DraftKings NHL Lineup Advice: Friday (11/24)
After a day off in the NHL for some much-needed turkey and football, we are back with a full day and night of games. This write up is based on the eight-game main slate we have tonight which should showcase a lot of offense.
Bo Horvat (VAN): $5,000 @ NJ
Arguably the hottest team in the NHL at the moment, the Canucks travel into New Jersey taking on the Devils. Leading the charge will be the top line for Vancouver who seem to be chipping in on all goals scored lately. Although Bo Horvat has been the least productive on the top line, his CF% is standing out at a remarkable 68%. He is generating offense when on the ice and limiting opposition scoring chances. This matchup will provide a much faster pace which will increase Horvat’s scoring chances against a weaker defensive team. Look for additional point potential from Horvat as he will also center the top power-play unit.
Jordan Staal (CAR): $6,100 vs. TOR
Stall represents a lower-owned GPP play tonight. Fredrick Andersen has been great in goal for Toronto lately, but I feel like he is playing over his head. Teams have been peppering him with shots and he has shut the door; 42 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss at Florida, 33-save shutout at Montreal, and a 42-save shutout performance home against New Jersey. Great numbers, but not sustainable. Stall is one of the best shutdown centers in the league and will see a lot of Auston Mathews. Usually seeing opposing team’s top lines, Stall has a positive CF% and is generating over seven scoring chances per game. I don’t see the young superstar stopping Stall in this match-up tonight with a game projected to see six goals.
Brock Boeser (VAN): $5,100 @ NJ
As the second part of the Vancouver stack, look to Boeser, who is coming off back-to-back two-goal games. In his last four games, Brock Boeser has scored six goals and is clearly finding chemistry with Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi (who is also a great play). This top line for Vancouver is very affordable when creating a balanced lineup tonight. There is not a lot of big-name studs we need to cram into our lineups, so this stack works great in an up-tempo game.
Sebastian Aho (CAR): $5,700
One of my more favorite teams to stack is the Carolina Hurricanes. They constantly go overlooked being a small market team and continually produce fantasy points. Quietly, the Hurricanes rank third in the NHL for shots on goal. Andersen will have another busy night between the pipes for Toronto and is capable of giving up multiple goals. The top Carolina line is in a great spot for some offensive fireworks at low ownership.
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY): $7,500 @ DAL
If you haven’t looked at the league leaders in the NHL thus far, I bet you would not have guessed Johnny Hockey is third, behind the two Tampa Bay snipers, in total points scored. After the shutout loss to Columbus, Johnny Gaudreau was riding a multi-point streak of five games in a row. Now traveling to Dallas, the Flames should have no problem scoring goals on Ben Bishop and the rest of the Stars. This will be the first of a back-to-back for the Flames, so look for the young top line to come out blazing on a far less defensive team than the Blue Jackets.
Kevin Shattenkirk (NYR): $5,500 vs. DET
The New York Rangers are in a great spot tonight against a Red Wings team who were just bulldozed by the Edmonton Oilers two nights ago. Shattenkirk is one of the NHL’s top offensive defensemen and will look to add to his 17 points tonight. With five goals and 12 assists on the campaign, the Rangers’ blueliner has been extremely consistent for fantasy purposes. Ryan McDonagh will miss the tilt tonight leaving more time on ice for Shattenkirk in a game with high pace and offensive production. Look for Shattenkirk to chip in on the power play as well. The Rangers are ranked fifth on the power play this year in large part to the defensive veteran.
Drew Doughty (LA): $5,800 @ ARI
It seems like Doughty finds himself on this article quite a bit. Well, he is an All-Star defenseman playing Arizona tonight, so play him. He is averaging almost three shots per game, 27 minutes of ice time (including time on the power play), and the game is in Arizona. If the price on Doughty is too tough to fit in, Jake Muzzin is an easy pivot with similar floor and upside production.
Sergei Bobrovsky (CLS): $8,100 vs. OTT
Bob has been elite this year. With a 13-4-1 record, Bobrovsky also has three shutouts, leads the league in GAA (1.91), and is second in the NHL for save percentage sitting at 0.936. After the Matt Duchene trade and getting Bobby Ryan back healthy, I honestly thought the Ottawa Senators would find their scoring groove. Unfortunately for them, they are lacking goals more than ever. This month, the Sens are averaging two goals a game after starting the season off on fire. The Blue Jackets should win this one easily with Bobrovsky. As elite as he is, the possibility for a shutout is always in consideration.