Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: Top DFS DraftKings NHL Picks, Values, Lineup Strategy for Feb. 10

Thursday includes a seven-game NHL slate, which begins at 7 p.m. ET on DraftKings. In this article you will find DFS tips for DraftKings queues, plus a few DraftKings Sportsbook bets to target.

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Columbus Blue Jackets over 3.5 goals +170

The Blue Jackets have scored four or more goals in each of their last four games. While still allowing goals at an alarming rate, they’re also buoyed by Patrik Laine-inspired play and today face a Sabers team that’s almost as bad as them at keeping the puck out of their own net. . The Sabers are in the last 10 shorthanded and have allowed four or more goals in four of their last six games. The great odds at stake on this one make it very juicy and well worth taking.

Carolina Hurricanes +100 Moneyline

The Bruins suffered a big loss yesterday when Brad Marchand was suspended for six games. It was well deserved, but it leaves Boston in a tight spot with Carolina coming to town. They also face a deflating loss to Pittsburgh and the retirement of Tuukka Rask. The Hurricanes nearly managed a four-goal comeback in their last game and should be buzzing today after being beaten by a weaker Senators team. They are set up as a good value for more money.

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Top stack

Tampa Bay Lightning in Colorado Avalanche

Brayden Point ($6,200) – Nikita Kucherov ($7,500) – Ondrej Palat ($4,700)

The Tampa Bay Lightning should return to their front row when they face the Avalanche. The Avalanche have been great at home this season (20-2-2), but they’re a team that doesn’t shy away from shootouts either. The Avalanche only produced a 74% penalty kill rate at home, which ranks them in the bottom eight in the league.

The Lightning will also be ready to take full advantage as they should have Nikita Kucherov back for this game. The Russian winger has 17 points in his first 11 games of the season and has had the Lightning front line strong every night lately. His 4.4 shots on goal in the last 10 games also make his $7,500 salary tonight look extremely cheap and the fact that he’s still considered day-to-day (but very likely to play) should help. keep ownership levels low.

Using him with Brayden Point is also a no-brainer, as both play long minutes on both regular strength and the power play. Point has also increased his production level since Kucherov’s return and is averaging 3.8 shots himself in the last 10 games, and well over 12.0 DKFP. You could try stuffing power-play catalyst Victor Hedman ($6,400) with the two Tampa stallions, but winger Ondrej Palat brings multiple goals under $5,000. The savings are too valuable to ignore not to stack the Lightning’s big line in that Thursday opener.

Superstar to target

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators ($7,000)

There are a few big names we might consider paying for today like David Pastrnak ($8,300) and Auston Matthews ($9,700) are both on this juicy list, but the best value can be had by paying simply for Sidney Crosby. Crosby has averaged 19.1 DKFP over his last 10 starts, a stat that certainly makes his $7,000 salary look objectively low compared to other big names.

The Penguins big line has really upped production since being fully healthy and has now combined for an incredible 17 points between them in the last three games alone. The Senators have been playing better lately, but they’re also thin up front due to injuries and will likely need a monster game from former Penguin Matt Murray ($7,200) to keep the score healthy. Crosby is in an excellent position to significantly surpass his salary today and scores as an excellent primary target.

Attack value

Patrik Laine, Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabers ($4,500)

As mentioned above, Columbus’ offense has been on the run lately. Laine has been a huge reason why the Finn has netted an incredible six goals in his last three games. More incredible is the fact that you can still field Laine today for less than $5,000 against a Sabers team that allows the second-most shots per game and has a last-10 penalty kill. Wool and center Boone Jenner ($5,300) can even be had for less than $10,000 per pair, making Columbus’ top liners a great source of value.

Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils ($4,300)

Brayden Schenn is another winger who has been playing well lately and looks way too low. Schenn comes into this game having had 13 points in his last 10 games and is back in a starring role alongside Ryan O’Reilly ($5,900) for the Blues. The winger isn’t a high-volume shooter these days, but he’s been connecting a lot lately and exposing us to one of the best power plays in the league, who face the Devils (who occupy penultimate list of goals against this season). Both Schenn and Laine are high value targets if you want to pay the winger today.


Frederik Andersen, Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins ($7,500)

The Hurricanes are coming off back-to-back 4-3 losses, but it’s worth noting that even though Andersen took the L in his last start, he still maintained a tough Toronto offense with just three goals in regulation . Andersen has been as solid on the road this season as he has been at home, posting a .927 save percentage and a 13-3-1 road record in 17 appearances.

There are bigger favorites to target on this list, but we also have to consider the price tag, which sees the former Maple Leaf at one of his lowest salary points of the season today. When you also factor in the fact that the Bruins don’t have one of their best wingers, the advantage and value you get with Andersen seems unmatched at these levels. He is a great GPP target and will help the process of building more balanced lists today.

Value on defense

Dmitry Orlov, Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens ($3,500)

The Capitals’ secondary players will all be good sources of value today as they face the Canadiens, who have kind of gotten worse over the past few weeks. The Canadiens have now allowed a mind-blowing 33 goals in their last five games (6.66 per game), making it a superior advantage for a defenseman like Orlov, who offers some exposure to the power play. Orlov is averaging a solid 3.5 blocked shots + shots on net per game and has seen two of his seven goals come with man advantage.

Even in this bigger showdown, his salary remained well below $4,000, making him an easy value target. The Capitals could be without Alex Ovechkin for another game, but they’ll also open up more shot attempts for role players like Orlov. Target Washington players your way today against the worst team in hockey.

Power play defenders

Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabers ($6,100)

We can attack the Sabers in multiple ways today and the blue line is the exception. Zach Werenski may be in a scoreless drought, but he still looks solid in this game against the Devils. Werenski is racking up some of the highest power play minutes per game in the entire league and is averaging a solid 4.5 blocked shots + shots on goal over his last 10 games.

The big games haven’t been there lately for Werenski, but he still averages over 0.5 points on the season and faces a team that gives up a lot of shots on net. Any stack of Blue Jackets forwards tonight will pay off, and adding Werenski to that at just over $6,000 is a good idea given how popular that offense has been lately. A breakout game wouldn’t be shocking for a player who is shooting well below his career average right now.

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