Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – March 23

John Klingberg

There are no teams playing tonight that also played last night, so worrying about tired/rested teams is not an issue. As of right now, the only issue with back-to-backs is that Los Angeles plays tomorrow and are the only team that haven’t confirmed a starting goalie yet. They’ve done this a lot over the last couple of months, but it seems to be a good spot to get Jonathan Quick his last day off of the season.

Dallas is obviously a huge favorite at home tonight, and Minnesota is a big favorite on the road. I would look at one of their two starting goalies tonight for my cash games.

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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
Eakin (DAL) – $3900 Pominville (MIN) – $4900 Klingberg (DAL) – $3900 Dubnyk (MIN) – $8600
Granlund (MIN) – $3900 Benn (DAL) – $8100 Spurgeon (MIN) – $4200 Lehtonen (DAL) – $8400
Couture (SJS) – $6900 Ryan (OTT) – $5600 Myers (WPG) – $4100
Carter (LAK) – $5400 Hudler (CGY) – $5400 Russell (CGY) – $5200
Scheifele (WPG) – $5300 Saad (CHI) – $4900
Monahan (CGY) – $6200 Stafford (WPG) – $5000
Zibanejad (OTT) – $4000 Toffoli (LAK) – $4400


  • Given the prices of the centres with very good matchups tonight, there is no real need to pay up at that position. I’d rather spend a bit more on the blue line, or one of the expensive wing options.
  • John Klingberg seems to be running the top power play unit for Dallas, and given their matchup and his price, he’s a near must-play tonight.
  • There are two Los Angeles skaters listed, but given the likelihood of a low-scoring game, I wouldn’t use more than one.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Seguin (DAL) – $9100 Benn (DAL) -$8100 Klingberg (DAL) – $3900 Schneider (NJD) – $8800
Eakin (DAL) – $3900 Pominville (MIN) – $4900 Spurgeon (MIN) – $4200 Pavelec (WPG) – $7900
Granlund (MIN) – $3900 Parise (MIN) – $8700 Karlsson (OTT) – $8500
Zibanejad (OTT) – $4000 Ryan (OTT) – $5600 Russell (CGY) – $5200
Monahan (CGY) – $6200 Hoffman (OTT) – $4200
Hudler (CGY) – $5400
Gaudreau (CGY) – $5300


  • Dallas and Minnesota are the obvious stacks tonight. One thing I will say about Dallas is that teams tend to rest some stars more when playing Buffalo (duh). Given Tyler Seguin’s knee problem, there’s real concern about him playing a full game.
  • Ottawa reunited the line of Zibanejad-Hoffman-Ryan after Hoffman was demoted to the fourth line for some insane reason. Given their prices, there is a lot of value upside there.
  • Finally, Calgary is riding a ridiculous hot streak of shooting right now. They’re a fine pivot for those that want to avoid Ottawa, though there’s always a chance they’ll flame out (that was totally on purpose).

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

Chris Tierney (SJS-C, $2900) – Tierney is still part of a good third line for the Sharks.

Teuvo Teravainen (CHI-W, $2900) – If Chicago gets on the board tonight, I don’t think it’s their top line.

Jyrki Jokipakka (DAL – $2900) – Basically anyone playing for Dallas has a case to be in a DFS lineup tonight.

Good luck!

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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. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');