Where to Play:
Take advantage of the daily fantasy hockey freerolls that are offered by both DraftKings and FanThrowdown. Both sites also offer a good variety of GPPs and 50/50-play. DraftDay has their usual assortment of GPP’s and target games as well.
Rick Nash was essentially the entire Rangers offense last night, stuffing the box score with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 SOG, 4PIM, 1BS and the winning shootout goal for 7FP. (DraftKings scoring)
Stamkos/Crosby Disclaimer: They both play today, and they play each other. Neither team has been playing much defense, so if you can fit both in your lineup you should. If you only take one you should pick Crosby, but leave them both out at your own risk.
James Neal (PIT-LW) Neal is having a great season and looks to be proving that last year was no fluke, as he is on about a point per game pace. As mentioned above, the Lightning aren’t known for their defense, and I expect quite a few goals in this one. Neal also gets his buddy Malkin back today, which is great news for Neal and the Pens. ($7.5k DraftKings, $13.2k DrafDay $8.3kFanThrowdown)
Phil Kessel (TOR-RW) It pains me to make this pick being a Devils fan, but Kessel hasn’t scored a goal in two games, and Hedberg just hasn’t been sharp. Believe it or not, Kessel is still searching for his first home goal of the season, and his fifth of the year. Last year 26 of his 37 goals came on home ice, so I doubt he can remain goal-less at home for long. ($7.3k DraftKings, $9.75k DraftDay, $7.2k FanThrowdown)
Vincent Lecavalier (TBL-C) Vinny has been too quiet lately, and he’s simply too talented to be held out of the box score for long. The Lightning scored three goals last time in Pittsburgh and still lost, so they’ve got revenge on their mind. I expect a few Lightning goals this time around as well, even if they don’t win. Best of all he’s coming at a discount and few people will have him. ($5k DraftKings, $8k DraftDay,$7.2k FanThrowdown)
Andrei Loktionov (NJD-C) - It seems that Andrei has found some chemistry with fellow comrade Ilya Kovalchuk, as they have been skating on the same line together for a few games now. Loktionov is on a five game points streak, and with James Reimer in goal for Toronto, I think he has a good chance of continuing that streak. ($2.6 DraftKings, $6.2k DraftDay, $4.3k FanThrowdown)
Cody Franson (TOR-D) – We’ve mentioned him here before, and Franson is still producing and playing on the top power-play unit. Tonight he faces a Devils team that is still missing future HOF goaltender Martin Brodeur. I didn’t include FanThrowdown pricing as his price is too high there to be considered a value play. ($2k DraftKings, $4.6k DraftDay)
Andrew Cogliano (ANA-C) While I don’t like taking guys coming off of a hat-trick, they usually aren’t facing the same team they just played. I don’t expect another hat-trick, but at his price we don’t need three goals to hit value. Palmieri is likely out tonight which could mean extra ice-time for Cogliano, and obviously he’s earned it. The Ducks should come out strong after losing to Phoenix, despite the fact they scored four goals. ($3.1k DraftKings, $9.1k DraftDay, $4.2k FanThrowdown)