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Shattenkirk continues to produce for Lightning; more daily targets

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Sidney Crosby, PIT (at TBL) -- He has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in nine games with nearly three shots on goal per game (2.8) entering Tuesday. Crosby has remained a DFS lineup lock in the absence of injured forward teammates Evgeni Malkin and Alex Galchenyuk and is worth rostering on short rest against the Tampa Bay Lightning; Crosby has 52 points (19 goals, 33 assists) in 39 games against them in his NHL career.


Brady Tkachuk, OTT (vs. DET) -- He has 15 shots on goal over the past four games but no points in the span, so he's due for a point. The Ottawa Senators could take advantage of the Detroit Red Wings being on the second of a back-to-back set on Wednesday, and Tkachuk is likely to break his scoring drought with Detroit allowing 3.50 goals per game entering Tuesday.


Kevin Shattenkirk, TBL (vs. PIT) -- He has points in consecutive games with three points (one goal, two assists) over the span. He brings a high shot volume (21 SOG in eight games) this season and has a favorable matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are on the second of back-to-back games.


Anders Nilsson, OTT (vs. DET) -- He has yet to get a win through three starts this season but has a .932 save percentage in the span, highlighted by a 52-save performance in a road loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Oct. 17. If Nilsson gets the call, he's a potential low-ownership option against the Red Wings, who will be on short rest.


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