Welcome to another year of hockey coverage at The Fantasy Fix. Below is a small cheat sheet to help you build your winning lineup! Couple of things you should know:

A-- Research for the first two months of the season is going to be based on (mostly) numbers from last season, so there will be growing pains

B-- Make sure to always check out dailyfaceoff.com for line combinations are starting goalies. I’ll do my best to update this post during the day.

C--Players will be listed in order of production per salary (pp$)*, a fancy stat I wish I could take credit for.

D-- Please feel free to give me your opinion on the cheat sheet and what you think I should add/remove. Be as nice/mean as you wish.

Let’s have another amazing NHL season!

Legend

FanDuel

FD

Players recommended for Fanduel

DraftKings

DK

Players recommended for DraftKings

Cash Game

C$

Players recommended for cash games

Guaranteed Prize Pool

GPP

Players recommended for GPPs

Goalies

Player Name

Opponent

Description

DK/FD

C$/GPP

Henrik Lundqvist

Vs.COL

NYR are currently -200 favourites to win. Easy cash game play.

Both

C$

Devan Dubnyk

@ DET

MIn was a great team on the road last season. DET offence isn’t anything spectacular

Both

Both

Jonathan Quick

Vs. PHI

Back-to-back games for PHI. LA won’t be able to score goals, but the game should remain close

DK

GPP

Carey Price

@ BUF

Expect MTL to give up a ton of shots. Expect Price to stop most of them. Excellent GPP play.

DK

GPP

John Gibson

Vs. ARI

Lots of young talent in ARI. ANA should be a great team again this season. Gibson reasonably priced on all sites.

Both

C$>GPP

Wingers

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Pavel Buchnevich

Vs.COL

Extra chalk play of the night. Top PP minutes and first line winger. A steal on FD

Both

C$

Corey Perry

Vs. ARI

Under $6K on DK. Still capable of scoring goals. Top PP minutes.

DK

C$

Tyler Toffoli

Vs. PHI

Not a great matchup, but Toffoli’s line should do some damage. Affordable on FD

FD

C$

Chris Kreider

Vs. COL

Alternative option to Buchnevich. Much more expensive on DK. Good mini-stack with Buchnevich

FD

GPP

Max Pacioretty

@BUF

Habs will struggle to score goals, but Pacioretty should chase the 40G plateau. Drouin in the middle should help his production

Both

GPP

Centres

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Mika Zibanejad

Vs. COL

Best centre matchup of the night. Price is a little high but can still hit value

Both

Both

Jonathan Drouin

@BUF

New year, new team, and new position. He will get every opportunity possible and it starts tonight. Stack w/ Pacioretty

FD

Mostly GPP

Jeff Carter

Vs. PHI

Top PP minutes and has decent wingers. Way too expensive to play in cash. GPP option only

Both

GPP

Ryan Getzlaf

Vs. ARI

Second best cash game centre on this slate. Price tag also follows.

Both

C$

Evgeni Kuznetsov

@OTT

Top PP minutes and gets to play w/ Ovechkin. Affordable on both sites

Both

GPP>C$

Defenseman

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Kevin Shattenkirk

Vs.COL

Complete the PP stack w/ Shattenkirk. An absolute steal on DK

DK

Both

Cam Fowler

Vs.ARI

Top PP minutes. No one really to challenge him for that spot. Just over $5K on FD

FD

Both

Drew Doughty

Vs. PHI

Not crazy about Doughty on this slate, but he’s going to see a lot of ice time. Should hit value

DK

GPP

Victor Mete

Vs. BUF

Kid did everything right to find a place on MTL’s blueline. Expected to play w/ Weber. Might see some PP minutes. GPP only

Both

GPP

John Carlson

@OTT

Worth a shot if you decide to stack WAS PP. GPP option only

FD

GPP

Line Stacks

Line

Opponent

Players

FD/DK

C$/GPP

NYR1

Vs.COL

Kreider-Zibanejad-Buchnevich

FD

C$

MIN1

@DET

Niederreiter-Staal-Coyle

Both

GPP

LAK2

Vs.PHI

Pearson-Carter-Toffoli

DK

GPP

ANA1

Vs.ARI

Ritchie-Getzlaf-Perry

Both

Both

MTL1

@BUF

Pacioretty-Drouin-Gallagher

FD

GPP