These fantasy hockey picks will lead you to victory tonight!
With only tonight and tomorrow to play NHL DFS before the break I can’t keep myself from playing more volume. Trying to get a few more tickets to the 10k Ice Throne on Jan 29th is my main goal because those satellites have had great value lately overlaying almost every night.
Braden Holtby ($21,400) – From the goalies that are confirmed so far there looks to be not much value at all. I will try to talk about some cheaper plays as you will likely have to pay top dollar for a safe option in net tonight. Holtby finally got a game off after 20+ consecutive starts and I am hoping that is just what the doctor ordered. Anytime you can get a goalie against EDM at home, take advantage.
Ben Bishop ($18,950) – It is hard to believe that Bishop is one of the cheaper goalies starting tonight. He should be very safe for the win and the Cannucks may come into this game a bit tired after their game last night. Tampa is already a good enough team at home and anyone travelling to their building for a back to back is usually in trouble.
Others: Antti Raanta, Carey Price (Check status)
Tyler Johnson ($11,800) – Johnson is back healthy now and the price decrease really bumps him up my rankings tonight. The price has come down 3-4k because he missed one game. The production has not stopped at all and you must consider Johnson at this price.
Derrick Brassard ($9,150) – Brassard’s price seems to never increase and I can’t figure out why. He is quietly having a great season with 36 points on the campaign. Skating alongside Rick Nash on even strength and the top power play unit creates plenty of scoring chances for the value play. The Rangers are on fire right now and don’t show any signs of slowing down.
Others: Valtteri Filppula, Brad Richards
David Perron ($12,550) – Perron is loving the trade to Pittsburgh and is really producing well while skating next to the best player in the world. These Pittsburgh/Philadelphia games tend to be very high scoring in years past and Perron looks to score every shift. He has at least 4 shots on goal in each of his last 6 games. With 6 points in the last 3 games he is coming in red hot and the price tag won’t kill you.
Henrik Zetterberg ($14,150) – I still find it tough to ignore the Red Wings top line any time the team is at home. They are one of the most consistent lines in the league. The upside isn’t as high as some because Detroit likes to really slow down the game when they get a lead. Zetterberg is coming off of a monster game with 3 goals and an assist. This will have more people playing him than normal but that’s okay with me. Minnesota just can’t seem to solve their goalie problem and the Datsyuk/Zetterberg combo is most likely to take advantage.
Others: Brad Richards, Zach Parise
Patrick Kane ($13,850) – The price tag comes in below the top guys and I can’t figure out why. Any time Kane is at any kind of discount I am looking to play him. Arizona’s penalty kill is near the bottom of the league and is always a place to target. Kane has 18 points on the power play this season and I think he adds to that tonight.
Wayne Simmonds ($10,850) – Although Simmonds was moved down to the 3rd line I am still interested. As I mentioned before these games tend to be very high scoring and get very chippy. Simmonds is never afraid to drop the gloves and that is an added bonus to his points. He is still on the top power play unit which should see plenty of chances in a game like this.
Others: Nikita Kucherov, Matt Zuccarrello
Duncan Kieth ($8,650) – 100% must play for me tonight. The production has been down of late but there is just too much there for this price tag. Skating with Toews and Kane on the power play against a terrible penalty kill is a great spot to be in and his price is just way too low.
Victor Hedman ($8,700) – Everything I said about Kieth applies to Hedman too. The injury has taken his price down by $6,000 or so and the value is too good to pass on. Don’t overthink this one.
Others: Niklas Kronwall, Dan Boyle