The overlap is very real as there are three games on Sunday night. Here is a quick list of recommends before we hit the beach or the puck drops — whichever comes first.
For those wanting to take it easy, here is a “low stakes” type of GPP just for you:
Frederik Andersen ($8700) – Honestly this will be tougher with Karri Ramo starting and people are going to say you are nuts but Ramo has this weird way of waltzing into places and just winning. It has happened before in the Honda Center so oddly enough, expect Calgary to come out firing at some point. Andersen should likely see more quality shots against because Game 1 was like sitting with a beach chair at times for the young goalie. Yes, Andersen is still young so there is risk always.
Others to Consider: Carey Price ($9400), Corey Crawford ($8200)
Jonatahn Toews ($7500) – Ah so the overlap will make you play things at least a little differently or you can use most of the weekend recommends. That is the beauty of more options. Minnesota fears the captain and this could be a case of where point potential intersects with the actual daily points. Again when we do projections, there are obvious risks but that Perry-Getzlaf duo stack sure panned out. It’s worth a shot if you have the money.
Tyler Johnson ($7300) – The triplets made their mark throughout Game 1 as it was clear that the fear Carey Price faces from this line is very very real. Nine goals in his last ten games and always seems to score against Price is enough for most people. Montreal cannot score so the more pressure this “first line” and the pivot in particular puts on Montreal, the better and better it becomes for Tampa Bay and Johnson DFS owners.
Others to Consider: Ryan Getzlaf ($8900), Alex Galchenyuk ($4200), Brad Richards ($4600)
Values: Matt Stajan ($2900), Cedric Paquette ($2900)
Jason Pomiville ($6300) – Everyone and their mother and uncle might go with Zach Parise here but Pominville has the most to atone for after his wide open Game 1 miss that would have tied the game. Consider that the winger was getting nearly four DraftKings points per game in the last 10-12 games and you have a recipe for a bounce back because in these playoffs, it seems atonement comes (whether it is quickly or in the next game).
Patrick Kane ($8600) – We go HUGE on “Sunday Night Showtime” as Mr. Kane seems to have this knack of just producing on Sunday nights when it comes to televised games. The sample size is not as small as it used to be so we just accept this as trend now. Simply point a game players that approach nearly 1.5 points per game on Sunday nights get noticed. He will at the very least be worth a play if you can squeeze him in. If you can fit Kane in with Corey Perry somehow then you do it.
Others to Consider: Corey Perry ($9100), Nikita Kucherov ($4600), Jakob Silfverberg ($4900).
Values: Justin Fontaine ($2900), Bryan Bickell ($2700).
Duncan Keith ($7100) – This is where I just play it and say gamble it! Keith is going to get his chances to not only score but set up plays as well. His two assists in Game 1 were or should have been overshadowed by his three shots on goal and at least three or four scoring chances. It is Sunday night, the opponent is Minnesota, and again Chicago loves the frenetic. You know what you have to do even if it means spending the dough.
Victor Hedman ($4900) – You have to still play Hedman here or take a step lower with Stralman. Tampa Bay has Price’s number and until Carey Price proves otherwise, one has to consider more Tampa Bay options on the road that you would usually do. Remember options are a bit more limited and there are late options that could be considered too but that Tampa Bay power play still looks scarier than Montreal’s at least right now.
Others to Consider: P.K. Subban ($7800), Andrei Markov ($4500), Francois Beauchemin ($3800), Anton Stralman ($3400).
Values: Simon Despres ($3000), Matt Dumba ($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 this weekend!