Tuesday April 4, 2017
Tanner Kero - $4,200 - Slotting into the center position alongside Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin, Kero finds himself in good position for offensive production every night. With four points and a +6 in his last four games, and at such a good value, we see him as a very strong play, especially in a game the Hawks may threaten to put up five goals.
Mikko Koivu - $5,400 - On a team filled with offensive threats, Koivu is planted on the second trio with Zucker and Granlund. Minnesota needs to gain some momentum into the postseason and will look for their offense to do so. With 57 points on the year and two assists in his last game, Koivu is always a solid option.
Leon Draisaitl - $6,600 - Although $6,600 may seem a high price, that is by far a low-ball for Draisaitl. Eighth in the league in scoring with 74 points, and 18 in his last ten games, playing alongside Connor McDavid he is debatably the hottest player in the league on an Oilers team who is 9-1 as of late, and a must play every night.
Ondrej Palat - $5,500 - Tampa Bay finds itself in a must-win situation almost every night, and they have kept themselves in the playoff picture with thanks to many players, especially Ondrej Palat. With 13 points in his last eight games, bringing his yearly total to 49, him and his linemates (Point and Kucherov) are hungry for another chance at the Cup.
Marcus Johannson - $4,900 - Based on his production, MOJO is another player seemingly undervalued. He finds himself on the second line and first powerplay unit on a probable President's Trophy winning Caps team. He's totaled 56 points on the year (career high), including eight points in his last four games, and will be crucial to push the Caps to the finals.
Shayne Gostisbehere - $4,900 - After a sluggish start to the year, potential star Shayne Gostisbehere has found loads of offensive production as of late. He's collected seven points in his last five games which gives him 38 on the season. Look for his point streak to continue tonight against a sub-par Devils team.
Nick Leddy - $4,500 - The Islanders find themselves with a sliver of hope to make the postseason with just a few games to go. Forced to win every game, and with captain John Tavares injured, offensive production is going to have to come from all aspects of the lineup. With 42 points on the year, Leddy is a good bet to rack up some points in their last four must-win games.
Scott Darling - $8,300 - The Hawks have struggled to find themselves in the win column lately, or at least at the pace they are used to. They want to be firing on all cylinders heading into the playoffs and we expect that to begin tonight in what could be a domination of the Colorado Avalanche. The Hawks must focus on keeping pucks out of their own net, as they generally don't struggle offensively. Darling will give Crawford a rest as they approach the postseason. He's been strong this season carrying a 18-5-4 record and lost only one game in regulation in his last ten.
Jake Guentzel - $5,500 - The Penguins have been bitten by the injury bug in the second half of the season. Losing many stars, they've had to rely on young players to keep the team moving in the right direction and Jake Guentzel has certainly done his part. Thrown on the first line alongside Sidney Crosby, the speedy kid from Omaha has been rather impressive. With 27 points in only 37 games, and ten points over his last eight, look for this first line to keep putting pucks in the net in a crucial match up against the Blue Jackets.
Monday March 3, 2017
Ryan O'Reilly - $6,100 - Centering the first line and first powerplay unit, O'Reilly is always a good bet for offensive production. He's totaled more than 50 points in each of his last four seasons. Picking up four points in his last four games, he looks to add to his 52 point season in what could be a high scoring affair with the Maple Leafs.
Phillip Danault - $4,400 - In his first full NHL season, Danault has found himself with first line center responsibilities. His numbers seem to only increase as he's become an important piece of the Habs lineup. With four points in his last three games, he's a great option at an even better price.
Mike Hoffman - $5,400 - On pace for a career year, Hoffman needs only one more point to tie his previous high of 59 points. The Senators are looking to pick up some steam as they head into the last few games of the year, needing a couple wins to solidify their playoff position. With injuries on the blue line, Hoffman looks to carry them there with ten points in his last nine games.
Gustav Nyquist - $4,700 - Running on the first line with Zetterberg and Tatar, Nyquist has been able to find steady production. He has 44 points on the year, including seven in his last six games. He is trending upwards on an angry Red Wings team who looks to gain some momentum into next season.
William Nylander - $6,300 - Rookie of the month for March, Wild Bill has been nothing short of spectacular for the leafs as of late. Throwing his name into the Calder conversation, he's accumulated 11 points in his previous ten and 59 total on the season. Accompanied with Matthews, he is a must play.
Keith Yandle - $4,600 - Sometimes forgotten in the discussion of blue liners with offensive talent, Yandle is always a safe bet, as he's never produced less than 40 points when he's played at least 70 games (6 for 6). He has five points in his last five and looks to end the year on a high note, starting tonight against the Canadiens.
Nikita Zaitsev - $4,200 - In his first year in the NHL, Zaitsev has been a large piece of the Maple Leafs' rookie pie pushing them towards the playoffs. He comes in with 35 points on the year, including six in his last ten and is going to keep pushing tonight against the Sabres as he looks to make his case for recent contract extension talks.
Carey Price - $8,400 - Carey Price appears to be returning to his old self after a year of injury struggles. The Canadiens have rattled off four straight victories, only giving up five goals, and look to lock up first place in the Atlantic. Price comes in 8-2 in his last ten contests and looks for his 38th win of the season against a Panthers team who can't seem to find their identity, losers of four straight.
James Van Riemsdyk - $5,800 - Taking another Leafs player does not come as a risk. On a team filled with young talent who is hungry for playoff hockey, they are getting hot at the right time. Winners of six of their last seven, and piling up 26 goals in those games there are plenty of points to go around. With a chance for a career year in points, JVR brings in 57 points and 3.4 FFPG this season. Don't be surprised if the Leafs rack up four or five goals tonight against the Sabres.