With the season winding down, there several game with major playoff implications tonight. These games also provide quality match ups in daily fantasy.
Here is line up for tonight.
C: Matt Duchene, Blue Jackets at Bruins ($5,600): Duchene has been a terrific DFS value all season long. The move to Columbus hasn’t effected his production and with a playoff spot on the line, expect Duchene to get more minutes and more opportunities to score.
C: Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Oilers at Coyotes ($5,800): Hopkins has been a quality play all season long. He is averaging 3.6 points per game in DFS. The match up isn’t great against the stingy Coyotes but Hopkins will get plenty of top line ice time.
W: Jake DeBrusk, Bruins vs. Blue Jackets ($5,000): DeBrusk has been battling injuries of late but he is back and healthy. DeBrusk has been a force offensively at home this season and playing him in match ups like this where the game could be a high scoring affair is a smart play.
W: Filip Forsberg, Predators at Sharks ($6,300): Forsberg has three goals in his last four games and 24 on the season. He has settled in nicely on the Preds second line and producing.
W: Jeff Skinner, Sabres at Hurricanes ($6,100): The Sabres playoff hopes are fading so this is a must win for them. Skinner has been terrific this season on Buffalo’s top line and a return to Carolina always motivates him.
D: Eric Gustafsson, Blackhawks at Canadiens ($$5,700): Gustafsson continues to impress in his breakout season. He is getting more power play time on the time unit and making the most of it. Gustafsson has only scored two goals in his last 15 games but he is still contributing thanks to 13 assists during that span.
D: Jeff Petry, Canadiens vs. Blackhawks ($5,000): Petry continues to play big minutes despite a recent drought and the Canadiens struggling to score. Chicago’s defensive stats can be misleading given their record. Chicago gives up 3.8 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. Montreal will earn it tonight but Petry logs major power play time so the opportunity for points is there.
G: Mikko Koskinen, Oilers at Coyotes ($7,100): Rolling the dice here because of how inconsistent Koskinen can be but I like the price and the match up despite Arizona’s recent success.
UTIL: Noah Hanifan, Flames at Jets ($2,200): I simply went with the best value available since I didn’t have much money left.