There are seven games on tap on Friday night and a number of good teams have fantastic matchups. Lets take a look at some of tonight’s top options and hope we can take home some cash.
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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 February 6th games.
NOTE: Top goalie plays will be updated later in the day when most goalies are confirmed!
Ryan Getzlaf – @ CGY ($6,600)
Getzlaf has been held off of the score sheet for four straight games, so the chances of that happening again on Friday seems unlikely. The price tag for a potential 80-point scorer is more than reasonable. He has 35 points (11G / 24A) in 36 career games against the Flames.
Eric Staal – vs. TOR ($5,400)
Staal is having the worst season of his career, but one thing hat has not changed, is success against the Maple Leafs. He has four points (2G / 2A) in two games against Toronto this season and 41 career points (19G / 22A) in 37 games.
Derek Stepan – @ BUF ($5,000)
Stepan has two goals and five assists (7 points) in his last three games and Friday presents a great opportunity to extend his point streak to four-games. He has a great matchup vs. the Sabres and his $5,000 salary is more than flexible.
Henrik Sedin – @ NJ ($4,400)
Sedin has three goals seven assists (10 points) in his last 10 games. In his last contest he had two goals and an extremely un-Henrik-like six shots on goal. Cory Schneider has played well recently, but he has yet to beat his former team, so look for the Sedin’s to have a nice night.
Mikko Koivu – @ EDM ($4,800)
Koivu has two goals and seven assists (9 points) in his last eight games. With a glorious matchup, the points should continue to flow in for Koivu. Pairing him with one of his line mates, either Nino Niederreiter or Jason Pominville will be an inexpensive way to finish your lineup.
Rich Nash – @ NYR ($9,000)
Nash has been sizzling lately, potting eight goals with five assists (13 points) in his last 10 games. He has also averaged 4.5 shots per game over that span and when he takes on the Sabres, who will also be on the tail-end of a back-to-back, he should be able to find twine.
Corey Perry – @ CGY ($8,000)
Perry is one of the NHL’s best snipers and is arguably the most dangerous player available on Friday. He has five goals and three assists in his last 10 games and is capable of firing 10 shots on goal in one game, like he did last Sunday.
Daniel Sedin – @ NJ ($6,000)
Pairing him with his brother will be relatively inexpensive and they should be able to exploit their former teammate. Daniel has four goals, four assists and 42 shots in his last 10 games.
Mats Zuccarello – @ BUF ($5,100)
Selecting Zuccarello assembles the entire Rangers top-line when they take on the lowly Sabres. Zucc has four goals and six assists (10 points) in his last 10 and he should certainly be able to keep things rolling.
Nino Niederreiter – @ EDM ($3,800)
Niederreiter has recently been bumped to the top line with Koivu. He scored two goals on Monday and a total of 18 on the season. With a $3,800 salary, he is very affordable against a below-average Oilers defence.
Ryan McDonagh – @ BUF ($5,500)
McDonagh had a two-goal effort on Tuesday and comes in having registered four goals and three assists in his last 10. He has been shooting the puck with more regularity as of late—if that keeps up, he should pick up some fantasy points in Buffalo.
Ryan Suter – @ EDM – ($4,600)
Suter has enjoyed success against the Oilers in his career, picking up three goals and 15 assists in 36 career games. It is a juicy matchup for the Wild blue liner, who has four points (1G / 3A) in his last six games.
Cam Fowler – @ CGY ($3,400)
Fowler has just two assists in his last 11 games, but with Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm sidelined right now, he will continue to be leaned on heavily. With that comes big power-play minutes against a Calgary team who rank 21st on the penalty kill.
Corey Crawford – vs. COL ($9,000)
Crawford sits at 4-1-2 with a 2.09 GAA and .931 SV% in seven starts this month. Tonight he takes on an Avalanche team he is 2-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .923 SV% against this season.
Devan Dubnyk – @ EDM ($8,800)
Dubnyk sits 11-2-1 with a 1.73 GAA and .936 SV% in 15 starts with the Wild. Tonight he will face his former team for the fifth time this season—he is 4-0-0 with a 0.98 GAA and .966 SV% in the first four meetings.
Eddie Lack – @ NJ ($7,000)
Lack has been great in his last four appearances, going 3-0-0 with a 2.25 GAA and .924 SV%. He should be a good play against a Devils team who are averaging 1.86 goals per game in February
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