Elvis Merzlikins

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.

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

Projections listed as of 11:01 AM ET.


  • G Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ, 13.7 for $8,100
  • RW Cam Atkinson, CBJ, 10.8 for $5,600
  • RW Oliver Bjorkstrand, CBJ, 9.8 for $5,100

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  • G Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ, 18.2 for $8,500
  • W Tyler Bertuzzi, Det, 11.1 for $4,500
  • W Oliver Bjorkstrand, CBJ, 12.3 for $5,900


  • G Devan Dubnyk, Min, 11.3 for $31
  • RW Mats Zuccarello, Min, 7.1 for $14
  • RW Cam Atkinson, CBJ, 8.2 for $18