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DraftKings NHL: Friday Picks

Neil Parker

A loyal Cubs, Cowboys and Maple Leafs fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports.


Connor Hellebuyck, WPG vs. COL ($8,300):
With a 20-3-2 record, .926 save percentage and 2.16 GAA at home this season, Hellebuyck is a strong lean from a shallow goalie pool. Additionally, the Jets have surrendered just 9.24 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes at the Bell MTS Centre. The Avs could have Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) back in the lineup, but this still checks out as a solid home matchup for Hellebuyck.


Sebastian Aho, CAR vs. NYI ($6,600):
Since returning from a concussion and lower-body injury, Aho has collected five goals, nine points and 21 shots through nine games. He returned to skating with Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravaienen at five-on-five Thursday, and the Finn continues to receive power-play looks with the No. 1 unit. The Islanders also have surrendered the most goals and high-danger scoring chances per hour in the league.

Pierre-Luc Dubois, CLM vs. PHI ($5,100): Centering Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson sets up as a cushy fantasy opportunity for Dubois, and the rookie has marked the scoresheet in four of his past six games with three goals, two assists and 19 shots. At this salary, Dubois presents nice value against the inconsistent Flyers.


Cam Atkinson, CLM vs. PHI ($5,800):
It's been a down year for Atkinson, but things have been turning around of late. He's collected three goals, three assists and 40 shots through nine games since returning from a foot injury, and as noted, he's positioned on an intriguing No. 1 line. While it's a small sample size, Atkinson, Artemi Panarin and Pierre-Luc Dubois have combined for 20.24 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes.

Travis Konecny, PHI at CLM ($5,500): Until his price catches up to his recent production, Konecny is a strong option. He's clicked with linemates Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux for an impressive 4.12 goals and 15.53 high-danger scoring chances per hour this season, and the sophomore has cashed in with 10 tallies and 10 helpers through his past 21 contests.

Kyle Connor, WPG vs. COL ($5,100): Projected to return to top-line duty after skating with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler during Thursday's practice, Connor receives a notable boost in value. The trio has combined for 3.76 goals per hour this season, and the rookie continues to post solid numbers with three goals, three assists and 20 shots through his past seven games.


Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI at CLM ($5,600):
Scorching hot, Gostisbehere has collected a goal, 10 assists and 18 shots while logging 23:34 of ice time (3:31 on the power play) through his past seven games. The heater has him up to a league-best 2.33 points per 60 minutes among blueliners, and Columbus has been sloppy defensively for a prolonged stretch with 2.94 goals and 12.25 high-danger scoring chances allowed per hour through its past 25 contests.

Vince Dunn, STL at DAL ($3,200): Recently promoted to the No. 1 power-play unit, Dunn is a worthwhile low-priced flier. He posted 45 points through 72 games in the AHL last season and has collected a respectable four goals and 10 assists in a sheltered role this year. It's obviously a daunting matchup, but it's also quite rare to find a power-play quarterback in this price range.

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