NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks January 16, 2019

Joel Dorcas | January 16th, 2019

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Welcome back DFSers, we’ve reached the mid part of the week. Today’s NHL schedule is comprised of five total games, three of which will be broken down here. Colorado/Ottawa, Buffalo/Calgary, and San Jose/Arizona.

At the Core

Matthew Tkachuk CGY W/ $6,000

Tkachuk and the Flames continue to roll and a home game against the Sabres is a plus matchup at this time. 7 points in his last five games is very good production at this price point, as well, Tkachuk gets first line power play minutes. Calgary has scored at least four goals in four straight games. In their most recent outing, they notched seven, in a decisive victory over the Coyotes.

Evander Kane SJ W/ $6,100

The Sharks, much like the Predators, get balanced scoring from three lines. Kane’s shot totals produced over his last five are at 27, which is far and away leading the forward group during that span.

Gabriel Landeskog COL W/ $7,300

The Avalanche get a nice matchup against the Senators after netting six goals in their last game at Toronto. Obviously, any one of the three forwards featured on the first line is worthy of a selection. Landeskog has 30 shots on goal as well as seven points over his last five games making him the play for today.

Stacks of the Night

  1. Colorado-Landeskog(W), Compher(C), Rantanen(W), Barrie(D), Mackinnon(W)
  2. Calgary- Tkachuk(W), Monahan(C), Gaudreau(W), Lindholm(W)
  3. San Jose- Pavelski(W), Thornton(C), Kane(W), Burns(D)

Value Plays

Joe Thornton SJ C/ $4,000

Thornton and Joonas Donskoi are both great plays tonight, both are priced the same and both have four goals in their last five games.

James Neal CGY W/ $3,400

Because Neal is listed on the second power-play unit I give the edge to him instead of Sam Bennett, who is also a good value play tonight($3,300). The prices are virtually identical but Neal stands a better chance of getting in on scoring if the Flames have man-advantage opportunities.

Eric Johnson COL D/ $4,200

Johnson is at a fair price for this one. He logs good minutes over his last five, averaging just over 22 minutes per game. What is also to like with Johnson is his good shot totals over those games adding up to 16. For good measure, Johnson gives value for shot blocking, eight in the last five games.

That’s our overview for tonight’s DFS slate, thanks for stopping by, enjoy the games and good luck!

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