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Hey guys, its CrossCzech here with your daily dose of the Fantasy on a healthy 11-game slate over on Draftkings. Draftkings has some nice satellites running for the Fantasy Hockey World Championships with a $33 entry qualifier that runs tonight, so get your entry in if you are looking to qualify for the F.H.W.C in Miami in March!! Also the Spin-O-Rama GPP will be running on February 21st so get into as many satellites as you can, cause at $360 a clip, winning a few sounds better than forking over the dough!
If you are playing only a few bucks and want to take out the mass-entry/bankroll factor, look to the 3-entry max games that Draftkings offers, that way every player has the same amount of entries and it doesn’t matter if you have $100 or $10,000 as your bankroll, you get 3-entries regardless. Single-entry games are also another way to go if you are looking to avoid mass-entry players and like to play a single lineup or are a cash game player. Head-to head games are terrific as well but don’t be afraid to block certain players who a sharks in the shallows. Know your opponent, is Sun Tzu’s first rule of war in his book. Look over who wins every night and look over their rosters to see what they did that you maybe didn’t do or look to see how they constructed their roster. If you are not spending time reverse-engineering the best players then you might as well open your window and throw out your money. I don’t mean that in a negative connotation, but I am trying to instill the fact that learning on a daily basis is a huge part of DFS and finding the people who are successful and figuring out why they did what they did, makes you a better player. If you are doing this to have fun or win money is the ultimate question, and one that it is the basis for everything you do in DFS. A word to the wise, play it safe and close to your chest on these 3-game slate nights. It is very easy to be on the wrong side of the slate and miss entirely, so money management is vital to your long term success.

DFS Game Plan – Line Combo
Ryan Johansen $5,400. Filip Forsberg $5,900 James Neal $5,300
Tyler Seguin $6,800 Brett Ritchie $3,600 Anton Roussel $3,900
Roman Josi $5,600 Matt Dumba $4,100
Martin Jones $8,100


Attacking teams that played last night and had to travel is the game plan for tonight’s game plan. Vegas has set the projected line at 6.5 goals combined for the Dallas at Toronto game and both teams are struggling defensively while able to score goals in multiple clips. Tyler Seguin has been paired with Anton Roussel and Nick Ritchie and while not the strongest line, it opens up a realm of possibilities in terms of your roster construction. Pairing the Dallas line with Nashvilles first line of Filip Forsberg/James Neal and Ryan Johansen paired on the backed with Roman Josi makes for a nice value line combo play this evening. The price tag is right and you have the option of playing 3 strong goalies in Matt Murray, Martin Jones, and/or Sergei Bobrovsky, who all fit in nicely. Adjusting your second low-end defenseman accordingly is a decision you will have to make, but it looks like about $4,100 will be left over and you will be able to squeeze in Matt Dumba to get exposure to the Wild backe-end and second power-play unit. Again this is just an option and a mind-set into constructing your roster on a 11-game slate. You can opt out of the stack and look for value in a group of one-of plays but with such a large slate getting as many points is going to be key to ultimate success in GPPs and cash games. Tonight’s the night!

Macaulay Scott Renner began playing ice hockey at age 6 in the Brick Hockey Club, N.J. in 1978 and then moved on to Christian Brothers Academy High School (alumnus include Trevor/James VanRiemsdyk). After lettering in varsity all 4 year, he moved on to play college hockey in the ACHA for both Johns Hopkins University for two years and finishing his eligibility at Monmouth University. In 2002, he worked for NBC in Broadcast Operations for NBC Sports covering all men's Olympic ice hockey games in SLC, Utah. In 2003 took over the Commercial Coordinator job (that his father helmed for 19 years) with the NHL at the NJ Devils in 2002-2003.  A diehard DFS NHL/PGA/NFL grinder playing since its inception in 2000, he is a world traveler, surfer, and golfer of 35 years. He currently resides in South Philadelphia with his girlfriend Micha and cat Rosie. He can be found on DraftKings playing under CrossCzech and MissCalculated(the tuna fishing boat) and is always willing to help answer any type of hockey/strategy/DFS questions.

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