I finally got over the absolutely terrible advice I gave on Saturday, advising you to fade Patrick Laine as he put up 5 goals on 5 shots (19.5 DK points) in a 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues. So, for that reason, I will never advise to fade Laine again. Thankfully I was able to hit on both Johnsson and Guenztel in one of my lineups Saturday, which saved my DFS night on Saturday (thanking to fantasy gods).
Moving on… Tonight we’ve got a decent schedule for fantasy. I’m expecting a lot of high scoring games so I’ll personally be doing a few different lineups to get a piece of each of those games. So, just for fun, let’s build a whole lineup for you all to see tonight. Keep in mind - this is for a GPP tournament (as always for this articles). Maybe I’ll look into doing cash-game lineups in the future? Let me know! Now let’s get started:
Brayden Point, TBL, $7,200
Point is playing on the Bolts’ second line and puts in some solid PP minutes on the first PP unit. Point was able to notch two goals in Sunday’s contest against the Devils. With Point in my lineup tonight, I’ll be able to save a little bit (and I emphasize little bit) of money to target Kucherov as one of my wingers. Point has put up 9 points over his last 5 games and will look to extend that streak tonight as the Bolts host the Ducks.
Anze Kopitar, LAK, $5,500
Yeah, I know the Kings are struggling. But someone is still going to put up points. Especially against a team like the Vancouver Canucks, who give up 3.6 goals per game. This good price and the match-up makes Kopitar a must-play tonight in Vancouver. Kopitar is heating up with 4 points in his last 2 games.
Nikita Kucherov, TBL, $7,300
Kucherov is on fire as of late, posting 18 points in his last 10 games. If you’re cool with paying up for him, you must do it as we look for Kuch to extend his point streak to 7 games. Kucherov has 14 points on his current 6 game point streak.
Nikolaj Ehlers, WPG, $4,500
Ehlers is now projected to be playing with the Jets’ first line with Scheifele and Wheeler and also finds time on the Powerplay. With the Penguins’ struggling defense, Ehlers is certain worth a shot for a game that I expect to be high scoring.
Austin Watson, NSH, $4,300
I’m going with Watson here to ride the hot hand. Watson is coming off a hattrick and has been playing very well in the first place. Watson is on the team’s first line alongside Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen and also sees time on the team’s PP, as seen Sunday night. Watson should be a good value play tonight as the Preds host the Avalanche.
Josh Morrissey, WPG, $4,100
Some of you who read my DFS articles will probably notice that I don’t like spending too much salary on my D picks. The reason for that is that I can use these spots to find some solid mis-priced defenders with high point potential. That’s why I’m going with Morrissey. Morrissey has points in back to back games. Going up against a struggling Pens D, Morrissey can potentially make it points in 3 straight.
Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF, $4,600
Buffalo keeps winning and scoring goals and I want to get in on the parade. I’m going with Risty tonight because he puts up monster minutes. Ristolainen has 7 points in his last 10 games and he is reasonably priced.
Curtis McElhinney, CAR, $7,600
McElhinney has an excellent price tag tonight. The Habs are struggling as of late so I’m expecting a win here at the very least. The Habs also average 32 shots on goal/night, which gives the Carolina goaltender maybe save opportunities.
Ryan Johansen, NSH, $4,900
Johansen has been on and off all season. I like this price on him though and the match up isn’t completely terrible either. Johansen likes to shoot the puck and I think this mini stack with Austin Watson could connect.
This is simply my opinion and you are not guaranteed to win if you are following this advice. Remember: DFS is gambling. Know your limit, play within it.