Daily Fantasy NHL picks, October 31st
If you’re staying in tonight instead of trick-or-treating, below are my favorite GPP and cash targets for tonight’s games in the NHL.
1. Pittsburgh Penguins
I’m sure they will be the most popular picks in GPPs tonight because they are facing Toronto and I will have some shares as well. The Leafs are playing better hockey this season but their goaltending is still putrid. Most of my shares will be from the Perron/Malkin/Kessel line, but of course Crosby is always in play. Malkin is heating up right now though and I’d like to have more of him than Crosby tonight. If you have the money, Letang is a solid play on defense as well.
2. Edmonton Oilers
Wow, is Connor McDavid on fire. Calgary has not been paying good hockey (nor has Edmonton for that matter) but I’ll take the Oilers offense over the Flames tonight. McDavid/Pouliot/Yakapov have been playing outstanding together and it may not hurt to get a piece of Taylor Hall and Nugent-Hopkins as well. If you’re look for some value on defense, look no further than another young Oiler – Darnell Nurse. He’s only two games into his NHL career but has played about 20 minutes each game, register 1 goal and 1 assist.
3. Winnipeg Jets
I feel like the Jets are just flying under the radar right now but they’ve had a solid start to the season and have a favorable match up tonight against a still struggling Blue Jackets team. The top line for the Jets has been dominating again, providing a majority of the teams offense. As a line, they have 28 points in the first 10 games, including 16 goals. I will have most of my WPG action on this line of Ladd/Little/Wheeler, but you could also play Ehlers/Scheifele/Perreault. Ehlers is another great young talent of the NHL and super cheap allowing you room to stack them with another big line.
C – Connor McDavid
C – Evgeni Malkin
W – Blake Wheeler
D – Darnell Nurse
G – Cam Talbot (As always, make sure your goalie is starting tonight! I don’t always have time to update articles)