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NHL DFS Tournaments
NHL DFS Centers
John Tavares @ BUF ($6.7 DK / $8.0 FD)
I think you just take the discount and move on when it comes to John Tavares. The Buffalo Sabres suffered a tough 2-1 loss in Nashville last night and will travel home to face the third-highest scoring team in the league tonight. Tavares ranks seventh in the NHL with 17 goals, and he has 30 points in 27 games. He also has seven goals and 11 points in his last 10 games.
Colin White @ MON ($4.5 DK / $4.1 FD)
The line of Colin White, Mark Stone, and Brady Tkachuk are all in play against a Montreal Canadiens team allowing the ninth-most goals per game. Ottawa likes to play a run-and-gun style of hockey that has them tied for third in goals while also allowing the most per game. Seven of White’s 16 points have come over the last 10 games, which is right around the time he was placed on Stone’s line. The trio has 24 points in its last 10 games.
Others to consider: Mark Scheifele, Brayden Point, Matt Duchene, Max Domi, Eric Staal, Anze Kopitar, Cody Eakin, Dylan Larkin
NHL DFS Wingers
Nikita Kucherov @ DET ($7.5 DK / $8.9 FD)
Nikita Kucherov can’t be stopped right now as he has 24 points over a current 10-game point streak. He had four points Monday night and has nine his last three games, including a goal in each. Kucherov has 17 shots in his past five games and 12 power play points in his last 10 games. Detroit ranks inside the top 10 in high-danger chances and overall scoring chances against at 5 on 5.
Nikolaj Ehlers @ NYI ($5.4 DK / $5.4 FD)
Nikolaj Ehlers is pretty affordable considering he has three goals and six points in his last four games. Ehlers had a very slow start to the season, but the bump up to the Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler line has kickstarted a run. It’s also resulted in more ice time as he played a season-high 21:07 in his last game and has reached at least 18 minutes in each of his past three contests. That’s much better than the 15:01 he averaged in October. On top of the recent success, the New York Islanders rank inside the top 10 in scoring chances and high-danger scoring chances against at 5 on 5.
Jonathan Drouin vs. OTT ($6.2 DK / $5.8 FD)
Jonathan Drouin leads the Montreal Canadiens with 54 shots in the past month. His 14 points and 18:25 per game over that span rank second on the team (among forwards) behind Max Domi’s 15 points and 18:27 per contest. Drouin and Domi make for a decent stack as they play on the same line and power play unit. The Ottawa Senators are allowing the fourth-most scoring chances against and fifth-most high danger chances against per hour at 5v5. All of that has resulted in a league-high 4.04 goals against per game.
Others to consider: Mark Stone, Blake Wheeler, Mikko Rantanen, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Brady Tkachuk, Dominik Simon, Ryan Dzingel, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Jason Zucker
NHL DFS Defensemen
Victor Hedman @ DET ($5.4 DK / $6.6 FD)
Nine of Victor Hedman’s 13 points on the season have come in his last nine games. Hedman has four points (three on the power play) over a current three-game point streak. He has 27 shots on goal over that span and will soon be at the top of the price board among defensemen.
Josh Morrissey @ NYI ($4.8 DK / $4.3 FD)
Josh Morrissey has played at least 28 minutes in each of his last three games and has led the Winnipeg Jets in ice time in all three of those games. He has a goal and an assist to go along with 10 shots and six blocks over that time frame. Morrissey had a power-play assist in his last game and will continue to play on the No. 1 PP unit with Dustin Byfuglien sidelined.
Others to consider: Thomas Chabot, Matt Dumba, Shea Weber, Torey Krug, Rasmus Ristolainen, Ryan McDonagh, Drew Doughty, Travis Hamonic
NHL DFS Goalies
Jonathan Quick vs. ARI ($7.3 DK / $7.7 FD)
Jonathan Quick picked up a shutout in his second start since returning from a knee injury. It was Quick’s first win of the season as he turned aside all 34 shots against the Carolina Hurricanes. Quick is affordable and a tournament option, which will save you some cash. Arizona ranks 28th in goals per game, and Los Angeles has won three of its past five games while allowing 10 goals over that span.
Others to consider: Devan Dubnyk, Connor Hellebuyck