Daily Fantasy Picks
With four evening games left on the NHL schedule tonight, many of you are scrambling to make your daily fantasy picks. In this edition, every player is on a hot streak (okay, except for one). Let’s see what kind of daily fantasy hockey team that afforded me to put together.
- My roster
I immediately went gunning for Rickard Rakell and Tyler Johnson (the exception). Rakell has 4 points his his last 3 games, and while Johnson was hurt and hasn’t been producing much, he is playing with Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat. The Tampa trio was arguably the NHL’s best last season and Johnson should be getting back into game shape just about now.
David Perron has been a whole new player since being traded to the Ducks half a dozen weeks back. He has 5 points in his last 5 games and looks great next to Ryan Getzlaf. I didn’t necessarily intend to stack Rakell and Perron but Anaheim is the NHL’s best team since the All-Star break and should keep it going tonight.
Speaking of Ducks, Sami Vatanen made my lineup again. He can easily reach double digits with a solid effort, and rarely has a real off night. His price tag and production just always seem to be the perfect fit for my squads so here’s to the Anaheim powerplay!
TJ Brodie was a consolation prize of sorts. I originally had the much cheaper 19-year-old Noah Hanifin pegged there, but with some extra loot left over I had to take the Calgary star. Brodie has been an unheralded stud for a couple of seasons now, and is in the midst of a nice stretch at the moment.
Johnny Gaudreau has 5 points in his last 3 contests, while Jarome Iginla looks rejuvenated for a late-season push with the Avalanche. Iggy’s been lighting the lamp regularly again.
Cam Ward is getting the nod for the Hurricanes and has been excellent lately. He himself has seen a resurgence and looks to have restored some confidence and ability to stop pucks. Ward should be a safe play.