The NHL has presented us with another large Thursday night, there are 10-game scheduled for tonight’s slate. So we will go for a position by position breakdown tonight. There are some intriguing plays and strong stacks to consider, let’s get into it!
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10/24 NHL DFS Centers
Logan Couture (FD $7,300 | DK $5,800) – Couture has put up an impressive seven points in his last seven games. Although not producing and spectacular performances, Couture has been a consistent point producer and figures to be a solid stackable center in Cash games.
Nick Bonino (FD $3,900 | DK $4,000) – Despite being on the third line Bonino has had strong performances as of late with four points in his last four games. Bonino has an extremely low price tag and figures to be a strong GPP play against a defensively questionable side in the Minnestoa Wild. Bonino has also seen an upward trend in his ice-time and figures to start on Nashvilles second power play unit.Honorable Mention: Sean Couturier, Jack Eichel
10/24 NHL DFS Wingers
Denis Malgin (FD $3,600 | DK $3,700) – Despite being on the third line, Malgin has begun an impressive three-game point streak managing to score two goals on just three shots, with one coming on the power play. Given Malgin’s price, he works better as a GPP punt play rather than a stack.
Travis Konecny (FD $6,500 | DK $6,600) – Konecny has had a superb start to the season registering a point in all but one of his seven games, giving him 10 points entering tonight’s game, Konecny works well in a stack alongside his linemates Lindblom and Couturier and figures to see around 17 minutes of ice-time including power-play time.HM: Nick Schmaltz, Kappo Kakkko
10/24 NHL DFS Defensemen
Ryan Ellis (FD $5,300 | DK $5,800) – Ellis has been a monster when it comes to assists this season with nine in his last five games. Ellis will play tonight against a Minnesota side with a very lackluster defense and an abysmal 1-5-0 away record. Despite a strong start to the season by Stalock, Nashville’s offense is simply overwhelming and Ellis figures to see around 23 minutes of ice time tonight.John Carlson (FD $7,100 | DK $7,200) – Much like his teammate, Zibanejad Trouba hit the ground running in his first three games of the season with a goal and three assists while averaging 24 minutes of ice-time per game. Trouba carries a price tag on the higher end but works well in a Rangers stack alongside Buchnevich, Panarin and Zibanejad, given that they all play together on the Rangers top power play unit.HM: Tony DeAngelo
10/24 NHL DFS Goalies
Pekka Rinne (FD $8,900 | DK $8,300) – Rinne is currently 5-0-1 to start the season with the sole loss coming by way of shootout. Although his puck stopping abilities have varied depending on the night, he has been able to get the wins. Given that his team is top of the league in goals while his opponents are near the bottom of the league in goals, I see no issue with him pulling out another win in Smashville.
Carter Hutton (FD $8,700 | DK $7,400) – Hutton has held on to his strong form and will be taking it to the Big Apple tonight against the slumping Rangers. Hutton has simply been unreal this season with a perfect 6-0-0 record a GAA at 1.66 and an astronomical save percentage of .943. The Rangers are on a five game losing skid while the Sabres will look to embark on a four-game winning streak tonight. The Rangers still have potent offensive pieces so exercise caution when playing Hutton.HM: Darcy Kuemper
10/24 NHL DFS STACKS & CASH PLAY OF THE NIGHT
Washington Capitals 1 – Ovechkin has really been lighting the lamp this season with points in his last eight games, not to mention leading the league in shots at 50 through 11 games. His linemates have been similarly impressive with Carlson and Oshie both holding lengthy point streaks this season. In John Carlson’s case, there has only been one game in which he did not register a point. Expect high ownership from this stack but it is the clear cut play of the nightHM: St. Louis Blues 1, Buffalo Sabres 1
10/24 NHL DFS Game Stacks
Philadelphia vs Chicago – Both teams have been very prone to allowing goals this season and both currently have losing records because of it. To add to the damage both teams are set to start their weaker goalies for tonight’s matchup. Although Elliott’s numbers have slightly improved this season, there is not enough of a shift to recognize it as anything more than a statistical blip as his GAA has relatively remained the same. For this game stack, go with Chicago Blackhawks 2 and Philadelphia Flyers 2
10/17 NHL DFS PuntsKirby Dach (FD $3,200 | DK $3,400) – Kirby Dach scored Chicago’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights in his first game on the second line. Dach contributes to the affordability of Chicago’s second line and is a must-play alongside Patrick Kane.
Brian Boyle (FD $3,000 | DK $3,200) – Brian Boyle is set to play on the Panthers’ second line for his second start of the season. In his first start, he only played 14 minutes but still managed to record three shots and three blocked shots. Given his low price tag, he is ideal in a bargain stack alongside Hoffman and Connolly
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