Must Daily Fantasy Play (Curtis McElhinney) and Fade (Hornqvist) Advice

Curtis McElhinney

There are 2 other options at $7000 (Roberto Luongo, James Reimer) and McElhinney is the best option of these 3. He is projected for more points than 3 higher priced options: Jimmy Howard (2.8 FP), John Gibson (2.8 FP), and David Rittich (4.9 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 3.7 FPs, a value reached in 10 of 33 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for goalie priced at $4.0K and above is 32%.

There are 2 other options at $7400 (Mike Smith, Jonathan Bernier) and McElhinney is the best option of these 3. He is projected for more points than 3 higher priced options: Jimmy Howard (11.1 FP), John Gibson (11.4 FP), and David Rittich (19.5 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 15.6 FPs, a value reached in 10 of 33 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for goalies priced at $4.0K and above is 32%.

Laurent Brossoit and James Reimer are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 1/11.

Patric Hornqvist

Projected for 2.2 DraftKings pts Hornqvist is the #23 ranked right wing. He is the #4 highest priced right wing ($6100). Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Hornqvist is worth $3.3K. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Jakob Silfverberg (2.8 FP), Sam Reinhart (3.2 FP), Michael Frolik (2.9 FP), Teuvo Teravainen (3.7 FP), and Colton Sceviour (2.3 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 4 FPs, a value reached in 13 of 34 games (38%). The combined 'cover percentage' for right wing priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

Hornqvist is overrated on FanDuel with a projected 8 FD pts (#36 among wings). At $5500 he is expected to be the #16 wing. Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Hornqvist is worth $3.7K. Instead of Hornqvist consider these better options at lower salaries: Jakob Silfverberg (10.2 FP), Michael Frolik (10.3 FP), Micheal Ferland (11.8 FP), Sam Bennett (8.2 FP), and Tanner Pearson (9.2 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 11.9 FPs, a value reached in 13 of 34 games (38%). The combined 'cover percentage' for wings priced at $4.0K and above is 41%.

Jeff Skinner and Josh Morrissey are also bad values on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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TODAY'S GAMES (AVG O/U 6.1) AND PROJECTED FANTASY LEADERS

DETROIT RED WINGS VS WINNIPEG JETS O/U 6.5 (o-111, u-111)

  • Laurent Brossoit (G) 21 FD $8.4K, 5.2 DK $7.9K
  • Mark Scheifele (C) 19.8 FD $7.6K, 5.3 DK $7.3K
  • Blake Wheeler (W FD, RW DK) 19.6 FD $8.1K, 5.2 DK $7.3K
  • Patrik Laine (W FD, LW DK) 17.2 FD $7.4K, 4.7 DK $6.4K
  • Kyle Connor (W FD, LW DK) 14.4 FD $4.9K, 3.9 DK $5.5K

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS CALGARY FLAMES O/U 6.5 (o110, u-136)

  • Johnny Gaudreau (W FD, LW DK) 22 FD $8.9K, 5.8 DK $8K
  • Sean Monahan (C) 19.5 FD $8K, 5.2 DK $7.4K
  • David Rittich (G) 19.5 FD $8K, 4.9 DK $8.4K
  • Mark Giordano (D) 17.5 FD $6.4K, 4.9 DK $6.4K
  • Matthew Tkachuk (W FD, LW DK) 17.4 FD $6.8K, 4.6 DK $6.2K

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS O/U 6 (o100, u-122)

  • Sidney Crosby (C) 20.7 FD $8.8K, 5.5 DK $7.9K
  • Matt Murray (G) 21 FD $8.8K, 5.2 DK $8.3K
  • Evgeni Malkin (C) 18.6 FD $8.5K, 4.9 DK $6.9K
  • Phil Kessel (W FD, RW DK) 18.1 FD $7.8K, 4.8 DK $6.8K
  • Kris Letang (D) 16.8 FD $7.1K, 4.6 DK $6.3K

BUFFALO SABRES VS CAROLINA HURRICANES O/U 5.5 (o-125, u105)

  • Curtis McElhinney (G) 20.9 FD $7.4K, 5.2 DK $7K
  • Carter Hutton (G) 20.9 FD $7.7K, 5.2 DK $8.2K
  • Sebastian Aho (C) 17.2 FD $6.3K, 4.7 DK $6.2K
  • Jack Eichel (C) 17.2 FD $7.7K, 4.7 DK $7.2K
  • Jeff Skinner (W FD, LW DK) 13.9 FD $7.1K, 3.8 DK $6.5K