Some cheap players, and some expensive players, to be used on DraftKings Tonight.
With American Thanksgiving on Thursday, the NHL has decided not to air any games. Competing with families being together around large feasts is hard enough, let alone the tradition of NFL games running all day. This has messed with the week’s games a bit, as there were just two games on Tuesday, and none schedule for Thanksgiving. That is why this column is posted for Wednesday’s games, a monster 13-game slate.
Last week had its hits (Vladimir Tarasenko, Brent Burns, Shayne Gostisbehere), its misses (Vladimir Namestnikov, Matt Nieto), and Sidney Crosby salvaged his night with a late goal. To be fair, though, Crosby didn’t quite live up to his price tag.
As usual, there will be a cheap player at each position ($3000 or less), and an expensive player at each position ($7000 or more for forwards, $6000 or more for the defenceman).
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Mikhail Grabovski (NYI-C) – $2900
It hasn’t been a great year so far for the former Maple Leaf. Grabovski has managed a higher point-per-game mark than last year despite a slightly lower total of minutes, but he is also shooting less, and that hurts his floor. A reminder: with cash games, a solid floor is the start of roster construction. With cheap players, it’s less of a concern, but building in those couple of points always helps (thanks, Frank Vatrano!).
All the same, Grabovski is in a sweet matchup tonight as the Islanders host the hapless Philadelphia Flyers. The assumption is that Grabovski’s line will see the depth defence pairs of the Flyers this year, which means a lot of Brandon Ma