With only two NHL games on tap for this Tuesday of DraftKings DFS Hockey contests, DFS hockey players have about as limited of a player pool as there is to fill-out their lineups with. That being said, let’s take a look at some of top and bargain buys for tonight’s game:
Kari Lehtonen ($7,100) – Lehtonen is the best of the lot available on Tuesday night in net, and enters this matchup with the Senators a perfect 6-0-0 so far on the month, which has propelled his record on the season to 9-1-0. He has solid numbers overall with a 2.34 GAA and a .923 SV% and has the highest fantasy points per game of all goalies on the night with a 6.2 average.
Frederik Andersen ($6,900) – Despite the slow start to their season, the Ducks are beginning to turn things around and are in the top half of the league in goals allowed per game. Andersen had a rough outing over the weekend, but will have a good bounce-back opportunity on Tuesday night against the Flames 23rd-ranked scoring offense. .
Others to Consider: Craig Anderson ($7,300), Karri Ramo ($6,800).
John Klingberg ($5,900) – Klingberg is currently the leading scorer in the league among defensemen with 23 points, good for tied-fifth in the league overall. He is tied with Patrick Kane and teammate Tyler Seguin for the league lead in assists with 19. The Stars welcome the Senators who are giving up 2.7 goals against per game, and Klingberg has 13 of his 23 points on home ice this year.
Erik Karlsson ($7,300) – Karlsson sits second to Klingberg in points among defensemen with 22 on the season, so tonight’s matchup could be a very productive one from the bluelines. Karlsson is currently one of the hottest scoring defensemen in the league with points in six straight games, including three multi-point efforts during his current hot streak. The reigning Norris trophy winner is almost like putting an extra forward in your lineup and he will have every opportunity to find the scoresheet, but it will be a tough task tonight against Dallas’ seventh-ranked scoring defense.
Sami Vatanen ($5,000) – Vatanen had a three-game scoring streak snapped on Saturday against the Lightning, but is one of the best options on the blueline for your lineups on Tuesday night. He has managed to put up six points in his last 10 games and is well on his way to setting career highs this season in both blocked shots and shots on goal. He has put up 12 blocked shots and 21 SOG in his last 10 games as well and is averaging almost three FPPG a night.
Others to Consider: Mark Giordano ($5,900), T.J. Brodie ($4,600), Alex Goligoski ($4,400), Cody Ceci ($3,000), Cam Fowler ($3,900).
Tyler Seguin ($9,000) – Seguin continues to produce for the Stars and sits only two points behind Patrick Kane in the scoring race with 30 points on the season. He is tied with Kane and John Klingberg for the league-lead in assists with 19 and is sixth in the NHL is shots on goal with 83. Seguin has points in five straight games and has put up 14 points and 37 shots in his last 10 games. The Stars face the Senators bottom-third of the league scoring defense on Tuesday night and Seguin is a must-start on a nightly basis.
Mike Hoffman ($5,200) – Hoffman has points in four of his last five games and is a point-per-game player this season with 16 points in 16 games. The last three games that Hoffman has found the scoresheet have been multi-point outings and he has found great chemistry on the Sens top line with Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan. His 45 shots are the second highest total on the team, but he leads the team with almost three shots on goal per game.
Jason Spezza ($6,100) – The forgotten one of the big four in Dallas with Seguin, Benn and Sharp, Spezza has points in four straight games (3G, 1A) and sits tied with Sharp for fourth on the team in points with 16. He sits second to Seguin in shots on goal on the team with 67 shots. The Stars welcome the Senators on Tuesday night and Spezza has eight points and 33 shots on goal in 10 home games this season..
Rickard Rakell ($3,400) – Rakell has looked solid since being moved up to the Ducks top line and despite being held scoreless his last two games, he has put up four points in his last six outings with 14 shots on goal in those games. The Ducks welcome the Flames on Tuesday night, who are giving up 3.64 goals against on the road this season, and Rakell has put up six of his eight points on the season at home.
Sean Monahan ($5,700) – Monahan has eight points and 25 shots in his last 10 games and he and Johnny Gaudreau ($6,200) have formed a formidable scoring duo on the Flames top line. Monahan has points in five of his last seven games, including his last two games, and sits second to Gaudreau on the team in points with 15. Monahan is a middle of the pack, high-upside option for your lineup on Tuesday in a great matchup for the Flames against the Ducks.
Others to Consider: Jamie Benn ($8,300), Kyle Turris ($6,300), Bobby Ryan ($5,600), Michael Frolik ($4,700), Corey Perry ($6,600), Ryan Getzlaf ($6,400), Johnny Gaudreau ($6,200), Ales Hemsky ($3,600), Milan Michalek ($3,700).
Make sure to check out my Cheat Sheet and NHL Line Stacks posts today and as always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey