Draftkings hockey preview for October 3rd
Hockey is back! So is DFS hockey! We have a 4 game slate to talk about on opening day. I am going to take you through the cash game options that I like. Let’s get started!
LOGAN COUTURE San Jose Sharks $6,200
The Sharks might set corsi records this season. Their top three defense may be the best top three I have seen in my lifetime. They are going to have the puck a lot. The Sharks top line and top power-play unit should have a field day against a below average Ducks team tonight.
JOHN TAVARES Toronto Maple Leafs $7,400
The Toronto Maple Leafs are deep at center and expectations in The Center of the Universe are high for them because of that. They should score a lot of goals this season, however, it will be difficult to predict who will score which night for the Leafs. Tonight they have a great plus match-up against the Habs who are going to struggle a lot this season. I am recommending Tavares tonight because he is making his Maple Leafs debut.
ELIAS PETTERSSON Vancouver Canucks $4,700
The 2017 5th overall pick will make his NHL debut tonight. He will play a prominent role for the Canucks who are rebuilding. Pettersson will see time on the top power-play unit of the Canucks and will center their second line.
SAM STEEL Anaheim Ducks $3,000
Sam Steel will be on the top power-play unit for the Sharks tonight. Although I do not like the matchup against the Sharks tonight I do like that price and the fact that that Steel will be on the power play.
ALEX OVECHKIN Washington Capitals $8000
Ovechkin is already priced as though it is mid-season. He is expensive. I expect him to be a popular play tonight but in cash games, you should try and fit him into your lineup. He gets so many shots on goal that he has a nice high floor for points.
BRAD MARCHAND Boston Bruins $7300
The Bruins are my top play tonight. Marchand had 85 points in only 66 games last season. That would be a 105 points season if Marchand played all 82 games this season. The Bruins are playing the Stanley Cup Champions from last season. Marchand is a superstar and he is priced $1000 less than a superstar should be priced. He is a great value.
JOE PAVELSKI San Jose Sharks $6,600
With the addition of Erik Karlsson to the Sharks lineup over the summer, the Sharks should have a much-improved offense. Opponents are going to struggle to get possess the puck for any length of time. The Sharks should have the puck in the offensive zone a lot this season. Load up on the Sharks forwards before they are too expensive to stack.
DAVID PASTRNAK Boston Bruins $6700
Pasternak became a star last season. He played on the top line in the NHL. He will likely build on his great 2017-2018 season starting tonight. HIs price is too low for him not to be in your cash lineups tonight.
TROY TERRY Anaheim Duck $4,400
Will play on the Ducks top line tonight making him a great value. Terry went from university hockey to the NHL last season. He had 48 points in 39 games for the University of Denver. Given his spot on the first line, he is a value play worth considering.
BRENT BURNS San Jose Sharks $7,100
Burns is safe the way Ovechkin is safe for cash. He gets a lot of shots on goal and a lot of blocks. Take into account that he also scores a lot of points he is a cash game dream.
MORGAN RIELLY Toronto Maple Leafs $5,800
The Maple Leafs power play should be in a great position tonight. They have added firepower over the offseason. Also, Montreal’s penalty-kill ranked 30th last season. Rielly will see time on the Leafs top power play and I think he is a good bet for at least one point tonight.
ALEXANDER EDLER Vancouver Canucks $5200
Edler was such a good cash game option all season. He offers us such a steady floor with all of the blocks and shots he gets.
Keep in mind that this article is written before all starting goalies are announced. Please keep an eye out to make sure that your goalie is going to start.
MARTIN JONES San Jose Sharks $8,200
I think the Sharks are the best bet for a shutout tonight. Jones may not see a lot of shots on goal tonight but I think he will make up for his lack of save points with a shutout and a win.
FREDERIK ANDERSEN Toronto Maple Leafs $8,400
I think that the Leafs are a safe bet for a win tonight. The Leafs defense is not very good. There should be lots of shots on goal for Montreal tonight which could lead to some goals, however, I think that the Leafs will outscore the Habs tonight.