Every Tuesday and Thursday I am going to give you my top tournament plays for all Daily Fantasy Hockey GPPs (guaranteed prize pool). GPPs are a general term used across the industry for your big money tournaments.
GPPs are very different from your cash games and you use a different strategy with them. In our GPPs we are not interested in safe plays, since GPPs are all about UPSIDE. We want players who can explode, as all-or-nothing type players can become GPP gold, and your value players are just as important as your star players. You need your players to have huge nights in order to take down these big tournaments.
My goal is to provide players who will be under-owned and have that big game upside you are looking for. I will also try to find as much value as I possibly can. Now, let’s get to the FanDuel NHL GPP plays!
Make sure to check the RotoGrinders Starting Goalies Page prior to game time, to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting.
Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks – Jones has been excellent in goal for the San Jose Sharks this season (2.13 GAA, .925 SV%, 3 SO) and he comes at a discount on most sites. Jones was superb in the Sharks’ win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last meeting on November 21st, stopping 38 of the 39 shots he faced. The 25-year-old Canadian should see plenty of shots again tonight and if he can come away with the win, he will be one of the higher scoring goalies tonight.
Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks – Blackhawks wingers Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin have been very popular this season, and for good reason. However, their center at both even strength and on the power play continues to fly under the radar in GPPs. Anisimov is under-priced across the industry and I love his upside tonight.
Adam Henrique, New Jersey Devils – The Colorado Avalanche are not only playing their second game in as many nights but they also remain the NHL’s worst possession team. Henrique and the New Jersey Devils’ top line has had some huge games this season and they should see plenty of scoring chances in this game.
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche – Playing in back-to-back road games is never an easy task, especially versus a defensive minded opponent. With that being said, I still plan to have exposure to Landeskog and Colorado’s top line. Landeskog has been on fire and I expect him to be highly under-owned in tournament play this evening.
Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles Kings – The Vancouver Canucks are another team playing on consecutive nights and they should have tired legs in this one. The Los Angeles Kings are the best possession team in the game and that should lead to plenty of quality scoring chances. Toffoli plays his best hockey on home ice (8 G, 12 PTS in 13 GP) and he should easily find his way onto the score-sheet tonight.
Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings – Larkin is very quietly having a superb rookie season for the Detroit Red Wings (10 G, 18 PTS, 64 SOG in 24 GP). Playing on the Red Wings’ top line, Larkin has now scored goals in six of his last seven games. He has clicked extremely well with Henrik Zetterberg and he has big potential tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers – Tonight’s game between the Flyers and Senators could be a shootout. The Senators are playing a wide open style of hockey this year, scoring goals and also allowing a ton of scoring chances against, as well as a league-high 35.6 shots against per game. As the Flyers’ best offensive threat from the blue line, Gostisbehere has multi-point upside in this game and at a bargain price.