Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings Value Picks, November 28th
The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests.
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Jean Gabriel Pageau—Ottawa Senators–$3100
The 23-year-old is slowly starting to find his scoring touch. Pageau has nine points (6G, 3A) in 22 games while seeing just over 15 minutes of ice time a game. The Ottawa native has found a home on the third line with Milan Michalek and Alex Chiasson and has become a penalty kill master, scoring three short-handed goals so far this season. Their opponents, the Colorado Avalanche, are a terrible puck possession team that give up a lot of scoring chances. At $3100, the risk/reward is just perfect with Pageau. Colorado’s depth isn’t great, so expect Pageau and company to have many opportunities to score goals and hit their value.
Robby Fabbri—St. Louis Blues–$2900
The Mississauga native is one of the most underrated players on a very talented St. Louis team. The 19-year-old has six points (4G, 2A) in 17 games played and 32 shots on goal. He’s scored two goals in his last two games and has two game-winning goals already this season. Fabbri has found a home on the second line with David Backes and Troy Brouwer and is seeing some ice time on the second power play unit. Volume is important when it comes to bargain players, and Fabbri should see a lot of opportunities tonight to make it three goals in three games.
Philipp Grubauer—Washington Capitals–$6800
Every fantasy player loves to find a cheap goalie that can pick up six-plus points on any given night. With so many starting goalies getting the night off, picking the right backup goalie to start can mean the difference between winning and losing. Grubauer has only appeared in four games this season (winning two of them), but his matchup against the Leafs is probably the best matchup of the night for any back up goalie. His price tag is low enough for me to start him, and the risk associated with playing him is relatively low. Even if the Leafs are a better team at home, Washington is the favourite to win this game. Grubauer and the Capitals should have no problem getting past the Leafs.