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NHL DFS Tournaments
NHL DFS Centers
Dylan Larkin vs. VAN ($6.8 DK / $6.6 FD)
Dylan Larkin is all over everything and is starting to become one of the better all-around fantasy players. Larkin leads Detroit forwards in ice time per game (20:38), goals (6), points (15), and shots (45). On top of that, his 142 faceoff wins rank 13th in the league, and his 17 takeaways are tied for the third-most among forwards. He enters tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks with two goals, six points, and 14 shots in his last four games. The Canucks are allowing the second-most scoring chances and the sixth-most high danger chances on 5v5 per 60 minutes.
Jeff Carter vs. ANH ($5.2 DK / $6.1 FD)
Despite the early season struggles, Jeff Carter has back-to-back games with a goal and an assist. All four of his goals have come on the power play, and he has at least three shots on goal in eight of his last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings have been a mess this season, but have a great matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, who have allowed the most scoring chances and high-danger scoring chances at 5v5, per 60 minutes. Most of the Los Angeles skaters are easy on the wallet, and Carter leads the Kings with 36 shots. Plus, his four goals are tied for the team-high with his new linemate Ilya Kovalchuk.
Others to consider: Sebastian Aho, Elias Pettersson, John Tavares, Max Domi, Anze Kopitar, Steven Stamkos, Nico Hischier
NHL DFS Wingers
Taylor Hall @ OTT ($7.6 DK / $7.6 FD)
It’ll be interesting to see how the Ottawa Senators respond after video of some of their players ripping the coaching staff leaked. Nonetheless, the Senators are a bad hockey team. They rank 10th in high-danger scoring chances against on 5v5, and they have allowed the fifth-most chances per 60 minutes. Overall, they have given up the most shots per game and fifth-most goals per game. Buffalo put up a nine spot on them over the weekend. Taylor Hall only has two goals, but he has 14 points and 40 shots in 12 games.
Micheal Ferland @ STL ($6.6 DK / $5.8 FD)
Micheal Ferland has seven goals, 11 points, and 54 shots in 14 games this season. He’s scored five goals on 40 shots in his last 10 games, with two of those goals coming on the power play. He’s put at least five pucks on net in six of those games and has played north of 18 minutes in four straight. The Carolina Hurricanes rank first in the league in high-danger scoring chances and overall scoring chances on 5v5. St. Louis has allowed 23 goals in its last five games.
Nikita Kucherov vs. EDM $6.8 DK / $7.9 FD)
The Edmonton Oilers are allowing the fifth-most shots per game and the fourth-most goals per game. Nikita Kucherov’s price has dropped way to low on DraftKings to pass on him. Kucherov has five goals and 14 points in as many games.
Others to consider: Kyle Palmieri, Brendan Gallagher, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jonathan Marchessault, Cam Atkinson, Jonathan Drouin, Tyler Toffoli, Alex Tuch, Zach Sanford
NHL DFS Defensemen
Dougie Hamilton @ STL ($5.6 DK / $5.5 FD)
As mentioned above, the Carolina Hurricanes generate a ton of scoring chances, and Dougie Hamilton is a big part of it. He only has two goals (one PPG), and five points, but he leads all defensemen with 61 shots on goal.
Shea Theodore @ TOR ($4.7 DK / $4.6 FD)
Shea Theodore is starting to hit the scoresheet with one goal, 10 shots, and four points in his last five games. The Vegas Golden Knights have had their issues scoring, but it’s not for a lack of chances. They rank inside the top 10 in scoring chances and high-danger scoring chances for on 5v5, per 60 minutes.
Others to consider: Drew Doughty, Morgan Rielly, Sami Vatanen, Erik Karlsson, Jeff Petry, Derrick Pouliot
NHL DFS Goalies
Cory Schneider @ OTT ($7.9 DK / $7.5 FD)
Cory Schneider draws the start as Keith Kinkaid picked up the 5-1 win against Pittsburgh last night. Schneider allowed three goals on 30 shots in his only start of the season. The Senators have lost two straight and nine of 14 games this season.
Carey Price @ NYR ($7.3 DK / $8.1 FD)
Many may shy away from Carey Price because the Montreal Canadiens played last night in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders. I’ve seen a lot of Henrik Lundqvist suggestions out there, but I’m feeling Price as a decent tournament option. He at least has the career numbers against the New York Rangers to back it up. Price is 16-6-1, with a 1.93 GAA and .936 SV% in 24 games against the Rangers.
Others to consider: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Jack Campbell