NHL for 4/11/15
The tree must fall. Wisco finally met its maker when the Badgers lost to Duke Monday night. That ends March Madness folks; and madness it was. The Sharks first NHL Fanduel lineup was nothing more than mediocre, sorry to disappoint. (See results below.) However, there were a lot of solid picks and there is great upside for the Shark.
As Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” I don’t know what the hell he was talking about but the two roads the Shark is referencing are the start of the NHL and NBA playoffs (both next week). We get to WITNESS (respect to @KingJames) professional basketball players actually try, AND the greatest and most intense playoff race in all sports, the race for the Stanley Cup. Additionally, tune in to the Masters at Augusta this weekend, DraftKings has implemented a lineup for PGA majors, which is pretty cool but my heart and loyalty is with Fanduel. Check out this hype video for the masters below. I will personally guarantee a chill will run down your spine.
- The Shark learned a few things about Fanduel NHL last week that should be noted in addition to “The Clipboard” guidelines referenced last week.
- Do not over pay for a goalie. Goaltenders as a whole are priced higher than any other position. For the most part they all perform about the same, unless there is a blowout. The only reason to overspend on this position is a phenomenal matchup.
- Look for guys who take a lot of shots on goal. This week I tried to use this as one of my main guidelines. Everyone knows I love consistency and this is one of the few statistics that can really be evaluated.
- This is the last day of the regular season. I incorporated players who are playing for seeding and a playoff spots. I know the effort will be there and inevitably a higher likelihood of performing.
Left Wing Daniel Sedin $6,700 EDM @ VAN
Not to be confused with his twin brother, the left winger can flat out play. He has had either a goal or an assist in 7 of his last 10 games. Roll Tide.
Left Wing Brad Marchand $5,300 BOS @ TB
As a Ranger fan I hate to say it but I like Boston in this one. The Islanders beating the Penguins tonight leaves some hope for the Bruins to make the playoffs. I think they are going to to make a statement against the Lightning on the road.
Right Wing Nick Foligno $6,800 CLS @ NYI
Oh so consistent. He is incredible. Foligno performs every week and has take 5 shots on goal in his last two games.
Right Wing Taylor Beck $3,100 NSH @ DAL
Beck is typically on the 4th line and doesn’t see much ice time. I did need a salary cap reliever and he does take some shots on goal in every game. In a virtually meaningless game I think Beck will see some more playing time as some starters will be rested.
Center Jonathan Toews $7,600 VHI @ COL
My main squeeze. Toews has had a remarkable season and is on fire lately. Expect his success to continue as the playoffs approach.
Center Patrice Bergeron $6,100 BOS @ TB
Defense P.K. Subban $6,300 MON @ TOR
I always have good things to say about this guy. He does it all and gives 110% every night. Can’t wait to watch this guy in the playoffs.
Defense Duncan Keith $4,700 CHI @ COL
I think Keith is a total steal in this one. A Chicago win will move them up in the playoff seeding. Keith thrives in the playoffs, look for his Fanduel performances to keep increasing.
*Goalie Ryan Miller $8,400 EDM @ VAN
*Steal of the night. Miller will make his first start since February 22 due to injury. The Canucks are facing a terrible Oilers team. I think Miller will have a great performance to gain some confidence going into the playoff. Everyone knows how good Ryan is when he is healthy. At $8,400 he is a total steal.
Scrub of the Week
The scrub of the week is Steven Stamkos. I think Tampa will give him a rest, whether it be a reduction in minutes or him being a healthy scratch. I advise against starting this guy.
Lock it in.
-JR the Shark