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DraftKings NHL: Tuesday Picks

Neil Parker

A loyal Leafs, Cubs and Cowboys fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports and founded TheFakeHockey.com.

There are 10 games in the NHL on Tuesday, which opens up plenty of paths to differentiating your selections. Here are a handful of recommendations to consider while assembling your DraftKings lineups.

GOALIE

Carey Price, MON vs. CGY ($8,200): With a disastrous 3-5-3 record, .887 save percentage and 3.42 GAA through his past 11 starts, Price is in poor form. This is a slump-busting matchup, though. Calgary enters on the wrong end of back-to-back road games after being shut out by Toronto on Monday, and the Flames are averaging just 2.27 goals per game in January. Hope Price's hefty salary and poor form keep his ownership down Tuesday.

CENTER

Evgeni Malkin, PIT vs. STL ($7,500): Not only do Malkin's 3.74 points per 60 minutes pace all skaters with at least 750 minutes this season, he's also posted 11 goals, 36 points and 87 shots on net through 24 home games. St. Louis has allowed 3.5 goals per road game this season, and owns a league-low .887 save percentage. This is a nice matchup, and Malkin's salary is beyond reasonable considering his dominant production this season.

Phillip Danault, MON vs. CGY ($4,400): Projected to center Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov in all situations, Danault presents solid value Tuesday. He's notched three goals and nine points through his past 10 games and, as noted, Calgary enters on the wrong end of back-to-back road games while allowing 15 goals through its past three contests.

WING

Patrick Kane, CHI vs. TAM ($7,600): The Lightning are missing a spark, and have just two wins in January while allowing three goals or more in six of eight losses. Kane has continued to be a high-end scorer with 2.67 points per 60 minutes, and he owns a second-ranked 3.34 mark among all skaters with at least 2,000 minutes over the past two seasons. His salary is a notch below the top-tier options Tuesday, but his numbers aren't.

Justin Williams, WAS at OTT ($5,200): Williams is considerably underpriced considering his 15 goals, 24 points and 50 shots over his past 24 games. Ottawa is also in a tough schedule spot, playing its third game in four nights and allowing seven goals to Columbus on Sunday. Williams is a strong mid-priced target.

Jake Guentzel, PIT vs. STL ($4,400): Until Guentzel begins to show signs of slowing down or his salary climbs out of value territory, the 22-year-old rookie presents upside and cap relief. He's been locked onto Malkin's flank, and the duo has combined for an incredible 6.15 goals per 60 minutes.

DEFENSE

Justin Schultz, PIT vs. STL ($5,300): With Kris Letang (lower body) on injured reserve, Schultz has climbed into a top offensive role for the Penguins, and the 26-year-old defenseman has been scorching hot for weeks. Through his past 24 games, Schultz has elite numbers with seven goals, 28 points, 42 shots and 43 blocked shots while averaging 2:44 of power-play time. As noted, this matchup sets Pittsburgh up to stay hot.

Ryan Ellis, NAS vs. BUF ($4,500): Just because he's currently scorching hot he has three goals, five points, 10 shots and six blocked shots over his past three games -- doesn't mean he's going to continue scoring Tuesday, but his salary and increased role are encouraging. Ellis has averaged 26:17 of ice time with 2:56 on the power play during his three-game outburst, and he's projected to continue seeing elevated minutes against Buffalo.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Neil Parker plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: naparker77, DraftKings: naparker77.