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FanDuel, DraftKings NHL DFS Lineup Picks (4/27/19): Daily Fantasy Hockey


Saturday is upon us which means two Game 2's grace our presence. One takes place in the afternoon and the other in the evening. Can Columbus and Dallas tie up their respective series?

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. How much can Columbus bounce back after the layoff which clearly affected them during Game 1?

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy hockey lineup picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on 4/27/19. 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

Tyler Seguin - C, DAL vs STL (FD - $8,300, DK - $6,900)

It is amazing to see how much better Seguin looks with his familiar linemates -- Alexander Radulov and Jamie Benn. He averages nearly five shots a game and lately is blocking nearly a full shot a night. Seguin is still averaging right around a point a game over his last dozen contests. So, there is the floor plus production. St. Louis did not exactly contain Seguin in Game 1. He hit the post, just missed on two opportunities and had eight shot attempts (5 on the net). If St. Louis continues to play with fire, eventually Seguin is going to get his points.

Vladimir Tarasenko - W, STL vs DAL  (FD - $8,000, DK - $6,500)

The Russian sniper tallied twice in Game 1 on just two shots but had three scoring chances. Talk about making the most out of one's opportunity. Expect more chances on Saturday afternoon especially if there is more special team's play. Tarasenko may not be quite as selective as in Game 1. His high danger chances per 60 have dropped by about 15-20% over the last 15 games but his production has steadied which is great. David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are always at the ready. Also, Alexander Radulov is reasonably priced given his skill set on the top unit. Finally, watch for guys like Roope Hintz and Jake DeBrusk on a short slate like this. They have speed and good shot selection.

 

DFS Defenders to Consider

Miro Heiskanen - D, DAL vs STL (FD - $4,300, DK - $4,300)

Heiskanen played okay in Game 1 and has a combined floor of four shots and blocked shots per contest. The other slightly cheaper floor player would be Esa Lindell. Both players have a few points in their last dozen games but again it is that floor. The hope is that Dallas plays more stifling to try and slow the St. Louis Blues down a little. Lindell priced at the value level or below $4,000 is worthy of consideration. Vince Dunn would be as well for power play reasons.

Torey Krug - D, BOS vs CBJ (FD - $5,700, DK - $5,700)

Krug struggling has to scare off some people, right? He was better in Game 1 against Columbus with five shots, four scoring chances, and an assist. That needs to keep happening to justify his price point and roster slot. The defenseman only has one goal in his last ten games but again it is about shots and assists with Krug. If he maintains those categories, then Krug can hit value just enough. Alex Pietrangelo is the other solid option from the blueline but again carries the tag of being the most expensive.

 

DFS Goalies to Consider

Tuukka Rask - G, BOS vs CBJ (FD - $8,700, DK - $8,100)

Rask carries a good deal of risk because he is the most expensive goalie. However, the Boston goaltender potentially could make the most saves. It would be either him or Sergei Bobrovsky. The thing is Columbus showed flashes of how they contain Boston shot wise while generating their own opportunities. Expect the Blue Jackets to control play for longer stretches on Saturday afternoon. Again, Columbus is a better road team and Rask will be tested quite a bit. Rask will need to play how he did in Game 7 of the Toronto series if he wants to come out with a win in Game 2.