Fantasy HockeyFront OfficeJosh Kay

2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fix: Thursday, January 30th

Lots of NHL games on the slate for tonight; strangely enough five of them are late games. But the big question on everyone’s mind is “Did Ben Scrivens change the strategy for Daily Fantasy Hockey after his 59 save shutout against the San Jose Sharks? We’ll address that shortly.

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Thoughts and Musings:

There are lots of backup goalies going tonight, making this a night for big offense and cheap goaltenders. Here is a list of “backups” / cheap goaltenders that get the nod tonight:

Frederik Andersen | Anaheim Ducks | $7,900 | Ducks host the Philadelphia Flyers

Thomas Greiss | Phoenix Coyotes | $8,000 | Coyotes host the Buffalo Sabres *Note* Greiss is coming off a shutout of the Los Angeles Kings

Jeff Zatkoff | Pittsburgh Penguins | $7,300 | Penguins travel to Los Angeles to face Jonathan Quick’s Kings.

Alex Stalock | San Jose Sharks | $7,600 | Sharks travel to Calgary, looking to avenge their loss last night to the Edmonton Oilers

Peter Budaj | Montreal Canadiens | $6,200 | Canadiens travel to Boston to face the red-hot Boston Bruins.

Scott Clemmensen | Florida Panthers | $6,800 | Panthers travel to Toronto for a meeting with the Leafs. 

Safest plays: Greiss, Andersen, Stalock

Highest upside play: Zatkoff

Line Stacks:

1) Phil Kessel – James van Riemsdyk

2) Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry 

3) Ryan Johansen – R.J. Umberger – Nick Foligno

4) Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla

5) Nazem Kadri – Joffrey Lupul

Lineup: GPP:

C Ryan Getzlaf 4.3 swap out
LW Joffrey Lupul 2.7 swap out
RW Corey Perry 3.9 swap out
D Karl Alzner 1.8 swap out
D Justin Braun 2.0 swap out
G Alex Stalock 5.0 swap out
UTIL Nazem Kadri 2.5 swap out
UTIL G. Landeskog 3.0 swap out
UTIL Paul Stastny 2.7 swap out

Lineup Cash:

C Ryan Johansen 2.9 swap out
LW J. van Riemsdyk 3.1 swap out
RW Phil Kessel 3.8 swap out
D Jake Gardiner 1.7 swap out
D Jack Johnson 2.2 swap out
G Darcy Kuemper 4.8 swap out
UTIL Cam Atkinson 2.6 swap out
UTIL Ryan Getzlaf 4.3 swap out
UTIL Mason Raymond 2.2 swap out

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