Fantasy Faceoff 02/16

Hey all you DFS players, have you been wanting to learn all about the fastest growing DFS sport? Well, look no further. This article can help anybody who plays DFS. Everyday, I, Armaan Kaler (@DFSManu) will be providing the best NHL plays of the night in a user- friendly format. This article will include my top cash game play, top cash game fade, top cash game stack, and top GPP (low owned) stack. We will be using FanDuel pricing as reference. Now that we got all of that out of the way, I think we should get into the picks.

TOP CASH GAME PLAY: Rasmus Ristolainen, D, $5,100

The Colorado Avalanche are the worst team in the NHL, bar none. They have allowed a league-worst 3.29 GPG over the course of the season, and have been even worse of late, allowing 3.61 GPG in the past month. Not to mention they own one of the leagues worst penalty kills, running at a 69% rate over the past month on the road. Queue Ristolainen, one of the most underpriced players in DFS. Playing over 25 mins/game, Risto provides you with a safe floor, hitting 2x value in 7 of his past 9 games. Thus, given the prime-matchup and safe floor of  (at least) 8 FD points, Rasmus Ristolainen is my cash game lock of the night.

BOLD CASH GAME FADE: Jeff Carter, C, $7,900

Jeff Carter, oh Jeff Carter…. You are so, so good. But, you know what isn’t good? Teams coming off the mandated 5 day bye- week. The record of teams coming off the break is 3-8-1. And, the next victim of this horrible trend is going to be the LA Kings. And, dare I say, the Arizona Coyotes have actually been pretty decent in the past month, averaging over 3 goals per game during this span. Given all this, I am going to be fading this game completely. Mike Smith, DO NOT fail me.




BUF1: Ryan O’Reilly, C, $6,000, Kyle Okposo, W, $6,300, Rasmus Ristolainen, D, $5,100


BUF2: Jack Eichel, C, $7,300, Sam Reinhart, W, $5,100, Rasmus Ristolainen, D, $5,100

MIN1: Eric Staal, C, $5,600, Nino Niederreider, D, $5,400, Ryan Suter, D, $5,200


WPG1: Bryan Little, C, $6,100, Nikolaj Ehlers, W, $6,200, Dustin Byfuglien


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