NHL Power Plays 10/18/16
Today we have a 12 game slate; Tuesdays and Thursdays in the NHL are usually big full slates, which are always fun to play. My goal is to provide players who have that big game upside you are looking for. Stacks and value plays are also big parts of taking down tournaments, so I’ll try to help there also.
If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @Votts_DFS. Now, let’s get to the NHL GPP plays!
Prices are Draft King specific unless noted otherwise.
Connor McDavid – C – $8,500
The youngest Captain ever is on fire, he has 6 points through 3 games and doesn’t appear to slow down any time soon.
Ryan Getzlaf – C – $6,900
Getzlaf has recorded 4 points in 3 games, He is now reunited with Corey Perry which only makes it better. The Ducks are shooting 32.3 sf/g and if this games breaks open, Getzlaf will have something to do with it.
Leon Draisaitl – C – Oilers – $5,400
Leon is second on the team in scoring with two goals and three assists for five points in three outings. The Oilers are Avg 4.67 Goals per game which is 2nd behind Aves. He plays Center on the top PP line with Connor McDavid; he makes a good value @$5,400.
Ryan O’Reilly – C – $6,200
The flames had the worst defense in hockey last year and it looks that they have started right where they left off. They have allowed 14 goals in their first 3 games. O’Reilly is avg big ice time so far and the Sabres are counting on him . Now that Kyle Okposo is back, this top power play looks loaded with great options. PP1 looks like a good contrarian stack.
Alexander Ovechkin – W – Capitols – $8,400
I’m going back to the well again with Ovie, despite his rough start. He is one of the most electric players on the ice and can fill the net up in a hurry. The Avalanche are having a hard time keeping the puck out of their own nets giving up at least 3 goals in each game this year. The Aves are also on a back to back, which is even better for the Caps.
Vladimir Tarasenko – W – Blues – $ 7,300
Tarasenko has 3 goals and 5 points through 3 games; he loves to shoot the puck and is lethal when he has opportunities.. The last 3 games these teams have played the Blues have outscored 11-3 with 2 Shutouts..
Jonathan Marchessault – W – Panthers – $4,000
Marchessault has 4 points in 2 games filling in for Jonathan Huberdeau (injury). He plays on the top line and also mans point on the top Power Play line.. Get him in your lineups!
Travis Konecny – W – Flyers – $ 3,900
The Blackhawks are having a rough start and are giving up a lot of penalties.. Which hasn’t bode well for them as they have given up 7 goals in 13 Penalty kills. Konecny has 3 points in 2 games and plays along a hard nosed grinder Sean Couturier on the 2nd PP.
Brent Burns – D – Sharks – $ 7,900
Burns through 3 games has 3 goals, 3 assts, 17 shots, 6 blocks! Need I say more?
Rasmus Ristolainen – D – Sabres $ 6,400
Rasmus is avg 25 min of ice time per game on the point for the sabres, and has 4 points through 2 games, he quarterbacks the power play and blocks a ton of shots.. yes you get points for blocked shots!!
Ivan Provonov – D – Flyers – $ 3,400
Provnov will help you save salary to fit stacks and stars in. Plays on top PP unit and Hawks been shaky at best with penalties. Sees about 20 min / game.
Philip Grubauer – G – Capitols – $ 7,600
With the Capitals explosive offense they should give Grubauer plenty of offense to get the W. The Aves should shoot enough rubber to add up saves also.
Ovechkin – Oshie – Bakstrom/Kuznetsov
Hoffman – Stone – Karlsson
Forsberg – Johansen – Josi
St. Louis Blues
Tarasenko – Shattenkirk – Stasny
Seguin – Benn – Eaves
Konecny – Couturier – Provorov
Panarin – Kane- Keith
McDavid – Eberle – Draisaitl
Hurricanes (GPP ONLY)
Skinner – Stempniak – Rask