What is Daily Gaming?
No matter your situation, and in case you had not noticed, “daily gaming” has made giant strides in the fantasy sports world over the past two years. Daily games in fantasy hockey allow you the opportunity to pick a new team of your favorite players each night. Depending on the type of game you play, you could earn thousands of dollars in any given contest. The best part about this is that, in the majority of U.S. states, it is all legal so you do not have to go around talking about how you risked those confection, Valentine’s hearts.
Once you have registered for an account at FanDuel and have deposited $10 using PayPal (and I know that you have spent $10 on worse habits such as buying vegetables or those “green drinks”), all you need to do is choose a $2 or $5 matchup in the draft lobby, pick your roster while staying under the $55,000 salary cap, and then sit back and enjoy watching your stats compile all night! I promise…it is a great and fun way to enjoy the NHL action on any given night and a simple way to win some quick cash if you know what you are doing (or if you follow my advice).
My 2/23/2013 NHL Lineup (EARLY LOCK)
Now that we have covered the basics, below is the lineup that I will use tonight in a $50 game and a handful of 50/50 games to ensure some payout, which has been my strategy over the past two and a half weeks. More often than not, I have finished inside the top 25 in these 50/50 games and while the payout is small, it somewhat hedges your cash in your head-to-head matchup if you happen to face a shark in any given day. Just to be clear, I play in 50 player 50/50 games as it is much easier, in my opinion, to finish in the top 25 than it is to finish in the top 50% of a smaller 50/50 game.
On with the lineup:
LW: Benoit Pouliot ($5,300)
LW: Jiri Tlusty ($5,700)
RW: Chris Stewart ($5,500)
RW: Alexander Semin ($6,500)
C: John Tavares ($8,900)
C: Cody Hodgson ($5,300)
D: Marek Zidlicky ($4,100)
D: Cody Franson ($5,100)
G: Johan Hedberg ($8,300)
Salary remaining: $300.
As I set this lineup well before the games are played in any given night, please make sure you check my Twitter timeline close to the first puck drop to see if I have made any swaps. The only change I may make prior to the 12pm East lock is to swap out Jimmy Howard for a cheaper goalie once I see more goalies confirmed for the day. I feel fairly confident that the Devils and Islanders will take care of business in their respective games. Pouliot is a sneaky play as he has been playing on the Lecavalier / St. Louis line recently.
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No matter how well you are doing in this shortened 2012-2013 fantasy hockey season thus far, it is never too late to head over to FanDuel, draft a new team for tonight’s NHL action and enjoy watching the games!
A 23-year fantasy sports veteran and a California and New York licensed corporate attorney by day, I am the managing editor/senior writer/general counsel of FantasyTrade411.com. I am also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Please feel free to contact me at any time on twitter @TheTonyM with your fantasy sports questions. Be sure to listen to my podcast “Sports Counseling with the Doc and Slim” with my radio partner, Michael Clifford (aka @SlimCliffy) on the Fantasy Trade 411 Radio Network.
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