Friday's six-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring a great matchup as Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning face Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes. We should expect lots of tight games with some great matchups out there, but expect some of the top scorers to shine through still. So, be sure to check in with our NHL DFS Tools, with the daily NHL projections, and our NHL lineup generator when building those lineups today to help you decide which players you should be targeting!


NHL DFS Playbook November 24th

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

It's a bit of an odd DFS day. The main slate only has six games, while there are nine games earlier in the day. The teams I will be paying the most attention to today is the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, and the Ottawa Senators, as all three teams have good matchups today against teams that have been giving up goals at a high rate, especially the Avalanche who are facing a Minnesota Wild team that is in the bottom five of the league in goals allowed over the last two weeks.

Recommended DFS Starting Goalies

Top Options for Saves

Ilya Sorokin vs Ottawa Senators

Filip Gustavsson vs Colorado Avalanche

Jacob Markstrom vs Dallas Stars

Best Odds for a Win

Jake Oettinger vs Calgary Flames

Pyotr Kochetkov vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Sergei Bobrovsky vs Winnipeg Jets

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Jake Oettinger, G, Dallas Stars

If you're going to pay up in goal today I think the Dallas situation makes the most sense. Oettinger hasn't played as well as Wedgewood has, but he is still a very viable option facing a Calgary team that hasn't scored a lot of goals this year.

Pyotr Kochetkov, G, Carolina Hurricanes

The odds say Kochetkov is a good play. Carolina is one of the better defensive teams in the league and Tampa is a team that will put shots on goal. There is some risk here, but Kochetkov is priced with that in mind, so he is someone I wouldn't mind using in a GPP.

Ilya Sorokin, G, New York Islanders

Sorokin is really a dice roll. He hasn't played well on the road, but he is still one of the best goalies in the league, and you're getting him at a discount. The hope here is that Ottawa puts a lot of shots on goal, and Sorokin gets his game together today and gives a big performance.

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Carolina Hurricanes vs Andrei Vasilevskiy (3.7)

Florida Panthers vs Connor Hellebuyck (3.6)

Colorado Avalanche vs Filip Gustavsson (3.5)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Anton Lundell, C, Florida Panthers

If Aleksander Barkov is out again for the Panthers, Lundell as well as Sam Bennett should see a boost in minutes which should lead to more opportunities. I use this spot for Lundell over Bennett as he comes at a much lower price.

Seth Jarvis, W, Carolina Hurricanes

Jarvis has five points in his last two games. With Tampa's goalie situation being a bit of a mystery today, I would look to use Jarvis who has been playing well and could either be facing a goalie in his first game back from injury (Vasilevskiy) or one that has struggled to maintain any long term success (Jonas Johansson).

Mikko Rantanen, W, Colorado Avalanche

With Nathan MacKinnon potentially out for this game that will add more weight to Rantanen, who has handled that weight in the past with ease. Look for Rantanen to have more shots today as he tries to be a bigger part of the Avs offence.

Cale Makar, D, Colorado Avalanche

Makar now has multiple points in five straight games and is now in the top 5 in the NHL in scoring. This is another good matchup for Makar and the Avs as they are facing a Minnesota Wild club that has struggled all season.

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