We head into a modest four game slate on Sunday. The afternoon games before the Super Bowl could be a nice way to make a little bit of money. As for those early games, we have you covered on Twitter.
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Carey Price ($9,600) – There will be a question as to whether Price actually starts. In the case he does not, then you may just want to start Daniel Tokarski anyway. This should be a little lower scoring than what Arizona saw against Ottawa. However, the Coyotes are just a mess right now. They are starting Louis Domingue in net basically in desperation. This is the type of match-up where you just look for a Plan B just in the case things go south as far as confirmations in the morning.
Others to consider: Ryan Miller ($8,900). — We have to wait on these confirmations that will come just before lunchtime hopefully or sooner.
Mike Fisher ($6,200) – The way sometimes is to go a little different direction than most would. Everyone is screaming take one of the upper echelon centers but Fisher is playing like one now and striking while the iron is hot is the best way to go here. Fisher has six goals and four assists in his last ten games and if St. Louis could not really slow him down then what makes you think Pittsburgh can? This has the makings of being a fun game to watch and Fisher likely will be one of the reasons why.
Colin Wilson ($4,300) – Going cheaper down the rabbit hole here so I can save some money for those goaltenders, Wilson has been on fire also with 11 points in his last ten games. He even has three power play points in that span which is progress for most Nashville players given that the man advantage really has been their only significant weakness. Wilson is a nice start and even maybe Craig Smith or Filip Forsberg for the fun of it if you go Nashville stack. If not, we have alternatives below.
Others I like: Nicklas Backstrom ($8,300), Tomas Plekanec ($6,000), Mikko Koivu ($4,600).
Value: Lars Eller ($2,900), Jay Beagle ($2,500).
Vladimir Tarasenko ($6,300) – Yes you read that price correctly again! We took Rick Nash for GPP’s in a spot like this on Saturday and it worked pretty handsomely. We ride with this again as Tarasenko vs. Ovechkin is going to be a sight to see. The shooting percentage has slid back to around 5% for the last dozen games but expect an uptick to come very soon. People have to realize that Washington and St. Louis could really get suckered into a fast paced game which favors Tarasenko, Ovechkin, and points!
David Perron ($4,700) – We slide back a bit to take Perron who looked great on Friday against New Jersey but did not quite the puck luck he needed a few times. Playing alongside Sidney Crosby never hurts whether on the power play or at even strength. Perron also has better hands than most realize and against a Nashville team that probably will have to pick up the pace means this will play into Pittsburgh’s hands. Here could be a slight surprise for a reasonable price.
Others I like: James Neal ($5,300), Daniel Sedin ($4,900), Eric Fehr ($4,000).
Value: Dale Weise ($2,900), Ty Rattie ($2,500).
Kevin Shattenkirk ($5,500) – Defense prices are pretty nice as well but some ridiculous ones too like the centers and wings. Just pick your spots and though Shattenkirk had a sub-par effort against Carolina, expect a bigger game on TV Sunday against Washington. Maybe have a little fun and try to teammate stack with Alex Pietrangelo though Shattenkirk can stand on his own. If the pace starts out fast Sunday afternoon then you may be on to something.
Simon Despres ($3,000) – Normally this would be a value pick but let’s roll the bones so you can afford more GPP high end options. Despres looked really good against New Jersey in expanded playing time (over 23 minutes). He just seems like a guy on the verge of stringing some games together and with the Christian Ehrhoff injury, Despres is going to get his chance. Now can he make the most of it? If he keeps hitting the net and blocking shots then this gamble is money well spent.
Others I like: Kris Letang ($7,200), Mike Green ($5,800), Andrei Markov ($5,200).
Value: Adam Clendening ($3,000), Barret Jackman ($2,700).
Thanks for reading guys and hopefully the picks help you out. If you have any questions, fire them away at me on twitter @ChrisWasselTHW and i’ll do my best to answer them.
Good luck today!