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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM ($4,900): The Edmonton Oilers have struggled to start the season, so many of their players have taken a hit fantasy-wise. Nugent-Hopkins had two goals in his first eight games, but has rebounded with three in his past three with at least 4.0 DraftKings points in each. He's averaging three SOG per game over his past four games and is a sneaky option on the second line with left wing Milan Lucic and right wing Kailer Yamamoto.
Worth considering: Adam Henrique, NJD ($4,600)
Ondrej Kase, ANA ($4,600): The Anaheim Ducks are without injured center Ryan Getzlaf, so someone needs to make up for the lost offense. Kase has four goals in his past five games, including goals in back-to-back games. He's combined for 12 SOG in the five-game span and played more than 14:00 in each of his past two games. On this light DFS slate, it's worth taking a flier on Kase because of his low price against the Nashville Predators on Friday and his first power-play role with forwards Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry and defenseman Brandon Montour.
Worth considering: Jimmy Hayes, NJD ($3,400)
Kris Russell, EDM ($3,600): You always know what you're going to get with Russell. He's a shot-blocking machine who occasionally chips in offensively. He has four points (one goal, three assists) and 12 SOG in 11 games, but his 31 blocks (nearly three per game) give him a high DFS floor. He's had at least four blocked shots in each of his past three games, and likely will be in the shooting lanes against the potent Devils offense Friday.
Worth considering: Mattias Ekholm, NSH ($3,500)
Cory Schneider, NJD ($7,700): On a two-game night, it's imperative to have one of the two goalies that gets a win. Schneider, who will start for the Devils, has a favorable matchup on the road against the Oilers. The Devils are 5-0-0 on the road, and Schneider is coming off of a 37-save shutout against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. New Jersey has used the speed of its young players to create offense, and Edmonton has looked out of sync. Schneider is the best goalie option among the four starters Friday.
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