In daily fantasy hockey, like in most things, getting the fundamentals down is integral toward laying a foundation of knowledge to build from as you progress as a player. We go over shots + blocks percentage, with a definition and how to approach using them in everyday strategy.
Shots + Blocks Percentage
Shots + Blocks percentage is the amount of shots on goal and blocked shots a skater accumulates over a given period of time. So we can calculate the percentage of shots + blocks a skater gets over a week, two-week or even month-long stretch.
When you get to the later parts of NHL DFS and lineup construction, one of the most useful stats is shots + blocks percentage. This information won’t always be readily available to you, but if you’re advanced in NHL DFS, chances are you’re using a paid subscription website. Even if you aren’t, it isn’t too difficult to calculate the amount of SOG + BS a player has over the course of a time period. Simply, go to NHL.com’s stat engine and filter out for the date, track SOG and BS and you can get the average for that skater. The higher a player’s shots + blocks percentage is, the higher their floor is in NHL DFS.
The key to using this stat is finding players who have a higher percentage in a more recent time frame, then picking out players who are mis-priced. This can mean a player who is generating more shots on goal and has an appealing matchup in a bottom-six role. This can mean an elite player who is just on one of those insane hot streaks. Looking for trends to surround your shots + blocks percentage data will be how you identify which players are the best options for both cash games and GPPs.