Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks, 10/17/15
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
This is a no brainer. I will be going in hot and heavy with the top line of Drouin/Stamkos/Callaghan. You can use the triplets (Palat/Johnson/Kucharov) as well but they just haven’t quite clicked yet this season so I’ll be going a majority with the first line. Dourin is leading the team in points and Stamkos has four goals in five games. I expect them to connect on at least one goal today on the power play.
2. Calgary Flames
I love picking on the Oilers so I’ll be all over the Flames top line tonight. Gaudreau/Monahan/Hudler have a combined 11 points in four games played and there won’t be much defense in their way tonight. It wouldn’t hurt to get a piece of the Flames blue line as well; Wideman/Hamilton/Giordano – although they aren’t cheap. I’d target the top line before saving money for the defensemen.
3. Chicago Blackhawks
My third team today could have been a number of different teams but I’m going with the Blackhawks. I’m going to be using mainly their second line (which is more like a 1a & 1b). Panarin and Kane have been playing great hockey this season and you’ll get a piece of Toews because Kane plays on the top PP Unit with him.
I honestly don’t have the slightest clue as to who will be starting at this current time, but essentially you should aim to play a goalie from the teams above I’m targeting. I will assume Holtby starts for Washington (bc he rarely gets a day off) and Fluery for the Penguins – they are also great choices if you have the salary space.