Christopher Morais

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

Gaurenteed Prize Pool

GPP

Plauers recommended for GPPs

Goalies

Starting Goalie

Opponent

Description

DK/FD

C$/GPP

Martin Jones

Vs. PHI

PHI was ranked 27th in GF/GP on the road last season. Jones is a lock in cash games.

Both

C$

Matt Murray

Vs. STL

PIT has the highest win probability on the night (-195) and averaged 3G/GP at home.

Better on DK

C$

Steve Mason

Vs. TOR

Total GPP play right here. TOR was 8th in GF/GP on the road, but also 27th in GA/GP

FD

GPP

Wingers

Player Name

Opponent

Description

DK/FD

C$/GPP

Jake Guentzel

Vs. STL

Guentzel is expected to see top PP minutes and is playing alongside Crosby.

Both

C$

Joe Pavelski

Vs. PHI

PHI gave up a ton of goals on the road last season. Trend should continue. A little pricy, but worth it on opening night

FD

C$/GPP

Nikolaj Ehlers

Vs. TOR

Playing on the second line with Laine. Top PP minutes. Under priced on FD

FD

C$

Patrik Laine

Vs. TOR

More expensive than Ehlers, but still in a good spot. Won’t be kept off the scoresheet.

Both

C$

William Nylander

@ WPG

Playing with Matthews. Under $6K on DK. Top PP minutes. No reason to not use him, especially if you’re stacking TOR1

DK

C$/GPP

Centres

Player Name

Opponent

Description

FD/DK

C$/GPP

Sidney Crosby

Vs.STL

Is an explanation needed??

Both

Both

Bryan Little

Vs. TOR

Top PP minutes and is under priced on both DK & FD

FD

Both

Joe Thornton

Vs. PHI

Still capable of producing at his age. Still a great passer. Won’t take many shots, but worth a shot in a GPP

Both

GPP

Connor McDavid

Vs. CGY

The best player on the planet. CGY has a strong defence and better goaltending, but McDavid should be able to hit value

DK

GPP

Defencemen

Player Name

Opponent

Description

DK/FD

C$/GPP

Brent Burns

Vs. PHI

Averaged over 18 FPPG on FD. He will be a lock in cash games, but that shouldn’t scare you away from him

FD

C$/ GPP (only on FD)

Dustin Byfuglien

Vs. TOR

$5600 on FD. How? No idea. Too expensive on DK

FD

C$

Jake Gardiner

@WPG

Under 5K on both DK & FD. Top PP quarterback. Should be able to hit value

Both

Both

Kris Letang

Vs. STL

Not a fan of his price tag. Simply a GPP option

DK

GPP