We head into a Sunday slate with eight games and this will be a light jaunt so let’s get rolling! Alas, we almost forget, this slate focuses on just the seven evening games. Sorry Capitals and Rangers fans!

 

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Goalie

Marc-Andre Fleury  ($8500) – San Jose tours the state of Pennsylvania as they head to the Western part of the state. Fleury has been a little too easy to solve lately with a .905 save percentage in his last ten games. However, streaks like this tend to fade away. If San Jose keeps throwing these high shot totals with at times very little substance, then I will keep trying to exploit them on it. Sometimes San Jose will get likely but sometimes they will not.

Jaroslav Halak ($8200) – We still like this despite Detroit’s showing against Tampa Bay on Saturday. This is a goalie who  has seen some really bad luck despite over a .930 save percentage in his last ten games. The Islanders are 1-6-1 in their last eight games and literally they just cannot score that crucial goal or avoid giving one up. Halak will have to be even better with less margin of error than ever. Take a shot here as a riskier GPP play.

Others to Consider: Cory Schneider ($8400), Ottawa goaltender??? — may play depending on injuries.

 

Center

Evgeni Malkin ($8000) – This will be fun as Malkin loves late season fantasy weekends. Arizona yielded two power play assists to the center and several high impact scoring chances. San Jose may be a bit more tired out and just frustrated knowing that the playoffs are becoming more and more of a pipe dream. When you get down to it, Malkin really did get rather lucky drawing Arizona and San Jose. It could be another special teams bonanza considering the Sharks lack bite on the penalty kill.

Sean Monahan ($5700) – Let’s keep pushing hard here as though Monahan saw his point streak end, that does not mean to running away. Monahan is a 5-5 player over the last ten games. The first line has been lots of fun for Calgary and Nashville is actually a pretty favorable match-up considering that the Preds did not have an easy time with Washington on Saturday. Expect high event hockey here.

Eric Staal ($6800) – This is more of a match-up play again as Carolina often torments Boston when they are in Carolina. People have to take note that Staal had three points and then a clutch game winner just nine seconds into the third period against New Jersey. It has been a tough year for the center but six points in his last four games at least has to make some owners feel a little better right about now.

Others to Consider:  Kyle Turris ($7000), Brandon Pirri ($5700), Pavel Datsyuk ($5200)

Values: Riley Nash ($2700), Stephen Gionta ($2700)

 

Winger

Jonathan Huberdeau ($5000) – This Florida team literally just creates their own offense and Huberdeau is on another one of those hot runs. Hey, why should you stay away from Ottawa? Hell when you lose to Toronto like they did, you have to wonder what is going to happen next. That is why you go out and take Huberdeau. It is a low risk investment.

Andrew Ladd ($5000) – The left winger does not normally like to play against Chicago but his home splits are always a good thing. It may take a little longer but Ladd is going to have a fun time, even without Bryan Little. Do the Jets get drawn into a little big of a track meet with Chicago. It is not always easy as Winnipeg struggles between systems but let’s have fun with this anyway.

Others to Consider: Corey Perry ($9000), Blake Wheeler ($6400), Mike Hoffman ($5000), Gustav Nyquist ($4500)

Values:  Drew Miller ($2800), Gabriel Bourque ($2600), Jordin Tootoo ($2600)

 

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Erik Karlsson ($8500) – The defenseman should just be played from here on out. Florida offers the perfect team so that Karlsson can just skate up and down the ice….and to boot his linemates though have found ways to get Karlsson even more involved. With the goaltending the way it is, every day can be a bit of an adventure. However, the key part is can Karlsson keep it going offensively. After all that, the best defnseman in the league for fantasy keeps on keeping on.

Dennis Wideman  ($5400) – Welcome back to one of the crazier DFS options on our list as Calgary travels out to Nashville face a Preds team looking for more and more offense. They are hungry but so is Calgary. The new first power play unit for Calgary involve Wideman so his PK time will be minimized a bit. It is always fun to see new weapond emerge and to always embrace the run.

Dustin Byfuglien ($4900) – This is an unusual slate which is why we beefed up a tiny bit here as Byfuglien has struggled a good bit since coming back but why not take a risk at a low price .The worse comes to worse and literally you can always just rely on blocked shots and shots on goal. There could be some intrigue and adds this week of Byfuglien as people should monitor what happens in the next few days but if feel liekte takin a

Others to Consider:  Justin Faulk ($5300), Travis Hammonic($4200), Aaron Ekblad ($3700).

Values:  Kyle Quincey ($2900), Brendan Smith ($2500)

 

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!