After an inconsistent effort against the Penguins on Saturday, the New York Islanders are back in action today in Pittsburgh. For the most part, the team no-showed and left Ilya Sorokin out to dry before turning it on too little too late in the third.
While a 6-3 loss is something you’d like to forget, we can take at least one positive out of it. Mathew Barzal did seem to shake out the cobwebs as he put up two points and his first goal in 11 games.
I would still avoid goalies, as the Pittsburgh offense has given the Isles fits but here are three players you should consider playing tonight in daily fantasy:
DraftKings: $5,700 | Fanduel: $6,200
It was a tough stretch for Mathew Barzal. Going 10 games in a row without a goal is tough for anyone let alone your best player. The Isles need him to get going and I think his Saturday performance is the start of him getting back to form.
While playing alongside Leo Komarov helps nobody, both he and Jordan Eberle remain close with their connection on the top unit. Give me Barzal to score again today.
DraftKings: $3,900 | Fanduel $4,000
Beauvillier now has goals in four straight games and has 12.8 fantasy points or more in each of the last four as well. He’s in one of those scoring stretches that he gets on where he’s virtually unstoppable.
Ride this for as long as you can, because as we know when he falls off, it’s usually an abrupt stop.
DraftKings: $3,400 | Fanduel: $3,900
Raise your hand if you had Nick Leddy leading the team in assists. Okay, now put it down because you’re lying. I was optimistic about Leddy having an offensive revival but I didn’t think it’d be like this.
He has three assists in his last two games, and three shots to go along with it. I expect him to be a driver of the Islanders’ offense tonight in Pittsburgh.