Flyers Daily Fantasy: James van Riemsdyk Will Swat the Blue Jackets

James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Flyers winger is set for a big game against the Blue Jackets.

While rooting for the Flyers tonight to overtake the Blue Jackets in the standings, sweeten the pot by picking a Flyers’ player for a daily fantasy team. It’s always more fun to add a player from your favorite team to add a little excite to the action. Tonight, James van Riemsdyk is an easy pick.

Van Riemsdyk is on fire the last five games. He has scored four goals and registered four assists over that time period. With eight points in the last five games, he ties his season high which he originally set back in December. According to, the Flyers third lines is arguably the best third line in the league lead by van Riemsdyk.

On top of his recent performance, van Riemsdyk put up good numbers in the first two games against Columbus. He has scored two goals and two assists combined in the games earlier this season. The Blue Jackets are unlikely to throw any special defense at him because he plays on the third line. Also, look for him to put up points on the powerplay as well.

It makes it even harder to focus on the third line when Claude Giroux and the first line have been scoring a ton. Any special defense planning will aim to stop them. Giroux is another good pick for tonight, but he comes with a high price. Fan Duel lists him as the second highest priced wing at $7,700 where van Riemsdyk is only $5,600.

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With fantastic recent performance, strong showings this year against the Blue Jackets, and tremendous value on Fan Duel, van Riemsdyk should be a terrific pick for daily fantasy today. Especially at his low cost, you can build a stacked roster around him without worrying about a poor showing. His performance tonight will not only lead the Flyers to a victory, but he can lead many daily fantasy teams to big cash prizes, as well.