Welcome back to the NHL DFS FanDuel Power Plays column. We’re a fantasy hockey column focused on your top lineup plays each day. This edition is focused on the Main slate for Friday, November 9th 2018.
I’ve missed a few NHL DFS FanDuel Fantasy Hockey slates over the last couple of days. Including last night when I took my son to his first live NHL game, the Flyers hosting the Coyotes concluding a home-and-home match-up.
Fortunately, Gritty high-fived my son twice, slapped me in the face, and the Flyers pulled of an exciting overtime win…to set my son up expectations he likely won’t meet each time his goes to a game. But, it was a great night.
Looking back to the last post, on Tuesday, we did quite well. Most of our lineup combinations landed between 175 to 215 FanDuel NHL points. The lineup I landed on using the most flipped Andrei Vasilevskiy into the goal spot, thanks to the awesome value I got from from Rangers Defense-man Neal Pionk.
While I was hoping to replicate that outcome on Thursday night, we still have a nice six-game slate to dig into for Friday, so there is likely a similar outcome we can develop for one of the bigger Friday night slates we’ve seen in a while for the NHL.
Before we get there, a reminder to never take a NHL DFS optimal lineup as ‘bible’ for your personal lineup each day. Use the suggestions as guidance. Also, make sure you follow final lineup thoughts throughout the day on our twitter account @FantasyCPR or me @MattyMcMatt17 look for late breaking lineup news.
Here’s a look at the NHL schedule for the Main slate on Friday, November 9th 2018:
Devils at Maple Leafs 7pm ET
Blue Jackets at Capitals 7pm ET
Rangers at Red Wings 7:30pm ET ESPN+
Sharks at Blues 8pm ET
Avalanche at Jets 8pm ET
Wild at Ducks 10pm ET
Boy are there some great games on Friday night. The Avalanche and Jets are two teams with enormous talent, and they’re facing each other in Winnipeg on Friday night. I likely want to get a piece of that action. While they both have solid defense and net-minders, their offense is just too strong to avoid.
The Maple Leafs and Devils could have a high-scoring result, and the Capitals have a decent shot at piling up goals tonight. The Rangers have some value plays I want to continue to use, and the Ducks are facing a Wild team rolling right now, while the Ducks are struggling to fly lately.
So, let’s start building our NHL DFS optimal lineup by looking at the top centers for this slate…