DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: October 26
Tom Vecchio pores over all the match-ups and statistics to finalize the NHL DFS Playbook for Friday's slate.
Winnipeg Jets at Detroit Red Wings
The Jets come in as -177 road favorites with an implied goal total set at 3.43, which is second highest on the slate. They are facing off against the Red Wings, who are simply the worst team in the league and you want to be stacking against them whenever you can. The Jets have an expected Corsi For set at 46.5, which is second highest on the slate and we should be looking at a ton of shots from them and thus the potential for plenty of fantasy points. Love to stack up the Jets on a normal slate but it could be a bit difficult this one, since we only have three games and the value options are limited across the board.
If you can afford the first power-play unit, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are all very solid options who always bring multi-goal upside. You could also take a shot on the second unit, but I would stick with Bryan Little, Nikolaj Ehlers and Dustin Byfuglien.
On the Red Wings side of things, they...