DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

This article is part of our DraftKings NHL series.

SLATE PREVIEW

There are just four games this Sunday, spread out evenly throughout the afternoon and the evening. We'll be focusing on the three later games starting at 4 p.m. EDT, providing an opportunity to enter the classic tournament formats. 

This is projected to be a low-scoring slate. Over the past month, none of the six teams finished in the top-10 in terms of most xGA/60 at even strength. 

GOALIES

Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK at LA ($8,300): In March, Fleury has put up a .922 save percentage and a 7-2-0 record, keeping the standard that he provided through the first two months of the season. He's a chalky play against the Kings, who have been limited to two goals or fewer in three of their past four outings. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB vs. FLA ($8,000): With two elite offenses squaring off, it's tough to pick a goalie under usual circumstances. But it's easy to take Vasilevskiy. Yet again, he's the hottest goalie in the league with a 10-game win streak while recording a .934 save percentage. 

Jake Oettinger, DAL vs. NSH ($7,700): Oettinger will draw the start for the second half of back-to-back games. It's a significant fantasy opportunity, as the Predators rank tied for eighth in the league with 30.8 shots per game, though they sit 29th with 2.29 goals. Oettinger's been impressive for his own sake, too, sporting a .913 save percentage and an unlucky 4-2-6 record.

VALUE PLAYS/ONE-OFFS

Alex Tuch, VGK at LA ($5,200): Tuch has cooled off of late, but his shot volume is still high, so he should see some positive regression soon. The Kings have a sturdy power play, but only two of Tuch's 13 goals have been with the man advantage this season.

Roope Hintz, DAL vs. NSH ($5,000): Injuries have been an issue for Hintz, but he's been remarkable when on the ice lately, stacking up four goals and two assists across the last five games. Just one of those points came with the man advantage. He'll have an opportunity to bump up his power-play production, as the Predators rank 30th with a 70.5 penalty-kill percentage. 

Yanni Gourde, TB vs. FLA ($4,400): Gourde is marked as a center, but he's flanking Brayden Point on the first line. He capitalized in the new role with a goal last night, matching last year's total of 10 goals through just 30 games.

LINE STACKS

Golden Knights at Kings

Chandler Stephenson (C - $4,200), Mark Stone (W - $6,600), Max Pacioretty (W - $8,400)

This line has elite chemistry anchored by Pacioretty's sniping ability and Stone's two-way presence. Stone has been a joy to watch this year, and he's on a 10-game, 18-point streak. Pacioretty has 14 points in that stretch, while Stephenson has eight despite missing two games. Petersen has been impressive of late, but he still has a 2.94 GAA over his past six appearances. 

Lightning vs. Panthers

Anthony Cirelli (W - $5,300), Alex Killorn (W - $5,100), Steven Stamkos (W - $6,900)

Cirelli is listed as a winger, but he's a puck-distributing centerman on this line. It's quite easy to distribute, too, when Killorn and Stamkos combined for 55 goals last season. They showcased that last night, providing two goals and three assists against the Blackhawks. 

DEFENSEMEN

Victor Hedman, TB vs. FLA ($6,700): Hedman is red-hot and worth the premium salary. He's recorded 17 points in 15 over the past month, averaging roughly 2.5 shots per contest. Hedman is the Norris front runner, and simply no defenseman can touch his upside, especially against an inconsistent Sergei Bobrovsky

Alec Martinez, VGK at LA ($5,800): Martinez always seems to come through by virtue of his shot-blocking prowess. In a short slate with an expected low goal total, a player like Martinez can be a difference-maker. After all, he has recorded 90 blocked shots through 28 games, and it doesn't hurt that he's posted six points in as many outings. 

Miro Heiskanen, DAL vs. NSH ($5,100): Heiskanen has picked up his shot volume of late, firing at least three shots on net in four straight games and posting 18 total shots in that stretch. He leans heavily on the power play, but luckily, we already know the Predators' PK is abysmal.

Dante Fabbro, NSH at DAL ($3,800): Fabbro has hit the shot-blocking bonus in four of the past six games, providing a decent floor at a bargain. The 22-year-old eats up significant minutes and provides decent offensive upside, too, averaging 0.5 points per game over the past 17 contests. 

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Jordan Mazzara
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