NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 11/12) Cover Image
NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 11/12)
Howard Bender
Connor Hellebuyck Headshot

Hellebuyck stopped just 24 of 29 shots during Monday's 5-3 loss to Nashville.

While this was obviously a poor outing, it was also a tough spot for Winnipeg, as the Preds entered with a 6-1-1 record at Bridgestone Arena. Additionally, Hellebuyck had won his previous three starts with a .951 save percentage and 1.63 GAA, and he still owns solid .925 and 2.45 marks for the campaign. It's also worth noting that the 24-year-old netminder has bounced back with a strong showing following each of his past two losses.
11:21 pm (EST)
Viktor Arvidsson Headshot

Arvidsson collected two assists through 17:37 of ice time during Monday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

The 24-year-old winger has been scorching hot of late with three multi-point showings for five goals and five assists through his past eight games. This outburst has been especially encouraging because he had only marked the scoresheet in three of the first 12 games of the campaign. After recording 31 goals and 61 points last year, Arvidsson has rounded back into that form and put his early-season struggles behind him.
11:18 pm (EST)
Kevin Fiala Headshot

Fiala scored a goal and added a power-play assist during Monday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

This was the third multi-point showing through the past four contests for Fiala, and he now has a respectable two goals and 13 points through 19 games for the season. The 21-year-old winger is a gifted offensive player slotted into a top-six role, so his fantasy arrow is pointing straight up. With additional statistical correction likely ahead of his unsustainably low 6.7 shooting percentage, Fiala could prove to be a solid asset in the majority of settings sooner than later.
11:17 pm (EST)
Chris Bigras Headshot

Bigras has not registered a point since his Opening Night assist against the Rangers.

In addition to his 13-game pointless streak, Bigras has also served as a healthy scratch on another five occasions. Despite an outstanding OHL career -- which includes a 20-goal, 51-helpers campaign in 2014-15 -- the 22-year-old has failed to translate his game to the NHL level. With his offensive contributions limited and his role clearly in doubt, it seems unlikely the defenseman will offer anything more than bottom-end value in only the deepest of formats.
11:16 pm (EST)
Kyle Turris Headshot

Turris scored a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- during Monday's 5-3 in over Winnipeg

The center recorded a multi-point game in his Nashville debut Nov. 11 and now has two goals and three assists through five showings with his new club. Turris has 14 points through 16 games this season, and he should remain a solid fantasy asset while receiving top-six minutes and power-play time. In fact, this change of scenery could prove to be a boon to Turris' numbers.
11:15 pm (EST)
Roman Josi Headshot

Josi recorded two power-play assists, five shots through 23:50 of ice time during Monday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

The power-play apples extended Josi to a four-game point streak, and he now has five goals and nine assists through 17 contests for the season. He's also averaging an impressive 4.0 shots per outing. Continue to start Josi confidently in all settings, as he's already well on his way to another excellent fantasy campaign.
11:13 pm (EST)
P.K. Subban Headshot

Subban recorded two assists through 22:26 of ice time (1:59 with the man advantage) during Monday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

The veteran defenseman also registered two assists in Saturday's win over Colorado, and he's now up to four goals and 16 points through 20 games for the campaign. Subban entered Monday's contest averaging 25:02 of ice time per game with 4:08 on the power play, so his hefty role positions him to remain a go-to fantasy asset in the majority of settings.
11:11 pm (EST)
Mathieu Perreault Headshot

Perrault scored two goals -- one on the power play -- during Monday's 5-3 loss to Nashville.

The pair of tallies ups Perreault to five goals and eight points through eight games this season. Injuries are always part of the equation with the 29-year-old forward, but he's been a solid scorer when healthy during his four-year tenure with the Jets. It's definitely worth noting that he's been primarily skating on the fourth line at five-on-five since returning from his latest lower-body ailment, which obviously hurts his upside.
11:10 pm (EST)
Nic Dowd Headshot

Dowd has served as a healthy scratch in nine of the Kings' 21 outings this season.

In addition to watching from the press box periodically, Dowd is also struggling to get on the ice, as he is averaging a paltry 7:58 of ice time. Not surprisingly, the Alabama native has notched just one helper, four blocks and 20 hits in his limited minutes. The center's absence from the lineup could be further compounded once Jeff Carter (ankle) is cleared to play.
11:10 pm (EST)
Adam Henrique Headshot

Henrique registered a goal and two assists during Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota.

This was the veteran center's first multi-point showing since Oct. 11, and he also had just one assist through his previous nine contests, so this was a welcomed outburst. While Henrique now has a respectable four goals and 12 points through 20 games for the season, he's also been skating on the fourth line of late. As a result, it's probably best to leave him to deep fantasy settings until he's promoted up the depth chart.
11:08 pm (EST)
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