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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

It is an unusually light night in the NHL on Tuesday with just seven games. Here are a handful of recommendations across multiple price points to consider at DraftKings.


Martin Jones, SAN at EDM ($7,700): Since joining the Sharks, Jones has won 57 percent of his starts with a .917 save percentage and 2.25 GAA. San Jose has also allowed just 2.25 goals per game, and Edmonton has scored only 2.42 goals with 9.87 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes over its past 10 games. This salary also lets you open up some spending room for your skaters.


Jack Eichel, BUF vs. PHI ($7,200): The Flyers have allowed 3.43 goals per game through their past seven outings and 3.2 per road game for the year. Eichel drives the offense for Buffalo and has a solid 2.38 points and 11.92 shots per 60 minutes this year. His three goals, six points and 23 shots while averaging 20:52 of ice time (4:37 with the man advantage) over his past six games also strengthen the case to spend up for the sophomore.

Bo Horvat, VAN at NAS ($4,900): Somewhat quietly, Horvat is up to 30 goals and 59 points through his past 85 games dating back to last season, including five goals and 13 points while averaging 17:39 of ice time (2:13 with the man advantage) through his past 13 games. Nashville starter Pekka Rinne has an underwhelming .896 save percentage and 3.08 GAA through his past 14 outings, too.


Cam Atkinson, CLM at CAR ($7,300): This salary isn't prohibitive enough to disregard Atkinson on Tuesday. He owns a top-tier 3.35 points and 10.06 shots per 60 minutes but could carry a lower ownership than is warranted because of the tough matchup, as Carolina has held opponents to just 2.35 goals per home game.

Jaden Schwartz, STL vs. BOS ($5,700): Currently enduring a six-game point drought, Schwartz is a potential contrarian option Tuesday. Over the past three years, he sports a 46th-ranked 2.42 points per 60 minutes among all skaters with at least 2,500 minutes, and he posted an even better 2.62 mark through the two seasons leading into 2016-17. Boston presents a daunting matchup on paper (just 2.42 goals allowed per game with a fourth fewest 9.30 high-danger scoring chances surrendered per 60 minutes), but the Bruins are also playing their third road game in four nights, so this might be a sneaky letdown spot for them.

Calle Jarnkrok, NAS vs. VAN ($3,500): Projected to skate with Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg on the Predators' top line Tuesday, Jankrok checks in as a low-priced flier. Additionally, Johansen is Jarnkrok's most frequent center, and the duo has combined for a rock-solid 3.10 goals per 60 minutes at five-on-five over the past two seasons. The Canucks have also surrendered 3.16 goals per road game this year and allowed the fourth most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes.


Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF vs. PHI ($5,300): A contrarian stack option alongside Eichel, Ristolainen has caught fire with three goals, 17 points, 39 shots and 39 blocked shots while averaging 27:35 of ice time (3:50 with the man advantage) through his past 18 games. His huge role and recent form are matched by very few skaters, let alone defenseman.

Mattias Ekholm, NAS vs. VAN ($3,800): As noted, Vancouver provides a soft matchup, so it's a nice great matchup for Ekholm. Plus, through 11 games with P.K. Subban (back) out, Ekholm has averaged 23:54 of ice time (2:12 on the power play) and notched two goals, seven points, 11 shots and 12 blocked shots. The production is excellent, and his cap hit is friendly.

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.