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NHL DFS Tournaments
NHL DFS Centers
Tyler Seguin vs. TOR ($7.5 DK / $7.9 FD)
The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed 13 goals (T2) so far, with two of their three games coming against the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. Those were two of the lowest scoring teams last season. Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and Alexander Radulov combined for 16 shots, five goals, and 10 points in their last game. Seguin leads all Dallas forwards with 20:01 per game.
John Tavares @ DAL ($7.4 DK / $8.4 FD)
As I wrote in the season opener, you can play both John Tavares and Auston Matthews in the same lineup if you want, especially in tournaments. There have been 26 total goals scored in Toronto’s three games. Matthews has five goals and eight points, while Tavares has four goals and had a hat trick in his last game. Tavares has five more shots and is averaging over a minute more per game than Matthews. I lean toward the former in cash. They are both great.
Others to consider: Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon, Sebastian Aho, Joe Pavelski, Ryan Johansen
NHL DFS Wingers
Micheal Ferland vs. VAN ($5.0 DK / $4.6 FD)
Micheal Ferland has found himself playing on the Carolina Hurricanes’ No. 1 line and has two goals, four points, and 11 shots. Ferland also has a power play point in his three games. Carolina’s top line of Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, and Ferland are all very affordable. It’s a solid stack against a Canucks team that has allowed the sixth-most shots and goals per game.
Kasperi Kapanen @ DAL ($3.1 DK / $3.7 FD)
Kasperi Kapanen was placed on Auston Matthews’ line in Toronto’s last game, and the duo connected on three goals. Kapanen scored, added an assist, had seven shots on goal and played a season-high 14 minutes in Toronto’s 7-6 win. Matthews has five goals and eight points through three games. I like to call this a free square.
Kevin Fiala vs. CGY ($3.8 DK / $4.2 FD)
Kevin Fiala is the perfect tournament play now that he’s cheap and the fantasy community is down on him. Fiala skated on the fourth line in his last game but will return to the second line tonight against the Flames. Calgary has allowed nine goals in their two games against the Canucks. Fiala had a career-high 23 goals and 48 points last season. Through all the line juggling, the winger has continued to get power play time.
Others to consider: Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov, Mitch Marner, Teuvo Teravainen, Viktor Arvidsson, Timo Meier, Nikolay Goldobin (GPP)
NHL DFS Defensemen
John Klingberg vs. TOR ($5.6 DK / $6.4 FD)
John Klingberg is one of the better values on DraftKings. Klingberg has a goal and a power play assist with seven shots. He’s played 24 and 27 minutes in his two games.
Zach Werenski vs. COL ($5.4 DK / $5.4 FD)
Zach Werenski has logged the third-most minutes (26:53) per game in the NHL so far. He played 28 minutes in his first game and will continue to get plenty of ice time with Seth Jones sidelined. Werenski has been held without a point, but he had eight shots through two games.
Others to consider: Erik Karlsson, Jacob Slavin, Morgan Rielly, Justin Faulk
NHL DFS Goalies
Aaron Dell @ PHI ($7.3 DK / $7.6 FD)
Martin Jones will get the night off after losing his second game of the season Monday. He’s allowed nine goals in three games and has a poor .859 save percentage. Aaron Dell is more than capable of returning value tonight. Dell was 15-5-4 with a 2.64 GAA and .924 save percentage last season. In 2016, Dell posted an 11-6-1 record with a 2.00 GAA and .931 save percentage. He’s good.
Others to consider: Pekka Rinne, Curtis McElhinney