DraftKings Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: March 19th

Updated: March 19, 2016 at 11:20 am by Brock Seguin

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I wasn’t able to get the Cheat Sheet out on the regular Friday, so here is the Saturday edition of the DraftKings cheat sheet! There are 11 games today, but this does not cover the three afternoon games.

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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

Jason Spezza – vs. NYI – $6,200

With Tyler Seguin out, Spezza will need to step up, not like he hasn’t been recently. Spezza has picked up eight goals, one assist and 5.3 DraftKings points per game (FPPG) in his last eight games. Spezza is one of the hottest scorers in the NHL right now and he should see some extra minutes at even strength with Seguin sidelined. The Islanders don’t represent the best matchup, but you could certainly to worse.

Vincent Trocheck – vs. DET – $5,300

The Panthers top-line is great, but their second line has been equally as good as of late and come cheaper on DraftKings. Trocheck has two goals, six assists and 4.5 FPPG in his last six games and has three points (2G / 1A) in three games against the Red Wings this season. Jimmy Howard gets the call for the Red Wings, making an already favourable matchup even more appealing.

Alex Galchenyuk – @ OTT – $5,100

Galchenyuk is right with Spezza in terms of a recent hot streak. Galchenyuk has 11 points (9G / 2A) and 5.7 FPPG in his last eight contests. He has been held pointless twice over that stretch, but also has four multi-goal games as well. Tonight the Canadiens face-off with the Senators, who give up a lot of goals, so expect Galchenyuk to get on the board—he has two assists in three games vs. Ottawa this season.

Wingers

Evander Kane – @ TOR – $6,600

I rolled with Kane last night and it paid off. He only recorded one assist, but had eight shots on goal, to give him six FP. He has eight points (2G / 6A) and is averaging 5.2 shots on goal and 4.9 FPPG in his last eight contests. He is shooting a tonne right now, including 20 shots in his last three games. Whenever you matchup with the Maple Leafs, you’re bound to score a goal or two—Kane has two goals and one assist in two games vs. Toronto this season.

Ryan O’Reilly – @ TOR – $6,000

O’Reilly has two assists, five shots and has picked up 3.5 FP in each of his first two games since returning from a foot injury. O’Reilly is the Sabres leading scorer and plays monstrous minutes alongside Kane. He didn’t record a point in his only game vs. the Maple Leafs, but has picked up an impressive 23 points (7G / 16A) in 29 games on the road this season.

Jussi Jokinen – vs. DET – $5,400

Jokinen missed one game, but returned on Thursday and registered two goals. He has picked up nine points (4G / 5A) and 4.8 FPPG in his last seven games and has picked up four assists in three games against the Red Wings this season. The Panthers second line makes for a great, reasonably priced stack tonight.

Reilly Smith – vs. DET – $4,900

Smith is the third member of the stack and the cheapest of the trio. Smith has eight points (4G / 4A) and 3.8 FPPG in nine  this month. He too has recorded three points (1G / 2A) in three games against the Red Wings this season.

Defensemen

Aaron Ekblad – vs. DET – $5,100

Despite being a Red Wings fan, I don’t have a good feeling about this one. Ekblad has two goals, two assists and 3.7 FPPG in his last seven games. He is the most reliable Panthers’ defenseman and has had success in his career against the Red Wings—he wears No. 5 for Nicklas Lidstrom so that makes sense. He has picked up six points (1G / 5A) in seven career games vs. Detroit.

Andrei Markov – @ OTT – $4,900

With P.K Subban and Mark Barberio out, the offensive burden falls on Markov. He has picked up one goal and five assists (3.5 FPPG) over his last eight games and is coming off of a game where he logged over 30 minutes of ice time. He has two assists in three games vs. the Senators this season.

Alex Goligoski – vs. NYI – $4,800

Goligoski has been red-hot over the last three weeks. With John Klingberg out, he has stepped in and picked up one goal, eight assists (nine points) and 4.3 FPPG in his last nine games. Goligoski also registered two assists in the Stars first game vs. the Islanders.

Goalies

Roberto Luongo – vs. DET – $8,200

Luongo is coming off of a 32-save performance in Thursday’s win in Toronto. He has won three of his last four and has gone 4-2-0 with a 2.98 GAA and .899 SV% in March. Tonight he will face the Red Wings for the third time this season—he has gone 2-0-0 with a 1.98 GAA and .941 SV% in the first two meetings.

Brian Elliott – @ VAN – $8,100

Elliott will make his first start since February 22nd tonight. Prior to getting hurt, Elliott had won five in a row while posting a 1.99 GAA and .931 SV%. Elliott has gone 9-4-3 with a 2.09 GAA and .928 SV% on the road this season. Tonight he faces a Canucks team that has lost three in a row while scoring just three goals.

Chad Johnson – @ TOR – $7,200

Johnson has won three straight games while posting a 1.62 GAA and .944 SV% and tonight he draws a great matchup vs the Maple Leafs. Johnson has gone 2-0-0 with a 1.85 GAA and .930 SV% in his first two games vs. Toronto.

Sample Lineup

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