We head into a Sunday that has only four games so let’s get down to work as our targets work on the three game night slate.
This will be fun! Let’s go!
Eddie Lack ($7000) – It is an ugly slate for goalies and nothing feels even like a somewhat safe pick. There will be risks and people have to understand that for the dollars, Lack is a worthwhile gamble. If Lack is rested on Sunday (he played Saturday) then we have two choices below that may be worthy. The key to looking at this is if the goalie plays like he did against Los Angeles then here is to a nice Sunday.
Others to consider: Cam Talbot ($9100), Ben Bishop ($8300).
Steven Stamkos ($9200) – This will be pretty crazy as Boston and Tampa Bay games often have an intensity all their own. The center usually has a tough time with Boston and particularly Zdeno Chara but Boston is on the back end of back to backs and that may be enough to convince people to spend on Stamkos. This season the pivot has three goals in two games. That makes him an attractive play at a $1500 per point value.
Henrik Sedin ($3800) – Let’s risk it a bit! This is going to be a tough sell but the center is going up against an Arizona team that really does not have a clue on the penalty kill and the Sedin Twins excel on the power play so this may set up for at least one or two Vancouver special teams goals. This is a cheap way to go and allows you to spend more in GPP formats when you get right down to it.
Others I like: Patrice Bergeron ($6400), Derek Stepan ($4500), Bo Horvat ($3600).
Value: Andrew Cogliano ($3000), Vladimir Namestnikov ($2500).
Daniel Sedin ($6000) – This really is a good gamble to take as that Arizona penalty kill along with their knack for giving up goals and lack of scoring makes this is a play to take. Can this Sedin put a few more pucks in the net? Again the set up is here for a nice stack and now it all depends on the execution. This twin has eight points in his last ten games and has been more of a play-maker.
Nikita Kucherov ($4900) – The right winger, part of the Triplets line, is going to have a key role in the game against Boston because the Bruins are going to try their hardest to stop Steven Stamkos who has torched Boston so far. This will open things up for the second line and particularly Kucherov who can work with both Tyler Johnson and Steven Stamkos. Kucherov has been a hell of a find all season.
Others I like: Jakob Silfverberg ($5000), Brad Marchand ($4400).
Value: Jonathan Droiun ($3000), Lauri Korpikoski ($2800).
Victor Hedman ($6800) – Defense prices are a little bit funky but hey we keep it rolling here with a guy who loves playing Boston. The defenseman is going to be vital and especially on the power play against a tired Boston club. His production of late has been very good of late along with Anton Stralman. No one should be surprised that Hedman is rounding back into the early season form that made people thought he could be a Norris Award nominee.
Keith Yandle ($4800) – With an Anaheim team making a cross country trip, Yandle faces a familiar foe that he excelled against. So far the transition to New York has not been a pleasant one offensively for the defenseman but he has played better on his side of the ice. Now is the time for him to show his abilities on the offensive side of the ledger as the Rangers need one of those pick me up games and for DFS owners so does Yandle.
Others I like: Dougie Hamilton ($4600), Sami Vatanen ($4500).
Value: Marc Staal ($3000), Connor Murphy ($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!