National Hockey League (NHL) Must-haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
Evgeny Kuznetsov (FDraft: $15,100 FD: $7,400 DK: $7,300): Our only daily fantasy NHL Must-Have for tonight’s four-game Slate is Capital’s center Evgeny Kuznetsov. He gets an appetizing matchup tonight when the New York Rangers head to Washington D.C to face the Capitals. Vegas lists the Capitals as massive favorites, with an over/under set for 6.0 goals. Things look good for Kuznetsov tonight as the Rangers are starting backup goalie Alexander Georgiev, and are playing their second game in as many nights, after coming off a win in the shootout last night. The Capitals are one of the league’s most dangerous... Read More
Kyle Palmieri (FDraft: $13,800 FD: $6,400 DK: $6,800 ): The Dallas Stars come into tonight unrested, on a road trip, while the Devils are a bit more rested and on their home ice. Palmieri is an excellent play as he is expected to head the first line and power play tonight against the Stars. Dallas is allowing more than three goals per game in the early going this season, while the Devils are scoring at a clip of more than four goals per game. Palmieri is shooting the puck well early on, firing it nearly five times per game while... Read More
Alexander Radulov (FDraft: $14,900 FD: $6,400 DK: $7,300): In a game with a 6.0 over/under, Radulov has a chance to be a daily fantasy star (see what we did there). The Stars are projected 3.3 goals tonight in a contest that could prove to be one of the most pivotal on the slate. Radulov plays on both the first line and power play for a Stars team averaging 4.25 goals per game. Their opponents, the Ottawa Senators, are allowing more than four goals per contest as well, combining for a near ideal spot for Radulov. Radulov sees over 18 minutes... Read More
Aleksander Barkov (FDraft: $11,700 DK: $5,700 FD: $7,000): Our first daily fantasy NHL Must-Have tonight finds himself in an amazing spot against the Vancouver Canucks. Barkov centers the Florida Panthers top line as well as their top power play unit. Coming off of a 27 goal, 51 assist season in 2017-18, Barkov has shown that he has the ability to continue that kind of production on a nightly basis. In the Panthers last game, Barkov registered a goal on four shots and added an assist. Barkov has registered four shots on goal in both games so far this year, giving... Read More
Steven Stamkos (FDraft: $13,100 FD: $7,800 DK: $6,400) Our first daily fantasy NHL Must-Have tonight is coming off of an 86 point season; star center Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Lightning have only played one game this year, against their state rivals the Florida Panthers. As usual in a battle of these Florida teams, not a lot occurred in that game. The Lightning are now coming off of five days of rest to play one of the worst defenses in the league. We expect a high scoring game from the Lightning, and... Read More