NHL Grind Down: Tuesday, March 5th
The RotoGrinders NHL Grind Down article will give you an in-depth analysis into the NHL schedule. This article will break down the numbers for every single game and give you analysis on which trends you can exploit. While matchups are a major factor in daily fantasy hockey there are plenty of other factors to consider such as injuries, salaries, and more.
The analysis should point you in the right direction, but it is still up to you to decipher the information and make your own selections. Hockey is an extremely high variance sport. The best choice is not always the right choice but following the trends will win you money over time.
Remember, these writeups are done prior to lineups being released, so make sure to check our Starting Lineups page to ensure the recommended options are playing.
Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils
|Columbus Blue Jackets||New Jersey Devils|
|Sergei Bobrovsky||Cory Schneider|
|Team Stats||3.12||njd||15.56||83.64||Team Stats||2.83||3.33||18.14||83.73|
Columbus @ New Jersey
Desperation usually brings out the best effort for a professional athlete. It is human nature. Columbus is on the cusp of a playoff berth and that will assure us that they will not look past the Devils as a weak opponent. A playoff mindset against this AHL roster is encouraging for the prospects of the Jackets.
Panarin and Atkinson are the two best players on this team and while Dubois has been great on that line all year, his second powerplay role diminishes his value.
The Devils are an interesting team because as bad as they are, bad teams that traded assets have new value in bigger roles. It’s a matter of poor talent and bigger roles.
Nico Hischier, Drew Stafford and Jesper Bratt are not names I would want to target ordinarily, but in this role it’s hard to ignore their salaries. Stafford is the guy that stands out to me at minimum on DraftKings on the top line and top powerplay. Stafford is a guy who has produced in the past and long term should perform well above this salary in this type of role.
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