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(DKNG) – NHL DFS: Best DraftKings Daily Fantasy players for May 21 and bargain players


There will be four NHL playoff games in action on May 21. Here’s a look at the more expensive players and the bargains DFS gamers might be targeting. DraftKings Inc (NASDAQ: DKNG).

Players’ score on DraftKings is 8.5 points for a goal, 5 points for an assist, 1.5 points for a shot, 1.3 points for a blocked shot with multiple stage bonuses.


  • Connor McDavid $ 9,100
  • Nathan MacKinnon $ 8,900
  • Léon Draisaitl $ 8,100
  • Patrice Bergeron $ 7,000
  • Mark Schiefele $ 6,900

McDavid led the NHL in the regular season with 105 points in 56 games and 18 points in 18 career playoff games. McDavid was held scoreless in opening content, but remains a valid option on DFS listings. The same can be said for teammate Draisaitl who collected 84 points in 56 games and was able to ignite the Oilers offense in Game 2.

MacKinnon had five goals and two assists in the Avalanche’s two playoff games.

Sebastian Aho ($ 6,800) scored two goals in both playoff games while adding 12 shots. DraftKings pays a bonus for players who have five or more hits in a game.

A good deal could be Nic Dowd ($ 2,600) who has two goals in three games.

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  • Mikko Rantanen $ 8,100
  • Alex Ovechkin $ 7,600
  • David Pastrnak $ 7,400
  • Brad Marchand $ 7,000
  • Gabriel Landeskog $ 6,800

Rantanen had four assists, two goals and eight shots in two games. The winger will feature heavily on the rosters.

Considering the drop in price and value between crosses and wingers, I think a lot will spend on the upper crosses and find some great deals on the wingers line.

Taylor Hall ($ 5,300) has scored two goals in three games and has played well since joining the Bruins. Jake DeBrusk ($ 3,400) has scored two goals and six shots in three playoff games. DeBrusk has 16 playoff goals in 52 games.

Teuvo Teravainen ($ 5,200) scored one goal and three shots in two playoff games after registering 21 points in 15 regular season games. André Svechnikov had two points and nine shots in two playoff games and a career of 14 points in 17 playoff games.

A bargain at $ 2,500 could be Garnet Hathaway who has two goals and one assist in three playoff games after posting 18 points in 56 regular season games.


  • Dougie Hamilton $ 6,400
  • Makar wedge $ 6,100
  • Nurse Darnell $ 6,000
  • Josi Roman $ 5,900
  • Tyson Barrie $ 5,800

With the lower prices offered for the Defender, this could be a good place to earn a salary to spend elsewhere.

Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesche has had three assists and two games and is available for $ 3,900. Devon Toews ($ 5,100) had two assists in two games and 31 points in 53 regular season games. Torey Krug ($ 4,700) has two assists and eight shots in two games and 54 points in 77 career playoff games.


  • Philipp Grubauer $ 8,500
  • Tuukka Rask $ 8,300
  • Mike Smith $ 8,100
  • Alex Nedeljkovic $ 7,900
  • Juuse Saros $ 7,800

Goalie is one of the most difficult positions to choose in everyday fantasy hockey. On DraftKings, goalies get 6 points for a win, 0.7 for each save, and a three-point bonus for 35 or more saves. The key is to avoid goalies who give up a lot of goals and every goal allowed takes away 3.5 points and can quickly become a good negative goalie.

Grubauer becomes the favorite with a 2-0 record, 2.00 goals against average and 0.931 save percentage.

A value case could be made for Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic who had two wins and allowed just two goals in the team’s two playoff games. Nedeljkovic is 15-5-0-3 this season with a 1.90 goals-against average.

The Bruins and Capitals series had goal totals of five, five and seven in all three games, making goaltenders in the game avoidable for now.

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