Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – November 2

Pavel Datsyuk

Eight of the fourteen teams playing today also played last night. That means a lot of goalies – and line combinations – won’t be known until warmups before the game. For those playing tonight, it’ll be a good idea to be near a computer 20 minutes before each game time to figure out who is in and who is out.

Both Detroit and Chicago are big favorites today (both are -250) so I would look there for a goalie. I also like Justin Peters today for Washington, not necessarily for his skills but because Arizona isn’t a very good hockey team.

There are a lot of good values on the wings. Using a couple of them allows a lot of flexibility for the rest of a lineup. That’s something to keep in mind today.

Finally, note that the Montreal Canadiens have scrambled their lineups. Checking Daily Faceoff for these updates every day is recommended.

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As always, check Left Wing Lock for goalie confirmations.

Players will be in order of perceived value, by position, and there should be enough to mix-and-match for each type of game available on Draft Kings. Some positions might only have a few plays, some might have several. It all depends on the day, the matchups, and the price.

Remember: players are in order of value, not necessarily in cost. Just because Sidney Crosby is $8000 one day doesn’t mean he’s a better value than Andrew Shaw at $4000.

Cash Games

Center Wing Defense Goalie
Datsyuk (DET) – $7800 Pacioretty (MTL) – $7000 Green (WSH) – $5600 Peters (WSH) – $6200
Carter (LAK) – $6100 Nyquist (DET) – $5600 Subban (MTL) – $5800 Howard (DET) – $7700
Backstrom (WSH) – $5100 Ovechkin (WSH) – $7700 Muzzin (LAK) – $3400 Raanta (CHI) – $7500
Galchenyuk (MTL) – $4800 Pearson (LAK) – $3400 Vatanen (ANA) – $4000
Toews (CHI) – $6300 Kane (CHI) – $5800
Desharnais (MTL) – $4000 Gallagher (MTL) – $4700
Getzlaf (ANA) – $6400 Maroon (ANA) – $3700
Burakovsky (WSH) – $4000
Perry (ANA) – $7400


  • As I mentioned, there are a lot of good values among wingers. Brendan Gallagher still gets PP1 time, Maroon is back on the top line for Anaheim, and Pearson has an obscenely low price.
  • I do think Colorado gets on the board against Anaheim, I’m just not sure which line(s) do the damage. That makes picking Avalanche players tough.
  • With so many savings to be had in net and on the wing, it’s possible to spend pretty heavy among defense. I’d rather have Mike Green today, if only because the matchup is a little bit better.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Center Wing Defense Goalie
Backstrom (WSH) – $5100 Ovechkin (WSH) – $7700 Green (WSH) – $5600 Peters (WSH) – $6200
Getzlaf (ANA) – $6400 Ward (WSH) – $4600 Vatanen (ANA) – $4000 Raanta (CHI) – $7500
Carter (LAK) – $6100 Perry (ANA) – $7400 Markov (MTL) – $3800 Khudobin (CAR) – $6200
Galchenyuk (MTL) – $4800 Maroon (ANA) – $3700 Kronwall (DET) – $5200
Shaw (CHI) – $4000 Toffoli (LAK) – $6200 Muzzin (LAK) – $3400
Toews (CHI) – $6300 Pearson (LAK) – $3400
Gallagher (MTL) – $4800
Kane (CHI) – $4000


  • Washington has too good of a matchup to pass on, and the same goes for Anaheim.
  • I like Los Angeles today but I always worry about being on the road. The Carter line could match against the Staal line, and that’s not ideal.
  • Montreal has a cheap secondary stack working with Galchenyuk/Gallagher, who are now together at even strength. They play separate power plays, but it’s even strength where Montreal should make hay today.
  • Expect more goals from Chicago today than the two they put up yesterday in Toronto.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

John Mitchell (COL-C, $2500) – Mitchell is better than he gets credit for, and should be able to get some open ice against the bottom six from Anaheim.

Rene Bourque (MTL-W, $2500) – Rene “I almost scored” Bourque is on a line with Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. If he produces, this is a good matchup for it and good line mates to do it.

Danny DeKeyser (DET-D, $2500) – The lone defenseman on Detroit’s second power play unit. I shouldn’t have to mention how good the matchup is today.

Good luck!

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Michael Clifford
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