With 10 games on the NHL slate for tonight DraftKings DFS Hockey players will have their pick of the player pool litter that includes the three leading scorers in the NHL at the moment. With that said here are your NHL Targets for Tuesday night’s action:
Carey Price ($8,500) – I said it in my NHL Cheat Sheet earlier in the day, Price is the primary reason the Canadiens are the best team in the NHL at the moment. Without him they are a borderline contender, but with him in net they are legitimately one the best teams in the league. So far on the season Price is a perfect 7-0-0 and is sporting an incredible 1.29 GAA and a .961 SV%. The cost is high but he’s worth it almost every night.
Cory Schneider ($6,800) – Schneider was fourth in the NHL in even-strength SV% last season, and so far this season he is sporting a .941 SV% at ES. On Tuesday night the Devils take on a Blue Jackets squad that has only 11 even-strength goals scored on the season, compared to eight on the power-play. He’s a great value-buy in net, so look for Schneider to have a good game against the struggling Blue Jackets.
Roberto Luongo ($7,400) – Yes, Luongo has lost his previous three outings, but, he has faced the eighth-most shots in the league among goalies and has not gotten much in the way of offensive support. Luongo has a favorable contest with Colorado on Tuesday who are struggling with only four goals in their last three contests. On the season, Luongo has managed strong numbers with a 2.17 GAA and a .934 SV%.
Others to Consider: Antti Niemi ($6,700), Jonathan Quick ($7,400), Devan Dubnyk ($7,200), Steve Mason ($6,900), Jimmy Howard ($7,000), Michael Hutchinson ($6,500).
Victor Hedman ($4,900) – Another player who I touched on in my Cheat Sheet, Hedman has nine points, all assists, so far on the season and is currently tied for ninth-most expensive among defensemen tonight in DFS Hockey. A tough, but potentially high-scoring, affair is on tap Tuesday for Tampa Bay with the Blues who have given up less than two goals in a game only twice this season.
Justin Faulk ($5,500) – Faulk continues to be one of the lone bright spots on the season for Carolina. He picked up his first point in three games over the weekend but he continues to touch on other peripheral categories with 10 blocked shots and leading the Hurricanes with 33 SOG, good for second in the league among defensemen. He goes into Tuesday’s game against Detroit averaging 4.3 points per fantasy contest.
Ryan Suter ($5,100) – Like Faulk, Suter’s DFS value comes from his ability to touch on multiple categories. Six assists on the season, but scoreless his previous two games, Suter has put 16 shots on net this season while blocking 17. He managed 6.0 fantasy points in the Wild’s game against the Jets over the weekend where he had seven blocks and five SOG.
Andrei Markov ($4,600) – Markov is tied with defensive partner PK Subban and the Capitals John Carlson for the league lead in points among defensemen, and yet he is the 20th most expensive defensemen in DK DFS Hockey. The Canadiens are a juggernaut right now and Markov and Subban are huge parts of that. With another good matchup against Vancouver on Tuesday the value is too good to pass up.
Others to Consider: Rasums Ristolainen ($4,100), Mark Streit ($4,500), Jared Spurgeon ($3,500), John Klingberg ($4,700), Michael Stone ($3,400).
Tyler Seguin ($8,400) – Along with linemate Jamie Benn ($7,800) and David Krejci, Seguin is tied for the league lead in points with 12 on the season. No skater playing Tuesday is averaging more DFS points per contest than Seguin (6.0) and he has managed eight points (3G, 5A) in his last four contests. The Ducks are struggling mightily
David Krejci ($5,400) – Krejci has taken the league by storm to start the season on a Bruins team that many thought to be among the worst in the NHL. Krejci has points in every game this season for Boston with five goals, seven assists and three multi-point outings. With 18 shots and seven blocks on the season he also gets solid category coverage and is second to Seguin among skaters in fantasy points per contest. He is coming in right now as 17th most expensive center so jump on the value price while you still can.
Connor McDavid ($5,600) – The hype was real about this kid and he keeps proving night in and night out that he absolutely belongs. He has points in five straight games and was robbed of a goal on the doorstep on Sunday night in the dying seconds of Edmonton’s loss to LA. Edmonton has a favorable matchup with Minnesota on Tuesday who has struggled defensively this season to the tune of 2.75 GAA per contest. Another player out-performing his cost, ride the value with McDavid while you can.
Blake Wheeler ($7,200) – Wheeler has quietly built himself into one of the most consistent wingers in the NHL with back-to-back 60+ point seasons. So far he is among a contingent on players tied with 11 points on the season and has settled in nicely with linemates Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd. Wheeler has managed to find the scoresheet in every one of Winnipeg’s games so far this season with four goals, seven assists and had his third multi-point game of the year on Sunday. He is worth the price tag and should be considered up near the top wingers on a nightly basis.
Jeff Carter ($5,600) – Carter’s six points (3G, 3A) in his last five games has helped propel the Kings on their current five game winning streak. In that span he has managed 17 of his 21 shots on goal for the season. He has gelled since last season with Tyler Toffoli and the duo is beginning to heat up again which bodes well for both the Kings and DFS Hockey players.
Mike Cammalleri ($5,200) – Cammalleri has points in four straight contests (2G, 6A) for the Devils including back-to-back three point efforts. With the Blue Jackets coming to town sporting the league’s worst goals against average per game with 4.44, Cammalleri is a great play on Tuesday night.
Others to Consider: Jamie Benn ($7,800), Ryan O’Reilly ($5,000), Nathan MacKinnon ($7,300), Gabriel Landeskog ($6,800), Nikolaj Ehlers ($4,600), Nail Yakupov ($4,200), Lee Stempniak ($3,300), Jori Lehtera ($3,900), Dylan Larkin ($4,100), Henrik Zetterberg ($7,000).
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.