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
W: Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals ($8700 FD)
Alex Ovechkin has been on fire recently as he has scored 7 goals in his last 6 games. Today the Capitals are facing off against the Blackhawks who will have Forsberg in net again. On the season, Forsberg has a GAA of 3.02 and on the road it is even worse as it is 3.67. Aside from the goal scoring, Ovechkin has really been firing the puck. In that 6 game span, Ovechkin has taken 28 shots which really raises his floor. In a small slate like this, you are going to have to eat some chalk and I am willing to do that today with Ovechkin.
C: Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs ($7900 FD)
The Maple Leafs play host today to the Calgary Flames and folks Mike Smith has not been good. In his last 5 games, he has given up 18 goals, which includes 3 games in which he gave up 5 goals a game. Auston Matthews is having a nice season to date as he is over a point a game on the year. That being said, he has not really had a big Auston Matthews type game in a while, and I think today will be that day. The Mike Smith effect is going to help him out today and I will be using him in a lot of my lineups today.
Mid Dollar Plays
W: Wayne Simmonds – Philadelphia Flyers ($5300 FD)
The Flyers finally snapped their 10 game losing streak with a win over the Flames last game (Mike Smith affect) and are now looking to build a winning streak against the Oilers. In net for the Oilers today is Brossoit and on the year he has a 3.81 GAA and a .872 save %. Overall, the Oilers have given up the 4th most goals per game, and there is potential for this game to be high scoring. Last game, the line of Voracek, Raffl and Filpulla had a great game, however this game I am going to shift to the top line which now has Simmonds on it. I will be using Simmonds in GPPs today and will be looking to have exposure to both sides of this game.
C: Derek Brassard – Ottawa Senators ($5200 FD)
Brassard had a real nice start to the season for Ottawa as he scored 6 goals in his first 8 games; however, since then he hasn’t scored a goal in 17 games. That being said, Brassard is still capable and it’s only a matter of time before he breaks out of his slump. Today Ottawa travels to Anaheim to face the ducks who just finished a 6 game road trip and are on a back to back. This could be a letdown game for the injured Ducks and I think Ottawa is in a real good spot today. Considering Brassards struggles, he is a GPP play only today and I think a stack of him and his linemates could be a nice low owned play today.
Low Dollar Plays
D: Brandon Montour – Anaheim Ducks ($4700 FD)
Even though I think this could be a potential let down game for the Ducks, it doesn’t mean that I don’t think they will score. With the Ducks trading away Vatanen, Montour has been thrusted into a greater role and that includes playing on the Ducks top PP unit. Today the Ducks get to face off against the 6th worst PK in the league and the potential for Montour to contribute is good. He has assists in two straight games, and he is also shooting the puck at a decent clip lately too. I like Montour in both cash and GPP games today.
W: Jujhar Khaira – Edmonton Oilers ($3100)
In this small slate, I want to try and get someone who will be low owned for cheap and my player today is Jujhar Khaira. The pride of Surrey BC has been playing quite well lately as he has 7 points in his last 8 games playing on Edmonton’s 4th line. Khaira’s hot streak is not going to last forever; however I am willing to take a flyer on him against the Flyers. The Flyers will have Brian Elliot in net who is terribly inconsistent. He had a decent game last time out, however in the previous 4 games he had given up 17 goals. I am willing to bet that the bad Elliot is going to show today and that just increases the chances for Khaira to continue his hot streak. Khaira is a GPP play only.
G: Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals ($9100 FD)
With the potential of a lot of goals being scored today, I am okay with spending up on goalie today and I will be going with Holtby today. The matchup isn’t the easiest as he is facing off against the Blackhawks however Holtby is one of the better goalies in the league and I am comfortable playing him against them. He has won 3 out of his last 4 games and historically has played pretty well against the Blackhawks owning a 6-2 record against them. I will be using Holtby in both types of contests today.
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.