With the weekend within spitting distance, we get an early treat in the form of a 10 game hockey slate to keep us entertained and hopefully populate our wallets with cash. Lock comes at the usual time of 6:00 PM CST, so make sure your lineups are entered before then. 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!
Connor McDavid (EDM) vs VAN
McJesus versus the lowly Canucks defense; could it get any better? Well, technically if the Oilers were playing at home it would be. I guess if Thatcher Demko starts in net instead of Markstrom. While it’s true there could be aspects of the matchup that could be better for McDavid, it’s still too sweet to pass up.
Sydney Crosby (PIT) vs WAS
Picking on the Caps defense has won us a fair amount of money this season. The Capitals have an xGA of over 30 and have allowed 20 high danger goals this season. Crosby and his linemates have been heating up of late, accounting for nine total points over the last three games.
THE FIVE HOLE
Here are some players that might not be household names and 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.
Mason Appleton (WPG) vs MTL
The Jets have a solid matchup tonight against a Habs team that has slowed way down over the last couple of weeks. Appleton has been a pleasant surprise on the Jets third line, as he’s been a consistent producer of offense all season. He has scored five goals over the Jets first 18 games, in addition to dishing out five assists, and with a price tag of only $3,300 on DK, I’ll have some shares tonight.
Nino Niederrieter (CAR) vs TB
You guys may be getting tired of reading about the exploits of my favorite Canes winger, but just keeps himself on my radar with his productivity and relatively low price tag. He’s found the back of the net nine times this season, and has managed three assists as well. The matchup against Tampa isn’t one that has me salivating, but for $5,100, I like him as an under the radar one off tonight.