Todd Cordell has you covered for tonight’s NHL DFS cash game lineups.
As always, I should note these plays are sorted by price and not preference.
Feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@ToddCordell) if you have questions about any of the players you’re considering or don’t see mentioned.
- Connor McDavid (EDM)
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM)
- Gabriel Landeskog (COL)
- Yegor Sharangovich (NJ)
Connor McDavid (EDM) – The best player in the league, who averages more than two points per game on home soil, against a team that bleeds chances and is starting their backup. Sign me up.
Sasha Barkov (FLA) – He’s averaging well over a point per game this season and his peripheral floor is much higher. I really like him against a bad Nashville team with a depleted defense and poor goaltending.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) – RNH has been much more productive – in terms of points and shots – on home soil and he was just moved back up onto the top line with McDavid. He was a 7K+ player when skating with McDavid every night. You can get a big discount here because his numbers dipped while on the 2nd line.
Mathew Barzal (NYI) – Despite the dip in production, Barzal leads the Islanders in 5v5 chances by seven over the last 10 games. He’s still playing well and tonight gets to shoot on an immensely struggling Carter Hart, who has allowed 13.4 goals above expectation this season.
Yanni Gourde (TB) – Yanni quietly ranks 3rd on the Lightning in chances over the last 10. He’s been shooting more and is a good way to get cheap top-6 exposure to a massive favorite.
P.L. Dubois (WPG) – He’s skating on a line with Nik Ehlers and Kyle Connor at 5v5. That trio has been lethal together. Edmonton is susceptible to giving up chances in bulk, they’re in a 6-in-9 situation, and Mikko Koskinen hasn’t exactly been good this year. Very much in play.
Travis Zajac (NJ) – He doesn’t provide much of a shooting floor but he has eight points in his last 10 and, along with Janne Kuokkanen and Yegor Sharangovich, has played very well at 5v5. He’s played at least 18 minutes in four straight, which is tough to find at such a cheap price.
Jake Guentzel (PIT) – Shoots a ton, plays a ton, and could be even more of a focal point of the offense with Evgeni Malkin highly questionable.
Filip Forsberg (NSH) – Forsberg is one of the best shot/chance generators in the NHL and Sergei Bobrovsky has been well below average for years. I’m buying.
Gabriel Landeskog (COL) – If you want exposure to COL’s big guns, without paying a premium (could be difficult if you want McDavid, as you should), Landeskog really pops. Leads the Avs in high-danger chances – by a lot – over the last 10 and offers a massive discount over MacKinnon/Rantanen.
Andrei Svechnikov (CAR) – Svech leads the Hurricanes with 31 chances over the last 10 games. He has just one goal to show for it. I’m guessing that’ll change sooner than later and, in the meantime, he’s still giving us a solid floor with high shot counts.
Denis Gurianov (DAL) – He has been quiet of late in terms of point production but the chances continue to be there. I don’t see that changing against a horrendous Detroit team. Bump if Thomas Greiss starts.
Yegor Sharangovich (NJ) – Leads the Devils in attempts, chances, and primary points over the last 10. His ice time is rising as a result. His price? Not so much. Take advantage and ride the hot hand.
Oliver Wahlstrom (NYI) – Efficient chance generator and this kid can really rip the puck. Should see extra ice with Anders Lee out.
Dougie Hamilton (CAR) – Hamilton leads all defensemen in shots and chances. He’s a willing shot blocker, too, and could flirt with 24 minutes of ice. High floor, high ceiling.
Jakob Chychrun (ARI) – He shoots every chance he gets and could see extra ice with the Coyotes struggling offensively and desperate for a win.
Tyson Barrie (EDM) – You all know the drill by now. Tyson Barrie + home ice = a great play. PPG player on home soil and his peripheral floor is much higher. This is a good spot, too.
Mattias Ekholm (NSH) – Ranks 2nd among every day defenders in attempts per minute and he’s seeing a lot more of them with Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis out. I think he has real point potential in this game, too.
Josh Morrissey (WPG) – The talented blueliner has played at least 23 minutes in five consecutive games. Solid peripherally and has real point upside playing on a very good PP1, especially in this matchup. Edmonton’s PK is not good.
Connor Murphy (CHI) – He blocks a ton of shots and should have plenty of opportunities in this one. I expect Tampa Bay to dominate territorially.
Evan Bouchard (EDM) – As always, gotta make sure he’s in the lineup. If he is, he’s perhaps the most shot heavy defender in the NHL and playing in a high-event matchup. At home he’d get favorable usage, too.
Also consider: David Savard, Kris Russell, Radko Gudas.
Andrei Vasilevskiy (TB) – Best goalie in the league and a massive home favorite. If you have the money, use him.
Alex Ndeljkovic (CAR) – He has been fantastic for the Hurricanes this season and the Blue Jackets rank 24th in chances/60 over the last 10.
Semyon Varlamov/Ilya Sorokin (NYI) – The Islanders are fantastic at limiting high-danger chances and Philadelphia is in the latter half of a road B2B.
Mackenzie Blackwood (NJ) – His play is starting to trend upwards and Evgeni Malkin is not expected to dress. If you need savings, Blackwood is worth consideration.
Also consider: Jake Oettinger (DAL). Likely won’t see much shot volume but good bet to win and allow two or less.
As always, hit me up on Twitter if you have any questions about the slate.
Numbers via NaturalStatTrick.com