DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

This article is part of our DraftKings NHL series.

There are three games Sunday. The first one is at 12 p.m. EDT, which is unfortunate for you folks on the West Coast. However, since there are only three games and as there is no NHL action until Tuesday, I wanted to include all the action. So here are my players to target, and to avoid, for your daily fantasy lineup.

GOALIE

Jake Allen, STL vs. DAL ($7,800): After a rough start from Jordan Binnington, Allen is drawing the final start for the Blues in the round robin. He was no slouch this season and actually outplayed Binnington by posting a 2.15 GAA and .927 save percentage over 24 appearances. This also represents a nice matchup, as the Stars only scored 2.58 goals per contest.

Value Plays

Jake DeBrusk, BOS at WAS ($3,900): DeBrusk fell just short of 20 goals due to the season being cut short and from going cold down the stretch. He also hasn't registered a point since the end of the hiatus. That being said, Braden Holtby posted a 3.11 GAA and .897 save percentage this season. DeBrusk also gains an advantage skating on the Bruins' top power-play unit.

Pierre-Luc Dubois, CLM at TOR ($4,800): Four of the six teams in action Sunday ranked in the top five in GAA this year, so this is not a great day for finding offensive players for your DFS lineup. Then there are the Maple Leafs, who allowed 3.17 goals per game this year. Dubois started 61.6 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone this season, highest on the Blue Jackets. He didn't take a step forward this year after his impressive sophomore campaign, but he did register a hat trick in Game 3 and added an assist in Game 4.

David Perron, STL vs. DAL ($5,200): Perron has scored a goal in both of the round-robin games so far. Will he make it three-for-three? I like his odds. Though the Stars posted a 2.52 GAA during the regular season, they've allowed eight goals over two playoff games. Two games is a small sample size, but it's also the only action we've seen from the Stars in months. On top of that, Perron managed 27 power-play points across 71 games.

DEFENSE

Seth Jones, CLM at TOR ($5,800): Unlike Tarasenko, Jones looked no worse for the wear returning from injury for the playoffs. He's averaged 30:12 in ice time - including 4:06 with the extra man - and directed six shots on goal. On top of that, he's blocked 15 shots. While Jones only has one point - a goal - the Maple Leafs struggled with a 3.17 GAA and only five teams managed worse marks.

Charlie McAvoy, BOS at WAS ($4,300): Quietly, McAvoy became more involved for the Bruins on defense this season. The 22-year-old put 101 pucks on net in 67 games while also blocking 131 shots. He has fired six shots on goal while scoring twice during these playoffs. That was against the Lightning and the Flyers. The Capitals represent a decidedly easier matchup.

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.
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