Aleksander Barkov (FLA)
- Even after a slow start, Barkov ranks seventh among centers in points per 60 at 5v5.
- Points in three of his last four games, but still looking for his first goal of the season.
- At $5,800, one of the better centers in the league is a great value as the seventh-highest priced pivot on the slate.
Cam Atkinson (CBJ)
- Atkinson is sixth in the league in shots per 60 minutes at 5v5.
- The Oilers, who are playing their second game in as many night, this one on the road, are allowing close to 31 shots on goal per game.
- Cam's price has dropped from $6,600 in his last game to $6,200 tonight making him reasonably underpriced considering how much shooting volume and scoring ability he brings to the table, especially in a home matchup.
Elias Pettersson (VAN)
- Points in each of his last four games with multiple points in three of those contests.
- The Kings allow the third-most fantasy points per game to centers.
- E.P. was able to record five points in four games against the Kings last season.
Favorite Line Stacks
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First Line: Huberdeau - Barkov - Dadonov
- The Avs will b without captain Gabriel Landeskog; maybe their best defending forward.
- One of the more dangerous lines last season, Barkov, Huberdeau, and Dadonov are very comfortable with each other at even strength and on the top power-play unit.
- Colorado allows 32.46 shots against per 60 at 5v5, sixth-most in the league.
- Florida comes into tonight's game averaging 3.05 goals per game at 5v5, the fourth-most in the NHL.
Second Line: Miller - Pettersson - Boeser
- This trio has combined for eight goals as a unit at even strength, tied for fifth-most in the league this season.
- I mentioned Pettersson above, Boeser is hot as well with goals in three of his last four games.
- J.T. Miller, who may have found a home with the Canucks after lackluster success in New York and Tampa, has two goals and three assists in his last three games giving him six goals and eight assists now on the season.
New Jersey Devils
First Line: Hall - Hughes - Palmieri
- In a game that I could see being a high-scoring, back and forth affair, I like the Devils side considering that this unit is their focus in terms of scoring ability and they are affordable.
- Full power-play correlation here against the Lightning who are playing their second game in as many nights and could be prone to some lazy, tired penalties.
- Tampa allows the third-most shots on goal per game, which is music to the ears of Taylor Hall who is way down at $6,500 after being $7,600 in the Devils' last game. Hall has at least four shots in six games this season.
- Hughes ($4,700), has points in each of his last three games after no points in any of his first six NHL contests.
- Tampa allows the most fantasy points per game to centers.
- Palmieri is often the forgotten winger opposite Taylor Hall but he should find himself with some scoring chances as he looks for his second goal in his last four games.
Other to Consider:
Arizona Coyotes First Line: Keller - Dvorak - Kessel
Value Line Stacks
Columbus Blue Jackets Third Line: Milano - Jenner - Anderson
St. Louis Blues First Line: Schwartz - Schenn - Sundqvist
Top Positional Plays
Connor McDavid (EDM)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ)
Bo Horvat (VAN)
Steven Stamkos (TB)
Anze Kopitar (LA)
Nikita Kucherov (TB)
Mike Hoffman (FLA)
Brendan Gallagher (MTL)
Jeff Carter (LA)
Tyler Johnson (TB)
Alex Edler (VAN)
Alex Pietrangelo (STL)
Drew Doughty (LA)
Shea Weber (MTL)
Cale Makar (COL)
Justin Faulk (STL)
Erik Johnson (COL)
Will Butcher (NJ)
Jason Demers (ARI)
Darcy Kuemper (ARI) - Great value for Kuemper who has been red-hot posting a 1.87 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage thus far. While the shot volume might not be where we want it on most nights, at $7,400 we won't need much from him.
Jacob Markstrom (VAN) - After a rocky game his last time out (five goals allowed on 29 shots), Markstrom will bounce back here and should see a lot of work as the Kings average 37.3 shots on goal per game, the most in the league.
Sergei Bobrovsky (FLA) - Bob is just $6,900 and while he may allow a goal or two, the Avs are without two of their best offensive players in Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen. Bob has been bad, no doubt about it, but he can be dominant on any given night and stop 40 shots and at this price, I'm willing to consider taking the risk.