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 and 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

Note: The LV/COL game is scheduled for 6:00pm ET, so no sites has the game as part of their main slate (DK & FD have it as part of an `early slate`)

Goalies

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Sergei Bobrovsky

Vs.WPG

The Blue Jackets are a -200 favourite to win tonight. No team has a better number. Bobrovsky is the safest cash game play

FD

Both

Mike Smith

Vs.DAL

The Flames are a much better team when they play at home. To make this matchup even better, Kari Lehtonen is expected to get the start. Even if Smith lets in a couple of goals, he`s still going to win the game

Both

Both

Keith Kinkaid

Vs.OTT

The Devils have always been a strong defensive team, so even if Cory Schneider isn’t starting, Kinkaid is still a nice option to consider. He’s not a safe play by any means, but he’s worth a look

DK

Both

Carter Hutton

@CAR

The Hurricanes are playing two games in as many nights. They destroyed the Leafs last night, but STL isn’t as bad defensively as TOR. Hutton is a nice GPP option

Both

GPP

Wingers

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Artemi Panarin

Vs.WPG

CBJ currently have a team total at 3.9 (!!). The reason their total is so high is because Mason is expected to get the start. If possible, load up on as many Columbus players as possible, including super chalk play of the night--Artemi Panarin.

Both

C$

Johnny Gaudreau

Vs.DAL

Is Johnny Gaudreau playing at home? Yes, so fire him up! On top of it, Kari Lehtonen is going to be in goal, and he can’t stop a beach ball. The Flames are going to score in bunches, so make sure to get a piece of the action

DK

C$

Taylor Hall

@OTT

The Devils have one elite forward, and that’s Taylor Hall. His linemates aren’t playing on the top PP unit with him, so that makes him a single bullet option in cash.

FD

C$

Jaden Schwartz

@CAR

Welcome to the top line, Schwartz! He’s also seeing time on the top PP unit. His price tag is also very reasonable, so he’s an excellent option across all platforms.

Both

GPP>C$

Alex Debrincat

Vs.NSH

CHI has decided to put their lines in a blender and shake everything up. As of right now, Debrincat is skating on the top line and seeing top PP minutes. If that holds, he’s a nice cash game option

DK

C$

Centres

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Nick Foligno

Vs.WPG

Foligno has found himself back on the top line at C. If you’re looking for a nice mini-stack, pair him with Panarin

Both

C$

Sean Monahan

Vs.DAL

Can’t use Gaudreau without Monahan, right?

Both

C$

Brayden Schenn

@CAR

Schenn is skating on the top line with Tarasenko and Schwartz. If you can’t afford a top C tonight. Depending on the site, Schenn is slightly cheaper to roster.

Both

GPP

Nico Hischier

Vs.OTT

For some reason, Hischier isn’t skating on the top PP unit. That does hurt his value just a little, but he’s still an option to consider. If you decide to pair him with Drew Stafford, that gives you a nice second PP mini-stack.

DK

GPP

Defenceman

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Will Butcher

Vs.OTT

Is Will Butcher in action? Yes, so play him. The kid has been great this season and should continue to have a ton of success. His price tag is starting to become less of a bargain, but he’s still relatively affordable on DK

DK

GPP

Zach Werenski

Vs.WPG

Zach Werenski is seeing top PP minutes, so he completes the CBJ PP stack. Not a great price tag, but on a short slate like tonight, he’s a worth a look

FD

Both

T.J Brodie

VS.DAL

Brodie is still seeing top PP minutes, so he continues to be the player to target in DFS. Mark Giordano and Dougie Hamilton are nice option, but there’s no point paying up for a Dman that isn’t seeing top PP minutes.

DK

Both

Alex Pietrangelo

@CAR

Same story for STL as CBJ--complete the top PP stack by adding Pietrangelo to your lineup. STL may not score a ton of goals, but anything is going to happen, Pietrangelo will be part of it.

FD

GPP