Each day throughout the NHL season I am going to be recommending players to target in your DFS lineups with the focus on tournament lineups (with DraftKings prices). I will try to avoid posting the obvious plays on a given night — for example Tyler Seguin is an automatic play for me every day he plays.
After a small two game slate last night there are twelve games on the schedule tonight.
LW – Taylor Hall ($6,600) – EDM
After a big shootout win for the Oilers last night they are visiting the Coyotes tonight. Hall has been exceptional this season averaging just over a point-per-game while averaging 4.8 points on DraftKings. Especially since 20 year old Leon Draisaitl ($3,200) has been recalled Hall and him have been on a fire. Hall is still listed at a great price and gets a good matchup against Arizona and the struggling Mike Smith.
RW – Mark Stone ($5,800) – OTT
Stone hasn’t missed a beat in his sophomore season other than the two-game suspension he received earlier this season. Stone has fifteen points in thirteen games. Him and Kyle Turris have become a nightmare for opposing defences. I expect the Vancouver Canucks to have problems dealing with Stone and Turris tonight.
C – Evgeny Kuznetsov ($5,700) – WSH
Anyone who is playing on a line with Ovechkin is worth rostering. Ovechkin fired fifteen shots last game against Detroit and couldn’t find the back of the net. I expect Ovechkin to come out hot again and rostering Kuznetsov will give you exposure to Ovechkin ($9,600) without paying for him. The Capitals face the Flyers who cannot keep the puck out of their net. I expect the Capitals to score early….and often.
Other forwards I like: T. Seguin ($8,900), J. Benn ($8,100), S. Stamkos ($7,500), N. Backstrom ($6,800), F. Forsberg ($5,600), R. Nugent-Hopkins ($4,900), M. Scheifele ($4,600), N. Kucherov ($5,500), L. Draisaitl ($3,200)
D – Rasmus Ristolainen ($4,300) – BUF
The Finnish defensemen has been exceptional for the Sabres this season. Risto has played over 21 minutes in every game this season. He is their number one defensemen and anchors the PP. He has shown with his eight points he is an offensive force on the blue-line. The Sabres are playing the Panthers tonight which may not be a high-scoring game but I’ll take a chance on Risto at his price that he is able to chip in offensively. He also has 26 blocked shots in 15 games.
Other defensemen I like: R. Josi ($6,300), V. Hedman ($5,200), O. Ekman-Larsson ($5,200), K. Shattenkirk ($4,700), J. Muzzin ($4,600), S. Jones ($4,100), C. Ceci ($2,900)
Goalies I like tonight: P. Rinne ($8,000), T. Rask ($7,400), D. Dubnyk ($7,200), C. Schneider ($6,900)
Hope this can be a help to you guys tonight, let’s have a great night in DFS! Feel free to comment and ask questions below or on Twitter (@XNSports, @doshjaniels). Best of luck!