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Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – February 24

Top DraftKings NHL value plays for cash games and tournaments for February 24.

Anders Lee

The only teams that played last night that are also playing tonight are Arizona and Detroit. The Coyotes go to Long Island to face the Islanders – which makes New York a good target – while Detroit goes into Los Angeles. The Red Wings are likely going to be without Henrik Zetterberg again, and are starting Jonas Gustavsson in net.

There are a lot of heavy favorites on the board tonight. Both the Wild and Islanders are (-300, via Covers Experts), while Columbus (-270) and Nashville (-200) are big favorites as well. There are a lot of cheap goalies starting tonight in good matchups which means spending a bit more on the blue line isn’t necessarily a bad idea.

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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
Lee (NYI) – $4700 Frolik (WPG) – $4400 Leddy (NYI) – $4100 Johnson (NYI) – $6700
Johansen (CBJ) – $5500 Bailey (NYI) – $4100 Suter (MIN) – $4200 Dubynk (MIN) – $8400
Ribeiro (NSH) – $4300 Neal (NSH) – $5600 Franson (NSH) – $4200 Rinne (NSH) – $9200
Toews (CHI) – $5500 Parise (MIN) – $8200 Wisniewski (CBJ) – $4900
Granlund (MIN) – $4500 Toffoli (LAK) – $6300 Dumba (MIN) – $3200
Little (WPG) – $5700 Hartnell (CBJ) – $5200
Tavares (NYI) – $9000 Kane (CHI) – $7100
Carter (LAK) – $7700 Kreider (NYR) – $4600
Lindholm (CAR) – $3500 Schwartz (STL) – $5200


  • It’s tough to say any player is a “must play” but Anders Lee at $4700 in this matchup tonight is as close to it as it gets.
  • With an injury to Blake Wheeler, Frolik is now on the top line for Winnipeg.
  • There are enough values overall at center tonight that there is not much need to spend over $6000 down the middle tonight. I would look to spend a bit more on the wing.
  • While Johnson is the only cheap goalie listed, there are other price levels given for a bit of change. Scott Darling and Anton Forsberg are both cheap goalies in good matchups as well.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Lee (NYI) – $4700 Hartnell (CBJ) – $5200 Leddy (NYI) – $4100 Darling (CHI) – $7000
Tavares (NYI) – $9000 Neal (NSH) – $5600 Weber (NSH) – $6400 Forsberg (CBJ) – $6200
Nielsen (NYI) – $5200 Forsberg (NSH) – $5200 Keith (CHI) – $5200 Talbot (NYR) – $7700
Johansen (CBJ) – $5500 Hossa (CHI) – $5500 Suter (MIN) – $4200
Wennberg (CBJ) – $3100 Saad (CHI) – $4700
Ribeiro (NSH) – $4300 Parise (MIN) – $8200
Toews (CHI) – $5500
Granlund (MIN) – $4500


  • Columbus and the New York Islanders are obvious. Not much needs to be said there.
  • Nashville has loaded the top line with Ribeiro/Forsberg/Neal and with their relative prices, they’re not a bad option outside of the obvious plays.
  • Chicago’s top line has seen its total cost drop by several thousands in a few days so it seems they present good value tonight at home to the Florida Panthers.
  • Finally, I like the mini stack of Parise/Granlund tonight. They should get good in-game matchups against the Oilers.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

J.T. Miller (NYR-C, $2800) – Centering a good third line that should avoid the Giordano/Brodie pairing for the most part. Gets power play time, too, but Calgary has a pretty good penalty kill, so that’s not where he’s deriving his value.

Carl Klingberg (WPG-W, $2500) – I didn’t see any good bargain priced winger plays tonight, so this one is a complete shot in the dark.

Mattias Ekholm (NSH-D, $2500) – In a good matchup, even if he’s been pushed down the depth chart.

Good luck!

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