Andreas Johnsson (FDraft: $10,000 DK: $5,000 FD: $3,600): The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils tonight. The Devils have been anything but stellar over recent weeks as they’ve given up three goals or more in 11 games since December 1st. One of those games was about two weeks ago when Toronto traveled to New Jersey and came out on top, putting up seven goals. We expect Toronto to do something similar tonight as the Devils have allowed opponents to score five goals twice in their last four games. The Maple Leafs were shutout by the Nashville Predators on Monday and decided to make some line changes that appear to be very favorable for Andreas Johnsson. He will now not only play on the same line as the deadly Auston Matthews, but on the same power play unit as well. Johnsson has not gotten the credit he deserves so far this season, registering seven goals and nine assists over his last 19 games. Toronto has been lights out on the power play this season, ranking as the 8th-best power play in the league, converting 22% of the time. With the change of the power play units, we expect Johnsson to get even more time than usual. With Toronto having the 3rd-highest implied total at 3.6 goals tonight, go ahead and lock this winger into your lineups as a daily fantasy NHL Must-Have.
Leon Draisaitl (FDraft: $13,600 FD: $7,100 DK: $6,700) The Edmonton Oilers will host the Florida Panthers in what may turn out to be a high-scoring bloodbath. Since December 1st, the Panthers have given up just over 3.5 goals per game. Over the last seven games, they are even worse, giving up 4.1 goals per game. The Oilers have the 4th-highest implied total on the slate at 3.4 goals, and we think they can score three with ease. The Oilers have decided that things haven’t worked out recently, after getting shutout by the Kings last week, and Leon Draisaitl has been reunited with best friend Connor McDavid. This duo is electric when they are together this season, and tonight poses a great opportunity for them to light the lamp multiple times. Draisaitl is red hot since December 1st, scoring 10 times in that span, good for 5th-most in the NHL. Through those 18 games, he has also recorded 14 assists for a combined 24 points. With the Florida Panthers struggling defensively, feel confident locking Draisaitl into your lineups.
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