We have a slate of four games tonight in the NHL; let’s dig in to find out the best potential plays for your DFS lineup. In this article, we will find who’s hot, filling the stat sheet as of late, and decipher some sleepers to add to your DFS lineup. We always try to balance the expected and the unexpected when drafting a lineup.

The Slate of Games Being Played Tonight

Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals
Colorado Avalanche at Toronto Maple Leafs
Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders at Anaheim Ducks

Who’s HOT

We always like to look at who’s hot before inserting them into our DFS lineups. Nathan MacKinnon has scored a goal in five straight games heading into tonight. He is also our most expensive option of the night, coming in at $10,200. Auston Matthews can insert the flame emoji next to his name; with six points in his last three games, it’s safe to say he has again caught fire. Matthews is listed at $8,900 on DraftKings. Anytime a player feels it, we like to give him a shot in our lineup, and Jordan Kyrou certainly fits the bill. With five points in only his last two games, his $7,400 price may be worth the gamble.

Try to mix in value like this to balance your lineup and allow you to draft some stars. Consider players like Jeff Skinner, who comes in on the cheaper end at $6,300 and has four points in his last three games. To continue our bargain shopping, Mats Zuccarello has four points in his previous three and isn’t much more expensive at $6,500.

Sleeper Picks

TJ Oshie was on our hot list just one week ago, and now he is falling toward the bottom of the draft sheet. Don’t be afraid to pull the trigger and draft a guy like him at $4,700. It’s always possible he becomes a steal and helps lead you to victory in your contests. This sleeper is due for a game, being shut out on the stat sheet in his last few games; Torey Krug comes with a very low price of $4,400. This is undoubtedly a risky play because he is cold, but any D-man that gets power play minutes is worth a shot. A name not always discussed in fantasy conversations, Matt Boldy is a cheap player at $5,600 and has three points in his last couple of games.

Goaltending Strategy to Use

I like the goaltenders in the New York at Anaheim game. Neither of these teams wow me on the offensive end right now. Of course, the option in Anaheim will be cheaper with John Gibson rather than Ilya Sorokin. Still, I’d try to narrow it down and then choose the most cost-efficient for your lineup.
Hopefully, this can help you win some contests tonight, and remember always to play responsibly, best of luck.