The Triple Deke will be a daily piece written by @Kamani31 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 Draftkings 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 – Evgeni Malkin PIT ($7,100 DK)
While the Penguins offense has been somewhat of a disappointment, Malkin has continued to produce even through the scoring woes. Through the first four games of their west coast trip, the Penguins have registered just six goals, however, Malkin has been involved in four of them, and on the ice for five of the six. His road game has been phenomenal with seven powerplay points, over a point per game average overall, and 3.3 shots per contest. He’s only the 8th most expensive center on tonight’s slate and 16th among all skaters. A great play in all contest formats.
C – Tyler Seguin DAL ($7,500 DK)
The Sabres are currently without half of their starting defensive unit and have been for most of the season. This has translated to a porous defense, especially on the road where opposing teams can take advantage with the second line change. In eight away games for the Sabres this season, opposing teams have scored 4+ goals in seven of them (87.5%). Tyler Seguin is more than likely going to continue this trend tonight. Seguin is averaging 6.1 DK points/game at home this year and it’s not only because of his 1.2 points/game average. He’s producing more than five shots on a net a game providing him a massive floor.
Mid Dollar Plays
D – Justin Faulk CAR ($5,000 DK)
It’s been a slow start to the season for Faulk in regards to his points production. He has just three points in his first eleven games which is well below where he typically is. After registering his first goal on the season last game, he has a great chance to continue his production against a bad Arizona team tonight. The Coyotes are allowing 4.9 goals/game at home in their past five and are terrible against opposing blue liners. He will likely be highly owned in GPPs just because he is facing Arizona, but his ownership in cash will be reduced based on his salary compared to his low point production this year. Cash > GPP play in my opinion.
D – Ryan McDonough NYR ($4,600 DK)
Tonight the Rangers face the Florida Panthers who are all about the up tempo high scoring/shooting games this season. Mentioned in previous Triple Deke articles, games with Florida involved are the highest scoring in the league. The Panthers are also top 5 in both shots for and against this season. This makes for a great opportunity for McDonough who has combined for 49 shots and blocked shots already on the short season. McDonough has also produced points in three of his past four games and is becoming more involved in the Rangers offense.
Low Dollar Plays
W – Kevin Labanc SJ ($3,600 DK)
Labanc has been with the top line of San Jose recently and enjoys playing at home in the Shark Tank. Six of Labanc’s seven points this season have come at home, and tonight he faces off against a Ducks team on the second night of a back to back. He sees roughly 15 minutes of ice time a game and will also get the perk of some powerplay time. 67.4% of Labanc’s shifts this season have started in the offensive zone so he is routinely on the ice for possible production. His limited shots/game (1.2), make him a GPP play only for me.
W – Andrew Shaw MTL ($3,600 DK)
The Montreal offense was producing at an all-time low clip to start off the season, but they’ve turned it around in their past five by scoring 4.1 goals/game. Shaw has produced four of his five points on the season in that time frame and has produced all of his points on the season in his last six games. He’s averaged just under three shots a game in Montreal’s small offensive run and at last skate was on the top line and top powerplay unit.
After averaging 4.86 goals per game in their first seven contests of the season, the Maple Leafs offense has come back to earth averaging 2.84 per game in their previous seven. That said, they are still producing the same number of shots and keeping opposing goaltenders busy. Tonight they square off against the Blues who are allowing the 2nd fewest goals per game in the NHL. Allen will be in net tonight and he has allowed just six goals in his previous four starts (.946sv%).
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