Today's Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks: Advice, strategy for Thursday's DraftKings, FanDuel NHL DFS contests

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The 2019-20 NHL season started off with a bang last night. Despite featuring just four games, there was still a lot going on in the fantasy hockey world. The Capitals made an opening night statement against the Blues, Connor McDavid did Connor McDavid things, and Auston Matthews put on a show for those who had him in their NHL DFS lineups. We keep it rolling with a nice eight-game slate on Thursday with some intriguing matchups and a handful of players making debuts for new teams. Here are our favorite picks for the slate listed below.

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Today's NHL DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Thursday, Oct. 3

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DK $7300 $6700 $3400 $7900 RWM. Duchene MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00 $6700 $5600 $23 The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season. $5600 $6800 $6000 $5600 $4000 $5600 $6000 $4700 $7900 $8300

Pos

Player

Matchup

FD

DK

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

C

N. MacKinnon

CGY@COL
Thu 9:00

$8700

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

C

P. Bergeron

BOS@DAL
Thu 8:30

$7700

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

C

C. Mittelstadt

BUF@PIT
Thu 7:00

$4300

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

RW

N. Kucherov

FLA@TB
Thu 7:00

$8900

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

LW

B. Marchand

BOS@DAL
Thu 8:30

$8400

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

LW

A. Panarin

WPG@NYR
Thu 7:00

$7800

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

LW

M. Hoffman

FLA@TB
Thu 7:00

$6200

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

LW

B. Tanev

BUF@PIT
Thu 7:00

$3700

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

RW

K. Kakko

WPG@NYR
Thu 7:00

$5800

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

D

R. Josi

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6300

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

D

C. Makar

CGY@COL
Thu 9:00

$4600

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

G

P. Grubauer

CGY@COL
Thu 9:00

$8000

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

G

M. Murray

BUF@PIT
Thu 7:00

$8400

$7300

$6700

$3400

$7900

RW

M. Duchene

MIN@NSH
Thu 8:00

$6700

$5600

$23

The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.

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