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NHL DFS Tournaments
NHL DFS Centers
Mark Scheifele vs. CHI ($7.7 DK / $8.4 FD)
The Chicago Blackhawks enter Tuesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets having allowed the most high-danger scoring chances and the second-most scoring chances at 5 on 5. The 33.5 shots they allow per game are the fifth most, and their 3.62 goals against per game are the second most. You’ll save a bit of cash by rostering Bryan Little and his line (Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor), but Mark Scheifele is a strong cash play. He has 16 goals and 35 points in 29 games this season, including 13 in his past 10 games. Scheifele has four multi-point games in his last seven contests.
Evgeny Kuznetsov vs. DET ($6.8 DK / $7.3 FD)
Evgeny Kuznetsov has at least a point in all five of his games since returning from a concussion. He has one goal, six points, 12 shots, and two power-play points over that span. The opposing Red Wings rank top 10 in shots, scoring chances, high-danger chances, and goals allowed.
Others to consider: Nathan MacKinnon, Connor McDavid, David Krejci, Ryan Johansen, Bryan Little, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Dylan Larkin, Ryan O’Reilly, Sebastian Aho, Eric Staal
NHL DFS Wingers
Craig Smith vs. OTT ($4.9 DK / $5.0 FD)
Most of Nashville’s skaters are fairly affordable this evening, and they have a great matchup. There’s a boost in ice time across the board with Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, and Kyle Turris sidelined. Ottawa has allowed the most shots and goals against per game. They’ve given up the third-most scoring chances and fifth-most high danger scoring chances at 5 on 5, per 60 minutes. Craig Smith leads all Predators forwards with 47 shots in the last 30 days, and he has two goals and four points in his past four contests.
Andreas Johnsson @ CAR ($5.1 DK / $3.6 FD)
Andreas Johnsson has two goals and four points in his past two games, which has resulted in a promotion to Auston Matthews’ line. Johnsson has five goals and 10 points in his past seven games, with two of those points coming on the power play. Check out the price on FD!
Alex Chiasson @ COL ($4.6 DK / $4.6 FD)
Alex Chiasson continues to play on Edmonton’s top line with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Chiasson has played 21, 19, and 20 minutes in his past three games, and he has one goal and one assist in his last two contests.
Josh Leivo @ CLS ($3.1 DK / $3.0 FD)
The Josh Leivo-Elias Pettersson-Brock Boeser line combined for four goals and eight points in Vancouver’s last game. One problem, Leivo didn’t chip in at all, but he did finish with a plus-four rating, so he was on the ice when they were scoring at least. Leivo has one goal and eight shots in his three games with Vancouver. He’s a cheap tournament play against Sergei Bobrovsky, who has allowed 14 goals in his past three starts.
Others to consider: Alex Ovechkin, Blake Wheeler, David Pastrnak, Cam Atkinson, Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers, Kyle Connor, Mark Stone, Kevin Fiala, Connor Brown, Jason Zucker, Mikael Granlund
NHL DFS Defensemen
Josh Morrissey vs. CHI ($4.8 DK / $4.5 FD)
Josh Morrissey has two goals and seven points in his last seven games. Three of those seven points came on the power play, and he had a PPG in his latest game. Morrissey has also led the Winnipeg Jets in ice time in three of his past four games, which has resulted in 13 shots and seven blocks. The Jets are in a good spot to score some goals tonight.
Ryan Ellis vs. OTT ($4.8 DK / $4.7 FD)
Roman Josi is a very strong play, but his partner at 5 on 5 and on the power play, Ryan Ellis, is as well. Ellis is also cheaper as he continues to log extra ice time with P.K. Subban sidelined. Ellis had 18 shots while averaging 24:13 over 12 games in October, compared to 36 shots and 23:26 per game in November. Ellis has only two goals in his last nine games, but he has 23 shots over that span.
Others to consider: John Carlson, Roman Josi, Dustin Byfuglien, Seth Jones, Matt Dumba, Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Ellis, Dougie Hamilton, Mike Green
NHL DFS Goalies
Frederik Andersen @ CAR ($8.0 DK / $9.2 FD)
Frederik Andersen is always a great tournament option because his Maple Leafs are 20-9-1 despite allowing the fifth-most shots per game. Andersen is 16-8-0 with a .926 save percentage and turned aside 40 shots the last time he faced Carolina. He has the third-most saves in the NHL and will see a ton of rubber tonight because Carolina ranks first in the league in shots per game (38.7). They also rank first in scoring chances and high-danger chances at 5 on 5 per hour, so you could go the other way if you want, but that’s why Andersen is a GPP option. He’s made at least 37 saves in seven of his past nine games. Plus, he has six tournament-winning performances over that span.
Others to consider: Braden Holtby, Pekka Rinne, Devan Dubnyk, Laurent Brossoit