DraftKings Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: February 3rd

Updated: February 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm by Brock Seguin

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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 line stacks, defensemen and goalies as well as a few sample DraftKings lineup for tonight.


Centres

Jack Eichel – @ MTL – $5,600

The All-Star break was poorly timed for Eichel, who had three goals and four assists (seven points) in the five games leading up to the break. Strangely enough, he saw his shot volume decrease over that stretch, but he remains a great option vs. the lowly Canadiens tonight. At 19-years-old, Eichel already has the ability to take over games and he should do so against that Habs, who are on the tail-end of a back-to-back.

Henrik Zetterberg – @ TBL – $5,500

Zetterberg was the first star in the Red Wings’ last game vs. Tampa Bay and had two goals and one assist in three games leading up to the All-Star break. The rest should do wonders for the 35-year-old who has a point in each matchup against the Lightning.

Dylan Larkin – @ TBL – $5,300

Larkin had a tremendous All-Star Game performance, which isn’t surprising given his first 48 NHL games. Larkin has been the Red Wings’ best player this season and like Zetterberg, he has a point in each game vs. the Lightning. Larkin’s high-shot volume makes him a safe daily option whenever the Red Wings are in action.

Wingers

Johnny Gaudreau – vs. CAR – $6,900

Guardian was impressive during the All-Star Game and that should carry over into tonight’s matchup vs. the Hurricanes. Gaudreau has 47 points (20G / 27A) in 48 games this season and has 11 points  (4G / 7A) in his last 11 games. He is an elite wing option with a strong matchup on a quiet night.

Evander Kane – @ MTL – $6,000

Kane’s third line status will likely draw people away from him tonight, but his incredibly high shot volume makes him a great option. Kane has three goals, three assists and 45 shots (4.5 shots per game) in his last 10 contests. The Sabres have an excellent matchup and Kane is my top winger tonight.

Jeff Skinner – @ CGY – $4,600

Like Kane, Skinner’s high shot volume make him a a safe option, but his third line status should keep his owned percentage down. Skinner has three goals and three assists in his last eight games and his possibility for multi-point games make him a great gamble at $4,600.

Defensemen

Mark Giordano – vs. CAR – $6,700

Giordano has been unbelievable since the middle of December. He has picked up five goals and 15 assists (20 points) in his last 19 games after picking just 11 points (6G / 5A) in his first 29 games. Giordano is an elite blueline option and has picked up the majority of his points on home ice this season.

P.K Subban – vs. BUF – $6,300

The Canadiens have been brutal for the last several months, but Subban continues to pick up points on a consistent basis. Subban comes into play with four goals and 11 assists (15 points) in his last 16 games. With just three games tonight, Subban is easily the second best defenseman available.

Mike Green – @ TBL – $4,700

Since Niklas Kronwall went down, Green has averaged an acceptable 3.13 fantasy points per game. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m fading the Lightning tonight and Green is the Red Wings blueline option. He shoots enough to provide you with a stable floor with upside.

Goalies

Petr Mrazek – @ TBL – $7,700

Mrazek went 7-1-1 with a 1.32 GAA, .952 SV% and two shutouts in January and has won seven consecutive road games. Mrazek is second in the NHL in SV% and is a high-end option at $7,700. The matchup isn’t ideal, but Detroit is 2-0 against the Lightning this season.

Robin Lehner – @ MTL – $6,800

The Canadiens are an easy matchup to take advantage of right now, especially since they’re on the tail-end of a back-to-back. Lehner has posted an impressive 2.27 GAA and .938 SV% since returning to the crease and makes for a cheap option in goal.

Eddie Lack – @ CGY – $6,700

It is hard to predict who’s going to win a Carolina-Calgary matchup, but Lack comes in having won three of his last four with a 1.48 GAA, .952 SV% and two shutouts. The Hurricanes are surprising people this year and Lack has gone 4-1-0 with a 1.59 GAA, .941 SV% and one shutout in his career vs. the Flames.

Sample Lineups

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Brock has been the Editor-In-Chief of DailyFaceoff.com since the start of the 2012-13 season, the Host of the DFO Podcast since 2015 and Editor-In-Chief of DailyDugout since the 2017 season.
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