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The Chalk

Name FD Salary/Position DK Salary/Position Estimated Ownership
Jamie Benn $8,900/ LW $7,800 / W 20-25%
Tyler Seguin $8,600 / C $8,400 / C 20-25%
Patrick Sharp $7,200 / RW $5,700 / W 10-15%

This line will have the highest combined owned percentage and it probably won't be very close. Benn and Seguin are both tied for the league lead in scoring, and are dominating opponents every time they step on the ice. Over the last few games with Patrick Sharp skating on their right side, they have continued their domination with a Corsi For % (CF%) of 63.1%. They also play on the power play together with Jason Spezza and John Klingberg, who also make great plays for their respective salaries. Anaheim will be playing on a back to back, and have started off the season dreadfully. Dallas has been clicking on the man advantage, to the tune of 29.6%, the third highest clip so far this season. Anaheim has the top ranked penalty kill unit, so this will be a fun match up to watch. Frederik Andersen played against Chicago last night, so look for back up goaltender Anton Khudobin to be in net for the Ducks, which is great news for the Stars. Of the 50 goalies that qualified in 2014-2015, Khudobin was 45th in save percentage at .901. Sharps price on Draftkings makes him a core play.

Name FD Salary/Position DK Salary/Position Estimated Ownership
Jakub Voracek $7,500/ RW $6,400/ LW 17-22%
Claude Giroux $7,900 / C $6,700 / C 20-25%
Mark Streit $4,800 / D $4,500 / D 13-18%

If there is one combination that will be close in ownership percentage to Benn and Seguin, it's the duo of Voracek and Giroux. They get a juicy home match up against the Sabres, who have the worst penalty kill in the NHL right now, at a horrendous 66.7%. Hence why I'm writing up defenseman Mark Streit instead of their 5 on 5 line mate, Michael Raffl. Raffl is a solid play, as his salary offers you flexibility elsewhere. I'm focusing on the Flyers #1 power play unit of the four mentioned already, with Wayne Simmonds. The Voracek-Giroux-Raffl line looks like it's going to stick 5 on 5, and the trio has an impressive CF% of 57.3% when on the ice together. Other Flyers I will be putting into lineups include Michael Del Zotto and Brayden Schenn.

Name FD Salary/Position DK Salary/Position Estimated Ownership
Zach Parise $8,700/ LW $8,000 / W 12-17%
Mikael Granlund $4,800 / C $4,400 / C 4-9%
Jason Pominville $6,500 / RW $5,600 / W 8-13%

Parise will be a very popular pick tonight, but his line mates often get overlooked. They have feasted on the Oilers over the years, especially in the friendly home confines of the XCel Energy Center. The Wild power play is off to a hot start this season, 21.4% to be exact, and should get their share of chances tonight. Pominville's price on Draftkings is exceptional, and should be exploited in all formats.

Contrarian Corner

Name FD Salary/Position DK Salary/Position Estimated Ownership
Loui Eriksson $5,300/ LW $4,700 / W 2-7%
David Krejci $5,800 / C $5,400 / C 10-15%
David Pastrnak $4,900 / RW $4,500 / W 3-8%

My favorite team to stack on the night is the Bruins, as they get a great match up at home against the Coyotes playing on back to back night and their 4th game in six nights. Mike Smith is also playing in back to back games, so I look for the Bruins to pepper him. This line gets power play time, along with a lot of ice time 5 on 5. Krejci is quietly having a fantastic start to his season with 12 points, he's tied for the league lead in points. The B's have been clicking on the power play, leading the NHL at 33.3% with eight goals scored. Torey Krug is my #1 play on D tonight, and Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Spooner, Zdeno Chara, Jimmy Hayes and Brad Marchand are all in great positions to exceed value. Every player on the Bruins comes with a reasonable salary that really allows you to play guys like Jamie Been, Tyler Seguin and Claude Giroux.

Name FD Salary/Position DK Salary/Position Estimated Ownership
Milan Lucic $5,800/ LW $4,500 / W 0-5%
Jeff Carter $7,100 / C $5,600 / C 10-15%
Tyler Toffoli $5,700 / RW $5,400 / W 5-10%

The Kings may have finally found a spot for Milan Lucic, as this newly formed line has been on fire the last few games. Together, they have a CF% of 65.2% and have combined for 12 points in their last three games. The KIngs have won five straight after losing their first three games, and have finally found their offense. With so many games on the slate, and a road match up in Winnipeg, I think they may get overlooked by the masses.



Comments
JasonG4s
Love the contrarian calls, mainly because I am a B's fan haha so hard to get away from the Stars as well!