TheLeafsNation Fantasy Game Day — Who’s it going to be in game three?

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Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

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On the second half of a back-to-back, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators will look to close out their three-game set. With the Senators taking game one and the Leafs game two, who’s going to break the tie?

Toronto Ottawa
Record 12-3-2, .765 points % 4-13-1, .250 points %
GF/GA 60-45 41-71
Power play %

32.7

11.9

Penalty kill % 79.3

75.0

CF% 49.32 50.62
xGF% 50.91 48.91
PDO 103.4 94.9

Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.

Auston Matthews ($9,000) sure loves to score goals. Never a bad play.

Jake Muzzin ($5,300) has been providing great value from the back end scoring 9.8 FPPG this season. He’s $1,000 cheaper than teammate Morgan Rielly and outproducing him by nearly 2 FPPG. Justin Holl ($3,700) is another solid daily fantasy player for the Leafs averaging 6.2  FPPG this season.

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Brady Tkachuk ($6,500) and Thomas Chabot ($5,900) are the two top-performing Sens this year producing 11.7 and 9.6 FPPG, respectively.

Jordan Binnington ($8,300) and Darcy Kuemper ($8,000) are both solid play in what I feel should be wins for both the St. Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes.

Zach Aston-Reese ($3,400) has scored three goals in his last three games, the only ones he’s played this year, after coming off the injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He’s fired 10 shots on net in that time, too, and while his shooting percentage will drop he’s red hot right now.

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Another player who is red hot? J.G. Pageau ($4,400). He’s up to 10 points in 15 games this year and has scored four goals and an assist in the last three games.

Lars Eller ($2,600) has been very productive given his salary this year scoring five points in 10 games.


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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]