Seven games make up the 3/13/18 NHL DFS slate with some massive contests over at DraftKings and FanDuel. And of course, these picks and plays can be used in your daily fantasy hockey strategy at FantasyDraft.
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Tyler Seguin @ MON ($7.5 DK / $8.5 FD)
The Montreal Canadiens have allowed at least five goals in three of their last four games, plus a league-high 25 power play goals against since Jan. 1. Tyler Seguin has five goals, 11 points, six power-play points, and 32 shots over his last seven games. His 30 shots this month rank first, and his 10 points are one off the league’s most. He’s also third among forwards in ice time per game over that span.
Matt Duchene @ TB ($5.1 DK / $6.0 FD)
After a very slow start to his Ottawa Senators career (six points in his first 24 games), Matt Duchene has since rattled off 14 goals and 29 points over his last 30 games. He has not gone back-to-back games without a point over that span. The opposing Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed the fourth-most shots on goal and the eighth-most goals in 2018. Only the Rangers and Canucks have allowed more rubber on net over the last six weeks than the Lightning. Duchene makes for a sneaky GPP play.
Others to consider: Nathan MacKinnon, Brayden Point, Sean Monahan, Jeff Carter, Riley Nash
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Tyler Johnson vs. OTT ($6.4 DK / $6.1 FD)
You really have to keep an eye on the league’s best offense as they switch their lines frequently. The latest move sees Tyler Johnson on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. That means more ice time for Johnson as he has points in three straight games. Ottawa has allowed the third-most shots, second-most goals, and seventh-most power-play markers over the last six weeks. Meanwhile, Tampa comes into this game with the most goals scored in the league and the third-best power-play percentage.
Viktor Arvidsson vs. WPG ($6.4 DK / $6.7 FD)
These two teams combined for 11 goals when they played each other two weeks ago. Although that’s unlikely to happen again, this is a good spot for the Predators at home. Winnipeg played last night and will roll out backup Michael Hutchinson, who has only made two starts this season. Then, Viktor Arvidsson’s 50 shots in the last 30 days rank inside the top 20. He has six multi-point games in his last 11 contests, failing to hit the score sheet just three times over that span.
Mikko Rantanen @ MIN ($6.5 DK / $7.1 FD)
It’s easy to forget how productive Mikko Rantanen has been this season, as his centerman Nathan MacKinnon regularly steals the spotlight. Rantanen’s 69 points have him tied for 15th in scoring, and his 36 points in 2018 are tied for the sixth most. Rantanen and MacKinnon make for a great stack. They’ve combined for 36 points (18 PPP) in their last 11 games.
Jake DeBrusk @ CAR ($4.9 DK / $4.7 FD)
Jake DeBrusk has at least a point in seven of his past nine games with a total of 10 points over that span. He had four points (three on the power play) during a home-and-home series with the Blackhawks over the weekend, with a total of nine shots on goal. The coaching staff noticed that success; DeBrusk is on the second line now and played a career-high 19:48 in his last game.
Others to consider: Alexander Radulov, Johnny Gaudreau, Yanni Gourde, Zach Parise, Pontus Aberg (playing with McDavid & Nugent-Hopkins)
Tyson Barrie @ MIN ($5.7 DK / $5.8 FD)
This is a tough matchup for the Avalanche in Minnesota. But you can’t ignore Tyson Barrie’s league-high 16 points among defensemen over the last 30 days. His 46 shots during that span are the fifth most at the position, and he leads all skaters in the NHL with 11 power-play points. Barrie has points in six straight games and eight in his last 10.
Torey Krug @ CAR ($5.8 DK / $5.8 FD)
Torey Krug is right there with Barrie. He has 45 shots, 15 points, and seven power-play tallies in the last 30 days. He’s even hotter of late with 10 points and 25 shots in his last seven. Krug is not afraid to shoot the puck; he put 10 shots on goal in a game last week.
Others to consider: John Klingberg, Dougie Hamilton, P.K. Subban, Matt Dumba
Kari Lehtonen @ MON ($8.3 DK / $8.2 FD)
The Habs have lost five straight and seven of their past nine games. They’ve scored two or fewer goals in four of their last five games. Montreal is always a good team to pick on because they put a lot of shots on goal (seventh most per game), but they lack true scorers. Lehtonen is quietly having a nice season with a 2.23 GAA and .921 save percentage. He’s allowed four goals in three games (vs. PIT, ANH, and NSH) filling in for the injured Ben Bishop.
Others to consider: Tuukka Rask, Jack Campbell (FanDuel)
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