The Triple Deke will be a daily piece written by myself and my co-writer Jonathan Scharf (@McKinley_412) on an alternating basis. Each day we will give you two of our favourite (yes that’s how you spell it in Canada) plays in 3 different pricing tiers, High, Medium, and Low as well as a goalie play. For the season opener, we will be bringing you two articles, Jonathan will be looking after the Draftking plays and I will be looking at the Fanduel plays. Hopefully throughout the year we can help you guys win some money. So without further ado, let’s get the Triple Deke started.
High Dollar Plays
C: Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers ($7400 – FD)
Zibanejad and the Rangers have won pulled off 4 straight wins, and they have done it by scoring goals. In the last 4 games the Rangers have scored a whopping 18 goals and during that stretch Mika has 7 points. He has played really well at home where he has 13 points in 11 games and also has an incredible 43 shots on goal. Today he faces Tuuka Rask and the Bruins who are not as stingy on the road as they are at home. I like Zibanejad in both GPP and Cash contests tonight.
W: David Pastrnak – Boston Bruins ($7400 – FD)
Although the Rangers have won 4 straight games, in those 4 games they have still given up 12 goals. I can see this game being a high scoring one, and I think Pastrnak is going to lead the way for the Bruins. He has 6 points in 4 road games this season for the Bruins and 14 points in 13 games overall. Lundqvist is in net for the Rags today and he just hasn’t been good this season so the opportunity for the Bruins to score is there. I like Pastrnak as a GPP play today.
Mid Dollar Plays
D: Kevin Shattenkirk – New York Rangers ($6100 – FD)
Shattenkirk is currently riding a 5 game point streak where he has 3 goals and 5 assists including 4 points on the PP. The Rangers PP has been really good over the last little while and I expect them to continue to keep the streak going. Unfortunately since it is a really small slate, Shattenkirk is going to be very highly owned, however in this slate its ok to play chalky players. You can load Shattenkirk up in both GPP and Cash today.
C: Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning ($5600 – FD)
Point has been really good this year where he has 16 points in 15 games. Over the last 7 games he has been especially hot where he has 4 goals and 4 assists. He has been taking a healthy amount of shots as well so he has a decent floor. Being on the road, Stamkos and Kucherov should be getting most of the defensive attention from the Sharks which will open things up for Point and his line. I think he makes for a real good GPP play today.
Low Dollar Plays
W: Nino Niederreiter – Minnesota Wild ($4900 – FD)
Since Niederreiter has come back from injuries he has points in 3 of 4 games. Nino has a nice matchup tonight against the Maple Leafs who still haven’t been able to figure out the defence side of the game. The Leafs have given up more than 3 goals a game over their last 5, and even though Minnesota’s offence hasn’t been as good as last year, I think they will be able to score a few tonight. Nino plays alongside Koivu and Granlund and is playing on the top PP unit. I like him as a GPP play, but can also be used in cash contests for some salary relief.
D: Joakim Ryan – Boston Bruins ($3500 FD)
Ryan plays on the top line with Brent Burns and has been getting some nice minutes this year. His minutes haven’t translated to too much offence however he has been racking up the peripheral stats. In his last 4 games he has at least 4 combined sog/bs. This gives him a really nice floor for someone at his price. Ryan was able to produce offensively in the minor so he has the ability to put up points and playing alongside Burns will always afford him the opportunity to hit the scoresheet. He is probably more of a GPP play, however with his increasing floor he can be used in Cash.
G: Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay Lightning ($9400 FD)
It is not the greatest day for goaltending today as the potential for some high scoring games are there. I will be going with the goalie going for the best team in the league as I think he is probably the safest goalie on the slate. San Jose is not an easy matchup; however they are not as threatening on offence as they used to be. I don’t expect a shutout by any means for Vasilevskiy but I think he will be able to get the win and face a decent amount of shots.
About the Author:
My name is Kassim Kamani (@Kamani31) and I live in Vancouver Canada (Go Canucks!!). I have been watching hockey since I can remember and have been playing DFS for about 2 years now.