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

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Frederik Andersen

Vs.NJD

Highest win probability of the night. Not a fan of his price on either site, but he’s safe for cash games

DK

C$

Tuukka Rask

@COL

COL is 2-0 to start the season, His price tag is reasonable, but no Bergeron again isn’t a plus.

Both

Both

Semyon Varlamov

Vs.BOS

On the flip side, if Bergeron doesn’t play, Varlamov is an excellent GPP target. Low salary on DK, high upside

DK

GPP

Jonathan Quick

Vs.CGY

Flames are not as great a team on the road. High price tag on FD, but still a solid cash play.

DK

C$

Wingers

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Alex Ovechkin

Vs.PIT

No player is hotter than Ovi right now. You can fade him, but that wouldn’t be smart

Both

C$

William Nylander

Vs.NJD

Always target the players playing w/ Matthews. Nylander is the guy.

DK

C$

Tyler Toffoli

Vs.CGY

LAK won’t score many goals, but when they do score, Toffoli will have a part in it. Nice price over on FD

FD

Both

Jake Guentzel

Vs.WSH

Seeing top PP minutes and is playing w/ Crosby. Price tag on DK is much better than FD

DK

Both

Sven Andrighetto

Vs.BOS

GPP punt of the night. Top PP minutes and is playing on the top line. Under $4K on DK

Both

GPP

Note: I bo like some BOS wingers, but David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are too expensive to consider in cash. Use them in GPP if you wish.

Centres

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Riley Nash

Vs.COL

With Bergeron out of the lineup, Nash is seeing top line minutes. Hes $3000 on FD!

FD

C$

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Vs.PIT

Kuzy has been great to start the season. Most of that comes from playing with Ovechkin. Keep plugging him in your lineup

FD

C$

Auston Matthews

Vs.NJD

TOR currently has a team total of 3.6 goals, which is really high considering they are playing the Devils. If TOR scores a lot, Matthews will be part of it

Both

Both

Sidney Crosby

“WSH

High price tag on both sites. Not a fan of Sid tonight, but he’s worth a look in a GPP

DK

GPP

Nathan MacKinnon

Vs.BOS

Nice price for MacKinnon on both sites. Huge upside in a GPP.

Both

GPP

Defenceman

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Jake Gardiner

Vs.NJD

Price tag is below $5K on DK. Has the upside with TOR being a heavy favourite

Both

Both

Will Butcher

@TOR

Ever heard of Will Butcher? Get to know him! He’s cheap on both sites and is an excellent salary saver that can also pick up points

Both

C$

Torey Krug

Vs.COL

Top PP minutes and a nice price tag. Nice play in cash games

FD

C$

Kris Letang

Vs.WSH

Highest price Dman on the night, but on FD, that’s not saying much. He’s a nice play if you can fit him in

FD

GPP>C$