A vital part of being a successful DFS hockey player is being able to assemble a strong cash game or double up team. I always start with the goaltender, the foundation of every cash game team. Your goalie choice dictates the monetary average and direction you want to go with the rest of your team.
G- S. Darling- Chicago- $7,600
Scott Darling has a nice home game matchup against Toronto this evening. Toronto can’t find the back of an empty net and Chicago is in the top 3 in the NHL in goals allowed at home. Look for Darling to play strong in place of Crawford and hit his 3.2 FPPG average and get the win tonight. With a Save Percentage of .915, Darling can very likely shutdown the Leafs and post a shutout. The value play of the night.
D- O. Ekman-Larsson- Arizona- $5,900
Going to the desert for tonight’s first defenseman, Ekman-Larsson is all over the ice, every shift, averaging 25 minutes a game. The quarterback on the Power Play, Ekman-Larsson controls the flow of the game and tonight against a Montreal defense that is struggling to say the least. Sixteen goals and 25 assists with 174 shots on the year, Ekman-Larsson is quietly becoming a top 5 defensman.
D- R. Suter- Wild- $6,300
Suter averages over 29 minutes a game and is the top defensive workhorse in the league. Seven goals and 28 helpers, Suter is a strong play tonight against a Vancouver team that is middle of the road. Look for him to hit the board on the Power Play.
W- S. Andrighetto- Montreal- $2,700
Fresh off a 2 goal game in Buffalo, Andrighetto is skating alongside Pacioretty and is also on the Power Play unit as well. Twenty two games played on the year, Andrighetto averages 13 minutes of ice and has 30 shots. A great value and strong play that will have low ownership.
W- M. Domi- Arizona- $4,600
A candidate for rookie of the year in the Calder race, Domi has 35 points on the season with 101 shots to go along with a nice 2.6 FPPG average. Against Montreal at home, Domi will see a ton of ice and get a few chances on special team.
W- Z. Parise- Wild- $7,000
The captain of the Wild, Parise has been streaking lately with points in the last 3 games. A total of 30 points this year, Parise has 165 shots and averages 3.7 FPPG. Look for him to continue his scoring ways as a healthy Parise can do damage to a team single handedly. Look for Zach to produce this evening.
C- A. Galchenyuk- Montreal- $4,600
Playing on a new line with Gallagher and Plekanec, he is his fresh off a 2 goal game and is facing an Arizona team that is in the bottom 5 in goals allowed. Montreal will put points on the board tonight in the desert and the first line will be a part of it.
C- J. Toews- Chicago- $6,000
A reasonable value, Toews has fallen and that’s a good thing as he faces a Toronto team that gives up goals by the truck load. Chicago is top 5 in goals scored as a team and a home tonight I don’t see any change as they run through a Toronto team ready for the golf course. Fore.
Utility- J. Benn- Dallas- $7,700
I want to have exposure to this game through Benn tonight as he is so strong up the midddle and hard to move out from in front of the net. A must play tonight as his 4.7 FPPG average and 64 point total is worth his price alone.