DFS Saturday: How You Drouin?

DFSAceMatt

2019-02-09


Thank you Punxsutawney Phil for not seeing your shadow last week; I’m so ready for some warmer weather. As many of us are increasing our lifespan daily due to our organs being constantly refrigerated in this putrid cold weather (that’s how life works, right?), Daily Fantasy Sports wins and beer will keep us feeling warm and fuzzy in the meantime. Eight of the 14 games on Saturday begin in the afternoon, which means we only have a small, six-game main slate to examine today. Both of the NHL’s top point scorers will be in action Saturday night. Nobody but Connor McDavid himself would claim that he doesn’t care about passing Nikita Kucherov and claiming the spot atop of the point leaders standings, a position that McDavid has owned over the previous two seasons. It truly is incredible how consistent Connor McDavid can be points-wise, regardless of how things are going for the Oilers from both a team and organizational standpoint. Now, let’s take a look at some players who have been red hot as of late and can be used in your lineups tonight.

C – Evgeny Kuznetsov (DK $6,000, FD $7,300)

Out of all the NHL centermen playing on Saturday, Evgeny Kuznetsov is the leader in average fantasy points per game on both DraftKings and FanDuel over the last two weeks. Kuznetsov has ten points over his last six games and five points in his last two. After being bloodied by Ian Cole in the third period against the Avalanche on Thursday, Kuznetsov ended the game with a beautiful five-hole move on Varlamov to cap his three-point night. The ex-KHLer received praise from his head coach after the game. "His speed seems re-energized, refocused, and he's been a major factor in these games," Reirden said. "When he's playing like that, he's a huge asset to our team.” The Florida Panthers will do anything in their power to stop Kuznetsov and his bird celebration Saturday night.

W – Jonathan Drouin (DK $4,900, FD $6,300)

No forward in the NHL has had a better past two weeks than Jonathan Drouin on DraftKings and FanDuel in terms of average fantasy points per game. Drouin has 11 points in his last six games, and he has nine points in just his last three games. In his most recent outing, he racked up two goals and two assists for a four-point night—this was Drouin’s first four-point game of his career (he’s had six, three-point games). The Bolts first rounder has been playing alongside Phillip Danault and