Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Hockey series.

GOALIE

Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK vs. CGY ($33): The Golden Knights have scuffled a bit recently, but they are still 24-9-2 at home. Vegas has also only allowed 29.6 shots on net in home games. Fleury has a 2.26 GAA and a .927 save percentage, which is certainly impressive. Meanwhile, the Flames have scored 2.78 goals per contest. It's not a great list of goalies in action Sunday, so unless you want to pay top dollar, Fleury is your best bet.

GOALIE TO AVOID

Jaroslav Halak, NYI vs. CAR ($27): Sure, the Islanders are at home. Yes, the Hurricanes are on the road for the second day of a back-to-back. In the end, Halak is still a guy with a 3.26 GAA and a .906 save percentage. Given that, this price still feels too high.

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CENTER

Leon Draisaitl, EDM at TAM ($18): With an assist Saturday, Draisaitl has 40 helpers in 67 games to go with 22 goals. He's currently not skating with Connor McDavid, but the German has talent of his own, and they still can see some playoff time together. Somewhat surprisingly, the Lightning had allowed 3.48 goals since the All-Star game prior to giving up three to the Bruins on Saturday. Also, since Andrei Vasilevskiy played Saturday, Peter Budaj could end up in net for this one.

CENTER TO AVOID

Tyler Seguin, DAL at WPG ($28): This isn't about Seguin's play as much as his matchup. The Jets have only allowed 2.53 goals and 29.7 shots on net per game at home. Overall, Connor Hellebuyck has a 2.34 GAA and a .935 save percentage. There are a lot of very favorable matchups Sunday, which makes Seguin's tough matchup stand out as iffy.

WING

Sebastian Aho, CAR at NYI ($21): Aho has a four-game point streak and has tallied nine points in his last nine contests. The Islanders have a league-high 3.59 GAA and have allowed 35.7 shots on net per game. Don't worry about this game being in New York, by the way. In their own arena, the Islanders actually have a staggering 3.76 team GAA.

Corey Perry, ANA vs. NJD ($18): Perry has picked up his play for the playoff run, as he's tallied four goals and six assists in his last nine games. The Devils, for their part, have a 3.09 GAA and have given up 34.9 shots on net per contest on the road. New Jersey is also on the second night of a back-to-back while the Ducks are rested. Cory Schneider will likely start, and he has a 3.11 GAA and an .887 save percentage since returning from injury.

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WINGS TO AVOID

Nikolaj Ehlers, WPG vs. DAL ($21): The Stars have a 2.64 GAA and have allowed 29.7 shots on net per game. On the road, Dallas has actually given up a mere 28.2 shots on goal per contest. Twelve of Ehlers' points have come on the power play, and the Stars have the 10th-ranked penalty kill. This all makes this one of the tougher matchups Sunday.

Kyle Palmieri, NJD at ANA ($18): Palmieri has done most of his damage on the power play, as 18 of his 35 points have come with the extra man. It will be hard for him to have success on that front here, as the Ducks have the fifth-ranked penalty kill. On top of that, expected Anaheim starter John Gibson has a 2.47 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

DEFENSEMEN

Colton Parayko, STL at CHI ($18): Parayko has four points in his last seven games and on the season he's notched 182 points in 71 contests. Prior to giving up five goals Saturday, the Blackhawks had a 3.50 GAA since the All-Star break. Anton Forsberg will likely start for Chicago in this one, and he has a 3.04 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

Dmitry Orlov, WAS at PHI ($18) Orlov has tallied five points in his last four contests, including two on the power play. The Flyers have actually struggled at home defensively, as their 2.92 GAA is bottom 10 in the NHL. Philadelphia is also on the second day of a back-to-back and will be started the unproven Alex Lyon in net. Also, though Orlov only gets a little power-play time, if he gets any action against the Flyers' 30th-ranked penalty kill, it could pay off.

DEFENSEMEN TO AVOID

John Klingberg, DAL at WPG ($24): Though Klingberg has had a great season, he actually only has four points, all assists, in his last 13 games. Going up against a Jets team that has allowed 2.53 goals and 29.7 shots on net per contest at home won't help him. Additionally, 21 of Klingberg's 58 points have come on the power play, and the Jets have the fourth-ranked penalty kill.

Mark Giordano, CGY at VGK ($20): Though Giordano has four points in his last nine games, three of them have come against the Islanders and Sabres. The Golden Knights are a tougher matchup, especially at home. As previously noted, Fleury has a 2.26 GAA and a .927 save percentage. With so many great matchups to take advantage of, you're better off looking elsewhere.

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