OVERALL CASH GAME RANKINGS
- Sidney Crosby, PIT (DK $7,600 FD $9,000) – Crosby has not shown any signs of slowing down at 31 years of age. He’s logged 77 points in 60 games and is three goals shy of hitting the 30-goal mark this season. He’s been playing at a high level and Buffalo has allowed an average of 3.77 goals per game in their last 13 contests. However, what I probably like most about Crosby is how dominate he’s been in his career against Buffalo. In 37 contests, he’s recorded 57 points and owns a 22 +/-.
- Jack Eichel, BUF (DK $7,300 FD $8,200) – Eichel is one of those centerman that are just hard to keep off the scoreboard. He plays extremely fast, and is an excellent playmaker. Tonight the 22-year-old will go up against Pittsburgh, which provides him with an appealing matchup. The ‘Pens are boasting a 69.4 PK% since Feb .1, and Eichel is a key factor on Buffalo’s top power play unit.
- Max Domi, MTL (DK $6,200 FD $6,300) – Domi is a wonderful playmaker who does a good job handling the puck. He’s hit a career high 59 points this seasons, and I’m looking for him to finish the season off strong. He’s going up against the Rangers tonight, which have allowed 146 high danger scoring opportunities in their last 13 contests.
- Nico Hischier, NJ (DK $5,800 FD $5,400) – Hischier is a guy in the 5k range on both sites who I believe is a solid cash game play on tonight’s slate. The Devils will be playing on home ice, which means John Hynes will put Hischier in opportunities where he can light the lamp. He only has three points in his last eight, but has only recorded less than three shots on goal once during that span. He’s been aggressive and will be rewarded for his play soon.
Note: I don’t see any appealing value options at center tonight at the moment. Please make sure to check out my cheat sheet for additional plays or value that I see pop up.
- Jakub Voracek, PHI (DK $6,600 FD $7,600) – Voracek does a good job finding the back of the net. He’s recorded at least 20 goals in his last four seasons, and he’s two goals shy of hitting that mark this year. He’s recorded a goal in three straight contests and has averaged 4.4 shots on goal in his last five. It’s safe to say he’s confident in his game right now.
- Filip Forsberg, NSH (DK $6,500 FD $7,200) – Forberg does a terrific job with the puck. He possesses a powerful, is a crafty skater and knows how to sets his teammates up. I’m looking for him to put the biscuit in the basket against the Jets. Winnipeg possesses a 48.35 CF% since Feb. 1 and has allowed an average of 3.75 goals per game during that span.
- Sam Reinhart, BUF (DK $6,000 FD $5,600) – I like Eichel’s line and Reinhart is cheaper than Skinner, which is why he’s made it in the article. Reinhart has always been a guy I’ve been high on. He does the little things right and has 57 points in 63 games this year.
- Mark Stone, VGK (DK $6,800 FD $5,100) – Stone is a big forward and I like what he’s brought to the table thus far. Yes, he has not recorded a point with Vegas in his two games with the club, but he’s played well. He’s been aggressive and owns a +/- of three. I believe tonight’s the night he adds a point next to his name in the box score.
- Jimmy Vesey, NYR (DK $4,100 FD $4,100) – Vesey has played with Kreider and Zibanejad in his last three contests and it’s safe to say he’s made the most of that opportunity. He’s recorded a goal and assist in those three games and has eight points in his last eight contests. Also, Vesey has three points in two games against Montreal this season.
- Zach Aston-Reese, PIT (DK $3,900 FD $3,700) – Aston-Reese does not see tie on the man advantage which is always a downfall. However, he’s extremely cheap so it honestly doesn’t really matter. Moreover, he’s playing alongside Malkin and Kessel, who are two of the most talented players in the game today. This line should generate some great scoring chances against a club that’s allowed over 3.50 goals in their last 13 contests.
- Brent Burns, SJ (DK $7,000 FD $7,400) – We all know how good Burns is. He has 70 points in 64 games, which is more points than he recorded in 82 games a year ago. He’s going up against the Avalanche tonight, which is a team he’s posted five points against in his last four meetings against them.
- Justin Schultz, PIT (DK $4,200 FD $4,600) – With a number of guys hurt on Pittsburgh’s blueline, Schultz is going to see extended time on the ice. Also, he’s going to play on power play unit that includes Crosby, Kessel, Malkin and Hornqvist. He’s in a terrific spot to put some points on the board this evening.
- Rasmus Dahlin, BUF (DK $4,800 FD $4,500) – Dahlin may only be 18 years of age, but he has shown why he was highly touted coming into the NHL. He moves the puck extremley well and possesses a nice shot. He’s recorded 37 points on the year, and it’s safe to say he’s had a nice rookie season. He’s seen over 20 minutes of ice time in his last seven, which means he’ll get plenty of opportunities to rack up fantasy points against a club that’s allowed an average of 3.31 goals per game in their last 13.
- Shea Theodore, VGK (DK $4,600 FD $4,100) – Theodore is gifted offensively. He’s another guy that has great passing abilities and finds ways to create a shot for himself. He has five points in his last seven and you have to like his matchup against the Ducks. Anaheim has struggled to get things going for some time and Theodore looks comfortable with his game right now.
- Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (DK $7,500 FD $7,900) (Probable) – Fleury got the night off yesterday, which means he’ll be in net tonight. Although Vegas’ defense and PK has not been sharp, we all know Fleury has the ability to take over a game on his own. Additionally, you have to like the matchup against Anaheim. The Ducks have averaged 1.69 goals per game in their last 13 and have lost 4 out of their last six games.
- Thomas Greiss, NYI (DK $7,600 FD $8,600) (Probable) – Life is all about taking risks to get to where you want to be, right? For example, I want to land in the green in my cash games tonight, which is why Greiss is one of the netminders I’m targeting. Yes Washington is a team none of us like to pick on for a number of reasons, but New York has some things going for them. They will be playing at at home and Barry Trotz is the team’s head coach. He’s obviously familiar with Washington's game. Additionally, Greiss has been stellar defending the cage this season and New York has looked great on the ice this season.
- Jordan Binnington, STL (DK $7,500 FD $9,300) (Unconfirmed) – This kid has been terrific this season. With the Rampage in the AHL he was boasting a 2.08 GAA and .927 SV% in 16 contests. In 20 games with the Blues, the 25-year-old is sporting a 1.61 GAA and .936 SV%. He’s been great, but so has St.Louis. I love the way they are playing and I have no problem taking a chance on this kid on the road against Carolina.
**Jake Allen is in net. He’s on my radar as well**