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

Goalies

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Cam Talbot

Vs.LV

Second highest win probability of the night. LV has been terrible on the road. His price tag is a crime on DK, so that’s the place to use him

DK

Both

Matt Murray

Vs.BUF

Highest win probability of the night. BUF hasn’t been playing great hockey of late. Expect Murray to be the chalk play of the night.

FD

Both

Jonathan Quick

Vs.VAN

The Canucks aren’t a great team, and LA has been lights out this season. Quick’s price tag isn’t ideal, but his ownership should be low because of his salary

FD

GPP

Roberto Luongo

Vs.DAL

The Stars are playing B2B games and Kari “trash can” Lehtonen is confirmed to get the start. Even if DAL does score some goals, Luongo should be able to do enough to pick up the win.

FD

GPP

Wingers

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Phil Kessel

Vs.BUF

Kessel is in an excellent spot tonight. He’s a shooting machine, so the shot volume will be there. His price tag is also very reasonable on DK.

DK

C$

Leon Draisaitl

Vs.LV

The best way to get exposure to McDavid without paying up for him is to play Draisaitl. EDM is having a disappointing season offensively, but their top line is still very dangerous.

FD

C$

Kyle Connor

Vs. ARI

Kyle Connor continues to see top line minutes, so he’s an option to consider, especially with his favourable matchup. His price tag on DK is no longer a bargain, so he’s only an option on FD

FD

GPP

Evgenii Dadonov

Vs.DAL

Kari Lehtonen is barely an NHL goalie, so FLA1 is a must play tonight. Dadonov is cheaper than Huberdeau and is affordable on FD. He can be used in either cash on GPPs

FD

Both

Tyler Toffoili

Vs.VAN

LA will be forgotten on this slate, but they shouldn’t be. Tyler Toffoli is the only real option to choose from. With his nice price point, he can be a small salary relief option that can also score some goals

FD

GPP

Centres

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Evgeni Malkin

Vs.BUF

Malkin and Crosby are about the same on this slate in terms of price, but Crosby hasn’t scored a goal in his last 11 games, so Malkin is the option to go with. Lots of people will still be on the Crosby train,so Malkin’s ownership shouldn’t hit chalk level.

Both

Both

Adrian Kempe

VS.VAN

Kempe is slowly starting to become a DFS option. He’s filled in nicely for Jeff Carter on the second line. He’s also seeing PP minutes on the second unit with Toffoli. His price tag is also really good.

DK

GPP

Connor McDavid

Vs.LV

It’s going to be really hard to pass up on McDavid. If you have the extra salary to move from Malkin/Crosby to Mcdavid, you should do it.

FD

C$

Aleksander Barkov

Vs.DAL

Barkov is my favourite #3 option on this slate. His price tag is reasonable and he could actually outscore Malkin/McDavid, fantasy wise. He also makes a m=nice mini-stack with Dadonov

DK

GPP

Defenceman

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Michael Del Zotto

@LAK

By now, you probably know how I feel about Del Zotto. He’s an option to consider every time his team hits the ice. He’s a cash game stud in my books.

FD

GPP

Keith Yandle

Vs.DAL

Yandle has a amazing price tag on this slate and is seeing top PP minutes. There’s no reason to pay up for defenceman on this slate, so plug Yandle in and move on.

DK

Both

Kris Letang

Vs.BUF

Some people like to pay up for defencemen, so Letang is the way to go. He’s a stud on the blueline with an excellent matchup. The only problem with him is trying to fit him into your lineup.

FD

Both

Dustin Byfuglien

Vs.ARI

Byfuglien is unusable on DK, but his only $550 on FD with an above average matchup. He’s playing on the top PP unit and is averaging close to 25mins every night.

FD

Both