Sorry about missing the Cheat Sheet yesterday, but we are back four hours before the Islanders and Capitals play Game 6 on Long Island.
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DraftKings lineups are made up of eight skaters and one goalie. Each player is allotted a salary based off of performance and you have $50,000 to build the best team possible that consists of 2C, 3W, 2D, 1UTIL and 1G.
Players will accumulate points as follows:
Goal = +3 pts
Assist = +2 pts
Shot on goal = +0.5 pts
Blocked Shot = +0.5 pts
Short Handed Point = +1 pts
Shootout Goal = +0.2 pts
Hat Trick Bonus = +1.5 pts
Goalies will accumulate points as follows:
Win = +3 pts
Save = +0.2 pts
Goal Against = -1 pts
Shutout Bonus = +2 pts
(Goalies WILL also receive skater points, if they score a goal or record an assist)
To help you build the ideal one-day lineup here are my top centres, wingers, defensemen, goalies and value picks for the April 25th games.
TYLER JOHNSON – vs. DET ($8,400)
Johnson was the Lightning’s hero in Game 4. With under six minutes left in the game, he scored a goal and had an assist to force overtime, where he promptly potted the game-winner. He has been their most dangerous player in the series and heading back on home-ice with momentum, Johnson makes for a nice option today.
JONATHAN TOEWS – vs. NSH ($6,600)
I expected a big game from Nashville in Game 5, but now the series shifts back to Chicago where the Blackhawks will hope to close out the series. Toews has been held off of the scoresheet for two straight games, don’t expect that to stretch to three.
SEAN MONAHAN – vs. VAN ($6,000)
Monahan has not registered a point in two straight games, but the Flames need to finish this series tonight on home-ice. If they are going to do so, they will need a big performance from their top-line of Monahan-Gaudreau-Hudler.
Value Picks: Evgeny Kuznetsov – @ NYI ($4,000) / Andrew Shaw – vs. NSH ($3,500)
MARIAN HOSSA – vs. NSH ($8,000)
Hossa has five assists and 22 shots in the first five games of this series. With 22 shots and no goals, you would have to think a player with a career 12.6 shooting percentage will be able to find the back of the net soon.
JOHNNY GAUDREAU – vs. VAN ($5,800)
After scoring a goal and two assists in the previous three games, Johnny Hockey was held scoreless in Game 5. Back on home ice Gaudreau and the aforementioned Monahan need a massive game from their top line.
NIKITA KUCHEROV – vs. DET ($4,500)
Kucherov has just one assist in four games, but with his line producing in a big way in Game 4, he should be able to get on the scoresheet in Game 5. He has looked dangerous, but just doesn’t have anything to show for it.
Value Picks: Alex Killorn – vs. DET ($3,900) / Bryan Bickell – vs. NSH ($2,700)
VICTOR HEDMAN – vs. DET ($5,600)
As a Red Wings fan, you can tell I’m not very confident in our group heading into Game 5 after the debacle of a finish on Thursday. Hedman has two assists and 10 shots in four games, but he has played very well and is the Lightning’s most dangerous defenseman.
NICK LEDDY – vs. WSH ($3,900)
I called that Capitals blowout didn’t I? Well now the Islanders need to stay alive on Long Island. Leddy leads their blue line in points with three assists in the first five games. He is firing a couple of shots per game, but expect even more offence today with their backs up against the wall.
Value Picks: Nikita Nesterov – vs. DET ($3,500) / Thomas Hickey – vs. WSH ($3,300)
BEN BISHOP – vs. DET ($8,500)
Bishop has a solid 2.00 GAA and .902 SV% in the first four games of the series. They should be down 3-1 but with furious comeback they have a chance to take the series lead on home ice tonight. Bishop was 27-6-1 at home this season, so don’t expect them to spoil it.
SCOTT DARLING – vs. NSH ($8,200)
You had to know Darling wasn’t going to outplay Pekka Rinne all series. He allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Game 4 loss, but back at home he should turn in a better performance tonight. He is the cheapest starting option and has one of the better chances to win tonight.