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Scouting The NHL DFS - Wednesday, January 4

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I hope everyone hit on some of their lineups last night. My sleeper pick and my Kucherov pick paid off for us. Tonight we have another nice slate, and we are going to cash out again. Time to dig in and put the biscuit in the basket!

Mr. Pucks’ Profound Three

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.

Ryan Kesler  (Ana) - Center - ($7100 FD / $6800 DK)

Kesler has been heating up as of late and is making a push for the Ducks MVP. He has had three goals and three assists in his last five. He looks to continue his dominance tonight when the Ducks host the Red Wings. The Wings are the second worst team in the NHL when it comes to defending the center position. Kesler should give us at least a goal and an assist tonight.

Patrick Laine (TOR) - Center - ($7100 FD / $6800 DK)

Laine is playing well and at a high level. He had a goal and two assists last night and should do the same tonight against a lowly Panthers team. I see Laine also adding five shots on net plus a blocked shot.

Jason Spezza (Dal) - Wing - ($6600 FD / $6100 DK)

Spezza and his Stars have been an odd team to figure out. Tonight the get a Canadians that is having some midseason issues. In his last have Spezza has two goals and six assists. I think he puts in two goals tonight and gets four shots on net.

Mr. Pucks’ Sleeper Play of the Night

Jaromir Jagr (Fla) - Wing - ($5800 FD / $5000 DK)

It is Jaromir Jagr night in South Florida tonight. With that said, he will impress and thank the fans with a showing for the ages. I will have him in a lineup or two but not go too heavy. I think he treats us with two goals in appreciation of the fans.

Teams To Target

A few teams to target and build your lineups around.

Anaheim Ducks  - Top line and second line. Fowler is a great play on defense

Winnipeg Jets  - Top 2 lines and Byfuglien or Trouba on defense.

Dallas Stars - Top line will be sneaky and produce. Klingberg and Benn on defense.

New York Rangers - First and second line on play, McDonagh, and Skjei on defense.

Florida Panthers - Jagr line and 3rd line. Yandle on defense

Montreal Canadiens - Top two lines are in play, leaning more top line.

Calgary Flames - Top two lines and Giordano on defense.

Vancouver Canucks - Sutter line will be sneaky low owned.


**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

Lehtonen/Niemi - GPP

Gibson - Cash/GPP

Johnson - Cash/GPP

Mason - GPP

Miller - Cash/GPP


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