Welcome into NHL player projections central for the season on Underdog Fantasy! Player projections are becoming one of the hottest growing things in hockey over the past few seasons and I have definitely taken notice as it adds yet another layer to a great game experience. Throughout this season you will find picks offered on the Underdog site that I find the most appealing as there are many to choose from so that's why I'm here to help you sift through the options. 

For today's slate, we have 9 games on tap around the NHL and plenty of options for player props! I have highlighted a trio of plays that I will be following tonight that includes 3 players around the league for the St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins! Good luck to everyone on the plays tonight, let's win some cheddar!


NHL Underdog Fantasy Top Picks November 16

Jakub Vrana, St. Louis Blues - HIGHER than 2.0 Shots On Goal

Until the other shoe drops or skate I should say I am targeting Vrana with shots plays. He is now higher than 2 shots on goal in 7 of the last 10 games with a push and seems to have found himself right in the middle of the Blues overall hot streak. Fortune should continue tonight as well with Vrana heading to take on the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks allow 37.94 shots per game and that is the most in the NHL by a wide margin, sign me up big time on this play today. 

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning - HIGHER than 4.0 Shots on Goal

If you have been following along with this article then you know that Kuch has been responsible for a lot of winning plays this season and tonight we go back to that well. The Lightning may be stuck in the mud but it hasn't bothered their all star who is averaging 4.7 shots per game over the past 10 contests. He has hit the line of 4 in 5 of the last 7 games too with 2 pushes. The opponent in Chicago presents a juicy matchup too as they allow 34.69 shots per game, the 3rd most in the NHL. 


Bryan Rust, Pittsburgh Penguins - HIGHER than 3.0 Shots on Goal

It's a major mismatch tonight with the Penguins playing the Devils for a Metro division battle! The Devils have been gutted down the middle lately with injuries to Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier out of the lineup and that means Sidney Crosby and his top line should have a field day! Enter Bryan Rust who looks fully back this season and its showing with him hitting higher than 3+ shots in 10 of 14 games so far this season. The Devils defense is also shaky lately allowing over 30 shots per game so let's get it again Rusty!