NHL DFS: Slap Shot - 12/27
Friday, December 27th
Eleven (11) games as the NHL gets back in action after their Christmas break and obviously everyone is well rested tonight. I'm not extremely comfortable going into tonight with everyone coming off a break because a lot of the success I have had rolls with identifying the seasonal ups and downs that teams will go through and where to capitalize on things. So we lean heavy on the data on a big slate like tonight to guide us.
Jonathan Toews, $5,200 - Chicago
You are probably thinking to yourself why in the world would I look at Toews on an 11 game slate as the first name in a 5.5 over/under? Well, the Islanders haven't exactly remained a dominant defensive team of late heading into the break and the Hawks are going to be skating Toews & Kane together tonight. This fresh off the NHL Network stupid top 10 players of the decade not including Patrick Kane, so he's pretty much a lock for a hatty tonight no? Okay, might be a stretch but the Islanders have given up a whopping 8 goals the last two weeks to opposing centers and I really like this game to be higher scoring than what is projected (5.5, bet the over) and the Hawks production should come from their Toews-Kane line.
Other Centers: MacKinnon, Mathews, Duchene
Mikko Rantanen, $7,700 - Colorado
It's virtually impossible to build a full line Colorado 1 stack tonight with MacKinnon and Landeskog as well, but I wouldn't hate it if you found a way to do it with actual guys who are playing. But your must own Colorado player is Mikko Rantanen against a Wild defense who has given up 70 of their opponents goals to wingers this year and Devan Dubnyk has never really had much success between the pipes when in Colorado and as of now he is projected to be in net for the Wild. Colorado should go off tonight and Mikko is the leading scorer.
Other Wings: Arvidsson, P.Kane, Pacioretty, Guentzel, O.Kase (Value)
Ryan Pulock - $4,800 - NY Islanders
In a game I really like for sneaky offense, we should consider defensemen and while there are some other high priced guys tonight I like the value that Pulock has here in a game I like to be high scoring is where I lean. Pulock has had some very high shot volume games and no team gives up more shots per game than the Chicago Blackhawks at 36.1 per game.
Other DMen: Hamilton, Karlsson, Josi, Rielly, Ellis, Girard
Colorado Avalanche - MacKinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog
Chicago vs NY Islanders - Toews, Kane, Nelson Beauvillier, Bailey, Pulock
Nashville - Johansen, Arvidsson, Josi, or mix and match with Duchene instead of RyJo
John Gibson (ANA)
David Rittich (CGY)
Michael Hutchinson (TOR)
SLAP SHOTS ...
LINE LOCK OF THE NIGHT: Nelson, Beauvillier, Bailey (NY Islanders)
ONE OFF STUD WINGER: Patty Kane (Blackhawks) / Mikko Rantanen (Avs)
ONE OFF VALUE WINGER: Ondrej Kase (Ducks)
TOP D-MAN: Ryan Pulock (Islanders)
FAVORITE BET: Islanders / Blackhawks OVER 5.5