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


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 3/9

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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Andrei Vasilevskiy
Wow, this matchup seems unfair as the Lightning and their #1 defense face-off against the lowly Wings and their league-worst defense. The young Russian tender has been unreal this season and he recently recorded three shutouts in a row. Vasilevskiy is 15-3-1 to go along with a superb 1.73 GAA and a stifling .939 save %. We may as well hand him the Vezina trophy right now and he is an elite play in cash games this evening.

Carter Hart 
Ok, so we have our cash game goalie locked in, now we need to choose one who has huge upside and will be lower owned than normal. Enter Hart who has struggled his last two games but he shut out the Sabres last time they played each other. This is a boom or bust play but if it works out, it could pay huge dividends in large gpp formats.

Teams to Target 

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning are projected to score 4.3 goals and they own the #1-ranked offense, while the Wings own the 29th-ranked defense. This one could get ugly quickly. 
Ondrej Palat is on pace for a career-best season and he has a goal and three assists in his last two games, and 14 shots and six blocks in his last three. Superstar Steven Stamkos has 22 points in 21 games and Brayden Point, Victor Hedman, and Alex Killorn complete Tampa’s fifth-ranked PP unit. 

Carolina Hurricanes
The Canes are ranked third in offense and first on the PP, while the Preds are ranked 28th in defense and 27th on the PK. 
Sebastian Aho has three goals, two assists, and 15 shots in his last four games and Andrei Svechnikov has a goal, two assists, and seven shots in his last two. Jordan Staal, Dougie Hamilton, and Vincent Trocheck complete the top PP for the Canes. 

One-off Value Plays

Jakub Vrana
The young winger for the Capitals has a goal, an assist, and five shots in his last two games while skating on the second line and the top PP unit. The Caps should score a few goals this evening and Vrana is too cheap on both sites. 

Esa Lindell
The Stars’ defender has two assists, four shots, and nine blocks in his last two games while averaging just under 24 minutes of ice-time per game. Lindell is an elite value play on both sites in all formats.