The Triple Deke will be a daily piece written by myself and my co-writer Kassim Kamani (@Kamani31) on an alternating basis. Each day we will give you two of our favorite plays in three different pricing tiers; High, Medium, and Low as well as a goalie play. For the season opener, we will be bringing you two articles. I will be looking at the DraftKings plays and Kassim will be our Fanduel expert. Hopefully throughout the year we can help you all win some money. So without further ado, let’s get The Triple Deke started!
High Dollar Plays
W – Blake Wheeler WPG ($7,100 DK)
The Winnipeg Jets are storming up the standings and sit just two points behind league leader Tampa Bay. They can credit their success to having a phenomenal home record which includes a high powered offense few teams can stop. In their past nine home games, the Jets are averaging an astonishing 5.2 goals per game. Leading the way is winger Blake Wheeler who is averaging 6.0 DK points/game at home this season! Wheeler has recorded a three-point game multiple times in the past week and has a salary that is $800 cheaper than his season high. Jumping on him now is the way to go in both cash and GPP.
C – Tyler Seguin DAL ($7,600 DK)
Seguin must circle the games against Colorado on his calendar each season as he continually dominates them. He has a multi-point game against Colorado in six of their past eight meetings, and a point in seven of their past eight. The only game he was held off the scoresheet was when Dallas was shutout completely. Seguin is a cash game lock with the amount of shots he is able to produce, and with his multi-point game streak against Colorado he has a great shot of exceeding GPP value as well.
Mid Dollar Plays
W – Kyle Connor WPG ($5,200 DK)
We’re going back to a Winnipeg skater again, but this time it is Wheeler’s linemate on the top line, Kyle Connor. I have had a share of Connor in my lineups probably every time Winnipeg has skated in the past month. He remains far too cheap for the players he is skating alongside of, the offense he is playing for, the floor he produces, and the amount of time he is involved in the offensive zone. Ottawa has let up at least five goals in three of their past four away games and are getting hurt by opposing top lines. The top line of Winnipeg will be chalky on the short slate, but tough to avoid.
D – Drew Doughty LAK ($5,400 DK)
The Kings have had a roller coaster of a season thus far. After a strong start to the season which saw them near the top of the league standings, they struggled mightily for about ten games just to now be back to early season form. They are 9-3-1 away from home this season and have a four game winning streak. Doughty is a great play each night he’s out there due to his multi-category production. You can bank on him recording you at least 2.5 every single night even when he doesn’t produce a point. Tonight he faces off against Chicago who is allowing the 3rd most fantasy points in the league to opposing defensemen. Doughty has points in seven of his past ten and has seen his salary decrease in that span. I’d be comfortable playing him in cash or GPP considering most will be off him with the top Chicago D trying to stop him.
Low Dollar Plays
W – Brendan Leipsic VGK ($3,000 DK)
Much like the Winnipeg team that has a high flying offense at home, the Golden Knights absolutely love to light the lamp for their fans. Aside from their performance last time out where they got shutout, Vegas has recorded at least three goals in every single home game this season – scoring five or more five times. Tonight they face a basement dwelling team with injuries on defense and a third string goalie in net. When everyone flocks to the top line of Vegas, Leipsic creates an interesting option at just $3K. He has six points in nine home games, sees time on the top powerplay unit, and has recorded a point in two of his three games against Arizona this year. However, he can have games recording zero points for you, so this is a GPP play only.
D – Jason Demers ARZ ($3,000 DK)
Ask the guys over at DailyRotoSharks and they will tell you I have a strange love for Demers in NHL DFS. I have rostered him more than probably any other DFS player has this season, but for good reason (at least good in my eyes, he did win me a GPP in October). Demers was hot starting off the season providing a great floor with his shots and blocked shots – his point upside helps too! But when Arizona’s defense became healthy he saw a decrease in role and his salary dropped back down. However, shot blocking machine Hjalmarsson is injured again giving way to Demers. He recorded a goal last night, but is capable of the ultimate dud of a game fantasy wise. GPP play only.
G – Malcolm Subban VGK ($7,800 DK)
Subban has had a great start to the season with a .924sv% over seven games. Tonight he faces a bottom tier Arizona team who is travelling on the second night of a back to back. As mentioned earlier, Vegas is a strong team at home compiling a 9-2-0 record. Arizona on the other hand is 4-10-3 on the road and should fall once again. Subban should be in line for a W tonight and with all the value on the slate there shouldn’t be an issue fitting in his price tag.
About the Author:
Jonathan has always loved finding those interesting sports stats and sharing them with those around him. When he came across DFS back in 2010 he was instantly hooked realizing his vast sports stat knowledge could pay off. After playing a variety of DFS sports, the NHL is where he found his greatest success. Jonathan focuses most of his time as a cash game player, but does enjoy the occasional GPP.