“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 2/24/21

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HUMP DAAAAAY! Wednesday drops a five game main slate in our laps that locks at 6:00 pm CST, as well as a two game early slate that starts at 4:00 pm. However, it is the five game main slate that will be the focus of this article. Also, please be sure to check services like Left Wing Lock or Daily Face Off to verify there have been no last minute line shuffling or goalie changes.

This article will discuss the one offs you can plug into your lineups to compliment your stacks or with which to start your cash games. Also, our members will be discussing the slate, lineup construction and everything else NHL DFS related in our Discord, so do yourself a favor and find your way to our premium membership page and get signed up so you won’t miss out on the edge our membership provides!

TOP SHELF

Auston Matthews (TOR) vs CGY

Nothing personal against Jacob Markstrom, but I hope the injury that forced him out of his last start hangs around long enough such that Matthews and company will once more get the good fortune of firing pucks at David Rittich. However, even if Markstrom starts, this is still my favorite cash play today.

Nathan MacKinnon (COL) vs MIN

Although MacKinnon has not be the unstoppable force he was on the ice last season, he is still one of the most prolific scorers in the game. He and the Avs are lacing them up in Denver tonight against the Wild, so you know I’m going to say it:  death, taxes and MacKinnon at home. There’s plenty of value around tonight that will allow you to fit both Mac and Matthews in your cash lineup.

THE FIVE HOLE

Here are some players that might not be household names and who might fly under the radar that are in great spots. They are some less well known one offs that will save you some salary and bolster your stacks.

Mats Zuccarello (MIN) vs COL

Since coming back from an arm injury on January 28, Zuccarello has been an absolute MONSTER. In the four games he’s played in since his return, he has amassed seven points, including two goals and five helpers. Although his price has climbed since his return, he’s still only $3,700, and is the best value on the slate in my opinion.

Alexander Kerfoot (TOR) vs CGY

It has to be awful hard trying to distinguish yourself while playing third fiddle to Auston Matthews and John Tavares, but Kerfoot has done a damn good job lately.in fact, the Leafs third line center has gone for five points in his last five games. Getting that kind of production at a DK salary of only $3,800 is great, and puts him firmly in the conversation for your cash game builds or as a cheap GPP one off.

That’s a wrap on today’s picks. Give us a follow on Twitter at @DFSHeadquarters and myself at @bellmar21 if you like what you see! Let’s go LIGHT THE LAMP!

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