Last night did not fully go as I had expected. I had overlooked Malkin in many spots but still ended up coming out nearly doubling up. Tonight is a new night, and we get back to our winning ways. We have another great slate with some possible upsets. We are going to jump into the slate and build a winning team
Mr. Pucks Profound Three
Patrik Laine (Wpg) -Wing- ($7700 FD / $7100 DK)
Laine has dazzled and amazed us with his elite skills as of late. Tonight he gets to surprise and destroy the Avalanche at home. He has eight goals and five assists in his last 10 and will continue to add to his point total tonight. I see him getting two goals and an assist while taking five shots on net.
Jonathan Marchessault (Fla) -Wing- ($4700 FD / $4800 DK)
Marchessault started the season off a man possessed, then all the sudden someone performed an exorcism, and he slowed down. With only three goals and one assist in his last ten, people are passing him over. Tonight though he comes through and takes over this game offensively. With new acquisition Thomas Vanek on his line, he will score two goals tonight while taking four shots. Fire him and his mates up in your lineups and rake in the cash.
Alex Ovechkin (Was) -Wing- ($8500 FD / $8200 DK)
I tried to fade Ovie today but the more I dug, the more dfs gold I found. In 44 career games against the Flyers, Ovie has 51 (31 goals / 20 assists) while taking an average of four shots per game. Ovie has scored 31 of his 54 points on home ice, and in his last outing against the Flyers he ended up with two assists. Have I convinced yet? I will be using him tonight, even if as a standalone player. I see a goal and an assist on the power play while taking six shots.
Mr. Pucks’ Sleeper Play
Brayden Point (TB) - Center - ($3800 FD / $4000 DK)
Point has had back to back bad games. Yeah not the best way to start this off, but it works in our favor. Most will see this and move on, as most will also target Tampa's top line tonight. Point is the Lightning's second line center and should pay off big tonight. I see him getting a goal and two assists. Pair him with linemate Drouin in your cash games or add Killorn for a full line stack in your gpps.
Teams To Target
Chicago Blackhawks - The Toews line will be high owned and the only one I’m targeting. Keith on defense.
Tampa Bay Lightning - I will be all over the second line pairing of Point-Drouin tonight. Also like the third line with Namestnikov-Erne as well. Hedman and Sustr on defense.
Winnipeg Jets - The second line will be my main target tonight from this game. Will also have a bit of exposure to the first line. Byfuglien and Trouba on defense.
Buffalo Sabres - I think this is highest scoring game tonight. I will be using Eichel and his linemates tonight in my gpp lines. Love Ristolainen on defense.
Also Consider - Wash 1, Fla 3, Mon 1, Ott 1.
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
Rask - Cash/GPP
Quick - Cash/GPP
C. Anderson - Cash/GPP
Coreau - GPP - My sleeper goalie of the night
Reimer - GPP