If you're playing Daily Fantasy NHL contests, you might find these top-value players helpful for building your lineup. ASL has calculated optimum lineups for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo contests, based on multiple top projection sources and a "Blend" lineup that uses all sources together. These aren't necessarily the players that will score the most points, but represent the most value (points/salary) as part of an ideal lineup calculation.

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Here is a top-value goalie and player from each projection source for each of the three DFS platforms:

Projections listed as of 12:03 PM ET.


  • Blend: G Pekka Rinne, Nsh, 5.4 for $8,000; RW Valentin Zykov, Car, 2.4 for $2,500
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: G Richard Bachman, Van, 4.1 for $6,500; RW Patrik Laine, Wpg, 8.8 for $7,900
  • numberFire: G Pekka Rinne, Nsh, 5.7 for $8,000; C Chris Tierney, Ott, 3.0 for $3,300


  • Blend: G Jacob Markstrom, Van, 18.9 for $7,600; W Andrew Shaw, Mtl, 11.5 for $3,900
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: G Louis Domingue, TB, 22.0 for $8,600; W Patrik Laine, Wpg, 32.0 for $8,400
  • numberFire: G Devan Dubnyk, Min, 23.0 for $9,100; W Sam Gagner, Van, 11.5 for $3,000


  • numberFire: G Curtis McElhinney, Car, 12.3 for $26; C Sean Couturier, Phi, 10.2 for $18

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