New York Islanders: Daily Fantasy Advice October 11

Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Now in Week 2 of the NHL season, we will take a look at who is a good choice in Daily Fantasy this week for the New York Islanders.

Last week, I nailed the Devon Toews pick in the New York Islanders Daily Fantasy advice column. Look, I have football down pretty good I’m still working on figuring out hockey daily fantasy, trust the process.

Nonetheless, after one week the Islanders are 1-2 and haven’t had much offense. In a perfect world, you need a team that puts up points in order to have a good fantasy option.

Since we are limiting this to the New York Islanders, it’s going to be a little complicated, as they are set to play the Hurricanes, Panthers, Blues, and Jets this week. Here’s some guys I’d be all over, and some guys I would avoid.

(Values come courtesy of DraftKings)

Good Value

Anthony Beauvillier (LW) $4,600

Beauvillier is a man on fire through the first three games. He has two goals and two assists to start the season with the Islanders. He will likely stick on that third line but it doesn’t matter, he’s still good value.

Beau is someone who gets hot and stays hot. You have to ride it when you can this week is absolutely a week where you can play him.

Thomas Greiss (G) $7,400

In Thomas Greiss’ last 50 starts, he leads the league in 5v5 save percentage with a .936 save percentage. Heck, in all situations he’s still phenomenal with a .925 save percentage. The Hurricanes are a good team so maybe avoid him tonight.

Although, the Panthers and Blues are 19 and 21 in the league in goals for. He will continue to split time with Semyon Varlamov so make sure to check the pregame lineups before putting him on your roster.

Leo Komarov (RW) $3,200

Yes, you read that right Leo Komarov is a good play right now. He has three points in the first three games and you have to ride the hot hand while you can because once it goes cold, it’ll stay cold.

Last year, Komarov had four points in the first nine games. He’s someone who usually starts hot and if Beau keeps scoring, Uncle Leo will keep putting up assists.

Bad Value

Nick Leddy (D) $3,700

In the Hurricanes and Jets, the Isles have a couple of tough offensive opponents this weekend. Nick Leddy is on the ice a lot and it could be with a rookie in Noah Dobson, or a past his prime Johnny Boychuk, who will likely have those mistakes along the way.

Leddy also hasn’t done much offensively since January of 2018. Until proven otherwise, avoiding Nick Leddy in daily fantasy seems like a wise move.

Semyon Varlamov (G) $7,400

Although his 5v5 numbers are average, he’s struggled when the Isles are killing penalties. Long-term this year I think Varly ends up being just fine, I just want him to “prove it” before I’m spending that kind of money on him in DFS.

The Islanders Second Line (Josh Bailey – $4,300 – Brock Nelson $5,100)

The Isles’ second line has gotten off to a slow start in large part due to having a traffic cone on their left side. It looks like Tom Kuhnhackl will replace Dal Colle on Friday and I’m not sure that helps.

Until further notice, just disregard that line as giving you anything offensively.

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