As the season winds down and with so many players getting hurt, teams will be leaning towards playing their second and third lines. Since many of the starters will see less than their normal ice time in certain games, I am looking for value in the lower lines. On DraftKings, they are running some great hockey satellites into the $1 million PGA Masters this week in $1 and $3 games, so today’s lineup is geared to win those.
G: J. Reimer, San Jose – $7,300
I said a month ago, Reimer will continue to get better as his confidence grows. Playing on a team that score more than 2 goals a game now, the Sharks will support Reimer and his 0.920 save percentage.
D: T. VanRiemsdyk, Chicago – $3,400
At home tonight, Trevor VanRiemsdyk, is my value of the night with a price that does not fit his ice time and worth to his time in place of a suspended Duncan Keith. VanRiemsdyk has 153 blocked shots and will see a lot of ice tonight at home. Look to TVR and the Blackhawks to roll over the Coyotes tonight.
D: B. Burns, San Jose – $8,500
Burns is a ton of money but against a Wild team going in the wrong direction, the Sharks’ drive to get home-ice advantage in the playoffs is why I spend up.
W: K. Palmieri, New Jersey – $5,300
At home, Palmieri is in a great spot at a nice price against a Buffalo team that gives up goals and turnovers. Palmieri has 29 goals this year and tonight he gets number 30 at home on the Power Play.
W: T. Purcell, Florida – $3,700
Florida will look the second and third lines tonight as they face a Montreal team that should see a bunch of goals. Look for him to be worth rostering as he will play upwards of 17 minutes plus tonight.
W: J. Silfverberg, Anaheim – $5,200
Silfverberg is worth every penny and tonight he will see a Winnipeg team that’s praying for the offseason and a chance to reset.
C: R.Grimaldi, Florida – $2,500
Grimaldi has the hot hand coming off a 2 goal game. Tonight in a game Vegas thinks will see more than 5 goals, Grimaldi will be worth his small price tag with a huge ceiling.
C: R. Kesler, Anaheim – $5,600
I can’t believ Kesler is priced so low and tonight I am going back to him again, as this is a team of second liners. With 20 goals and 30 assists, Kesler will be a difference maker come playoff time.
Utility: S. Crosby, Pittsburgh – $8,100
Because we used Grimaldi and Purcell, we can splurge on Crosby. That said, we need him to deliver as he faces an Ottawa team that has given up a team average of almost 3 goals per game. On a mission, Crosby looks to finish the season on fire and lead the Penguins to another Cup.