Daily Fantasy Hockey: Value Picks, March 15th
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 or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings, FanDuel and Fantasy Draft contests.
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Nick Bonino—Pittsburgh Penguins
With Evgeni Malkin out for the remainder of the season, the Penguins are going to need some players to step their game up, one those being Nick Bonino. The Pittsburgh forward hasn’t done much this season—scoring four goals and adding nine assists in 49 games—but he’s getting a shot to play with Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin in a offensive role and should be able to contribute. The Islanders are playing their second game in as many nights, and there’s a good chance Jean-Francois Berube gets the nod for New York. The Penguins should be able to put a few past the Islanders goal keeper, and hopefully Bonino can get in on that action.
Vincent Lecavalier—Los Angeles Kings
The former first overall pick has completely turned around his game since being acquired by the Kings earlier this season. Vincent Lecavalier has bounced around between the second line and third line over the last few games, but it hasn’t affected his production, scoring three goals and adding two assist over his last ten games. The Dallas Stars are a mess in goal, and even though L.A played last night, there’s a very good chance the Kings find a way to put a few past whoever starts for Dallas. Lecavalier will have a great matchup going up against the Stars’ depth lines, so if you need a cheap center to help fit players like Alex Ovechkin into your lineup, Vinny is your guy.
Sven Andrighetto—Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are a mess. They’re genuinely awful at the moment, but in the midst of all that terribleness, the Habs top line, which includes winger Sven Andrighetto has been a beacon of hope. The 22-year-old has found a home next to Alex Galchenyuk and captain Max Pacioretty and has picked up five assists in his last ten games. The Panthers are paying their second game in as many nights and are coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Islanders. As long as Andrighetto continues to see top line minutes, he’s worth a look every time Montreal takes to the ice. The Habs may not win this game, but the top line will definitely be involved on the score sheet.