The Red Wings’ playoff chances are backstopped by this guy.
Well, all things must come to an end and last night was a very disappointing night for the NHL lineup that I posted yesterday. Let’s start a fresh streak tonight with yet another short slate of NHL games.
This lineup on FanDuel
locks at 7:00pm East / 4:00pm West.
What is Daily Gaming?
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 “jelly beans”.
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 a case, yes, a case of Schlitz), all you need to do is choose a $1, $2 or $535 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 that 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 4/24/2013 NHL Lineup
Now that we have covered the basics, below is the lineup that I will use tonight in a $109 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. That said, I do roll out the cash for the larger payout 50/50s if I feel great about my squad.
On with the lineup:
LW: Brandon Saad ($6,200)
LW: Patrick Marleau ($5,900)
RW: Johan Franzen ($6,100)
RW: Joe Pavelski ($5,500)
C: Jonathan Toews ($8,900)
C: Valtteri Filppula ($4,000)
D: Brent Burns ($5,800)
D: Oliver Ekman-Larsson ($4,400)
G: Jimmy Howard ($7,900)
Salary remaining: $300.
Of the four games on tonight’s short slate, in looking at the Vegas lines, I am most confident that the Red Wings (as home favorites with a current money line of -131) can secure a win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings. While the teams have split the season series, the Red Wings, who are sitting in 9th
place in the Western Conference (one point behind the surging Columbus Blue Jackets) and are currently on the outside of the playoff bubble looking in, have much to play for tonight. With one game in hand over Columbus, the Red Wings can clinch a 22nd
straight playoff appearance by winning each of their last three games. My take is that the Red Wings win tonight against a Kings team that just lost to the Minnesota Wild 2-1 last night and my sentiment is backed by the fact that roughly 80% of the sharps are behind the Red Wings at the -131 moneyline. Along with Jimmy Howard in net, I am rolling out both Johan Franzen and Valtterri Filppula with the former centering the later on the team’s second line. I am also starting a pair of San Jose Sharks on the road in Phoenix. The numbers and moneyline (-141 in favor of the Coyotes), but the Sharks are looking to secure home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Both Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau have been posted solid FanDuel lines over the last five games and I look for that to continue tonight.
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. Again, and I cannot stress this enough, as always, the one item that I have not yet nailed down as of this posting is which netminder I want in my lineup. This is the one item that I may change prior to the lock and I do my best to make the change at least 15 minutes before the first puck drops.
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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 and a contributor to FantasyPros.com and TheFakeHockey.com. 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.