For each position I will give you an elite option and a value option on this three-game slate
Brayden Schenn – Blues
Schenn has been on an unbelievable tear over his last seven games compiling five goals, 10 assists, and 19 shots on goal. He is on one of the most lethal lines in the NHL with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz so I don’t expect this productivity to slow down any time soon. That line as a whole creates 9 HDSC/60 and will most likely being facing EDM2 who as a line allow 10 HDSA/60. This is an elite matchup for Schenn.
Radek Faksa – Stars
On a short slate it is hard to find a center that is very cheap and still produces. With Martin Hanzal out for the Stars tonight, Faksa should be centering the third line against the Canadiens. It appears Charlie Lindgren’s great start is beginning to crash down to earth and Faksa has scored a goal in consecutive games. He should see an uptick in ice time with Hanzal out so if you really need some salary relief, Faksa at $3,400 is a solid value play.
Alex Radulov – Stars
Since the Stars jumbled their lines Radulov’s production has gone up. Skating with Jamie Benn at center and Mattias Janmark on the other wing has certainly helped bring Radulov to life. He has hit the score sheet 10 of the past 11 games and gets a matchup with MTL1 which has under 50% possession which most certainly favors Radulov and the Stars. He is reasonably priced on DK at $6,200 which makes Dal1 as a whole a solid target tonight.
Vladimir Sobotka – Blues
Sobotka comes in as a very cheap price of $3,700 on DraftKings tonight and is still in a top-6 role playing the wing on STL2. He has scored in back to back games while logging around 19 minutes of ice time. I am not overly high on the STL2 matchup as a whole, who will be facing EDM1 which has very good possession numbers, however, Sobotka tends to shoot the puck more than anyone on the second line for St. Louis and at his price if he hits the score sheet he will exceed value.
Alex Pietrangelo – Blues
I am sure you won’t really need much convincing as to why I am writing Pietrangelo up here but I’ll give it a shot. Over his past five games, he has averaged 4.5 DK points per night while averaging over 26 minutes of ice time. He is on the top power play unit and isn’t overly expensive at $6200. If you have the salary to fit him in he’s in play in every format tonight
Esa Lindell – Stars
Still very reasonably priced at $3,700, Lindell has been seeing top pair minutes for the Stars averaging 22 minutes on ice per game. Even though he hasn’t hit the score sheet consistently this is a very good matchup for him especially at his price and I don’t have any statistical evidence to back this up as it’s more of a gut feeling but I think he finds his way onto the sheet tonight and it is certainly worth a punt option at his price.