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Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – March 19

Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and is a graduate of the Unviersity of New Brunswick. He writes about fantasy hockey and baseball for XNSports and FantasyTrade411.com. He can be reached on Twitter @SlimCliffy for any fantasy hockey questions.

The only team that played last night that is also playing tonight is the Columbus Blue Jackets. With them going into Vancouver, it’s a great spot for the Canucks. That goes in net as well, where Eddie Lack looks to have the starting goalie duties for the balance of the regular season.

Montreal is the heaviest favorite on the board tonight at (-200), via Covers Experts. Starting goalie Carey price, though, is the most expensive option on the board tonight as well. I don’t have anything specifically against the Canadiens or Price tonight, but given the price disparity with Eddie Lack, I’m not sure it’s necessary to use Price tonight.

Play the $12,000 guaranteed, $3 entry Wrist Shot tonight on DraftKings! Details below.

-$12,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $1,000
– $3 entry fee (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 935 finishing positions are paid.​
– Starts tonight at 7:30 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
Sedin (VAN) – $3700 Gallagher (MTL) – $4800 Edler (VAN) – $4500 Lack (VAN) – $7800
Stastny (STL) – $4700 Voracek (PHI) – $6000 Vlasic (SJS) – $3500 Price (MTL) – $9500
Pavelski (SJS) – $8400 Burrows (VAN) – $3800 Streit (PHI) – $4300 Dubnyk (MIN) – $8500
Thornton (SJS) – $5200 Oshie (STL) – $5400 Markov (MTL) – $5100
Giroux (PHI) – $7200 Nyquist (DET) – $5200
Plekanec (MTL) – $5400 Landeskog (COL) – $6500
Sheahan (DET) – $3900 Pacioretty (MTL) – $8600
Wingels (SJS) – $4200

 

  • Henrik Sedin’s price and matchup makes him a near must-play in cash games tonight.
  • Tomas Plekanec is the new top line centre in Montreal, and carries a very reasonable price tag.
  • I hate relying on teams on the road, but both the Sharks and Flyers have matchups that are about as good as it gets.
  • I’m struggling to figure out where the goals will come from by St. Louis, but Stastny’s line should get good in-game matchups, and he plays the power play with Oshie’s line.
  • I don’t really like Logan Couture’s new line mates, which is why I don’t have him listed, but at his price, I can’t argue with using him.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Sedin (VAN) – $3700 Burrows (VAN) – $3800 Edler (VAN) – $4500 Lack (VAN) – $7800
Pavelski (SJS) – $8400 Sedin (VAN) – $5800 Vlasic (SJS) – $3500 Niemi (SJS) – $7900
Thornton (SJS) – $5200 Voracek (PHI) – $6000 Markov (MTL) – $5100 Lehtonen (DAL) – $7200
Karlsson (SJS) – $4300 Raffl (PHI) – $3400 Pietrangelo (STL) – $5500
Giroux (PHI) – $7200 Pacioretty (MTL) – $8600
Plekanec (MTL) – $5400 Gallagher (MTL) – $4800
Stastny (STL) – $4700 Jaskin (STL) – $3100
Berglund (STL) – $2900

 

  • Vancouver is obvious tonight.
  • I like both road matchups for the Flyers and Sharks tonight. The problem with the Sharks is their positions; their entire first line is listed at the centre position. While I like that matchup, it can create problems with the rest of the roster composition.
  • Montreal is at home tonight to Carolina, and the Hurricanes are typically much worse on the road. I like Montreal’s top line in that one for people that want to avoid stacking teams on the road.
  • I like the potential in-game matchups for the Stastny line at even strength. They can be stacked for cheap, allowing a lot of flexibility with the rest of the roster.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

Patrik Berglund (STL-C, $2900) – Good matchups tonight playing on the Stastny line.

P.A. Parenteau (MTL-W, $3300) – Looks to be locked on the second line for Montreal (for now, anyway).

Carl Gunnarsson (STL-D, $2900) – Playing with Alex Pietrangelo should mean a fair amount of ice time.

Good luck!