This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.
The following files are loaded with information to assist you in creating your daily fantasy hockey rosters on FanDuel and DraftKings. There is a lot to take in here, and it will likely take you a few days of playing before you can confidently use all the information provided, so I would suggest starting slow: use the Line Stack sections and individual player rankings, then start to branch out into the power play values, hot/cold sections and beyond. Please send any questions and please be aware there's going to be a player here and there with a low number of games who "breaks the spreadsheet" and is off the charts in terms of projections & value, just keep in mind those are aberrations, this is not likely the next Wayne Gretzky that my spreadsheet has discovered.
- Carey Price (G/MON) appears to be out with an illness, so Charlie Lindgren is likely to start in goal for Montreal.
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D/ARI) is out again for the Coyotes, which keeps Alex Goligoski on the top power play unit (assist, shot and two blocks on Saturday).
- Ilya Samsonov (G/WSH) suffered an injury in practice this morning after taking an Alex Ovechkin (W/WSH) shot to the chin, so Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals.
- Nico Hischier (C/NJ) missed the morning skate and is out Tuesday, Jack Hughes (C/NJ) moves to the top line. Sami Vatanen