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There are just four games on tonight’s slate; the Ducks are the only team skating in the second half of a back-to-back.
WSH @ PHI – 7:30pm EST
TOR @ VAN – 9:00pm EST
STL @ ANA – 10:00pm EST
CGY @ VGK – 10:30pm EST
Sean Couturier ($7,500) will have a favorable matchup against Alex Ovechkin’s line, which is not known for its defensive play. Couturier has been one of the Flyers’ most consistent performers with goals in back-to-back games and points in four out of his last five contests. He skates on the Flyers’ first line (along with Claude Giroux and Oskar Lindblom with Jake Voracek out of commission) and first power-play unit. He is averaging 15.2 fantasy points per game this season and tallied two assists and three shots in a game against the Capitals earlier this season.
Also consider: John Tavares ($8,100), Auston Matthews ($8,100), Evgeny Kuznetsov ($7,500), Elias Pettersson ($6,700), Ryan O’Reilly ($6,500), Nicklas Backstrom ($6,400), Paul Stastny ($5,300), Lars Eller ($4,300), Oskar Sundqvist ($3,600)
Alex Ovechkin ($9,000) is an elite option every time he’s on the slate, and tonight is no exception. Though the Flyers have gotten solid goaltending from Brian Elliott, Ovechkin is difficult to contain. He provides a solid floor and ceiling with 17 shots in his last three games and an average of 19.6 fantasy points per game this season. He skates on Washington’s top line and top power-play unit; while he’ll have to go up against Sean Couturier’s line, Ovi is always a strong cash play and should have plenty of ownership in cash contests tonight.
Mitch Marner ($8,300) is another solid option on tonight’s slate. He has points in four straight games, scoring three goals and 10 points in that stretch. Marner has recorded three multi-point games in his last four contests and is providing elite fantasy value as a member of Toronto’s top line and top power-play unit.
Also consider: Vladimir Tarasenko ($8,600), T.J. Oshie ($6,800), Reilly Smith ($5,800), Travis Konency ($5,600), James van Riemsdyk ($5,500), Jakob Silfverberg ($5,000), Tom Wilson ($4,900), Jakub Vrana ($4,900), Andreas Johnsson ($4,500), Zach Hyman ($4,400), Tyler Ennis ($3,200)
There are several elite options on tonight’s slate, though there’s also a lot of value at the defense position. One of those options is Vegas’ Shea Theodore ($4,400), who has points in three straight games and in four out of his last five games, tallying a total of one goal and five points. He has also been shooting the puck at a high clip, registering 17 shots in his last three games (the same as Alex Ovechkin). Theodore skates on the Golden Knights’ first power-play unit.
Travis Sanheim ($4,400) has also been a consistent value option on the back end of late. He skates on the Flyers’ second power-play unit and has points in five straight games and in seven out of his last eight games, collecting four goals and eight points as well as nine shots and 16 blocks for an average of 14.6 fantasy points per game in that stretch.
Alex Edler ($4,000) remains underpriced and provides a solid floor through peripheral stat coverage. He hasn’t been finding the scoresheet in recent games but is more than capable of doing so, especially since he plays on the Canucks’ top power-play unit. He’s tallied 9.6 and 8 fantasy points in two games since re-joining the lineup.
Also consider: Mark Giordano ($6,700), Morgan Rielly ($6,500), John Carlson ($6,400), Alex Pietrangelo ($6,100), Jake Muzzin ($4,900), Alex Biega ($3,500)
Goalies will be discussed in chat closer to lock once additional options are confirmed. At first glance it appears as though it will come down to Jordan Binnington ($9,400), Frederik Andersen ($8,900) and possibly Marc-Andre Fleury ($8,200) given his price tag, though it will depend on who is starting.
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