Must DFS Play (Marchessault) and Fade (Rantanen) Advice

Jonathan Marchessault

Jonathan Marchessault is underrated on DraftKings with a projected 5.2 DK pts (#2 among left wings). He is the #20 highest priced left wing ($5600). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $8.2K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Brad Marchand (4.2 FP), Johnny Gaudreau (4.4 FP), Artemi Panarin (4.3 FP), Gabriel Landeskog (4 FP), and Tomas Tatar (3 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Marchessault but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 3.5 FPs, a value reached in 12 of 29 games (41%). The combined 'cover percentage' for left wing priced at $4.0K and above is 42%.

Jonathan Marchessault is underrated on FanDuel with a projected 19.1 FD pts (#3 among wings). At $7000 he is expected to be the #18 wing. Based on 12/6 salaries and projected points per dollar, Marchessault is worth $9.3K. Brad Marchand (15.5 FP), David Pastrnak (17.9 FP), Johnny Gaudreau (16.4 FP), Artemi Panarin (16 FP), and Patrick Kane (15.5 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Marchessault but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 14.4 FPs, a value reached in 12 of 29 games (41%). The combined 'cover percentage' for wings priced at $4.0K and above is 43%.

Craig Anderson and Alex Stalock are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 12/6.

Mikko Rantanen

Projected for 4.3 DraftKings pts Rantanen is the #9 ranked right wing. He is the #1 highest priced right wing ($7600). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $6.6K. Instead of Rantanen consider these better options at lower salaries: David Pastrnak (4.9 FP), Cam Atkinson (4.8 FP), Mike Hoffman (4.5 FP), Mark Stone (4.5 FP), and Patric Hornqvist (4.8 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 4.9 FPs, a value reached in 14 of 28 games (50%). The combined 'cover percentage' for right wing priced at $4.0K and above is 41%.

Projected for 16.2 FanDuel pts Mikko Rantanen is the #14 ranked wing. At $8600 he is expected to be the #3 wing. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $7.9K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Instead of Rantanen consider these better options at lower salaries: David Pastrnak (17.9 FP), Johnny Gaudreau (16.4 FP), Cam Atkinson (17.6 FP), Taylor Hall (18.3 FP), and Mike Hoffman (16.6 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 17.6 FPs, a value reached in 16 of 28 games (57%). The combined 'cover percentage' for wings priced at $4.0K and above is 43%.

Nathan MacKinnon and Pekka Rinne are also bad values on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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TODAY'S GAMES (AVG O/U 6) AND PROJECTED FANTASY LEADERS

MONTREAL CANADIENS VS OTTAWA SENATORS O/U 6.5 (o-132, u110)

  • Craig Anderson (G) 20.7 FD $7.9K, 5.2 DK $7.8K
  • Mark Stone (W FD, RW DK) 16.7 FD $6.7K, 4.5 DK $6.8K
  • Shea Weber (D) 15.6 FD $5.7K, 4.4 DK $6.5K
  • Matt Duchene (C) 15.6 FD $6.8K, 4.2 DK $6.3K
  • Thomas Chabot (D) 14.4 FD $5.8K, 3.9 DK $6.7K

NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS O/U 6.5 (o-120, u100)

  • Sidney Crosby (C) 20.6 FD $8.8K, 5.5 DK $7.1K
  • Evgeni Malkin (C) 20.3 FD $8.1K, 5.3 DK $6.7K
  • Phil Kessel (W FD, RW DK) 18.4 FD $8K, 4.9 DK $6.1K
  • Casey DeSmith (G) 18.1 FD $8.2K, 4.5 DK $7.9K
  • Patric Hornqvist (W FD, RW DK) 17.7 FD $6.2K, 4.8 DK $6.7K

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS O/U 6.5 (o-116, u-105)

  • Sergei Bobrovsky (G) 18.5 FD $8.6K, 4.6 DK $7.5K
  • Cam Atkinson (W FD, RW DK) 17.6 FD $7.3K, 4.8 DK $7.3K
  • Claude Giroux (W FD, LW DK) 16.6 FD $7.8K, 4.4 DK $6.4K
  • Artemi Panarin (W FD, LW DK) 16 FD $7.6K, 4.3 DK $5.8K
  • Anthony Stolarz (G) 15.7 FD $7K, 3.9 DK $6.8K

COLORADO AVALANCHE VS FLORIDA PANTHERS O/U 6 (o-135, u115)

  • Nathan MacKinnon (C) 19.7 FD $9.1K, 5.3 DK $8.2K
  • Philipp Grubauer (G) 18.2 FD $7.3K, 4.6 DK $7.5K
  • Aleksander Barkov (C) 17.3 FD $7.5K, 4.7 DK $6K
  • Mike Hoffman (W FD, RW DK) 16.6 FD $6.8K, 4.5 DK $6.3K
  • Evgenii Dadonov (W FD, LW DK) 16.2 FD $7.1K, 4.4 DK $6K

DETROIT RED WINGS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS O/U 6 (o-125, u105)

  • Auston Matthews (C) 22.1 FD $8.6K, 5.9 DK $8.3K
  • Garret Sparks (G) 21.5 FD $7.6K, 5.4 DK $8.3K
  • John Tavares (C) 19.6 FD $8K, 5.3 DK $7.4K
  • Mitch Marner (W FD, RW DK) 17.3 FD $7.8K, 4.6 DK $7.1K
  • Morgan Rielly (D) 16.4 FD $6.6K, 4.4 DK $6.6K

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS O/U 6 (o-120, u100)

  • Marc-Andre Fleury (G) 21.7 FD $8.9K, 5.4 DK $8.3K
  • Jonathan Marchessault (W FD, LW DK) 19.1 FD $7K, 5.2 DK $5.6K
  • William Karlsson (C) 16.8 FD $7.2K, 4.5 DK $5.7K
  • Max Pacioretty (W FD, LW DK) 16.1 FD $6.6K, 4.4 DK $5.9K
  • Patrick Kane (W FD, RW DK) 15.5 FD $8.1K, 4.2 DK $6.4K

MINNESOTA WILD VS CALGARY FLAMES O/U 6 (o-120, u100)

  • Alex Stalock (G) 18.3 FD $7.4K, 4.6 DK $6.9K
  • Johnny Gaudreau (W FD, LW DK) 16.4 FD $8.3K, 4.4 DK $7.2K
  • Sean Monahan (C) 16.2 FD $7.8K, 4.4 DK $6.9K
  • Mike Smith (G) 16.3 FD $7.6K, 4.1 DK $8.1K
  • Zach Parise (W FD, LW DK) 14.9 FD $6.5K, 4.1 DK $6.1K

BOSTON BRUINS VS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING O/U 6 (o-116, u-105)

  • Louis Domingue (G) 19.8 FD $8.6K, 4.9 DK $8.2K
  • Nikita Kucherov (W FD, RW DK) 19.3 FD $9K, 5.1 DK $7.5K
  • David Pastrnak (W FD, RW DK) 17.9 FD $8.4K, 4.9 DK $7K
  • Brayden Point (C) 16.8 FD $7.9K, 4.5 DK $6.4K
  • Brad Marchand (W FD, LW DK) 15.5 FD $8K, 4.2 DK $5.7K

WASHINGTON CAPITALS VS ARIZONA COYOTES O/U 5.5 (o-120, u100)

  • Alex Ovechkin (W FD, LW DK) 19.3 FD $8.8K, 5.2 DK $7.9K
  • Pheonix Copley (G) 19.4 FD $7.5K, 4.8 DK $7.8K
  • John Carlson (D) 16.1 FD $6.9K, 4.4 DK $6.8K
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov (C) 15.9 FD $7.4K, 4.2 DK $6.1K
  • Nicklas Backstrom (C) 14 FD $7.6K, 3.7 DK $6.6K

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS O/U 5.5 (o-116, u-105)

  • Pekka Rinne (G) 19.6 FD $9.1K, 4.9 DK $8.4K
  • Roman Josi (D) 15.5 FD $6.4K, 4.4 DK $6.3K
  • Jacob Markstrom (G) 14.7 FD $7.5K, 3.7 DK $6.9K
  • Alexander Edler (D) 13.9 FD $5K, 4 DK $5.6K
  • P.K. Subban (D) 13.4 FD $6K, 3.7 DK $5.8K

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS O/U 5.5 (o-111, u-111)

  • Taylor Hall (W FD, LW DK) 18.3 FD $8K, 5 DK $7.4K
  • Keith Kinkaid (G) 18.6 FD $7.7K, 4.6 DK $7.6K
  • Jonathan Quick (G) 17.4 FD $7.8K, 4.4 DK $7.5K
  • Anze Kopitar (C) 15.5 FD $6.7K, 4.2 DK $5.2K
  • Dustin Brown (W FD, RW DK) 14.1 FD $6.2K, 3.9 DK $4.9K
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