Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – February 27

Matt Duchene

Two teams played last night that are also playing tonight, and they’re both on the road: Chicago and Los Angeles. Chicago is going into Tampa Bay after having shut out Florida last night, while Los Angeles goes into Anaheim after being shut out last night against Ottawa. Expect Scott Darling and Martin Jones to get the start for their teams, respectively.

There is only one big favorite on the board tonight and it’s the New York Islanders hosting Calgary. A big part of the reason is that Calgary will be without defenceman Mark Giordano, and that’s a massive loss for the Flames. In that sense, I like Jaroslav Halak the best to for a win tonight. Other favorites include Boston and Washington, and don’t mind Braden Holtby in net, either.

Play the $7000 guaranteed, $2 entry Sniper contest on DraftKings tonight! Details Below.

-$7,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $500
– $2 entry fee (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 800 finishing positions are paid.​
– Starts Friday, February 27 at 7:00 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 9 spots. 8 players and 1 goalie.
– Roster Format: 2 C, 3 W, 2 D, 1 G and 1 Util.

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) – $5000 Bailey (NYI) – $4300 Boychuk (NYI) – $5300 Halak (NYI) – $8300
Duchene (COL) – $6100 Palmieri (ANA) – $4600 Stralman (TBL) – $3600 Holtby (WSH) – $8800
Johnson (TBL) – $6300 Kucherov (TBL) – $4700 Barrie (COL) – $5300 Bishop (TBL) – $8500
Backstrom (WSH) – $7100 Perry (ANA) – $6400 Hamilton (BOS) – $4900
Eakin (DAL) – $3900 Iginla (COL) – $5200
Johansson (WSH) – $3500 Benn (DAL) – $8900
Tavares (NYI) – $8900 Smith (BOS) – $4500
Ovechkin (WSH) – $9300


  • Naturally, Islanders players are among the top targets. With relatively soft pricing, Tavares can be used at center, though it limits the rest of the roster choices if he’s used with Anders Lee.
  • The reason for Duchene/Iginla here is that MacKinnon/Landeskog are greatly over-priced.
  • Marcus Johansson is expected to play with Backstrom/Ovechkin at even strength.
  • I don’t particularly love Perry’s spot tonight, but his price is incredibly reasonable.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Lee (NYI) – $5000 Bailey (NYI) – $4300 Boychuk (NYI) – $5300 Svedberg (BOS) – $6800
Tavares (NYI) – $8900 Kucherov (TBL) – $4700 Stralman (TBL) – $3600 Varlamov (COL) – $8000
Johnson (TBL) – $6300 Palat (TBL) – $6800 Barrie (COL) – $5300
Duchene (COL) – $6100 Iginla (COL) – $5200 Fowler (ANA) – $3600
Getzlaf (ANA) – $8000 Perry (ANA) – $6400
Palmieri (ANA) – $4600


  • I don’t particularly love the Anaheim stack tonight, just hoping they can take advantage of a hopefully tired Los Angeles team. For those that might want to pivot off of them to a similarly-priced stack, Washington is fine.
  • The Islanders are the obvious choice here tonight.
  • I’m hoping the Johnson line can avoid the Toews line for the most part tonight, and with Chicago on a back to back, I don’t mind taking a shot with them.
  • Finally, Duchene/Iginla are okay for a mini-stack. The biggest reason for them over the MacKinnon/Landeskog duo is the price – that duo is grossly over-priced tonight.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

Ryan Spooner (BOS-C, $2500) – Expected to play between Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak.

Dennis Everberg (COL-W, $2500) – Plays on a decent third line with John Mitchell, and should get good in-game matchups.

Stefan Elliott (COL-D, $2500) – Third in the pecking order for power play time on the Colorado blue line (subject to change, obviously).

Good luck!

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Michael Clifford
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