There are 11 games on the NHL DFS slate Tuesday, 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 will be on the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vegas Golden Knights. I think we’ll see some offense from the Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning as well. The most competitive game of the night may happen in Pittsburgh between the Penguins and the Washington Capitals. Vegas has the game total at 5.5, but I think we could see 5-8 goals in that contest.
Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning vs. SJ, (1.65x score multiplier)
If you’re not playing Auston Matthews or Nazem Kadri, consider Point. The Lightning forward has hit the score sheet in 17 of his past 21 games. He has 12 goals and 22 points over that span. The Sharks have allowed a league-high 71.34 shot attempts per 60 minutes at 5v5 over the last six weeks of the season, according to Natural Stat Trick. Point also has at least three shots on goal in eight of his last 10 games. The chances will be there for him.
Others to consider: Auston Matthews, Nazem Kadri, Alexsander Barkov, Sidney Crosby, John Tavares, Pierre-Luc Dubois
Mitch Marner Toronto Maple Leafs @ NJ (1.65x)
Marner enters on a six-game goal streak thanks to a three-point game Monday against the same Devils team he’ll play Tuesday . He has 12 points over those six games and at least two points in five of the six. He’s racked up 18 shots in his past five games. New Jersey ranks sixth in GA/60 (3.58) over the last six weeks, according to Natural Stat Trick. Toronto has 13 goals in its last two games, and they had six Monday.
Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche vs. ARI (1.6x)
The Avs lead the NHL in goals per game (4.14), they have the highest team implied total on the slate and they’re the biggest favorites on the board. We’re getting Mikko Rantanen with a 1.6X multiplier, so just go ahead and lock him in. Rantanen has multipoint games in back-to-back contests, and he’s had at least two points in five of his past 10 games. His ceiling is extremely high and The Avs have nine goals in their last two games against Arizona (5-0 in the last game). Rantanen is second on the team in points with 53 and he leads the Avs with 23 goals.
Others to consider: Kyle Connor, William Nylander, Max Pacioretty, Bryan Rust, Jonathan Huberdeau, Jake Guentzel, Alex Ovechkin, Gabriel Landeskog, Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche vs. ARI (1.1x)
Back to the Avs, as they’ve won 10 straight games and 18 in a row on home ice. Their last loss at Ball Arena came Nov. 3, and it was a 5-4 OT defeat. They’re 20-2-1 at home and they’ve scored at least four goals in 12 of their past 16 games overall. Colorado has outscored their opponents 38-17 during their 10-game winning streak. Makar’s third among defensemen in points (44) but first in points per game (1.13). He has points in 28 of his last 35 games and 43 points over that span.
Others to consider: Morgan Rielly, Aaron Ekblad, Shea Theodore, Victor Hedman, Kris Letang, John Carlson
Goalies to Consider
Darcy Kuemper, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Connor Hellebuyck, Ilya Sorokin
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