Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings Value Picks, November 25th
The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests.
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Leon Draisaitl – C – Edmonton Oilers – $4100
Since being called up from the AHL, Draisaitl has been unstoppable. The 20-year-old has 17 points (7G, 10A) in 10 games and is playing on the top line with Taylor Hall and Teddy Purcell. DraftKings refuses to bump his price, meaning he will continue to be a value play every time the Oilers are in action. I can’t name you many top line centers that are at Draisaitl’s price (FYI: upon review, there are none). Plug him in and build around him. It will be the easiest decision you make all night.
Rickard Rakell – C – Anaheim Ducks – $3400
The Anaheim Ducks may have finally found someone to play alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Rakell had a slow start to his season, but in the month of November, the 22-year-old has recorded seven points (3G, 4A) in nine games while averaging just over 15 minutes of ice time. As long as he is seeing top line and power play minutes, he should continue to be a good fantasy option around this price. The Coyotes aren’t exactly great at keeping the puck out of their net, so Rakell and his line mates should have plenty of opportunities to score goals. On a night with so many great options, you’ll need some value plays to balance your lineup out, and there’s no better value play in Anaheim than Rakell.
Linus Ullmark—G—Buffalo Sabres–$6300
Buffalo’s goaltending situation isn’t pretty, but Ullmark has done his part to help the Sabres win some hockey games. The rookie is 4-4-1 in nine games so far this season, but his .925 SV% and 2.28 G.A.A are in the top half of the league. The Sabres are a better team at home, and the Predators have gone an entire week without scoring a goal. Sure, Nashville is due to score at some point, but I’m willing to bet some money that they don’t score enough goals to win tonight. At $6300, Ullmark is the best cheap option on the board, and it will allow you to pay up for some of the big boys in action. If every thing goes as planned, Ullmark should get the nod in goal and provide fantasy owners will a ton of value.