Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks
Last night we introduced you to the Point-Spread Contest of daily fantasy hockey, but tonight we’ll keep it simple and take a look at the classic Salary Cap version on FanPicks.com. We’re using a 50k cap as is the standard and doubling up at each position except goaltender of course. Let’s take a look at my roster and what strategy I employed this time to win my daily fantasy hockey league.
- My Roster
On this classic night for hockey, we went with a classic hockey recipe. Your franchise players in net and up the middle, with support roles being filled on the wings and backend.
Taking our opening faceoff would be John Tavares. Johnny T has been on fire lately and just netted his 20th of the season. Milestones are often mental benchmarks for scorers and I expect his success to continue versus Carolina.
Connor McDavid spent his week drawing comparisons to Wayne Gretzky after his spectacular outing against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, so I’ll let it ride against the Winnipeg Jets. Plus, it’s a pretty exciting night watching the superstar 18-year-old.
On the left wing we took moderate discounts with Arvidsson and Burakovsky. The youngers play with talented linemates (Ribeiro, Forsberg – Kuznetsov, Williams) and have been rolling. Keep it going. It’s worth the game if you need a mid-level winger. Of course LW Taylor Hall, RW Patrick Kane, and RW Jordan Eberle should be terrific tonight if you can afford them.
With Tavares and McDavid counting for nearly 30% of the cap, we couldn’t play DFS beasts Erik Karlsson and John Klingberg. Karlsson has a favourable matchup with CLB, and Klingberg should get some chances in a fast paced thriller vs the mighty Capitals. So we found other suitable candidates to do the job. We found major bargains on D with Vatanen and Phaneuf. Phaneuf’s price tag, and potential to match Karlsson in the point column tonight has him in premium discount bin. The powerplay is where I’m banking on a couple of points in the former Leafs revival.
Corey Crawford has been great all season, and though the Ducks have talent, they are dead last goals for across the NHL. He’s at home in a near must-win for the the Blackhawks if they want to be considered elite.