It's great to be back doing the Draft Kings Player Spotlights as we have another night full of NHL hockey. The past two days we didn't do a post due to the small number of games, but we did two great blogs about adding and dropping players for your Fantasy Hockey Teams (links are below). For tonight, we have one player for each position that you NEED to get if you want to make some money tonight with Daily Fantasy.
Peter Budaj (G): Los Angeles Kings - 7,700
Peter Budaj is now the Kings starting goalie after their top two goalies were injured (Quick and Zatkoff). Budaj and the Kings go up against the Columbus Blue Jackets in which will be an easy win for the Kings. The Blue Jackets under John Tortorella have been disappointing, and they will continue to be. I wouldn't expect a shutout, but he WILL get you a win.
Career Stats vs The Blue Jackets: GS: 13, W:8, L:5, SO:1
Rasmus Ristolainen (D): Buffalo Sabres - 6,200
Rasmus Ristolainen have started the season very well and now his team goes up against the Flyers which will be an open and high scoring game. The Flyers have very bad goaltenders which will help the Sabres' star D-man get some assists and even a goal. With Five assists to start the year he is always a worry for the opposition, the Sabres might not win, but Rasmus (first name basis) will get you some crucial points.
Career Stats vs the Flyers: GP: 7, A: 3, PPA: 1, SOG: 17
Zach Parise (W): Minnesota Wild - 6,600
Zach Parise and the Wild go up against the Bruins in what will be an easy win for the Wild. The Bruins top two goalies are injured so they will need their third or even fourth string goalie to step up. The Wild will take advantage of the Bruins already shaky defense, which is why Parise getting a goal tonight is my DST lock of the day (patent pending of course).
Career Stats vs the Bruins: GP:30, G:8, A:11, PPP:6, GWG: 2
Logan Couture (C): San Jose Sharks - 6,200
Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks go up against the Anaheim Ducks at home in a game that is pretty much certain to be a Sharks win. The Ducks have let up 16 goals this season which is less than the Sharks but the Sharks can make up for it with their powerful forwards which will be too much for the Ducks. With Logan Couture playing well with five points so far this season he is bound to have a great game against an average opposition.
Career Stats vs the Ducks: GP: 28, G:10, A:10, PPP: 4, SHP:2, GWG: 1
Remaining Salary: 23,300
Another amazing choices for your Daily Fantasy needs, if there is anyone else you are thinking about picking make sure to tweet us at DST_Tweets. Thank you for the support and good luck!