Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – February 12

Montreal Canadiens

The only team that played last night that is also playing tonight is Pittsburgh. Going into Ottawa without Craig Anderson isn’t a bad matchup for the Penguins either. They are not heavily-favored though; that distinction belongs to the Islanders (at home to Toronto) and the Canadiens (at home to Edmonton). With Dustin Tokarski starting for Montreal, it’s not a bad idea to go with the starting goalie from either one of those teams.

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As always, check Left Wing Lock for goalie confirmations.

There are a lot of good values on the wing tonight. Aside from a couple of expensive options like Zach Parise or Max Pacioretty, there really isn’t much need to spend far above $5000 on a winger. There are also a lot of good goaltending values, which means spending a bit more than normal for a big slate on defencemen isn’t a bad idea.

Cash Game

Center Wing Defence Goalie
Plekanec (MTL) – $5500 Perron (PIT) – $4900 Subban (MTL) – $5800 Halak (NYI) – $7800
Lee (NYI) – $4600 Gallagher (MTL) – $5200 Leddy (NYI) – $3400 Tokarski (MTL) – $7000
Galchenyuk (MTL) – $5000 Toffoli (LAK) – $4600 Stralman (TBL) – $3000 Greiss (PIT) – $7000
Carter (LAK) – $5100 Forsberg (NSH) – $5300 Muzzin (LAK) – $4700 Dubnyk (MIN) – $8600
Smith (NSH) – $4400 Maroon (ANA) – $3100 Letang (PIT) – $6200
Brassard (NYR) – $4700 Parise (MIN) – $7500
MacKinnon (COL) – $5700 St. Louis (NYR) – $4300
Tavares (NYI) – $8000 Pacioretty (MTL) – $8400
  • Montreal has such a good matchup that their “second” line should be able to run wild on the non-first line of Edmonton.
  • I’m not a big fan of the Los Angeles matchup tonight, but I think Jeff Carter’s line manages to play away from the Giordano/Brodie pairing.
  • Spending a bit on either Subban or Letang (in that order) isn’t a bad idea with all the values across the board tonight.


Center Wing Defence Goalie
Plekanec (MTL) – $5500 Gallagher (MTL) – $5200 Subban (MTL) – $5800 Varlamov (COL) – $8300
Galchenyuk (MTL) – $5000 Bailey (NYI) – $3800 Leddy (NYI) – $3400 Ward (CAR) – $6800
Lee (NYI) – $4600 Kunitz (PIT) – $5300 Martin (PIT) – $2700
Nielsen (NYI) – $4700 Perron (PIT) – $4900 Dumba (MIN) – $2600
Tavares (NYI) – $8000 Vanek (MIN) – $4600 Barrie (COL) – $4600
Crosby (PIT) – $9000 Landeskog (COL) – $5200
Granlund (MIN) – $3800 O’Reilly (COL) – $5000
MacKinnon (COL) – $5700
  • Obviously, Montreal and the Islanders are a couple of chalk plays tonight as the most heavily favored teams.
  • The cost of the Pittsburgh wingers is almost too cheap to pass up. There isn’t a need to necessarily stack Crosby, as a Perron/Martin duo can work well as a mini-stack. Another mini-stack I like is Vanek-Granlund-Dumba. It gets exposure to both power play lines, and they are all fairly cheap.
  • Hopefully Colorado can take advantage of Cam Talbot, the backup goalie for the Rangers who hasn’t played too well since taking over for Henrik Lundqvist.

Bargain Bin

Patrik Berglund (STL-C, $2900) – He’s part of a very good line with Stastny, and Jaskin that has played very well of late.

Brett Connolly (TBL-W, $2900) – Forming a good third line with Killorn and Drouin, while playing the power play with the Johnson line.

Paul Martin (PIT-D, $2700) – Playing with Kris Letang and is the first off the bench when the power play rotates units (which means he overlaps with Crosby/Malkin).

Good luck!

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Michael Clifford
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