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FanDuel, DraftKings NHL DFS Lineup Picks (4/19/19): Daily Fantasy Hockey

We are given a two-game main slate for DraftKings and FanDuel on Friday night Both games will be good places to roster players.

Remember, when picking around for plays, an over/under of 6 dictates offense, but an over/under of 5 or sometimes 5.5 tilts towards the goalies. Watch to see what the Colorado and Calgary game ends up at -- it could go to 6 1/2.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy hockey lineup picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on 4/19/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @ChrisWasselDFS. Let's get to it, shall we?

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DFS Forwards to Consider

Auston Matthews - C, TOR vs BOS (FD - $8,400, DK - $6,700)

Matthews fired back with two 20+ FanDuel point nights after a brief period of struggle. Matthews was inches from a 40-50 point night on Wednesday night as Toronto nearly came back from a three-goal deficit. The Toronto power play showed signs of life in Game 4 against Boston and maybe a way to stack on Friday night due to limited options. Matthews will be highly owned but then again so will quite a few of the marquis players. The Toronto center projects out to have 4-6 scoring chances as a high-event outcome is very likely. Nathan MacKinnon will again be a good, secondary option even on the road in Calgary.

David Pastrnak - W, BOS vs TOR (FD - $8,100, DK - $6,900)

Pastrnak was almost given up on and then he scored two goals in minutes. He had ten shots and 11 scoring chances in the first three games and then a two-goal, six shot explosion in Game 4. One of those two goals was a power-play marker. Pastrnak is at his best when he is able to just create, find space, and let it rip. His release is one of the best in the league and the main reason why his scoring chances per 60 are so high. Mikko Rantanen and Mitch Marner are solid secondary options and both are cheaper than Pastrnak on DraftKings, especially. At least, there are stacking options which can help mitigate the cost.


DFS Defenders to Consider

Morgan Rielly - D, TOR vs BOS (FD - $6,700, DK - $5,400)

The Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman is in a nice spot again on Friday night after two assists and five shots on net during Game 4. Rielly now has 11 shots and seven scoring chances in the past couple games. Boston has had some troubles covering Rielly, especially at even strength. He has found space unexpectedly. On the power play, the Toronto defenseman looked good in Game 3 and 4 as his shot was low and mostly accurate. Rielly may be a liability defensively so he can help if you stack some Boston plays as well.

Tyson Barrie - D, CGY vs COL (FD - $6,400, DK - $5,600)

Barrie is a great play and that is because how Calgary has adjusted wrongly in this series. Why? The Flames allowed so many chances from the points during games three and four. This caused rebounds and rebounds galore to occur. Colorado fired 50+ shots in the last couple contests. Also, this resulted in an assist, seven shots, and five scoring chances for Barrie. The defenseman is playing like how Mark Giordano did in Game 1. Giordano can be a play here as well along with Cale Makar if one wants to spend down and look for the upside.

DFS Goalies to Consider

Philipp Grubauer - G,  (FD - $8,400, DK - $7,200)

Grubauer played great again in Game 4 as he stopped 35 of 37 shots in the overtime win. The last three games have been excellent for the goalie who got hot at the right time and ran with it. That bargain basement price on DraftKings entices err will entice many. Understandably, it is the main drawing point. Grubauer facing 34 shots per 60 does not hurt either. Furthermore, Calgary is on the brink of elimination and the urgency should create an incentive to hit the net even more. Grabauer will be under siege quite a bit but unlike last year's playoffs, has shown an ability to weather the storm. Mike Smith is a high-risk GPP play for the expectation of facing quite a few shots. Tuukka Rask, in theory, has the best chance of winning on this short slate.