DraftKings & FanDuel NHL DFS Lineups & Picks for January 25, 2018

Written By Chris Meaney on January 25, 2018

There are 15 games on the 1/25 NHL DFS slate tonight — the last set of games before the All-Star break. The Los Angeles Kings are the only team sidelined this evening, so there are no shortage of options when putting together your lineups. Feel free to hit me up with any questions on Twitter at @chrismeaney. It’s always important to keep an eye on goalies leading up to puck drop.

The picks and plays below are for DraftKings and FanDuel, but can even be used to make educated decisions on the WinView Fantasy App.


Jack Eichel @ VAN ($6.8 DK / $7.8 FD)

Jack Eichel is coming off a four-point night in Edmonton, and he’s entering tonight’s game on a seven-game point streak (five goals, 14 points). His 53 shots over the last 30 days are the most among forwards. He screams value on DraftKings.

Sean Couturier vs TB ($6.6 DK / $7.4 FD)

There are 12 centers tonight priced higher than Sean Couturier, and there are only six averaging more fantasy points per game on DraftKings. Those numbers point to a value. He’s tied for the fourth-most goals in the league, but his 10 over the last 30 days are the second-most. Couturier’s 21.44 minutes per game over the last two weeks is the second-highest total among fowards. Plus, the Lightning have allowed four-plus goals in three of the five games without Victor Hedman.

Brayden Point @ PHI ($6.0 DK / $6.2 FD)

Brayden Point has played at least 21 minutes in three straight games, and he leads all Lightning forwards in ice time over the last two weeks. He plays in all situations and is likely in line for more ice with Ondrej Palat sidelined. Point’s 40 shots over the last month rank first on the team; overall, he has 43 points in 48 games.

Bo Horvat vs. BUF ($5.2 DK / $5.7 FD)

This will be Bo Horvat’s third game back since returning from injury, and he picked up two assists in his last game. Horvat has 19 points in his last 23 games and is simply not priced properly. The Sabres are allowing the fourth-most goals per game, and the eighth-most shots per game. The 37 goals they’ve allowed this month are the third-most in the league.



Alex Ovechkin @ FLA ($8.1 DK / $8.8 FD)

This is a no-brainer, but he may come with a low ownership given his price. Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 29, and his 200 shots are four behind Vladimir Tarasenko’s league-leading mark. The Panthers are allowing a league-high 35.1 shots per game: 10 goals in their last two games. Comparatively, Ovechkin has six goals, 14 points and 31 shots in his last 10 games.

T.J. Oshie @ FLA ($5.5 DK / $5.3 FD)

T.J. Oshie has only five assists in his last 10 games, but this matchup is too nice to pass up/ He’s the cheapest out of the Washington stars and has played north of 20 minutes in his last two games. Harri Sateri is expected to get the start for Florida with James Reimer and Roberto Luongo sidelined. Sateri has allowed 10 goals in his last two outings, and he has a .861 SV% in three showings this season.

Micheal Ferland @ EDM ($5.1 DK / $5.5 FD)

Michael Ferland has 10 points in his last 10 games, and his 19 goals this season have a lot to do with his two linemates, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Ferland is the cheapest of the trio. Edmonton and Calgary combined for 12 goals when they played last, and the Oilers just allowed five to the Sabres.

Loui Eriksson vs. BUF ($3.8 DK / $4.4 FD)

Loui Eriksson hasn’t done a whole lot this season, but having Horvat back gives him a bit of a higher ceiling. The linemates combined for five points in their last game. Erkisson had two goals, three points, and seven shots in the two games with Horvat. This is a plus matchup, and Eriksson is a great salary cap saver. Vancouver’s power play is operating at 27.6 percent this month, which is the sixth-best mark, while the Sabres 63 percent PK mark is the second-worst in January.

Mathieu Perreault @ ANH ($5.5 DK / $4.5 FD)

You have to love his price on FanDuel, and he’s coming in hot against his former team having hit the scoresheet in five of his last seven games. Perreault’s 10 points over the last three weeks are the second most on this team. He plays in all situations and remains in a top-six role.



John Carlson @ FLA ($6.7 DK / $5.7 FD)

John Carlson has 10 points over his last 10 games, power-play points in two straight, with a total of 17 shots in his last four games. Carlson has played at least 24 minutes in four straight games, and nine of 10. He played 29 minutes and put eight pucks on net last week against Montreal. Tonight, he gets Florida, who allows the most shots per game and the fifth-most goals per game. Carlson is a steal on FanDuel.

Seth Jones @ ARI ($6.3 DK / $6.0 FD)

Seth Jones has nine points in his last 10 games, and a matchup against the Coyotes makes him a solid play. Jones continues to leads the Blue Jackets in ice time, and his 37 shots over the last 30 days are the most on the team. He also has nine blocks in his last two games.

Rasmus Ristolainen @ VAN ($4,9 DK / $4,9 FD)

Rasmus Ristolainen has five points over a current four-game point streak, plus he’s logged points in eight of his last 10. His 26.14 minutes per game is the fourth-highest total this season, but he has the second-most minutes per game over the last two weeks thanks to a 32-minute performance two games ago. Ristolainen totaled four power-play points and 12 shots in his last four games.

Shea Theodore vs. NYI ($4.7 DK / $4.4 FD)

Shea Theodore is cheap and has a great matchup tonight. He’s played 19 plus minutes in six of his last eight games, and he’s producing with four points in his last four games. He gets power-play time and averages at least a shot on goal in eight straight games, and at least a block in five straight.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic vs. NYR ($4.5 DK / $4.4 FD)

Marc-Edouard Vlasic boasts not only seven points in his last seven games but also 21 blocks in his last five. And don’t forget six shots in his last two games due to his power-play time. New York’s 39 goals allowed this month are the second most, and the Sharks’ 39 goals scored for this month are the most. That’s a favorable matchup if ever there was one.

Anton Stralman @ PHI ($3.6 DK / $3.7 FD)

Anton Stralman played 26 minutes in Tampa Bay’s last game. Victor Hedman remains sidelined, and even though it’s possible Mikhail Sergachev draws back into the lineup, it’s likely Stralman gets a ton of ice time again tonight. He’s a cheap punt play with some offensive upside.



Braden Holtby @ FLA ($8.4 DK / $9.1 FD)

He’s the most expensive goalie on DraftKings and the second-most on FanDuel, but he’s worth the price. The Panthers will likely roll out their third-string goalie tonight, so if it’s a win you’re looking for, Holtby is a solid Cash option. Florida averages the third-most shots per game in the NHL, but they have issues finding the back of the net.

Pekka Rinne @ NJ ($8.0 DK / $8.6 FD)

The Devils have scored a total of three goals in their three games without Taylor Hall in the lineup. Therefore, Pekka Rinne is in a good spot to get you a win; he has four in his last five games, and the one loss was a 1-0 defeat against Vegas. The Devils are also rolling out their third-string goalie.

Matt Murray vs. MIN ($7.6 DK / $8.2 FD)

Matt Murray is back with the team and may get the start between the pipes tonight. He’s extremely affordable, but just make sure you keep an eye on his status. Murray is also much better at home where he possesses a 9-4-1 record with a 2.65 GAA and .918 save percentage. That’s compared to 3.19 and .888 on the road.

Carey Price vs. CAR ($7.9 DK / $8.4 FD) & Cam Ward ($7.1 DK / $7.4 FD)

The Hurricanes are averaging the fourth-most shots per game, but they are 24th in goals per game. Carey Price will save you some cash, and his ceiling remains high. Plus, he likely isn’t on anybody’s radar due to the fact he has just three wins in the last month. This game is winnable though. On the flip side, it’s also very winnable for Carolina. Much like the Hurricanes, the Canadiens put a ton of rubber on net (sixth-most shots per game), but they are 29th in goals per game. If Cam Ward starts, he’s a decent savings option in tournaments. Ward turned aside 23 of 24 shots against Montreal back on Dec. 27.

Team Stacks

Vegas Golden Knights vs. NYI

This game has a total of seven, one of the highest I’ve seen in years. It’s simple; Vegas’ 3.43 goals per game rank second, and the Islanders’ 3.41 per game ranks third. Unfortunately for New York, they are allowing a league high 3.63 goals per game. It hasn’t been any better this month — a league-high 40 goals and 397 shots in January.

Erik Haula ($5.9 DK / $5,8 FD), James Neal ($6.0 DK / $7.4 FD) & David Perron ($5.2 DK / $6.2 FD)

This trio has points in four straight games. Erik Haula and David Perron totaled six points each, and James Neal has a goal in all four games over this current run. It’s the more affordable stack.

Jonathan Marchessault ($7.2 DK / $7.2 FD) & William Karlsson ($6.8 DK / $7.0 FD)

These two linemates are tied with a team-high 14 points over the last 30 days and are both top 30 fantasy skaters over that time. Jonathan Marchessault’s 52 shots in that span are the second most in the NHL among forwards. William Karlsson leads all Golden Knights forwards in ice time per game, and his 11 goals over the last 30 days are the most in the NHL. He has points in seven of his last eight games.

Dallas Stars vs. TOR

Tyler Seguin ($7.5 DK / $7.7 FD), Jamie Benn ($7.2 DK / $7.9 FD) & Alexander Radulov ($6.8 DK / $7.0 FD)

The Leafs are coming off a back-to-back having played in Chicago last night. Consider Tyler Seguin a contrarian GPP play because he has one goal and two points in his last six games. Nevertheless, he leads the Stars in shots with 19 over the last two weeks. He’s also the most expensive of the three. Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov enter tonight on eight-game point streaks. Radulov has 15 points over the eight games, and Benn has 10. Toronto’s 33.7 shots against per game are the fourth most in the league. Dallas’ 32 goals this month are the seventh most.

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