There are eight games on the NHL DFS slate, so there are plenty of strong options at SuperDraft. The slate gets underway at 7 p.m. ET. It’s more important than ever to keep an eye on news at this time of the season. We’ve seen several players get scratched late, so have a close eye on things. If you have any questions, reach out to me on Twitter at @chrismeaney.
Below you’ll see a few of my top plays at each position followed by a few others to consider at SuperDraft. Most of my attention tonight will be on the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, and Dallas Stars. The under-the-radar game of the night is in Ottawa between the Senators and Buffalo Sabres. These two teams only combined for four goals last week but there were a whopping 75 shots in that game. The Senators had a game-high 33 scoring chances compared to Buffalo’s 19. As you’ll see, I like Ottawa’s top line in large-field tournaments.
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers @ VAN, 1X Multiplier
I don’t usually bother writing about Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl because they’ve been two of the best fantasy players over the past couple of years. However, McDavid hasn’t been a good play lately – he has just two points in his past four games. He’s yet to score a goal this month and the Oilers have played just five games. The Vancouver Canucks are missing a couple key players on offense and are down to Spencer Martin between the pipes. He was solid last week against the Panthers but we can take our chances with McDavid and Draisaitl.
Others to consider: Sidney Crosby, Joe Pavelski, Aleksander Barkov, Josh Norris, Sebastian Aho, Mathew Barzal
Bryan Rust, Pittsburgh Penguins vs ARI 1.55X Multiplier
The Penguins have the highest team implied total and they are the biggest favorites on the board. Bryan Rust has nine goals and 24 points in 19 games this season. Six of those goals and 14 of his points have come over eight home games. Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Rust are a strong trio to attack tonight and you get a tantalizing 1.55X multiplier with Rust.
Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars @ NJ 1.95X Multiplier
Robertson has an impressive 16 goals and 38 points in 31 games this season. He’s showing us that last season’s rookie campaign was no fluk. Robertson’s picked up 33 goals and 84 points through his first 85 NHL games. He’s touched the scoresheet in 18 of his last 21 contests, and he has 13 goals and 29 points over that span. Robertson’s riding a three-game point streak (three goals and six points) and SuperDraft is giving you a 1.95X multiplier. Robertson, Joe Pavelski, and Roope Hintz form one of the better lines in the league.
Tage Thompson, Buffalo Sabres @ OTT 2X Multiplier
Thompson will likely go under the radar despite two goals, five points, and 13 shots in his last three games. He’s hit the scoresheet in five of his last six and he has eight points over that span, including six on the power play. He plays big minutes, which is appealing given his 2X multiplier.
Others to consider: Jake Guentzel, Andrei Svechnikov, Roope Hintz, Jonathan Huberdeau, Drake Batherson, Brady Tkachuk, Anthony Duclair, Jack Hughes
Darnell Nurse, Edmonton Oilers @ VAN 1.1X Multiplier
Darnell Nurse and Kris Letang are my top two defensemen tonight. Both are in great spots and they’re among the leaders in ice time and shots taken at their position. Nurse is averaging 26 minutes over his last three games and he has 19 shots on goal over that span. Letang had his 10-game point streak snapped his last time out, but he has 18 points in his past 14 contests.
Others to consider: Kris Letang, Aaron Ekblad, Roman Josi, Tony DeAngelo, Thomas Chabot
Ilya Sorokin, New York Islanders vs PHI 2X Multiplier
You’re pretty much guaranteed a win with Tristan Jarry against the Arizona Coyotes, but Illya Sorokin’s in a good spot too as the Flyers have lost 12 straight games. We’re also getting a 2X multiplier with Sorokin, who enters with a .928 SV% and 2.26 GAA. He’s won four straight games and he’s only allowed five goals in that span. The sophomore has a 5-2-2 record, 1.75 GAA and .940 SV% in nine home games.
Goalies to consider: Tristan Jarry, Juuse Saros
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.