SFL Daily Fantasy NHL Report for 4-24-15

Published On April 24, 2015 | By Matthew Futter | Fantasy Hockey News, Fantasy Hockey Strategy, Hockey

The NHL Playoffs are here and continue to excite us. Still looking for that little something extra? Try daily fantasy hockey on Star Fantasy Leagues. Here are three players you should be targeting for Friday’s action!

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G: Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, $18,000

The “King” has returned. No, I am not talking about LeBron James. I’m referring to the man who has manned the Broadway crease for close to a decade. If I’m creating a lineup, there’s no doubt in my mind that Henrik is the guaranteed option. Through the first four games in the series, Lundqvist has only allowed seven goals. Four of those came in one game alone! Lundqvist has dominated the Penguins this season posting a 6-2 record. The Rangers have been dominant in their own zone. During the regular season, Pittsburgh averaged 31.6 shots per game, good for fourth best. However, in the playoffs, they’ve only been able to muster 25 per game.

D: Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues, $11,300

Fantasy hockey is a funny thing. What other sport can the “defenders” score as much or be as big of a factor in the game play? Currently, Shattenkirk is tied for the scoring lead with seven assists. I’ve learned that paying for top scoring defensemen is often a better option than top-flight scorers. Shattenkirk is averaging around 20 minutes a game, which makes his usage all the more important.

Value Plays

C: Kevin Hayes, New York Rangers, $7,400

When you look at Kevin Hayes’ stats, they don’t pop out at you. In fact, he’s been rather ineffective for most of the series against the Pens. However, if we dig a bit deeper, we see a couple things. First, he’s coming off his best game in which he scored the game-winning goal. Second, he’s centering the first PP unit. I always like to ride the hot hand. Hayes is my punt play for tonight’s action.

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