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Top Picks for Daily Fantasy Hockey - Week 11

by chewy 14. December 2010 14:11
 

More than anything else, the key to winning in daily fantasy hockey leagues is identifying value in your picks.  Here are some players to watch for if you're playing on Fanduel or Fantasy Sports Live.

 

Fanduel

 

Goalie

You can typically find a good value pick on Fanduel on any given night.  No real reason to drop 9k on Miller when you can have a guy like Bobsrovsky for 5300 who is more likely to win anyway.  For the past couple nights, you couldn't go wrong with Anders Lindback, as he posted back-to-back shutouts at a cap hit of just 4400.  Focus on goalies playing struggling teams.  Right now, target whoever is starting against:

  • NY Islanders (obviously)
  • Carolina, Columbus or Minnesota (3 wins in last 10 games)
  • Caps are struggling, but you know you're playing with fire there.

 

Center

If you've spent wisely on goalie and defense, feel free to splurge on Crosby and Stamkos whenever they're playing.  Matt Duchesne and Logan Couture have been hot and are still reasonably price.

 

Left Wing

Hope you haven't been spending top dollar on Ovechkin lately.  He's bound to drop in price soon from 9900.  James Neal consistently delivers at a more modest tag of 7100.  Lucis and Leino are also reasonably priced options.

 

Right Wing

Corey Perry is a must start when the Ducks are on the schedule.  He's one of the few players giving you more than 5 ppg, and he's cheaper than Semin. Dan Cleary and Niclas Bergfors have both been on the rise.  Nodl is tough to beat for 3900 as a value pick.

 

Defense

Defense is mostly an afterthought.  If you're spending more than 5k, you're wasting it.  Shattenkirk and Fowler are great rookie options that are rising in price quickly.  Mostly, you're trying to avoid a negative on the +/- here.  Points are bonus.

 

 

Here are the picks by position:

 

Center

 

 

 

 

 

Crosby, Sidney

C

Top Price

9700

 

Stamkos, Steven

C

Target

8800

 

Stastny, Paul

C

Target

7000

 

Duchene, Matt

C

Target

6400

 

Couture, Logan

C

Target

5600

 

Tavares, John

C

Target

5600

 

Brassard, Derick

C

Target

5200

 

Seguin, Tyler

C

Value

3800

 

Kadri, Nazem

C

Value

3500

Defense

 

 

 

 

 

Green, Mike

D

Top Price

7400

 

Burns, Brent

D

Target

5600

 

Carlson, John

D

Target

4600

 

Peckham, Theo

D

Target

4200

 

Shattenkirk, Kevin

D

Value

4000

 

Fowler, Cam

D

Value

3900

 

Babchuk, Anton

D

Value

3800

 

Pietrangelo, Alex

D

Value

3900

Goalie

 

 

 

 

 

Miller, Ryan

G

Top Price

9000

 

Lehtonen, Kari

G

Target

6600

 

Neuvirth, Michal

G

Target

6400

 

Bobrovsky, Sergei

G

Value

5300

 

Crawford, Corey

G

Value

4600

 

Lindback, Anders

G

Value

4400

 

Schneider, Cory

G

Value

4100

 

Theodore, Jose

G

Value

3700

LW

 

 

 

 

 

Ovechkin, Alex

LW

Top Price

9900

 

Neal, James

LW

Target

7100

 

Lucic, Milan

LW

Target

6000

 

Ladd, Andrew

LW

Target

6000

 

Leino, Ville

LW

Value

5200

 

Hall, Taylor

LW

Value

4300

 

Bouchard, Pierre-Marc

LW

Value

3300

RW

 

 

 

 

 

Semin, Alexander

RW

Top Price

8600

 

Perry, Corey

RW

Target

7800

 

Franzen, Johan

RW

Target

6300

 

Giroux, Claude

RW

Target

6100

 

Cleary, Danny

RW

Target

5800

 

Bergfors, Niclas

RW

Target

5600

 

Skinner, Jeff

RW

Value

4300

 

Nodl, Andreas

RW

Value

3900

 

 

Note:  "Value" picks are the best players on the very cheap end of the scale.  "Target" picks are higher end options that are still well below the upper price tags.  For comparison sake, the highest price tag by position is noted.

 

No games on Fanduel tonight, as there's just 2 on the NHL schedule.

 

Fantasy Sports Live

 

Don't forget, when you sign up on FSL, use the promo code "LANDSHARKHOCKEY" for bonus money on your first deposit.

 

Goalie

In terms of top value, go with Fleury as often as possible.  His value goes up each week, but he's currently still priced under 100 (which will change soon).  FSL stays on top of the goalie situation pretty good, so it's hard to find good value at that position.  More than anything, if your goalie doesn't win on FSL, you won't have much of a shot, as wins are valued (too) high.

 

Center

Crosby.  Stamkos.  Same story.  Thornton is remarkably cheap, too.

 

Left Wing

If you need to free up space for a costly goalie, Simon Gagne is still on the bargain rack.  Neal, Datsyuk and Sedin remain great options each night.

 

Right Wing

If Kovalchuk ever gets on track, he's a steal at a cost of 21.  If your blood pressure can't handle that risk, stick with Perry or Heatley when you can.

 

Defense

Deryk Engelland fights just about every game, so you can bank on some points from him there at a low cost.  Fowler, Bogosian and Gonchar are also good alternatives.

 

Here are the updated picks:

Center

 

 

 

 

 

Crosby, Sidney

C

Top Price

101

 

Stamkos, Steven

C

Target

91

 

Backstrom, Nicklas

C

Target

66

 

Couture, Logan

C

Target

52

 

Getzlaf, Ryan

C

Target

49

 

Thornton, Joe

C

Target

43

 

Tavares, John

C

Value

28

Defense

 

 

 

 

 

Letang, Kris

D

Top Price

67

 

Braun, Justin

D

Target

35

 

Keith, Duncan

D

Target

28

 

Weber, Shea

D

Target

27

 

Gonchar, Sergei

D

Target

18

 

Engelland, Deryk

D

Value

24

 

Fowler, Cam

D

Value

23

 

Bogosian, Zach

D

Value

16

 

White, Ian

D

Value

12

Goalie

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas, Tim

G

Top Price

160

 

Bryzgalov, Ilya

G

Target

111

 

Fleury, Marc-Andre

G

Target

92

 

Kiprusoff, Miikka

G

Target

79

 

Niemi, Antti

G

Value

50

LW

 

 

 

 

 

Ovechkin, Alex

LW

Top Price

83

 

Sedin, Daniel

LW

Target

72

 

Neal, James

LW

Target

70

 

Datsyuk, Pavel

LW

Target

70

 

Vanek, Thomas

LW

Target

46

 

Gagne, Simon

LW

Value

10

RW

 

 

 

 

 

Semin, Alexander

RW

Top Price

80

 

Perry, Corey

RW

Target

66

 

Heatley, Dany

RW

Target

64

 

Skinner, Jeff

RW

Target

40

 

Kovalchuk, Ilya

RW

Value

21

 

Pominville, Jason

RW

Value

19

 

Goalie pick for tonight: 

Go with Fleury.

 

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