Must DFS Play (Matthews) and Fade (Crosby) Advice

Auston Matthews

He is projected for 22.1 FanDuel points and 22.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1757 more than $8.6K on FanDuel and +$2890 more than $7.7K 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.

FANDUEL (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Auston Matthews22.1 FD Points$8600
#2 Nathan MacKinnon21.9 FD Points$8900
#3 Connor McDavid20.1 FD Points$9300
#4 Jack Eichel20.1 FD Points$8300
#5 John Tavares18.8 FD Points$7700
DRAFTKINGS (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Auston Matthews22.9 DK Points$7700
#2 Nathan MacKinnon21.5 DK Points$8100
#3 Connor McDavid19.5 DK Points$8000
#4 Leon Draisaitl18.5 DK Points$6800
#5 Jack Eichel18.4 DK Points$7300

He is projected for 22.1 FanDuel points and 22.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1757 more than $8.6K on FanDuel and +$2890 more than $7.7K 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.

FANDUEL (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Auston Matthews22.1 FD Points$8600
#2 Nathan MacKinnon21.9 FD Points$8900
#3 Connor McDavid20.1 FD Points$9300
#4 Jack Eichel20.1 FD Points$8300
#5 John Tavares18.8 FD Points$7700
DRAFTKINGS (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Auston Matthews22.9 DK Points$7700
#2 Nathan MacKinnon21.5 DK Points$8100
#3 Connor McDavid19.5 DK Points$8000
#4 Leon Draisaitl18.5 DK Points$6800
#5 Jack Eichel18.4 DK Points$7300

Nikita Kucherov and Nathan MacKinnon are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 1/14.

Sidney Crosby

He is projected for 8.3 FanDuel points and 6.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$4110 short of $8K on FanDuel and -$4279 short of $7.1K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade.

FANDUEL (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#42 Adam Brooks9.4 FD Points$3000
#43 Marcus Johansson8.4 FD Points$4200
#44 Sidney Crosby8.3 FD Points$8000
#45 Jack Hughes8.2 FD Points$4600
#46 Kyle Turris8.2 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#56 Michael Amadio6.6 DK Points$2600
#57 Blake Lizotte6.2 DK Points$2700
#58 Sidney Crosby6.1 DK Points$7100
#59 Radek Faksa5.9 DK Points$2900
#60 Chris Tierney5.9 DK Points$3000

He is projected for 8.3 FanDuel points and 6.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$4110 short of $8K on FanDuel and -$4279 short of $7.1K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade.

FANDUEL (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#42 Adam Brooks9.4 FD Points$3000
#43 Marcus Johansson8.4 FD Points$4200
#44 Sidney Crosby8.3 FD Points$8000
#45 Jack Hughes8.2 FD Points$4600
#46 Kyle Turris8.2 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS (C) 1/14 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#56 Michael Amadio6.6 DK Points$2600
#57 Blake Lizotte6.2 DK Points$2700
#58 Sidney Crosby6.1 DK Points$7100
#59 Radek Faksa5.9 DK Points$2900
#60 Chris Tierney5.9 DK Points$3000

Jonathan Quick and Robby Fabbri are also bad values on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS O/U 6.5 (o-133, u113)

  • Auston Matthews (C) 22.1 FD $8.6K, 22.9 DK $7.7K
  • Frederik Andersen (G) 21.7 FD $8.3K, 17.8 DK $8.3K
  • John Tavares (C) 18.8 FD $7.7K, 17.8 DK $7K
  • Mitch Marner (RW) 19 FD $7.9K, 16.7 DK $7.1K
  • William Nylander (RW) 13.8 FD $6K, 13.2 DK $6.3K

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS OTTAWA SENATORS O/U 6.5 (o-113, u-107)

  • Patrick Kane (RW) 20.7 FD $8.2K, 20.7 DK $7.7K
  • Robin Lehner (G) 19.2 FD $8.1K, 16.3 DK $7.2K
  • Marcus Hogberg (G) 14 FD $7.2K, 12.8 DK $7.2K
  • Jonathan Toews (C) 14.1 FD $6.4K, 12.7 DK $6.3K
  • Thomas Chabot (D) 12.5 FD $5.9K, 13.7 DK $5.7K

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS WINNIPEG JETS O/U 6.5 (o-112, u-108)

  • Connor Hellebuyck (G) 18.7 FD $8K, 16.4 DK $7.6K
  • Jacob Markstrom (G) 16.5 FD $7.5K, 14.6 DK $7.5K
  • Alexander Edler (D) 13.8 FD $5K, 16.3 DK $5.7K
  • Mark Scheifele (C) 15.8 FD $7.4K, 14 DK $6.4K
  • Kyle Connor (LW) 14.5 FD $6.5K, 14 DK $6.6K

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS EDMONTON OILERS O/U 6.5 (o-101, u-119)

  • Connor McDavid (C) 20.1 FD $9.3K, 19.5 DK $8K
  • Roman Josi (D) 19.1 FD $7.1K, 20.2 DK $7K
  • Leon Draisaitl (C) 19.2 FD $8.1K, 18.5 DK $6.8K
  • Filip Forsberg (LW) 15.8 FD $7.2K, 15.8 DK $5.9K
  • Oscar Klefbom (D) 14.1 FD $5.5K, 16.8 DK $5.9K

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING O/U 6 (o-116, u-104)

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy (G) 24.4 FD $9.2K, 19.8 DK $8.4K
  • Nikita Kucherov (RW) 21 FD $8.2K, 20.4 DK $7.4K
  • Steven Stamkos (LW) 19.8 FD $8.4K, 17.7 DK $7.2K
  • Brayden Point (C) 17.5 FD $7K, 15.2 DK $6.9K
  • Victor Hedman (D) 16.7 FD $6.1K, 14.8 DK $6.3K

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS BUFFALO SABRES O/U 6 (o-109, u-111)

  • Jack Eichel (C) 20.1 FD $8.3K, 18.4 DK $7.3K
  • Max Pacioretty (LW) 17.4 FD $7.6K, 17.9 DK $7.6K
  • Linus Ullmark (G) 18.2 FD $7.2K, 16.3 DK $7.3K
  • Marc-Andre Fleury (G) 16.6 FD $8K, 14.4 DK $7.9K
  • Jonathan Marchessault (LW) 14.9 FD $6.4K, 15.6 DK $6.2K

MINNESOTA WILD VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS O/U 5.5 (o-137, u105)

  • Tristan Jarry (G) 19.1 FD $8.5K, 15.9 DK $8.2K
  • Evgeni Malkin (C) 17.6 FD $8.2K, 16.5 DK $7.2K
  • Kris Letang (D) 15.3 FD $6.3K, 16.7 DK $6.1K
  • Alex Stalock (G) 16.4 FD $7.3K, 15.2 DK $7K
  • Bryan Rust (RW) 14.8 FD $5.8K, 14.3 DK $7.3K

DETROIT RED WINGS VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS O/U 5.5 (o-106, u-115)

  • Thomas Greiss (G) 21.9 FD $7.7K, 17.7 DK $8.3K
  • Mathew Barzal (C) 15 FD $6.4K, 13.5 DK $6.6K
  • Brock Nelson (C) 14.5 FD $5.6K, 13.6 DK $6K
  • Ryan Pulock (D) 12.1 FD $4.2K, 13.5 DK $5.3K
  • Anders Lee (LW) 12.7 FD $6.4K, 12.2 DK $5.2K

DALLAS STARS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE O/U 5.5 (o103, u-123)

  • Nathan MacKinnon (C) 21.9 FD $8.9K, 21.5 DK $8.1K
  • Philipp Grubauer (G) 19.3 FD $7.8K, 16.3 DK $7.9K
  • Ben Bishop (G) 16.6 FD $9K, 15.3 DK $7.8K
  • Mikko Rantanen (RW) 16.3 FD $7.5K, 14.7 DK $6.7K
  • Tyler Seguin (C) 15.3 FD $7.3K, 15.3 DK $6.7K

SAN JOSE SHARKS VS ARIZONA COYOTES O/U 5.5 (o107, u-129)

  • Antti Raanta (G) 17.4 FD $8K, 14.7 DK $8.1K
  • Taylor Hall (LW) 15.8 FD $7.2K, 15.1 DK $6.5K
  • Brent Burns (D) 14.6 FD $6.5K, 16 DK $6K
  • Martin Jones (G) 15.7 FD $7.2K, 14 DK $7.1K
  • Evander Kane (LW) 12.9 FD $7.3K, 13.4 DK $6K

BOSTON BRUINS VS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS O/U 5.5 (o113, u-135)

  • David Pastrnak (RW) 21.5 FD $8.8K, 22.2 DK $8.2K
  • Tuukka Rask (G) 20.4 FD $8.8K, 17.1 DK $8K
  • Patrice Bergeron (C) 18.2 FD $7.6K, 17.3 DK $7.5K
  • Brad Marchand (LW) 18.4 FD $7.7K, 16.1 DK $7.5K
  • Cam Atkinson (RW) 13.5 FD $6.7K, 14.2 DK $5.6K