Welcome to this Sunday Edition of the Daily Plays. There is no NBA today besides the all star break, and without DFS for that, many of you reading this need some guidance on hockey. I will do my best to take you through a winning process.
Petr Mrazek, Detroit Red Wings, $9,500 - Mrazek faces a Boston team that is on a back to back that also could be without their best player. Mrazek is an elite goalie and his last loss may scare people off of him. However, this is a good game to bounce back, at home. His save percentage on high danger chances, and at 5 vs 5, as well as overall are all elite. Mrazek is a stud and should be rostered with confidence.
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, $9,800 - Lundqvist plays the role of late hammer, in a game that he should win. However, I worry about the Rangers without Nash and Mcdonaugh. The Flyers top line has a corsi for/60 over 90 since the start of January, so they are clicking on all cylinders. However, the Rangers are still a better team, and Lundqvist should still be able to showcase his ability, and get a win on home ice.
Evander Kane, Buffalo Sabres, $7,000 - Kane is shooting at insane amounts. He ranks 3rd in the NHL behind Pacioretty and Ovechkin for individual shot attempts per 60 minutes, which raises his floor tremendously. Kane is also a threat to fight, and rack up points. Even on off nights, Kane still gets 5-6 shots, and against a Colorado team that is last in possession, and a promotion in lines, Kane should be in line for more than just a shots floor.
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings, $6,800 - Datsyuk and Zetterberg have a CF % of 57 when on the ice together since 2013, and Detroit has scored 66% of the goals at ES with these two out there. They obviously have tremendous upside, and they are safe for +/- based on this stat that they are rarely scored on.
Derek Stepan, New York Rangers, $6,700 - With Nash out, look for Stepan, Kreider and Zucc to continue to see huge offensive roles. Stepan isn’t elite, but at his modest salary, his role and mathcup make him underpriced and a high upside play. The Flyers are not a good defensive team and you will want some Rangers exposure.
Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles Kings, $5,800 - I like Toffoli especially if Schneider is not in net. With the Devils on a back to back, expect to see Keith Kinkaid. With Kopitar getting a hatty last game, look for the Devils to put everything out there to slow him down and give Toffoli weaker competition. The 70s line is reunited and they are always capable of doing big time damage.
Keith Yandle, New York Rangers, $5,800 - Yandle is an elite defenseman and with McDonauh out, he will see increased PP roles and usage. He is reasonably priced for the upside he provides. He is also prone to shooting the puck, and he should see increased even strength minutes as well.
Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues, $5,100 - No D-man has accumulated a higher ratio of points per 60 minutes on the PP than Shattenkirk has in the last 3 seasons. Shattenkirk is an elite powerplay defenseman and always seems to fly under the radar.