Ilya Kovalchuk is a Strong DFS Play and Brassard is One to Fade

Ilya Kovalchuk

He is projected for 10.2 FanDuel points and 10.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1984 more than $3K on FanDuel and +$2254 more than $2.6K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play.

DRAFTKINGS (LW) 12/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#14 Blake Coleman10.5 DK Points$4300
#15 Brandon Saad10.2 DK Points$4100
#16 Ilya Kovalchuk10.1 DK Points$2600
#17 Tyler Bertuzzi9.6 DK Points$5200
#18 Anthony Beauvillier9.5 DK Points$5300

He is projected for 10.2 FanDuel points and 10.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1984 more than $3K on FanDuel and +$2254 more than $2.6K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play.

DRAFTKINGS (LW) 12/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#14 Blake Coleman10.5 DK Points$4300
#15 Brandon Saad10.2 DK Points$4100
#16 Ilya Kovalchuk10.1 DK Points$2600
#17 Tyler Bertuzzi9.6 DK Points$5200
#18 Anthony Beauvillier9.5 DK Points$5300

Henrik Lundqvist and John Gibson are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 12/2.

Derick Brassard

He is projected for 8.4 FanDuel points and 6.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1797 short of $5.9K on FanDuel and -$1709 short of $4.7K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade.

DRAFTKINGS (RW) 12/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#24 Matt Luff7 DK Points$2500
#25 Austin Wagner6.5 DK Points$2500
#26 Derick Brassard6.3 DK Points$4700
#27 Luke Glendening5.7 DK Points$2700
#28 Jesper Bratt5.6 DK Points$3500

He is projected for 8.4 FanDuel points and 6.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1797 short of $5.9K on FanDuel and -$1709 short of $4.7K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade.

DRAFTKINGS (RW) 12/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#24 Matt Luff7 DK Points$2500
#25 Austin Wagner6.5 DK Points$2500
#26 Derick Brassard6.3 DK Points$4700
#27 Luke Glendening5.7 DK Points$2700
#28 Jesper Bratt5.6 DK Points$3500

Malcolm Subban and Ryan Strome are also bad values on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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TODAY'S GAMES (AVG O/U 5.7) AND PROJECTED FANTASY LEADERS

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS NEW YORK RANGERS O/U 6 (o-111, u-107)

  • Henrik Lundqvist (G) 19.6 FD $7.6K, 17 DK $7.3K
  • Mika Zibanejad (C) 18 FD $7.1K, 15.9 DK $7.1K
  • Artemi Panarin (LW) 17 FD $8.2K, 14.7 DK $7.9K
  • Max Pacioretty (LW) 15.3 FD $6.5K, 15.6 DK $7.5K
  • Mark Stone (RW) 15 FD $7.2K, 13.9 DK $7K

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS BUFFALO SABRES O/U 6 (o-110, u-108)

  • Jack Eichel (C) 19.9 FD $8.4K, 18.9 DK $8.2K
  • MacKenzie Blackwood (G) 17.9 FD $7.1K, 16.2 DK $7.5K
  • Linus Ullmark (G) 18.3 FD $7.4K, 15.5 DK $8.1K
  • Taylor Hall (LW) 14.8 FD $7.4K, 14.4 DK $8.1K
  • Jeff Skinner (LW) 13.9 FD $7K, 14.4 DK $6.3K

ST. LOUIS BLUES VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS O/U 5.5 (o-125, u100)

  • Patrick Kane (RW) 19.3 FD $8.6K, 17.7 DK $7.7K
  • Jordan Binnington (G) 16.9 FD $8.9K, 14.9 DK $8K
  • Robin Lehner (G) 16.6 FD $7.6K, 14.5 DK $7.6K
  • Alex Pietrangelo (D) 13.6 FD $6.5K, 15.2 DK $6.7K
  • Ryan O'Reilly (C) 13.7 FD $7K, 12.5 DK $5.5K

NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS DETROIT RED WINGS O/U 5.5 (o-115, u-105)

  • Semyon Varlamov (G) 19.3 FD $7.8K, 16 DK $8.2K
  • Anthony Mantha (RW) 13.8 FD $7.1K, 13.6 DK $6.9K
  • Brock Nelson (C) 13.8 FD $5.9K, 12.9 DK $6.3K
  • Mathew Barzal (C) 14.2 FD $6.6K, 12.5 DK $6.9K
  • Dylan Larkin (C) 13.2 FD $6.3K, 13.1 DK $5.7K

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS O/U 5.5 (o103, u-127)

  • John Gibson (G) 20.1 FD $7.7K, 17.4 DK $8.4K
  • Jonathan Quick (G) 15.1 FD $7.2K, 13.2 DK $6.9K
  • Ryan Getzlaf (C) 14 FD $6.2K, 14 DK $5.6K
  • Anze Kopitar (C) 14 FD $7.7K, 12.4 DK $6K
  • Rickard Rakell (LW) 12.8 FD $6K, 12.3 DK $5.9K