina.