DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: October 17
Tom Vecchio provides you with game breakdowns and optimal lineups for today's NHL DFS slate.
New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals
This classic Metropolitan division rivalry will have another installment tonight, where we have one clear favorite. That favorite is none other than the defending Stanley Cup Champions Washington Capitals who are -260 favorites at home. This game is the tale of two different sides with the Capitals having the highest implied goal total set at 3.76, while the Rangers are the lowest on the slate at 2.24. This means the Caps are the chalk option, while the Rangers are the clear contrarian option on this slate.
The Rangers played last night, so we likely won’t see Henrik Lundqvist in net, which means Alexandar Georgiev should be getting the start, but not yet confirmed. Braden Holtby is likely to be in net for the Caps, but also not confirmed.
If you are playing cash or GPPs tonight, the Capitals are the way to go and they have plenty of options across their top few lines. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie,...