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1/16 NHL DFS – The Daily Hot Shot



This article focuses on NHL DFS Picks for 1/16 on DraftKings and FanDuel. Both sites have fairly different scoring formats, particularly with the recent changes on DraftKings. We consider tournament tactics, statistics, pricing, and attempt to tackle this highly variable Daily Fantasy format so we can gain an edge on the field at large. BE SURE to double-check both regular and power play lines at both morning skate and before lock as they can drastically change from the time of publication.

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Top Expensive Lines

Colorado One – Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog

There are a number of high totals all across the board tonight. One of my favorite ways to go if paying up is with the Colorado Avalanche’s top line. The Avalanche is a -210 favorite with a hefty 3.86 implied goal total. Aaron Dell has been much better this season in the net but this will be a tall ask for him. Since being reunited this line has been crushing as expected, to the tune of eight GF over their last ten games with 115 SATF during that span.

Toronto One – Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, Zach Hyman

Auston Matthews put up his second career hat trick the other night and the whole line has been on fire. They have put up 10 GF over their last ten games with a league-high 140 SATF within that period. Toronto comes in a -160 home favorite against the Calgary Flames with a 3.59 implied goal total. It feels like chasing a little bit, but they could be in for another big night.

Top Value Lines

Florida Two – Vincent Trocheck, Brett Connolly, Noel Acciari

The Florida Panthers are a substantial -175 home favorite with a 3.69 implied goal total. Most attention will go towards the top line. However, over the last ten games, this line has nine GF, good for third in the NHL during that span. Better yet, their 134 SATF during that span is second to only Toronto’s top line.

Washington Two – Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie, Jakob Vrana

The Capitals second line busted on us the other night, but the price is still very fair, particularly on DraftKings. Washington has the highest implied total at the slate at 4.24 and most of the attention and ownership will be on Alex Ovechkin and the top line. This line still has seven GF over the last ten games so it is not like they have been underperforming by any means.

1/16 NHL DraftKings Rankings


  1. Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche – $7,900
  2. Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs – $8,000
  3. Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals – $7,800
  4. Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning – $7,500
  5. Artemi Panarin – New York Rangers – $6,800


  1. Roman Josi – Nashville Predators – $7,400
  2. John Carlson – Washington Capitals – $7,300
  3. Dougie Hamilton – Carolina Hurricanes – $7,100
  4. Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks – $6,200
  5. Brady Skjei – New York Rangers – $3,600


  1. Ilya Samsonov – Washington Capitals – $8,300
  2. Elvis Merzilikins – Columbus Blue Jackets – $7,500

1/16 NHL FanDuel Rankings


  1. Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche – $8,700
  2. Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs – $8,800
  3. Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals – $8,600
  4. Jakob Vrana- Washington Capitals – $5,400
  5. Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – $8,500


  1. Roman Josi – Nashville Predators – $6,900
  2. John Carlson – Washington Capitals – $7,100
  3. Dougie Hamilton – Carolina Hurricanes – $5,900
  4. Rasmus Sandin – Toronto Maple Leafs – $3,700
  5. P.K. Subban – New Jersey Devils – $4,100


  1. Phillip Grubauer – Colorado Avalanche – $7,700
  2. Ilya Samsonov – Washington Capitals – $8,200

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Nathan MacKinnon, Auston Matthews, Alex Ovechkin – Over 2.5 Points – The 2.5 point bet is still at 16/22 after a night off. However, let’s get back at it again tonight with three of the top skaters in the NHL.

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Rich Masana is a real money daily fantasy player who plays on DraftKings under the username “JetsFan303” and on FanDuel under the username “JetsFan3032”. Rich is ranked in the top 4% of all DFS players according to Rich does not guarantee the accuracy of all advice and reserves the rights to use different players on occasion as necessary to fit roster builds (although does not very often absent lineup changes/late breaking news). You can reach him on Twitter @JFan303

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