I was asked if these are three players people should use. What I suggest is building around at least one of my three choices. Let us take a look at my top three.
Jack Eichel - Center - ($6800 FD / $7600 DK)
What is pointing me towards Eichel, is the fact that he will be centering a top line with Kane and Okposo. This alone will raise his DFS value. Playing a Kings team that plays down to their opponents is a recipe for success. He will be a top play in all formats.
Victor Rask - Center - ($5600 FD / $5800 DK)
As we can tell so far, there is no need to pay up at center tonight. Rask is averaging at least one point per game this season. His Hurricanes get a Canucks team that is just not good. This could be the highest scoring game on the slate, and Rask will be the center of the scoring. I expect a goal two assists and six shots on net.
Joe Pavelski - Wing - ($7800 FD / $7400 DK)
Pavelski and his Shark's head to Toronto tonight, and I want some skin in this game. The Leafs are one of the worse teams in the NHL in giving up goals, and the Sharks need a breakout game. This game will be that game. Get in on this action and be happy with the outcome.
Cappy's Super Sleeper
Devan Shore - Center - ($3400 FD / $3700 DK)
Shore is risky in the fact he is on the fourth line. The upside is, he makes the most of his limited ice time. Three goals in his last two games with four shots in both games. I like him for a goal and three shots on net.
Games To Target
I will be listing the teams you want to target in this slate with a little info on each team.
Nashville Predators - Their top two lines are in play tonight as I think they score often. Subban and Josi are high - end defensive plays with a flier on Ekholm.
San Jose Sharks - The Sharks just snuck by the Canes in their last game and will come out fast and hard. I love their ability to score and will have exposure to Pavelski line. Burns is a defense beast, but if you want to save, I love Vlasic (aka The Pickle) as a pivot.
Buffalo Sabres - The Sabres are in a great spot for a wide open game. The top line of Kane - Eichel - Okposo should provide a bulk of the offense. I live Ristolainen as his price is way too low for his production. This will be one of my favorite game stacks.
Minnesota Wild - The Wild get a Panthers team that is 1 - 4 in their last five while giving up an average of three goals in those five. Staal and Koivu are great building blocks for their respective lines, and Suter is a stout play on defense. I will have some exposure to this game.
Detroit Red Wings - The Red Wings get an Arizona team that just gave up seven goals to the Pens last night. Kick them while they are down. I will target Larkin and his line as I think they come out on fire.
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
I will list a few goalies and if you want them in cash, gpp, or both.
Raanta - GPP - Just shutout Hawks two starts ago
Dubnyk - Cash/GPP
Jones - GPP
Holtby - GPP
Talbot - Cash/GPP
Ward - Cash/GPP
Jimmy Howard - Cash/GPP