Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – January 29

Tyler Seguin

The only team that played last night that is also playing tonight is Toronto, and they’re starting Jonathan Bernier for the second night in a row. Against about 26 other teams, I’d scream “PICK AGAINST THE LEAFS” to anyone that would listen. With Arizona in town, though, not so much.

There aren’t many big favorites on the board. In fact, from Covers Experts, the Oilers are the biggest favorites at home to Buffalo (-182). After that, it’s St. Louis (-170) and Tampa Bay (-150). No other team is over (-150). That means a lot of expected close contests tonight, which can be very bad for looking for a goaltender.

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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

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Zibanejad (OTT) – $4000 van Riemsdyk (TOR) – $5800 Gardiner (TOR) – $3500 Luongo (FLA) – $7500
Bjugstad (FLA) – $5300 Pominville (MIN) – $6000 Chara (BOS) – $4000 Scrivens (EDM) – $6600
Bozak (TOR) – $3900 Benn (DAL) – $7200 Ekblad (FLA) – $4400 Bishop (TBL) – $8200
Stastny (STL) – $4400 Marleau (SJS) – $6300 Byfuglien (WPG) – $6000
Perreault (WPG) – $5100 Frolik (WPG) – $4700
Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) – $5500 Neal (NSH) – $6400
Seguin (DAL) – $9000 Pastrnak (BOS) – $4100


  • I would expect Dallas/Ottawa to be high-scoring. Seguin is expensive, but there are enough values elsewhere were using him isn’t prohibitive.
  • I don’t particularly love Boston’s matchup tonight, except on the power play, hence Pastrnak/Chara.
  • Prices at center – Bozak, Zibanejad, Stastny – means there’s a lot of salary left over for expensive wingers and defencemen.
  • Edmonton will probably be without Taylor Hall tonight, and that makes me a bit nervous about using Edmonton. That said, if he doesn’t play, Benoit Pouliot isn’t a bad cheap option at the wing.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Bjugstad (FLA) – $5300 Hayes (FLA) – $2900 Ekblad (FLA) – $4400 Elliott (STL) – $8100
Pirri (FLA) – $3700 Schwartz (STL) – $5500 Chara (BOS) – $4000 Scrivens (EDM) – $6600
Stastny (STL) – $4400 Jaskin (STL) – $2500 Gardiner (TOR) – $3500
Krejci (BOS) – $4700 Pastrnak (BOS) – $4100 Ceci (OTT) – $3300
Bozak (TOR) – $3900 van Riemsdyk (TOR) – $5800
Zibanejad (OTT) – $4000 Ryan (OTT) – $5900
Hoffman (OTT) – $4200


  • The Florida Panthers have a great matchup tonight, and the new line combinations make them pretty cheap to roster.
  • Louis doesn’t have a great matchup with Nashville, but I think St. Louis’s third line can do damage against the depth of Nashville, and goalie Carter Hutton.
  • I would assume Ottawa/Dallas is either the highest-scoring game of the night, or pretty close. For a high-end stack, I don’t mind the Benn/Seguin combination, but I’ll be looking to Ottawa’s second line to get away from the top line for Dallas.
  • Goaltending is a mess tonight for GPPs. I like the two goalies mentioned, but Jonas Hiller at home to Minnesota isn’t a bad third option either.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

James Sheppard (SJS-C, $2500) – Not a big fan of punting center tonight with all the good values, but Sheppard is part of an effective third line for San Jose.

Jimmy Hayes (FLA-W, $2900) – Jimmy Hayes is now on the top line for Florida with Nick Bjugstad, and the matchup tonight is sublime.

Toby Enstrom (WPG-D, $2900) – Steve Mason is back in net for the Flyers, but the team still isn’t very good past their top line.

Good luck!

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