FanDuel NHL DFS Picks – January 17th

through the night one of our three-man piles hit in a big way and you were able to get into the money with the remainder of the picks as we mostly got production throughout the lineup.
i mentioned that alex ovechkin wasnt going to let that the rocket richard race get away from him that was the situation yesterday evening. ovechkin buried three goals on five shots, nicklas backstrom tallied a pair of two shots and helpers while john carlson also notched 2 shots along with two helpers and also added a block to boot. it was a big-time result to get a big-time stack.
the rest of the lineup was not as potent, however we did notice production.
it was actually the notion since they scored four goals along with nathan mackinnon, mikko rantanen and gabriel landeskog were held off the scoresheet, to fade the avalanche large boys. in regard to our pile andre burakovsky notched a help with also a block and two shots, although us hurt as a zero was posted by him.
we rostered a set of one-offs as well, one of which generated. mike hoffman tallied an assist but only 1 shot on goal despite putting six shots on goal while jordan eberle has been hauled off the scoresheet.
eventually, the safety i had hoped was provided by our goaltender. the capitals ilya samsonov turned out 32 en route to a 5-2 win over the devils.
hopefully the outburst of ovi was sufficient to get you close to the money line along with the remainder of the players pushed over the top!
let us now turn our focus this friday slate.
c — evgeni malkin (pit) — $8,300 vs. det
the penguins will see a lot of ownership tonight as they take on the red wings in detroit, however that can be the best lineup that may be used in both cash and gpp lineups tonight because we will get some high and low-owned players in this lineup. malkin will surely be among the high-owned players as he takes on whats the worst complete defense in the nhl hockey score predictions in addition to the second-worst home defense at which the red wings position 30th with 3.58 goals against per game on the season. for their own part, the penguins are still an elite crime in the road this year where theyve tallied 3.36 goals every match on the season to rank in that class and whether their power play is a centre of the pack power play where they play, it is 4 to 11 over their past 3 matches and will certainly be better going forward together with sidney crosby back into two. i will be using a pile tonight like i need a 5v5 along with pp1 heap going tonight, and it is a lot simpler to perform with malkin awarded the penguins lineup combinations. he has notched 15 goals and 47 points over his 34 games over the season to go along with all 118 shots on goal. he had been held in boston last night off the scoresheet, but had seven points over his past three games, so ill search for him to get back onto the tonight.
c — dylan larkin (det) — $6,700 vs. pit
though the penguins are the heavy favorites in this and the red wings are the nhls worst crime, im not ruling out detroit putting some pucks in behind matt murray tonight who will likely get the nod awarded this will indicate the penguins second match in as many nights after taking a 4-1 loss last night in boston. the pens road defense has slid into the center of the pack with 3.09 goals against per game on the road this season, also murray only hasnt had a fantastic season. if he gets the nod as i think he will, murray would bring a 2.91 gaa and .896 svpercent to activity tonight to go alongside a 3.11 gaa and .875 sv% across 13 starts on the road. he simply has not been any great away from house and let three goals on 28 shots (.893 sv%) in his final trip to detroit back on december 7th. enter larkin who is not using the season he had last year, but that could be difficult on this red wings offense. he has 11 goals and 31 points in 47 games this season to cooperate with all 146 shots on goal. his 7.5% shooting percentage is under his 9.3% mark for his career, so i would expect more targets moving forward by a man thats logging big-time moments with 21:05 per match, typically.
w — bryan rust (pit) –?? $6,200 vs. det
next guy up in our three-man penguins stack is bryan rust who is having a enormous season for its injury-ravaged penguins also it stands to wonder where theyd be if not because of his offensive contributions in what has been a huge breakout year for the gritty winger. rust has been an offensive contributor with a valuable 200-foot game that included punishment killing characteristics, but he has never been an offensive leader until this year. the 27-year-old moves this one with 40 points in 33 games over the season, each of which can be career-highs already and 19 goals. rust has coped with injuries during his career — including this year — and has been restricted to some career-high of just 72 matches in any season. that said, its pretty impressive to decipher but thats what weve seen from him this season. now, his current 18.3% shooting percentage is still miles over his 12.1% career mark, but there are several players that shoot over 18% in a single year and maybe this is only an outlier season for rust in that region. given that he is on malkins best at 5v5 and about top power play unit, i think rust is a must-have at best lineup or any cash.
w — tyler bertuzzi (det) — $4,600 vs. pit
next man up in our three-man red wings heap is bertuzzi who is also loving himself a wonderful season — albeit to a lesser extent compared to rust — thanks to the optimal spot in the lineup that comes with time with dylan larkin about the teams top line in addition to a spot on the top power play unit. bertuzzi will go into this 1 tonight with 16 goals and 34 points in 47 matches on the season — outstanding numbers for a guy playing the nhls worst offense and figures that earned him an all-star maybe not in only his second full season in the nhl. the 24-year-old sports a large 17.8% shooting percentage also, but it is really not ridiculously greater than his top 14.3% career mark. if you see him perform, you will see that a good deal of these shots come out of tight — like most power forwards — that is going to lend itself to a higher-than-normal shooting percent instead of men who take the rush more, like larkin. bertuzzi goes into the filthy regions of the ice and hes easily on pace to crush his career-high of 21 goals set only last year consequently. i think tonight could surprise to the upside on offense , although i think he can go overlooked from the matchup tonight.
w — robby fabbri (det) — $3,700 vs. pit
completing this red wings stack already is fabbri who will skate to the leading line with bertuzzi and larkin of the team with this 1 tonight. naturally, fabbri has dealt with a few serious harms that stalled his production such as a pair of knee injuries that needed him, in the nhl level. after playing in nine games with the blues this year, he had been respectfully dealt with the red wings by blues gm doug armstrong so as to give the participant a fresh start, and hes been outstanding in crimson and white since the bargain in a much-increased chance on the depth chart. after scoring just 1 goal in nine games with the blues in only 9:42 of ice time per game prior to the bargain, fabbri has tallied 10 goals and 22 points in 30 games with the red wings in a whopping 17:24 of typical ice time, almost double what he was seeing with the first-place blues. fabbri has been particularly dangerous on the power play at which hes scored five of his 10 crimson wings targets, and detroit actually has an adequate power play in the home with a 20% clip over the season, that is actually marginally before the penguins markers of 19.8percent in home and well ahead of the penguins mark onto the road. theres certainly value to be had with fabbri in the price.
w — andrei svechnikov (car) — $5,700 vs. anh
the ducks and hurricanes get together tonight in carolina at a matchup that features two teams that played last night, however that one is shaping up superbly for the home side because the will snowball john gibson who earned the upset win last night in nashville with a 33-save performance and instead likely get backup ryan miller for this particular one. miller enters this one wearing a 3.20 gaa and. .899 sv% over the year to go along with a 4-5-2 record while he has posted a brutal 3.60 gaa and .883 svpercent across five starts and six looks on the road. as a team, the ducks enter this man tied for 24th with 3.50 goals against per game in the street while svechnikovs hurricanes sport the nhls eight-ranked home crime where they have scored 3.48 goals per game on the season and in which their power play sits seventh with a 24.3% mark over the year. after a top excellent rookie season where he tallied 20 goals and 37 points within an 18-year-old following being taken second overall in the 2018 draft, svechnikov has surpassed that points total with 42 points over the year and is approaching his goal total with 18 over the season in just 47 games while he has set 127 pucks on goal. for svechnikov, search on the teams top line along with top power play unit to light the lamp in this 1 tonight.
d — kris letang (pit) — $6,400 vs. det
i mean, what do you say regarding kris letang? well, he is having a normal kris letang-type season. the veteran defenseman has dealt this season — nothing new — while hes been seriously productive when healthy nothing new. he has been limited to 39 games on the season when hes been healthy hes been one of the making nhl defensemen the league has to offer. letang has tallied 10 goals and 19 helpers for 29 points to go along with 116 shots on goal and another 58 shots to boot. since letang contains points in only two of his eight january matches to this stage with three assists in that time now, hes been a little cold of late. he has not scored a goal over his past nine games, but that is to be anticipated as his shooting percentage has made its way down to a sensible level of 8.6%. if theres an opportunity to get back in the goal column, that said, this would be it. the dude has logged at least 26:06 value of ice time at each of the previous few matches and 27:50 in the match of the night. something tells me that a game is on the way to bust out, although he had been held pointless.
d — jake gardiner (car) — $3,900 vs. anh
completing this hurricanes mini-stack is gardiner who can observe an increased role talking on at least, or the blueline an increased role in the power play with. dougie hamilton went down on his leg in last nights loss in columbus, leaving the match and not in what seemed like a dangerous and grisly injury, returning. id be amazed if hamilton was great to go tonight awarded how the collapse looked while the seriousness isnt known by us yet. consequently, it could indicate that gardiner moves to the top team where his 15 power play factors and svechnikov dwells from the groups second power play unit. gardiner has not had a excellent season in his very first year in raleigh, also brings a floor that is low into the dining table together with three goals and 13 points on just 59 shots in 47 games. the minimal shot complete is not anything new, though his 16:14 of ice time this year in carolina is nicely beneath the 22:32 he skated that year in toronto but this guy is a former guy from two seasons back in toronto. but if gardiner could be transferred up to the very best power play unit for this one against the nhls 25th-ranked road punishment kill in 75.7%, then his worth upside gets cranked up a few notches to be sure.
g — andre vasilevskiy (tb) — $9,300 vs. wpg
the lighting are another group playing their second match in as many nights tonight after they shot a close 3-2 loss last night at minnesota, however which was curtis mcelhinney carrying the l into that and andre vasilevskiy is place to get the starting nod tonight at winnipeg. unlike previous seasons, that this jets team has scuffled to score on home ice in the place where they position 25th with only 2.74 goals each game on the season. their power play is still ranked 10th with a 22.4percent mark, but the factor can be exacerbated by the quad and their 10th-ranked road penalty kill at 80.7%. however, this only has to do compared to anything with vasilevskiy. following a less than stellar 2019 {porti