Tuesday's ten-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers. 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 7th

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

There are a handful of key games to build around tonight. The most difficult one of them is going to be the Philadelphia Flyers at the San Jose Sharks. I wouldn't normally put a lot of DFS weight into the Flyers, but the Sharks have been awful this season. In the last two weeks, the Sharks have given up 5.83 goals per game, and if that trend continues tonight, I would want to have some Flyers players like Owen Tippett and Travis Konecny. The other matchup that I would be paying attention to is the New Jersey Devils at the Colorado Avalanche. The Devils are going to be without Jack Hughes again today, and that loss will be much more obvious today when they face Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche. The Avs are coming off a bad loss being shown up 7-0 by Vegas and the Devils could be in for a long night.

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Top Options for Saves

Lukas Dostal vs Pittsburgh Penguins

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Alexandar Georgiev vs New Jersey Devils

Best Odds for a Win

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Samuel Ersson vs San Jose Sharks

Alexandar Georgiev vs New Jersey Devils

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Samuel Ersson, G, Philadelphia Flyers

I wouldn't typically recommend a goalie who has a 0.815 save percentage, but Ersson has only given up three goals in his last two starts, and to be honest San Jose has been that bad. Over the last two weeks, the Sharks have scored less than one goal per game, so the risks that come with starting Ersson are minimalized by how bad the Sharks have been.

Alexandar Georgiev, G, Colorado Avalanche

Georgiev has been flat-out terrible in his last five starts, but as a GPP play, there are good reasons to take on his risk. He has been streaky (by the way most goalies are), but he was great in his first 5 starts, before being bad in his most recent starts. He typically wins games as well, he has won six of his nine starts. Lastly, he has played much better at home, with his save percentage nearly 20 points higher than it is on the road. There is still risk facing a Devils team that can score goals, but I think Georgiev is in a good spot where he could see a lot of shots and if he stops most of them he could be one of the highest-scoring goalies on this slate.

Lukas Dostal, G, Anaheim Ducks

I love the value of Dostal in this matchup. Dostal has won four straight starts for the Ducks, and he has looked great doing it. He has a 0.920 save percentage on the season, and he could easily be among the best values on this slate today.

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Carolina Hurricanes vs Devon Levi (3.9)

Colorado Avalanche vs Vitek Vanecek (3.8)

Philadelphia Flyers vs Mackenzie Blackwood (3.8)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

This is a great matchup for MacKinnon. With the Devils down both Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier, MacKinnon will be facing their third-best center and that is something I would look for him to take advantage of. I will be curious to see MacKinnon's ownership today, as I think many people will simply see that he is facing the Devils and go looking to build around someone different.

Nikita Kucherov W, Tampa Bay Lightning

There is an argument to be made that Kucherov has been the best player in the league this season, so far. He has 20 points, and nine of those points have come in his last two games. The Lightning will need him to continue to play well as the Atlantic division is very tight, and every point matters, especially against a division rival. I would look for him to have another big game today.

Lawson Crouse, W, Arizona Coyotes

Crouse has scored in three straight games, and he has points in five straight games overall. He should be a fine value play today as the Coyotes face the Seattle Kraken at home. Crouse is playing top-six minutes right now and Seattle has been in the bottom third of the league in goals against over the last two weeks, so I expect Arizona to score some goals today.

Erik Gustafsson, D, New York Rangers

With Adam Fox out, it looks like it will be Gustafsson who will take over the top powerplay time. Gustafsson is a pure offensive defenceman, and while he isn't at the calibre of Fox, he is capable of running a powerplay. While he doesn't have the floor of his teammate Jacob Trouba, his time on the powerplay gives up plenty of upside at his price.

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