Daily Fantasy Hockey Plays for DraftKings and FanDuel May 8/21

Goalies

Cam Talbot

Talbot has found a nice home in Minnesota and he’s having a solid season as he is 18-7-5 to go along with a 2.58 GAA and a .918 save %. The Ducks are ranked 30th in offense and dead last on the PP, and the Wild are massive -275 favorites to win. Lock and load Talbot in all formats this evening. 

 

Mike Smith

The veteran tender has been awesome this season as he has a record of 19-6-2 to go along with a 2.26 GAA and .925 save %. The Canucks are ranked 26th in offense and 26th on the PP and the Oilers are -205 favorites to win so fire up Smith in all formats. 

 

Teams to Target 

 

Minnesota Wild 

The Wild are surging at the right time and they own the ninth-ranked offense while the Ducks own the 23rd ranked defense but backup Ryan Miller is really struggling for the Ducks. 

 

Rookie Kirill Kaprizov has five goals as three assists in his last five games and 37 shots in his last 10. Mats Zuccarello has a goal and three assists in his last four and Ryan Hartman completes the Ducks’ top line. 

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs are playing well again and they’re ranked fifth in offense, while the Habs are ranked 17th in defense but they owned a top-10 defense for most of the season and Jake Allen has allowed ten goals in his last two Games. 

 

All-world centre Auston Matthews has 64 points in only 49 games and Mitchell Marner has 66 points in 53 games. Morgan Rielly, John Tavares, and William Nylander complete the top PP unit.

 

One-off Value Plays

 

Anthony Beauvillier 

The young winger is on a five-game point streak where he has five goals and an assist, and a whopping 24 shots. Fire him up on both sites a nice value play. 

 

Erik Karlsson

The veteran point-man has two goals, six shots, and three blocks in his last two games and is too cheap on both sites for his current production. Lock him and load him as a value play this evening.

 

Daily Fantasy NHL Top Targets – Tuesday 2/23

Welcome back hockey fans. In this article, I will be taking a look at my favorite goalies, teams to target, and value plays.

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Josh’s are stealing the show on the value train today and this Josh has five goals in his last four games and is second in the league with nine goals so far this season. Anderson’s price is still way too cheap so make sure you get exposure to him against a weak Oilers defense.

GOALIES

Carey Price

Price hasn’t quite been right so far this season but he will probably settle in soon. Tonight, it’s more about his opponent, the Sens who are ranked 28th in offense and the Habs are massive -220 favourites to win. The Sens won their most recent meeting in overtime so look for the Habs to get revenge this evening and Price is a great play in all formats.

Mike Smith

The Oilers are starting to get great goaltending play and that is very dangerous for the rest of the division. Smith is 4-0 with a stifling .940 save % to go along with a 1.83 GAA and the Canucks are ranked a below average 17th in offense. The Oilers should simply be too much for the Canucks this evening and Smith is also a great play in all formats. 

TOP TEAMS TO TARGET

Edmonton Oilers

It’s a no-brainer to put Edmonton and their surging third-ranked offense here, especially against the Canucks’ pitiful 29th ranked defense. 

All-world superstar Connor McDavid has an astonishing 37 points in only 20 games and the German power forward Leon Draisaitl has 30 points in 20 games. Tyson Barrie, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Alex Chiasson fill out the dangerous top pp unit for the Oilers. 

Montreal Canadiens

The Habs are regressing on offense a bit as they slipped down to the #8 rank but they play against Ottawa and their league-worst defense again this evening. 

Tyler Toffoli has sniped 11 goals to go along with five assists through 17 games and point-man Jeff Petry has six goals and ten assists through 17 games. Nick Suzuki, Corey Perry, and Jonathan Drouin complete the top pp unit for the Habs.

VALUE PLAYS

Alex Chiasson

The theme is Oilers heavy today and with good reason as their offense is tearing the North division apart. Chiasson plays a bottom-six role at even-strength but plays on the lethal top pp unit with all of the studs. The veteran winger has a pp goal and an assist in his last two games and at minimum prices on both sites, he is a great value play in all formats. 

David Savard

We need value to fit in superstars like McDavid and this guy fits the bill as he has five shots in his last two games and a whopping 19 blocks in his last five. Savard is a great value play especially on dk where you get a three-point block bonus after three blocks.