Sometimes this sport we love makes no sense. For instance, the Islanders coming away with a win on Monday but losing on Saturday doesn’t make any sense. Regardless, the team is back in action tonight against the Boston Bruins.
As it stands right now, the Isles are trailing the Bruins by three points in the division and are below both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh who have 21 points as well with fewer games.
With the Islanders strong play at home, can they keep it rolling against Boston? Here are three players you should watch for in daily fantasy:
DraftKings: $4,300 | Fanduel: $4,900
After a very slow start, Brock Nelson has begun to turn it around for the Islanders. He has three goals in the last five games for New York and even finally got one at even strength this past week which was an added bonus.
Nelson, as we’ve come to learn, is a streaky player. So I’m banking on the goals coming in bunches and for him to continue that tonight.
DraftKings: $3,500 | Fanduel: $4,000
Nick Leddy at this cost is tremendous value. He’s been hot recently with four points in his last five games (all assists) and has handled the more offensive role well so far. His 10 points in 18 games puts him on pace for a 46 point season in a full 82 game slate.
After the back-to-back down years of production under Barry Trotz, it’s nice to see Leddy rebound for New York.
DraftKings: $7,600 | Fanduel: $8,100
You can make the case for Semyon Varlamov being the best Islander at this point over the season. He’s been unbelievable with a .927 save percentage and a 2.06 goals against average in 14 starts this year.
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Until it stops working continue to roll with Varlamov. In half of his starts, he’s allowed two goals or less including three shutouts. It’s been an unreal start for Semyon Varlamov as Barry Trotz continues to ride him.