NHL DFS Breakdown (2/20)

Hello everyone, FanCave had some good results last night including a takedown on a 2$ Entry. Let’s make it another good night tonight with a bigger slate. Tonight, we have a 9 game slate and some pretty solid matchups. Lock is at 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT. I will list my top plays, good plays, and value plays for tonight’s games and if you want further details on plays then you need to be in our slack chat! Here are the 9 matchups tonight and their start times (Eastern Time):

MON@ PHI 7:00pm
FLA@ TOR 7:00pm
TB@ WAS 7:00pm
CLS@ NJ 7:00pm
NSH@ DET 7:30pm
LA@ WPG 8:00pm
SJ@ STL 8:00pm
BOS@ EDM 9:00pm
COL@ VAN 10:00pm

I like this slate quite a bit tonight and am feeling like it’s going to be a very good night for everyone involved with FanCaveDFS. My favorite matchups tonight are MON@PHI, LA@WPG, BOS@EDM, and COL@VAN. At the end of the article, I will put down my favorite line stacks for the night. Now let’s move into the plays of the day!


Top Center Plays:

Mark Scheifele vs Los Angeles Kings ($8000 FD/$7300 DK)

Patrice Bergeron @ Edmonton Oilers ($8300 FD/$7500 DK)

Bo Horvat vs Colorado Avalanche ($5600 FD/$5700 DK)

Aleksander Barkov @ Toronto Maple Leafs ($7400 FD/$6500 DK)

Sean Couturier vs Montreal Canadiens ($7600 FD/$7000 DK)

Good Center Plays:

Nazem Kadri vs Florida Panthers ($6400 FD/$6200 DK)

Nico Hischier vs Columbus Blue Jackets ($6300 FD/$4900 DK)

Ryan Johansen @ Detroit Red Wings ($6200 FD/$5500 DK)

Brayden Point @ Washington Capitals ($6300 FD/$5800 DK)

Value Center Plays:

Pierre-Luc Dubois @ New Jersey Devils ($6200 FD/$5100 DK)

Nolan Patrick vs Montreal Canadiens ($4300 FD/$4300 DK)


Top Winger Plays:

Patrik Laine vs Los Angeles Kings ($7500 FD/$6700 DK)

Taylor Hall vs Columbus Blue Jackets ($8000 FD/$7200 DK)

Brock Boeser vs Colorado Avalanche ($6300 FD/$6400 DK)

Claude Giroux vs Montreal Canadiens ($7800 FD/$6900 DK)

Nikita Kucherov @ Washington Capitals ($9000 FD/$7900 DK)
Good Winger Plays

Kyle Connor vs Los Angeles Kings ($5700 FD/$5700 DK)

Mitch Marner vs Florida Panthers ($6600 FD/$6300 DK)

Kyle Palmieri vs Columbus Blue Jackets ($5600 FD/$5300 DK)

Brad Marchand @ Edmonton Oilers ($8100 FD/$7100 DK)

Value Winger Plays:

Evgenii Dadonov @ Toronto Maple Leafs ($5400 FD/$5900 DK)

Craig Smith @ Detroit Red Wings ($5200 FD/$5700 DK)

Sven Baertschi vs Colorado Avalanche ($4400 FD/$3400 DK)


Top Defenseman Plays:

Victor Hedman @ Washington Capitals ($7000 FD/$6000 DK)

Shayne Gostisbehere vs Montreal Canadiens ($6600 FD/$6100 DK)

Dustin Byfuglien vs Los Angeles Kings ($5600 FD/$5700 DK)

Good Defenseman Plays:

Seth Jones @ New Jersey Devils ($5500 FD/$5900 DK)

Keith Yandle @ Toronto Maple Leafs ($5200 FD/$5000 DK)

Roman Josi @ Detroit Red Wings ($5900 FD/$6400 DK)

Value Defenseman Plays:

Tyler Myers vs Los Angeles Kings ($5000 FD/$4700 DK)

Alexander Edler vs Colorado Avalanche ($5300 FD/$5500 DK)

Marc-Edouard Vlasic @ St. Louis Blues ($4700 FD/$4900 DK)


Top Goalie Plays:

Connor Hellebuyck vs Los Angeles Kings ($8200 FD/$8300 DK)

The Jets have won 3 in a row and are entering a matchup against the Kings who are on the second of a back to back. Hellebuyuck is coming off a days rest and should be ready to go tonight. He always has the offensive support to help him get wins, even if he gives up a couple, he should still get the win. Projecting him at around 26 FD points tonight.

Good Goalie Plays:

Carter Hutton vs San Jose Sharks ($8700 FD/$7700 DK)

Hutton is coming off 6 days of rest as the Blues are trying to snap a 3 game losing streak. The Sharks have been playing well lately but I like the Blues in this matchup on home ice. Vegas also has the Blues winning tonight as well.

Sergei Bobrovsky @ New Jersey Devils ($8700 FD/$7500 DK)

Bobrovsky hasn’t been confirmed for tonight against the Devils but he is likely to be in net. He hasn’t played very well as of late but the Blue Jackets have been shooting at an astronomical rate over the last week despite a 3 game losing streak. I like him tonight also for the fact that he should be low owned.

Value Goalie Plays:

Alex Lyon vs Montreal Canadiens ($7300 FD/$8100 DK)

Lyon is getting the start tonight for the Flyers as they just traded for Petr Mrazek. The Flyers are running hot with 2 wins in a row and are facing a struggling Canadiens team, who has lost their last 5. Cheap option tonight on both platforms.

Anton Khudobin @ Edmonton Oilers ($8300 FD/$7800 DK)

Vegas has this games over/under at 6 tonight and they expect it to be a high scoring game. Khudobin is strictly a GPP only play tonight for that reason. Edmonton always has the potential to go off with talented McDavid leading the way.

Anders Nilsson vs Colorado Avalanche ($7600 FD/$7300 DK)

Vancouver is the favorite to win this game tonight on home ice against the Avalanche. I would strongly recommend you only use Nilsson in GPPs as well due to the fact that if the first line for Colorado is going off, it could be a rough night for him.


My Favorite GPP Stacks Tonight:












For tonight’s article since Tuesday and Thursdays are my busiest days, I didn’t go into depth on the plays because of the bigger slate. Also, Me and the 2 other FanCave NHL Analysts breakdown the slates in the slack chat which is where the best information is discussed. So you really should get into those and be a premium member of FanCave. 

This article is meant to help you put together your lineup for the slate. If this helps you out tonight please post your winnings on twitter and tag me @DFSDevotee and @FanCaveDFS
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on twitter!

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