We have an extremely light slate tonight. After 11 games last night, we get only two games tonight. Two games! Nonetheless, I will tell you which players to target in those games for your lineups. With only two games, stay away for MME gpps tonight. Sharks will have almost every possible outcome covered. Stick to the Single Entry style games. On a small slate, your odds are a bit higher.
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.
Artemi Panarin(Chi) - Wing - ($7100 FD / $6500 DK)
The Breadman is one of my favorite Blackhawks. After starting the season off on fire, Panarian has been dormant, to say the least. He has posted only two multi-point games since Dec 18th and looks to return to form tonight. In nine career games against the Jets, he has four goals and four assists, with a goal and an assist coming on the man advantage. Tonight, I feel he gets back to his dominance and scores two goals and gets an assist with five shots on net.
Nikita Kucherov (TBL) - Wing - ($7600 FD /$6900 DK)
Some people may question going up against the Wild as they are one of the best defensive teams in the NHL. You are right, but they average when it comes to defending the wing position (15th in the NHL). With limited action against the Wild in his career, Kuch has posted only two goals in five games. Nikita does have three goals and three assists in their last five games. This will be your contrarian team tonight. This also gives MJRinFLA a reason to watch the lightning.
Mark Scheifele (Wpg) -Center- ($7800 FD / $6600 DK)
Don't be surprised if seven total goals are scored in this game. Scheifele had a three-game goal scoring streak broken recently and is looking to start a new streak. I see him knocking two past Crawford and the Blackhawks 4th worst defense against the center. Chalky will be an understatement, but 35 FanDuel points are very possible.
Mr. Pucks’ Sleeper play of the night
Tyler Graovac (Min) - Wing - ($3400 FD / $2900 DK)
You probably have no clue who this kid is, and who could blame you. He isn't a household name. He has only managed six goals in 43 games played this season, but three of those six have come in his last six games. He is a fourth line winger that averages 11 minutes of ice time. Use him only if you are looking to save some cap space. He should have two shots and a blocked shot tonight, helping him exceed value.
Teams To Target
A few teams to target and build your lineups around.
Minnesota Wild - The second line of Granlund-Koivu-Zucker will be very popular tonight. I also like the two player stack of Staal-Parise as well. I will have a good amount of Suter on defense. Also, consider Dumba and Scandella.
Chicago Blackhawks - The Anisimov-Panarian play will be a popular play and one of my more targeted stacks. Also, Panik-Toews-Schultz is a nice play as they are a bit easier on your cap. Check lines though after morning skate as things change. Keith, Seabrook, and Hjalmarsson on defense.
Winnipeg Jets - Coop-Scheifele-Wheeler should be high owned, but provide a ton of offense. I'm also going to have some two player stacks of Little-Laine. Byfuglien and Trouba on defense
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
I will list a few goalies that I like tonight, and if you want to play them in cash, GPP, or both.
Dubnyk - Cash/GPP
Crawford - GPP
Pavelec/Hellebuyck - GPP only