The Jets get an extremely favorable home matchup against the Arizona Coyotes tonight and both of the top lines are in play. When the Jets are home my preferred play would be Kyle Connor – Mark Scheifele- Blake Wheeler. They are $20,700 to full stack on Draftkings making them the most expensive line tonight however they have been very productive. Over the past five game the line as a whole has produced 9 goals, 14 assists, and 31 shots on goal which is insane. I would expect them to be chalk tonight but taking ownership out of the picture they may be the top play of the night.
I would assume the second line will eat some ownership of the top line which is good and I really don’t have a problem using the line of Nikolaj Ehlers – Bryan Little – Patrick Laine tonight either as they will most likely be matched up with a depth line of Arizona. The one issue I have with this line is the lack of production from Little. In his past 12, count them, 12 games he’s only managed one goal and two assists, while Ehlers and Laine have been very productive. Little is only $4700 so it’s not a terrible price if you think tonight is the night he breaks out of his slump.
The line of Leon Drasaitl – Connor McDavid – Patrick Maroon is an interesting play for me tonight because they are $100 less to full stack than the top line of Winnipeg and they have not been producing near the level of them either. They get a very enticing home matchup against the Las Vegas Golden Knights who seems to struggle big time on the road. From an ownership perspective this is a very interesting spot because when push goes to shove I think more people will build with Winnipeg rather than Edmonton. If this is actually the case, despite production concerns this makes Edmonton’s top line a great GPP play. Klefbom or Nurse would be the blue liners of choice in that order.
In order to fit some of the more expensive stacks in tonight you will need a value line to balance out the salaries. My favorite value line tonight is the second line of Nashville, Kevin Fiala – Kyle Turris – Craig Smith. The recently acquired Turris saw 21 minutes on the ice in his debut and recorded a goal and an assist and is still reasonably priced at $5700. On top of that Fiala and Smith are $3400 and $3800 respectively making the full line stack $12,900. Craig Smith also recorded a goal and an assist last game while seeing 22 minutes on the ice including power play time. Kevin Fiala has only produced two assists in his past five games, however, with Kyle Turris now centering him I expect an uptick in production and at just $3400 he is definitely worth the risk.