The DFS Thursday Throwdown: Daily Fantasy Plays for March 29

Chris Wassel


Match-Up Spotlight:

With the ten-game slate, there are several games to look at. The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Boston Bruins in what is expected to be one of the highest-event games of the night. These are two teams that can shoot the puck a lot. New Jersey and Pittsburgh is another game where scoring should be elevated. Do not sleep on the Florida and Ottawa contest.

Winnipeg may appear to be chalky on the surface. Washington has the stronger top-ten power play. Los Angeles and Columbus could also experience some moderate to high ownership as (besides Tampa Bay and Florida), they should be significant favorites. Watch out for teams on the back end of a back to back. Risk may be worth the reward but could dud. All prices are from DraftKings.

Top Budget Plays


Pavel Zacha $3400 – The center is a decent play at the least. However, playing against Pittsburgh and some bad road numbers might boost his ownership a fraction. It is tough to roster a player who struggles at times. However, this has value as Zacha gets just enough ice time to justify such a play. Pittsburgh does allow 3.36 goals a game on the road. Zacha has much to play for. A couple points in his last two games offers some hope. Look to some depth like Jean-Gabriel Pageau and maybe even Adrian Kempe.   


Melker Karlsson $3200 – This is one of the riskiest tournament plays of the night. No one is saying this will work perfectly but Karlsson is in San Jose’s top six currently. Too many games where he is just does not get quality shots on net. When one sees a lot of 0’s, 1’s, and 2’s, that is ominous. However, he did have a point and created several scoring chances in his last game. Hopefully, the speed he has shown in flashes lately is seen again. Keep an eye on Sam Gagner as he has seen a bit of a resurgence again in Vancouver.  


Joe Hicketts $2900 –There may be better plays like Will Butcher even, but Hicketts could be a nice punt play for a low price. His floor is kind of low (shots and blocked shots combined). Risk always exists with value plays, but Hicketts had a couple points and may merit a little more ice time with Detroit playing out the string. Buffalo has been far from stingy at home. They even have been allowing more shots at home per 60 over the previous month. This may be a chance to sneak a value play in. With the ten-