Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey – March 17

Michael Clifford


Some top-end, and bottom-end, options for tonight's DraftKings NHL slate. 


Welcome back for another week of bargain bin, and top-end, options for tonight’s slate on DraftKings.

Last week was a bit of a rough week. Riley Sheahan managed exactly zero points, while Mark Pysyk had just one. Zack Kassian fared a bit better, though with just an assist, he was pretty much just an even value play. For the expensive options, Patrice Bergeron had just 3.5, which was about 1.5 short of value, while Brent Burns was nearly a complete bust with just one DK point. Max Pacioretty managed the best night with six DraftKings points. So while it wasn’t a complete bust all around, things could have gone better.


Be sure to get in the game tonight on DraftKings! Just click this link to go to the player selection screen for the $3 Sniper contest. Details below. 

  • $20 000 guaranteed prize pool, $3 entry. 
  • Total of 7666 entries maximum, top 1540 positions pay out, with a $2000 top prize. 
  • Select two centres, three wingers, two defencemen, a goalie, and a utility skater. 


As always, there will be three cheap options, one for each skater position, priced at $3000 or less. There will be one expensive forward for each position at $7000 or more, and the pricey defenceman at $6000 or more.


Cheap Players

Zach Hyman (TOR-C) – $3000

It’s been a good start to his career, from both a production and a daily fantasy angle. With 19 shots on goal and seven blocked shots in nine games, Hyman’s floor so far has been about 1.5 DK points. That’s important, because that recoups nearly two-thirds of his price for today, and that’s pretty high (many players are around 50-percent recoup with their floor). He has also played at least 14 minutes in every game since his call-up.

The key to facing the Florida Panthers, Toronto’s opponent tonight, is avoiding Aaron Ekblad, as he is on the ice for the fewest high-danger scoring chances against per minute of all Florida defencemen. The team is pretty good at grinding down the game overall, but getting away from Ekblad, as