We have a slate of 6 games tonight in the NHL, and some talented players available for DFS plays. Let’s take a look and see who’s hot, and who we can insert in our DFS contests to help you win.

The NHL Slate

New York Ranger @ Philadelphia Flyers
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Edmonton Oilers
Arizona Coyotes @ Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils @ Colorado Avalanche
Washington Captials @ Anaheim Ducks
Carolina Hurricanes @ Vegas Golden Knights

Who’s HOT

We are going to include both, the obvious players, as well as some cheaper NHL players that have been putting up good numbers. The first, and most obvious player here is Connor McDavid, who, in the month of February had 24 points in 12 games-played. He comes with a hefty price of $9,800 on DraftKings, but I think he’s worth it. Jamie Benn is next, riding a 3 game multi-point streak, he is on the cheaper end with an affordable price of $5,900.

Look to try and mix in value like this to balance your lineup and allow for you to draft some stars. Switching over to the Washington lineup TJ Oshie has been hot, with 6 points in his last 3 games, he looks to have a bit of a spark lately, I expect that to continue. With a price of $5,200 take a look at inserting him into a wing or utility role.Mikko Rantanen is on fire for the Avalanche, with eight points in his last five games, I’d lock him into a winger spot at $7,700 and roll with another hot hand. We’ll end the hot list with a defensemen in Bowen Byram, who has five points in his last five games, coming with another cheap price of $4,600.

Warming up

After getting shut out on the stat sheet 3 games in a row, it seems Mika Zibanejad is heating up with back-to-back multi-point games, and on a Rangers team that is very dangerous, he is always a solid option for your daily fantasy lineups. Washington’s Evgeni Kuznetsov had a four-point game against the Rangers last week, and although he didn’t produce the same numbers in his last game, he still was on the stat sheet with an assist. He’s someone to keep an eye on, and another cheap price at $4,800.

I never like to trust Coyote players, but this kid Nick Schmaltz is looking like he’s starting to catch a flame as well, so we’ll throw him on the “warming up” list with a four-game point streak at hand. This will continue our bargain shopping as he comes with a price of $5,900.


Based on my strategy in this article, I am going to spend the big money on Jake Oettinger in net, assuming he plays. He comes with a price tag of $8,500, bit if he plays, he’s worth it. My second option would be Igor Shesterkin at $8,300.

Hopefully this can help you win some NHL DFS contests tonight, and remember to always play responsibly!