NHL | Spotlight: Value Skaters | 4/7/16

On Thursday’s big 13-game slate, it’s necessary to find the high risk/high reward players that could potentially pay off for your team. Here are a few players you may want to keep an eye on tonight.

Joe Colborne (DK: $3,600 FD: $4,400): The Calgary Flames play host to the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Vancouver will be be fatigued after getting dismantled by Edmonton last night by a 6-2 final. Colborne is currently skating on the team’s second line. However, he’s playing wing on the team’s top power play line alongside Gaudreau and Monahan. Not only is he playing with top talent, but he’s averaging 15 minutes of ice time per game. His opportunities should be there this evening. Colborne has amped up his play recently, having recorded 14 points in his last 12 games. Colborne provides a great opportunity to find his way on the scoreboard tonight. Give him a look when constructing your lineup, especially at his cheap price on DraftKings.

Mike Ribeiro (DK: $3,700 FD: $4,600): The Nashville Predators will welcome the Arizona Coyotes tonight. This should be a great matchup for the Preds. Vegas currently lists the over/under at 5 with Nashville being the favorite (-235). Ribeiro has been centering the team’s second line, but logging minutes on the team’s top power play line. He has found great chemistry with linemates Filip Forsberg and Craig Smith. Although he doesn’t shoot the puck much (75 shots in 80 games), Ribeiro has always been known for his playmaking ability. He currently leads all forwards on his team in assists with a whopping of 43 this year. Look for him to improve on his +/- rating of 11 given the soft matchup. Give him a look when building your teams if you’re looking for cheap top line talent.

Jonathan Drouin (DK: $2,600 FD: $4,100): Tampa Bay travels to New Jersey to take on the Devils tonight. Drouin will finally be making his long awaited return to the team’s lineup this evening. He will be slotted back into the team’s second line, along with logging minutes on the team’s second power play line. In 19 regular season games this year, he has posted eight points (2G, 6A) and 19 shots on net. These numbers should improve over these last couple of games, considering they’re without their star player Steven Stamkos. Drouin is insanely cheap on DraftKings, which makes it much easier to stack your team with offensive firepower. Give him a look when building your teams.

 

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