There is an overlap slate once again with one game on Saturday and one on Sunday with this overlap. Due to the New York Rangers overtime win, there will be a two game slate on Sunday. Please note the differences and let’s get moving here!
For those wanting to take it easy, here is a “low stakes” type of GPP just for you:
Carey Price ($8600) – The price is too damn attractive to pass up considering Price is normally $500-$700 higher at least. This naturally is never easy to look at from this point of view but the reality is a team under this much pressure may just turn in their best performance in front of the home crowd. Montreal needs this as there is no tomorrow if they lose but Price has to be their best penalty killer. He has not been of late. Perhaps the goalie is due to finally step up.
Others to Consider: Ben Bishop ($9000), Frederik Andersen ($8400).
Tyler Johnson ($7800) – Ah, so in doubt… we keep on playing the best triplet until he is stopped. Even on an off night, the center is a threat. His 12 points in his last ten games is testament to that theory and his playoff performance has elevated him about Steven Stamkos. That is all you need to know. It is worth taking a risk. Tampa’s special teams have been dangerous the last three games. Why not expect it again.
Ryan Kesler ($7000) – Calgary is keying against Perry and Getzlaf and they may still produce anyway but Kesler has found a nice little niche offensively in this series. He has three points in his last two games and keeps frustrating the Flames with his continued physical play. You have to like this if you are an owner even at a slightly elevated price. This series could end with a Kesler game winning goal.
Others to Consider: Tomas Plekanec ($6700), Steven Stamkos ($8800), Andrew Cogliano ($4000), Alex Galchenyuk ($4300)
Values: Matt Stajan ($2900), Nate Thompson ($2500)
Max Pacioretty ($8300) – So hey we saw Max Pacioretty in Game 4 and it was just in the nick of time. His goal and two assists turned into ten DraftKings points which felt like a series worth of points in one game. The first three games, Pacioretty had 10.5 points so we were not far off. The home crowd is going to be crazy and a 100% Pacioretty is one scary, good player.
Jakob Silfverberg ($5500) – The forward keeps playing more and more and he just finds ways to produce when needed. He did it again on Friday night as Anaheim rallied from an early 2-1 deficit to win 4-2. There are lots of different options in playing Anaheim players. We considered using Johnny Gaudreau but he will be viewed as a higher GPP risk. Silfverberg is actually a safer play in the friendly confines of the Honda Center.
Others to Consider: Nikita Kucherov ($7300), Corey Perry ($8700), Ondrej Palat ($5400), Patrick Maroon ($4100)
Values: Michael Ferland ($2700), Brandon Prust ($2600)
Sami Vatanen ($6000) – This is a high risk play, and people will be questioning this one heavily. Why is that? Simply Vatanen was under siege throughout most of Game 4 but at the Honda Center, he will be played in more advantageous scenarios which should decrease the likelihood of compromised plays and increase the chances for points. His power play prowess could be the final dagger in Calgary’s season.
P.K. Subban ($7600) – Now two assists will do as far as a performance in Game 4. Granted a goal or two would be nice but let’s not get picky when the pickings are slimmer. The Norris Trophy candidate gets one more chance to play in front of the home crowd. This shapes up like a Montreal stack of a forward, defenseman, and a goalie. Yes it is a positional stack in a sense. Subban is still dangerous on the power play and this may be worth even more point potential.
Others to Consider: Anton Stralman ($4300), Francois Beauchemin ($4000), Jeff Petry ($3900), Andrei Markov ($4900)
Values: Alexei Emelin ($2800). — Braydon Coburn is slightly above value but we are including him as a high risk GPP play at below $3500.
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!