Fantasy HockeyFront OfficeJosh Kay

2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fix: Thursday, January 16th

Daily Fantasy Hockey is similar to poker. Here at the Fantasy Fix, we recognize that there are two different kinds of lineups that you need to set for different style contests.

That’s why we are going to begin bringing two different lineups to our Front Office members. I play on Draft Kings, and you should too. They are the industry leader in Daily Fantasy gaming.

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In Daily Fantasy, as I alluded to earlier, there are guaranteed prize pool (GPP) contests and cash games (H2H and 50/50 etc.). Both of these formats require a different style of mindset. Obviously in GPP’s they usually only pay out the top 10 percent of the field, and in many cash games, half the people cash. This requires GPP’s to have a much higher upside lineup — which includes a cheap goalie, with hopes to strike it big. Cash games are about making safer plays.

With 12 games on the slate tonight, it’s about finding the right matchups. For GPP’s this means going with the Philadelphia Flyers against the Nashville Predators, in what will be Carter Hutton‘s “last hurrah” if you will — after they acquired Devan Dubnyk last night. Also, the San Jose Sharks are a good play tonight against the Tim Thomas led Florida Panthers.

Draft Kings Lineup: GPP

C- Claude Giroux- $5,900

LW- Brayden Schenn- $4,500

RW- Jakub Voracek- $5,000

D- Victor Hedman– $4,900

D- Dustin Byfuglien– $6,500

G- Steve Mason– $6,600

U- Brent Burns- $4,800

U- Joe Pavelski- 5,900

U- Wayne Simmonds- 5,000

Draft Kings Lineup: Cash Games:

C- Henrik Zetterberg- $6,000

LW- Brayden Schenn- $4,500

RW- Jakub Voracek- $5,000

D- P.K. Subban– $4,500

D- Jason Demers- $4,600

G- Ben Bishop- $8,800

U- Joe Pavelski- $5,900

U- Brent Burns- $4,800

U- Claude Giroux- $5,900

Other Players I Endorse Tonight:

Draft Kings:

C- Riley Sheahan | Detroit Red Wings | $3,000 | @ NYR: Preferred Contest: GPP

LW- Taylor Hall | Edmonton Oilers | $7,100 | @ MIN: Preferred Contest: GPP (too boom/bust for cash)

RW- Nikita Kucherov | Tampa Bay Lightning | $2,900 | vs. NYI: Preferred Contest: GPP

D- Justin Braun | San Jose Sharks | $2,600 | @ FLA: Preferred Contest: GPP

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