Daily Fantasy GPP Picks: 01-20-18
Hockey Day in Canada sets up for a nine-game night slate and a great night of DFS. Here are some picks to build your lineup around.
Patrice Bergeron ($7,400)
After a hat-trick and a 13 point fantasy performance on Thursday, Bergeron could not be hotter coming into a cushy matchup tonight against the Habs. Montreal has the difficult task of facing the Bruins while on the tail end of a back-to-back, after squeaking out a win in Washington last night. While they will have Carey Price back in net tonight, there’s not a single centre on Montreal’s roster right now that’s capable of maintaining Bergeron and his linemates. If you’re worried about him being chalk after his big game on Thursday, I’d recommend paying the price and stacking the full line of Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak. Fading the Bruins in a matchup like this can be very risky.
Paul Stastny ($6,400)
I could just as easily use this space to write up Tarasenko ($7,600) tonight, but with a home matchup against the Coyotes his ownership should by sky-high. Pairing him with Stastny should help you fight the chalk. Stastny has played almost exclusively with Tarasenko since Jaden Schwartz’s injury, and the two have had success together, posting a 54.6 CF% and a 68.2 GF%. The powerplay has been a weak spot for the Blues this season, but a matchup against the Coyotes penatly kill should do wonders for them tonight. If you are opting to fade the Bruins tonight and have the room in your budget, Alex Pietrangelo ($6,800) adds a lot of potential value to this stack.
Ryan Ellis ($5,400)
After beating the Golden Knights in overtime last night, the Panthers travel on a back-to-back to Nashville tonight. Thanks to their world-class blueline, the Preds’ powerplay hasn’t skipped a beat in the absences of Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson ($6,500), and they expect to get the latter back in the lineup tonight. Ellis has been effective since returning from injury, and he’s currently manning the point on their top unit alongside Roman Josi ($6,800). Coming off a two-point outing against Arizona Thursday, Ellis is priced significantly lower than his teammates Josi and P.K. Subban ($6,100). At his price he offers the best value on a Preds blueline that couldn’t ask for a better matchup.
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