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Today's NHL DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Tuesday, Oct. 8

Center: Sidney Crosby, Penguins vs. Jets. Sean Monahan is too expensive on DK at $7,500, and Crosby's $7,300 tag is evidence of that. The Pens are a -150 home favorite in the game with the highest o/u of the slate at 6.5 goals. There's not much value from their forward group, and it's unclear what their lineup will look like past the first line with Evgeni Malkin injured. Crosby and the top line are the best options.

Wing: Josh Bailey, Islanders vs. Oilers. Bailey joins Brock Nelson both at even strength and on the second PP unit, so the pair is a stack option for GPPs. Michael Dal Colle is the third member of that line, though he does not see PP work. These Isles are priced better on FD than DK.

Wing: Alexander Radulov, Stars @ Capitals. Only six wingers on this slate have a higher projection than Radulov per my numbers, yet he is only the 19th-most expensive winger tonight. The Stars' big names have yet to get going this season, so they're due for a course correction at some point. We'll see what their lines look like at morning skate in the morning, but whoever Radulov is skating with may be an option to pair with him in a GPP stack on FD.

Defensemen: Mark Giordano, Flames vs. Kings. Giordano is the D-man on the top PP unit with CGY1. Giordano doesn't skate much with that line at even strength in home games, but he can still get you some exposure on the power play. Top defensemen are priced closer to the pack on DK, so he's another option from the Flames on that site if Monahan/Gaudreau are too pricey.

Defensemen: Keith Yankle, Panthers vs. Hurricanes. FLA1 is the most undervalued line per DK pricing, and Yandle is the top D-man value on the site. His pair won't play much at all with FLA1 at even, but he is the D-man on the top PP unit which the top line plays on. He can be used in a FLA1 stack or simply as a salary relief option on DK.

Goalie: Connor Hellebuyck, Jets @ Penguins. Hellebuyck is like Jimmy Howard on DK. He's under $6,900 there and could see a high shot total and have significant upside as a result. With Evgeni Malkin out, the Pens are less intimidating. Hellebuyck, like Braden Holtby, is also priced well on FD if you don't want to use Howard on FD or if you happen to be using Anaheim skaters there.

WJ. Bailey EDM@NYI
Tue 7:00 $5300 $4600 $18 See above

Pos

Player

Matchup

FanDuel

Draft Kings

Yahoo! Daily

Analysis

C

S. Monahan

LA@CGY
Tue 9:00

$7300

$7500

$26

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C

S. Crosby

WPG@PIT
Tue 7:00

$8500

$7300

$33

See above

C

B. Nelson

EDM@NYI
Tue 7:00

$5300

$5500

$18

GO PRO!

C

A. Barkov

CAR@FLA
Tue 7:00

$7400

$5300

$28

GO PRO!

C

P. Bergeron

BOS@VGK
Tue 10:00

$7600

$6500

$34

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C

R. Getzlaf

ANA@DET
Tue 7:30

$5800

$4600

$19

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W

J. Gaudreau

LA@CGY
Tue 9:00

$7800

$7500

$29

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W

J. Guentzel

WPG@PIT
Tue 7:00

$7300

$6200

$25

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W

C. Smith

SJ@NSH
Tue 8:00

$4700

$4700

$14

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W

J. Bailey

EDM@NYI
Tue 7:00

$5300

$4600

$18

See above

W

J. Huberdeau

CAR@FLA
Tue 7:00

$7100

$5400

$24

GO PRO!

W

O. Kase

ANA@DET
Tue 7:30

$4100

$5700

$18

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W

A. Radulov

DAL@WSH
Tue 7:00

$6600

$6200

$24

See above

D

M. Giordano

LA@CGY
Tue 9:00

$6700

$6400

$27

See above

D

J. Schultz

WPG@PIT
Tue 7:00

$4300

$4100

$15

GO PRO!

D

R. Josi

SJ@NSH
Tue 8:00

$5900

$6200

$23

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D

R. Pulock

EDM@NYI
Tue 7:00

$3900

$5500

$17

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D

K. Yandle

CAR@FLA
Tue 7:00

$5400

$3500

$16

See above

G

D. Rittich

LA@CGY
Tue 9:00

$7700

$8400

$29

GO PRO!

G

B. Holtby

DAL@WSH
Tue 7:00

$8100

$8000

$35

GO PRO!

G

J. Howard

ANA@DET
Tue 7:30

$7200

$7900

$27

GO PRO!

G

C. Hellebuyck

WPG@PIT
Tue 7:00

$7400

$6900

$32

See above

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