Tonight’s featured DraftKings contest has a $3 entry fee or FREE if you are a new user. The top 4,390 finishers will split a prize pool of $55,000 with first place taking home $4,000! Do you have what it takes to turn $3 into $4,000?
Are you new to DraftKings or Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)? (If so, SIGN UP for an Account HERE) Here’s a quick explanation on how to build your lineup an play! You have $50,000 in Salary space, to build a team that consists of 2C, 3W, 2D, 1G and 1 Util. Below you will find how skaters and goalies scoring works!
• 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 Bonus (Goal/Assist) = +1 PTS
- Shootout Goal = +0.2 PTS
- Hat Trick Bonus = +1.5 PTS
• Goalies only will accumulate points as follows:
- Win = +3 PTS
- Save = +0.2 PTS
- Goal Against = -1 PTS
- Shutout Bonus = +2 PTS
• Goalie Scoring Notes:
- Goalies WILL receive points for all stats they accrue, including goals and assists.
- The Goalie Shutout Bonus is credited to goalies if they complete the entire game with 0 goals allowed in regulation + overtime. Shootout goals will not prevent a shutout. Goalie must complete the entire game to get credit for a shutout.
Below I’ve listed my top DFS plays at each position as well as my ideal DraftKings lineup for tonight.
Evgeni Malkin – @ VAN – $7,200
After a slow start to the season the Penguins have been picking it up recently, winning four straight while averaging 3.25 goals per game. Over that span Malkin scored one goal with four assists. The Canucks have played well vs. subpar team lately, but they’ve struggled vs. quality opponents. Look for Malkin and the Penguins to get on the board.
Jonathan Toews – vs. STL – $6,500
Toews enters Wednesday as one of the NHL’s hottest forwards. Toews has five goals and one assist in his last five games. The only team who’s playing in the second game of a back-to-back is the Blues. St. Louis is one of the better defensive teams in the league, but facing a team on no rest that he’s had success against, Toews is a strong pivot option.
Bryan Little – @ TOR – $5,200
Little is off to a great start to the season, registering 11 points (5G / 6A) in 12 games this season. The Jets have the best matchup tonight and stacking the Ladd-Little-Wheeler line makes for a strong play. Little has 22 points (7G / 15A) in 23 career games vs. the Maple Leafs.
Value Options: Artem Anisimov – vs. STL – $4,200 / Leo Komarov – vs. WPG – $3,300
Phil Kessel – @ VAN – $7,300
Kessel had just one goal in his first five games of the season, but has picked up three tallies and one assist in his last six games. Things are starting to turn around for the Penguins offseason acquisition, so on a quiet night in the NHL, Kessel is one of the best available options.
Blake Wheeler – @ TOR – $7,200
Wheeler is having the best start of his career, having posted 14 points (6G / 8A) in 12 games. Wheeler is hotter than Kessel and has a better matchup. In addition, his line mates also make for a cheaper stack.
Artemi Panarin – vs. STL – $5,000
Coming into his first NHL season, there was some hype surrounding Panarin after a great 2014-15 campaign in the KHL. In his first 12 NHL games, Panarin has 11 points (2G / 9A) including one assist in 19 minutes in his first game on Toews’ line on Monday. He’ll play there again tonight, making him another great option at $5,000.
Value Options: Joffrey Lupul – vs. WPG – $3,900 / Ryan Garbutt – vs. STL – $3,000
Dustin Byfuglein – @ TOR – $5,800
Byfuglien isn’t off to the best of starts, but six points (2G / 4A) in 12 games still isn’t back for a defenseman. He is also blocking nearly one shot per game and comes in with 13 career points (3G / 10A) in 13 games vs. the Maple Leafs.
Brent Seabrook – vs. STL – $5,000
Seabrook enters play on Wednesday on a six-game point streak, registering eight points (2G/ 6A) over that span. He is one of the most consistent blueline options going this evening.
Morgan Rielly – vs. WPG – $4,200
Rielly has been one of the lone bright spots for the Maple Leafs this season and enters tonight’s game with three goals and three assists in his last six games. The Maple Leafs are struggling, but it doesn’t appear to be affecting Rielly’s output.
Value Options: Trevor van Riemsdyk – vs. STL – $3,000 / Yannick Weber – vs. PIT – $2,800
Marc-Andre Fleury – @ VAN – $7,700
Fleury has won three in a row and six out of his last seven while posting a 1.29 GAA and .955 SV%. He has been arguably the top fantasy netminder in the first month-plus and the Penguins improved play should lead to another victory for Fleury tonight. He is 4-2-0 in his career vs. the Canucks.
Frederik Andersen – vs. FLA – $6,900
Andersen’s 2.05 GAA and .935 SV% both rank in the top 10 in the league and he finally got into the win column. Look for the Ducks to make it two in a row and Andersen’s lack of early season wins have his salary sitting at a very respectable point.
Ondrej Pavelec – @ TOR – $6,600
Pavelec has the best matchup this evening and his low salary makes him an intriguing start. James Reimer is coming off of a great outing vs. the Stars, but he has struggled in his career vs. the Jets. Pavelec should walk away with the W.