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With a brand new NHL season on our hands, there’s a lot of ways we can head without any pending trends. For me, Goalies are always where I start and I don’t like any of the lower costs ones as much as the higher end ones. There also is a lot of big ticket superstars available for Wednesday night’s slate. At the same time, I have found some potentially killer values that could allow splurging on elite players.
Here’s a Superstar Oriented Lineup For DFS Hockey 1/13/21 (using DraftKings Values)
C C. McDavid $8,400 (DK)
C L. Draisaitl $7,900 (DK)
W A. Burakovsky $4,800 (DK)
W __________ $3,200 (DK)
W __________ $4,400 (DK)
D Q. Hughes $5,100 (DK)
D __________ $4,700 (DK)
G __________ $8,100 (DK)
U __________ $3,400 (DK)
The pairing of McDavid and Draisaitl is gives you two of the best forwards in the world on the same team. How much can they score versus Vancouver? Plenty and they’ve got a lot to prove. If you wanted to plug McKinnon in for $8,500 DK, I could see that too.
Quinn Hughes is a superstar that if it wasn’t for Cale Makar would have won the Calder last year without much of a question. He’s $900 (DK) less than Makar thus a “value” if you are trying to go with two elite forwards.
Burakovsky is on a very good Colorado team and depending on how things go between now and the drop of the puck, is looking to get top-6 and power play time on the most powerful offense in the league (at least on paper at the start of the season).
Now what do you get if you sign up for $99 now?
• We’ve got a two insanely good values at forward.
• We’ve got you a goalie who fits into this elite-oriented lineup.
• Some D-picks that are somewhat under the radar.
• And some flexibility (hard to do when you go big on superstars) at Utility.
Travis Konecny – W ($4,400 DK) had a terrible playoffs with the Flyers with speculation that he was hurt. He led the team in goals before that is one of the team’s best goal scorers. At $4,400, we think he’s way undervalued for Wends.
Mike Hoffman – W ($3,200 DK) should fire his agent for over playing his hand as he had to take a one-year deal with a very good St. Louis team when the COVID-cap budget dried up. The guy is a pure sniper and now on a team one year removed from a Cup win. $3,200 seems very, very low for a player who can put the biscuit in the basket like Hoffman.
Mikael Sergachev – D ($4,700 DK) will play on the other side of Victor Hedman at this point at the start of the season and at $4,700 he looks to have the chance to get a lot of premium access to scoring on a team that even without their best winger for the year, is fresh of a Cup win.
Freddy Anderson – G ($8,100 DK) is looking to be a good chance to pick up a win versus an upstart Montreal team on Wednesday night. You could spend a little more but we were trying to go somebody a little less expensive so we had a better utility player.
Ian Cole – UT – ($3,400) plays on a very good team but they’ve got a ton of excellent defensemen already. There are plenty of options for utility at this price especially in the forward department.
• Vasilevskiy is only $300 more than Anderson and he’s got a better match up versus Chicago if you want to go really all-in at goal.
• Carter Hart is a stud at $7,700 DK and he’s playing at home which was key to his success last year. You could save some money there if you aren’t scared of the in-state rivalry between the Flyers and the Pens.
• The Colorado goalies are priced the same and it isn’t clear who is going to start at this early date thus I would stay away from them at this point for Wednesday. Also St. Louis isn’t going to be an easy match up.
• Nick Suzuki ($4,200 DK) was electric in the playoffs and at this price is a potential huge value.
• Kevin Hayes ($5,100 DK) Hayes was a consistent producer in 2019-20 and is likely to see some premium minutes at a very fair price on a pretty strong Philadelphia team.
• Kasperi Kapanen ($3,100 DK) is not available to play Wednesday because of quarantine but keep an eye on this young player who is likely to be on a wing with Sid or Geno and getting good power play time. $3,100 is a low price and worth of a note.
• Vince Dunn ($3,200) is another under-the-radar defenseman who quietly had a very strong year in St. Louis last year. Colorado is a tough match up out of the gate but with possibly more opportunity in St. Louis, at this low of a price you might have a real value on your hands – especially in a situation where you are betting hard on the big dollar guys.
Overall, there is plenty of talent to go in a different direction and do more of a bell-shaped-curve lineup that excludes the big ticket guys but I was feeling a go-big lineup to open the year as there are some great values.
Go win your lineup and tell us how you did. Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) is a good place for that.
Best of luck and have fun!
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