DraftKings Cheat Sheet – April 21st

Updated: April 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm by Brock Seguin


The Red Wings and the Lightning get back in action tonight after having an extra day off and tonight the Canadiens and Senators will get some rest.

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DraftKings lineups are made up of eight skaters and one goalie. Each player is allotted a salary based off of performance and you have $50,000 to build the best team possible that consists of 2C, 3W, 2D, 1UTIL and 1G.

Players will accumulate points as follows:

Goal = +3 pts

Assist = +2 pts

Shot on goal = +0.5 pts

Blocked Shot = +0.5 pts

Short Handed Point = +1 pts

Shootout Goal = +0.2 pts

Hat Trick Bonus = +1.5 pts

Goalies will accumulate points as follows:

Win = +3 pts

Save = +0.2 pts

Goal Against = -1 pts

Shutout Bonus = +2 pts

(Goalies WILL also receive skater points, if they score a goal or record an assist)

To help you build the ideal one-day lineup here are my top centres, wingers, defensemen, goalies and value picks for the April 21st games.


PAVEL DATSYUK – vs. TBL ($7,800)

After recording one goal and one assist in Game 1, Datsyuk was held off of the scoresheet in Game 2. Tonight he will be back with Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm—Datsyuk has been the Red Wings best player so far and they will need him to be great again tonight if they want to take a 2-1 lead.


Backstrom was held off of the scoresheet in Game 1, but has two goals and two assists in the last two games. He has been arguably the Capitals best player and back on a line with Alex Ovechkin they should produce some offence in a must-win Game 4 for Washington.

JONATHAN TOEWS – vs. NSH ($6,600)

Toews is about as good of a playoff performer as there is and he has shown in through three games. He has two goals and three assists so far and will be difficult to keep off of the scoresheet with Shea Weber still sidelined.

Value Picks: Ryan Strome – vs. WSH ($4,200) / Mikael Backlund – vs. VAN ($4,000)


ALEX OVECHKIN – @ NYI ($9,000)

You could assume one of the main reasons why the Capitals are down 2-1 heading into Game 4, is because Ovechkin has just one goal in three games. Johnny Boychuk has done a great job with Ovechkin so far, but you can only hold him down for so long.

MARIAN HOSSA – vs. NSH ($7,200)

On a line with Toews, Hossa picked up another two assists in Game 3. Without Weber in the lineup that top-line should have no trouble producing once again. Hossa comes in with four assists and 14 shots on goal in the first three games of the series.

TOMAS TATAR – vs. TBL ($4,800)

Tatar moves away from Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist and finds himself reunited with Datsyuk and Helm. The 24-year-old had 29 goals this season, but has only been able to score one goal in seven career playoff games. Eventually he has to start getting on the board for the Red Wings to be more successful in the playoffs.

Value Picks: Justin Abdelkader – vs. TBL ($3,900) / Joel Ward – @ NYI ($3,700)


T.J BRODIE – vs. VAN ($4,400)

Brodie is coming off of a goal and an assist in Game 3 and is as good of an option as Kris Russell, but comes $1,300 cheaper. The Flames have looked good so far and should have a chance to win again Game 4.

MATT NISKANEN – @ NYI ($4,000)

Tuesday is a huge game for Washington, but in the Capitals win in Game 2, Niskanen had two assists. He plays big minutes and has been a strong possession player for the Capitals so far.

Value Picks: Seth Jones – @ CHI ($3,600) / Marek Zidlicky – vs. TBL ($3,200)


SCOTT DARLING – vs. NSH ($8,600)

Darling currently leads the playoffs with a 0.94 GAA and .975 SV%. He has been excellent for the Blackhawks so far and will look to continue his winning ways in Game 4. The Predators missing Weber makes it a lot easier for the Blackhawks to generate offence in front of Darling.

JONAS HILLER – vs. VAN ($8,300)

Hiller stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Flames 4-2 win in Game 3. Overall he has posted a 2.07 GAA and .929 SV% so far and is one of the cheaper options available. Another strong outing from Hiller could give the Flames a commanding 3-1 series lead.


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Alex Ovechkin, Joel Ward, John Tavares, Jonas Hiller, jonathan toews, Justin Abdelkader, Marek Zidlicky, marian hossa, Matt Niskanen, Mikael Backlund, Nicklas Backstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan Strome, Scott Darling, Seth Jones, T.J. Brodie, Tomas Tatar