Patrick Maroon (DK: $5,200 FD: $5,200): Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Maroon reaps the rewards of playing on a line with Connor McDavid, and the duo will be in a brilliant spot tonight as the Oilers play host to the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have already dropped two games this season, ceding 13 goals in the process. Looking back to last season, the Jets were among the league’s worst in away games, allowing more than three goals per game, and are already on pace this year to match that by allowing six in their first road contest. This gives Maroon and the Oilers a perfect opportunity to right the ship early this season. Maroon should be in line for numerous chances, given his 18 minutes of ice time per game. He is a safe bet to take two or three shots each night, but could be in line for a few more against a Jets team allowing 38 per game. McDavid is one of the best playmakers in the game, and will have an opportunity to create ample scoring chances for his first line. Furthermore, tonight is a prime spot for the Oilers to get their power-play going. They have struggled in the early season, but the Jets have an abysmal penalty kill, giving Maroon’s second unit power-play opportunities to get on the scoresheet. With all of the big names, and scoring upside on the slate, Maroon has the opportunity to be a low-owned, high-upside play. Vegas has this game at an over/under of six, with the Oilers favored to win. Be sure to lock him in with confidence as our first Must-Have of the evening.
James Van Riemsdyk (DK: $6,200 FD:$5,800): In what has the makings of a shootout, Van Riemsdyk is in a prime spot to produce for your lineup. The electric winger has been firing at 5.5 times per game across his first two contests, while also finding success on the power play. Dating back to last year, and already showing signs this year, the Blackhawks penalty kill struggles to stop opposing units. This gives JVR and his potent first power-play unit a chance to thrive. Van Riemsdyk’s shot totals give him a nice floor, and his chemistry with linemate Tyler Bozak gives him nice scoring upside tonight. With the Blackhawks only allowing two goals across their first two games, some DFS players may avoid the Maple Leafs. But given that the Leafs have 15 goals across two games, which is tied with Chicago for tops in the NHL, this contest figures to have a slew of scoring. A 6.5 over/under is extreme, and Toronto is favored, so be sure to get JVR into all of your lineups tonight.
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