Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey – November 12

Michael Clifford

2015-11-12

Looking at both the best top-end and bargain bin options for tonight on DraftKings. 

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It is Thursday again, and that means another round of DraftKings options for tonight’s 12-game slate. This is a column that looks at both top-shelf options and bargain bin players. The yin and yang of DFS NHL, as it were.

Last week went fairly well, with Jakub Voracek being the only big miss. Then again, anyone that’s used Voracek at all this year has missed. It’s not like things are going well in Flyerland.

Each player listed as a top option will be $7000 or more, with the bargain options each being $3000 or less. If there are any updates to pass along as the day wears on, I will update this column.

Top Shelf Options

Tyler Seguin (Dallas – Centre) – $8900

To be fair here, there really aren’t great, expensive options at centre tonight on DraftKings. The Islanders in Los Angeles doesn’t breed confidence in John Tavares, and Nathan MacKinnon facing Patrice Bergeron isn’t very good, either. That would leave Steven Stamkos or Seguin. Despite the price difference, I will choose the latter.

Part of building a cash game lineup is creating a solid floor. With Seguin managing over four shots on goal a game and half a blocked shot, just peripherals alone give him over two points. It may not be much, but it’s about a third of Seguin’s cost is recouped by his floor, while the floor for Stamkos is closer to 25-percent of his cost.

Seguin and Dallas hosting Winnipeg doesn’t seem like a great matchup, but it is for the Dallas power play. The Jets are bottom-three in the NHL in