Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey – November 5

Michael Clifford


Some bargain bin DraftKings options to use for tonight, as well as some expensive options. 


Welcome back for another week of bargain bin and top shelf options for tonight’s slate on DraftKings. For this column, there will be a list of one skater at each position that are priced $3000 or less, and a list of one skater at each position for $7000 or more ($6000 for the defenceman).

Hopefully things go a little better than last week. The pick I was most disappointed in was Steven Stamkos, but it was a lesson learned. Tampa Bay is averaging, as a team, over four fewer scoring chances per 60 minutes at five-on-five, and Stamkos is not immune to this: his individual scoring chances per game are about half (1.29 per game) what they were last year (2.66). It’s still early, but things are not rosy for him.

On that note, here are some bargain bin and top shelf players to use tonight for your 50/50 and head-to-head lineups.

Cheap Players

William Karlsson (Columbus – Centre) – $2500

It has been a really rough start to the season for ‘Wild’ Bill. So far, he has zero points in 12 games with 14 shots on goal and 11 shot blocks. He has basically been a one-point-per-game DraftKings option, and even at a minimum price, that’s bad.

In the short-term though, things may be looking up. In Columbus’ most recent game in San Jose, Karlsson played over 19 minutes. The number of minutes are not the only important part here; the other factor was that his line mates were Nick Foligno and Scott Hartnell. Karlsson was held off the score sheet, but if he plays anywhere near those mi