We head into a Monday slate that has just five games. This is going to be a fun night, as the games included in the set offer some great daily fantasy options.
For those wanting to up their risk factor, we have a “high stakes” type of GPP just for you:
Devan Dubnyk ($8800) – This is just a tough night for goalies. All of these games feature potential traps with EVERY single goalie. However, Dubnyk will want to prove himself a little more hungry and ready for Winnipeg. The .938 save percentage in the last ten games and 7-2-1 record has been great, but that Ranger game pointed out some interesting quirks Winnipeg might capitalize on. Start with moderate confidence.
Others to Consider: Cam Ward ($7200)/Anton Khudobin ($6800), Henrik Lundqvist ($9300)
Tyler Seguin ($9200) – While he may not be a fool proof option, his upside is tremendous. San Jose has not been particularly good at home, and the Dallas center can score goals with the best of them. There is room for slight concern, as Seguin has had his “ups and downs,” but, as mentioned before, his upside is tremendous. Playing on the top power play unit, and playing alongside Jamie Benn only bolsters his chances of finding the back of the net tonight.
Ryan Johansen ($7700) – Let’s keep rolling along, as Johansen has 12 points in his last nine games. Columbus’s top nine have been the “it” players in DFS of late. Johansen draws a tough one in Gotham up against Henrik Lundqvist, but the Blue Jackets have been rolling lately, so I like their chances at success again tonight, with Johansen in the middle of it.
Others to Consider: Joe Pavelski ($8300), Mikko Koivu ($4900), Elias Lindholm ($3800)
Values: Zac Dalpe ($3000), Bo Horvat ($3000)
Zach Parise ($8700) – This is the type of night where Minnesota needs its left winger to not only be a leader, but also (for DFS owners), an electric presence that generates offensive production. Minnesota’s puck possession is likely to drive Winnipeg crazy at times and draw penalties, so Minnesota must execute on the power play. This falls on Parise and the first power play unit.
Brian Gionta ($4500) – Carolina plays a good bit worse on the road, and their goal differential should scare most away. Gionta has 11 points in the last ten games, so look for him to continue this trend against a terrible road team in Carolina. Buffalo has actually been better of late, and, more specifically, so has Gionta’s line. Can they produce on a night where options seem strained? Contrarian play!
Others to Consider: Scott Hartnell ($5300), Martin St. Louis ($4100), Patrick Eaves ($3800), Johan Larsson ($3200).
Values: Antoine Roussel ($3000), Adam Lowry ($2900).
Justin Faulk ($5800) – Carolina is worse on the road, but Faulk is one of my favorite defenseman on the board tonight. He is playing Buffalo, after all. Remember, if Faulk does not score, he can block shots and get you shots on goal, which he did in his last start to the combined total of 11 (8 BS, 3 SOG). He averages 24:21 minutes per game, so that makes him a very nice start for the price.
Keith Yandle ($5500) – Yes, this is a moderate to high risk GPP play. However, Yandle has eight points in his last ten games. Columbus is a team that can present its own set of problems, and no one really knows how the defenseman will handle playoff like competition. This will be a pretty good first test the week before the playoffs actually start. Can Yandle actually handle it? That is the question that should, hopefully, start to be answered.
Others to Consider: Brent Burns ($7500), Jake Muzzin ($4900), Ryan Suter ($4300).
Values: Ryan Murphy ($3000), Marc Staal ($2900)
Thanks for reading guys, and hopefully the picks help you out. If you have any questions, fire them away at me on twitter @ChrisWasselDFS, and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Good luck tonight!