We head into a Wednesday night with just three games. These short slates are critical tests for the playoffs so get ready for some very odd results.
For those wanting to up their risk factor, we have a “high stakes” type of GPP just for you:
Braden Holtby ($8700) – This is just too hard to steer clear from and perhaps we are getting railroaded into a trap but the Washington goalie has two shutouts in two starts against Boston. Career wise, Holtby just has Boston’s number and there is no denying it. Ask Pittsburgh how much fun it was to face the netminder and you will get the same answer full of expletives. The last line of defense will make this hard for the Bruins.
Others to Consider: Tuukka Rask ($9300), John Gibson ($8000)? — If Gibson plays….
Tyler Seguin ($8800) – While the Dallas Stars have nothing to play for, Seguin has looked more like himself for the last week or so. More importantly, Seguin is trying to help Jamie Benn with the Art Ross Trophy (most points in the NHL). When a duo is chasing individual accolades like this, it does make it rather dangerous in just a blink of an eye. There is no doubt the chemistry is obvious and it has been. Anaheim is a team that can give up some goals so do not be shocked to see Seguin on the score sheet.
Marko Dano ($4200) – Let’s roll Dano until he stops scoring. When a player gets 12 points in 12 games like this center has, people take notice. The best part is this is all being done mostly with bottom six playing time. When a team like Columbus can roll out at least three or four centers that can score, it creates some serious match-up problems. Toronto will have their hands full and unleashing Dano is easier to succeed shifts never hurts either.
Others to Consider: Ryan Getzlaf ($8000), Ryan Johansen ($7100), Ryan Spooner ($5000)
Values: Alex Wennberg ($2900), Chris Kelly ($2800)
Jamie Benn ($8600) – This is a play that you must try to squeeze in somehow. Benn has nine goals and seven assists in his last ten games as he stampedes his way up the scoring leaders ladder. Add in the fact that the Dallas power play has gone nuts of late (six power play points) and there is no wonder why Benn even at this high of a price is still exceeding value. At over six DraftKings points per game, this is one of the hottest ten game stretches for a forward seen all year.
Alex Ovechkin ($9300) – Ovechkin continues to be hot with seven goals in his last ten games and he did manage to pick up a backdoor assist of sorts in his last game along with a number of scoring chances. The left winger has fared well against Boston in two meetings this year with an average of six DraftKings points a night. Will he get to that level of production? The answer is unknown but if anyone can it is simply the great number eight.
Others to Consider: Scott Hartnell ($5300), James van Riemsdyk ($8300), Nick Foligno ($7300), Corey Perry ($8100).
Values: Antoine Roussel ($3000), Brett Connolly ($2800).
Trevor Daley ($4400) – This night is a little top heavy on defensemen so you may want to slide down a bit and grab some cheaper defensemen for your GPP and cash needs. Daley is valuable on the power play and though the goals have not come since his return from injury, he has had quite a few point blank chances. One has the feeling the 16 goal scorer is going to make it 17 anytime now and that power play points are possible as well.
David Savard ($3600) – Yes, this is a moderate to high risk GPP play. However, Savard does have seven points in his last ten games and Columbus is playing a porous defensive team on the road in Toronto and that depth for the Blue Jackets just leads to a lot of chances. Savard is cheap though so if he does not pan out, it does not sink your team at least. That is comforting.
Others to Consider: John Carlson ($7800), Jack Johnson ($5900), Francois Beauchemin ($4200).
Values: Simon Despres ($3000), Kevin Connauton ($2800)
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!