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Konecny off to hot start for Flyers; more daily fantasy targets

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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MON. OCT. 21

CENTER

Paul Stastny, VGK (at PHI) -- He scored his fourth goal of the season for the Vegas Golden Knights in their win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Stastny has been elevated back to the first line between valuable forwards Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty and has seven points (four goals, three assists) in five games since the change. Stastny has good standalone fantasy value but DFS players should look to stack him with either Stone or Pacioretty against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

Roope Hintz, DAL (vs. OTT) -- He had a multipoint game (one goal, one assist) and three shots on goal for the Dallas Stars in their win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Hintz has points in back-to-back games and is centering the second line between Jamie Benn and Corey Perry, who had a goal and two assists on Saturday. Hintz leads the Stars with eight points (six goals, two assists) and is worth rostering by himself or in a stack with Perry. 

WING

Jaden Schwartz, STL (vs COL) -- The St. Louis Blues forward scored one goal in their loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, extending his point streak to four games. Schwartz has four points (one goal, three assists) and seven SOG in that span, and is skating on the top line at even strength and the wing of the first power play. He is a good mid-level value target against the Colorado Avalanche.

Travis Konecny, PHI (vs VGK) -- He had an assist in the loss to the Stars and has points in five of the Flyers' six games. Konecny has three goals, five assists, three power-play points and 10 SOG this season skating in their top-six and first power play. They play the Golden Knights on Monday, and Konecny has three assists and seven SOG in four games against Vegas.

DEFENSEMAN

Morgan Rielly, TOR (vs. CBJ) -- He scored two goals with five SOG and four blocked shots for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their win against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Rielly has six points (two goals, four assists) and 13 SOG in his past three games and will be one of the best defense options to spend up for in DFS against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are allowing 3.25 goals-against per game.

GOALIE

Ben Bishop, DAL (vs. OTT) -- He had his best start of the season in Dallas' win against Philadelphia with 38 saves on 39 shots. Bishop has a 2.57 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in seven games (six starts) but has a very favorable matchup against the Ottawa Senators, who are in the bottom-five in the NHL in scoring offense per game (2.29).

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