NHL DFS Sleeper Picks (Friday 10/4/19)

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Center: Casey Cizikas ($2,600)

Islanders (-125) vs. Capitals

The Islanders are hosting Washington in their season opener on Friday and will need Cizikas, the fourth-line center, to play a key role defensively. They’re also eager to see if Cizikas can repeat his 20-goal performance from last season. He also notched 13 assists for a career-best 33 points.  Cizikas has been dealing with a minor lower-body issue over the past few days but is expected to play vs. the Capitals.

Winger: Nick Foligno ($3,900)

Blue Jackets (+130) vs. Maple Leafs

With Artemi Panarin and Matt Duchene gone, Foligno is slated to be back on the power play and skate with Boone Jenner and Josh Anderson on Friday, when the Blue Jackets open their season at home vs. Toronto. While he’s not being counted on to score a ton of goals, Head Coach John Tortorella has said he hopes for more offensive production out of Foligno, the team captain who chipped in 17 goals and 35 points last season. 

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Defenseman: Brayden McNabb ($2,900)

Golden Knights (-125) at Sharks

McNabb skated 22:28 and delivered five hits in the season opener vs. San Jose, the same team Vegas will play Friday. The Golden Knights and Sharks quickly have become bitter rivals and another high-scoring, hard-hitting game is expected in this rematch. McNabb is playing minus his partner, Nate Schmidt, and is expected to contribute more offensively. He’s taken 417 shots on goal in 396 games, with 16 goals and 65 assists.

Goalie: Cory Schneider ($8,000)

Devils (-145) vs. Jets

Schneider, an 11-year veteran, played only 26 games last season because of injury but is entering New Jersey’s season opener vs. Winnipeg as the No. 1 netminder with a clean bill of health. He earned raves in September by notching a 3-0-0 record in four preseason starts, in which he posted a .951 save percentage. He and his teammates will face a Winnipeg team that lost, 6-4, at the New York Rangers on Thursday night.   

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