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.
Nino Niederreiter (DK: $5,500 FD: $6,300): Our first NHL Must-Have gets a nice matchup on home ice when the New York Rangers travel to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are heavy favorites (-210), with a total set for 6.0 goals, which should imply that pucks will find the back of the net in this one. Henrik Lundqvist is the confirmed starter for the Rangers, and over the course of his 14-year career, he has posted his worst numbers this year. He comes into this game with a GAA of 3.02 and SV% of .907% which are the... Read More
Patrick Kane (DK: $8,000 FD: $9,300): The first NHL Must-Have of the evening is in an absolutely elite spot tonight, playing on home ice against an Ottawa Senators team that allows 4.25 goals per game on the road (which is worst in the NHL). The Senators allow 36 shots per game in away contests with a terrible save percentage of .883. This is perfect for our Must-Have, as Kane has scored 42 points in 30 home games this season. Kane is on the first line and first power play unit this evening, which could present him with multiple scoring chances.... Read More
Jack Eichel (DK: $7,700 FD: $7,700): Our lone Must-Have for tonight’s 4 game slate gets a great matchup on home ice when the Buffalo Sabres travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils. Per Vegas, the Sabres are coming in as slight road favorites (-115), with a total set for 6 goals, so we can expect pucks flying into the back of the net in this one. The Devils have been terrible defensively, as they’re surrendering the 3rd most goals per game, as they’re giving up over 3.45 goals against per game this season. The confirmed starter for the... Read More
Pierre-Luc Dubois (FD: $5,800 DK: $5,900) The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Chicago tonight to take on the Blackhawks in what could be the highest scoring game on the slate. Everyone has been obsessed with the Blackhawks and their recent scoring tear, however, they still have been subpar defensively as they have been all season. The Blackhawks are giving up 3.62 goals on the season, second worst in the league, and 3.64 goals per game since January 1st. Where the Blackhawks really struggle is on the penalty kill, where they are last in the league stopping opponents only 74% of... Read More
Sean Couturier (DK: $6,300 FD: $6,900): Our lone NHL Must-Have for today’s early Only slate gets a good matchup when the Detroit Red Wings travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. The Flyers are coming in as heavy favorites (-190), with a total currently set for 6.0 goals, which should indicate pucks flying into the back of the net in this one. The Red Wings come into this game giving up the 11th most goals per game (2.98), while the Flyers are scoring just a little under three goals per game. Couturier is having a monster season so far,... Read More