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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 TheFakeHockey.com.

GOALIE

Matt Murray, PIT vs. EDM ($7,800):
The Oilers enter averaging just 2.0 goals per game despite generating the most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes (15.3) at five-on-five in the league. While there is definitely positive regression ahead of their 3.9 shooting percentage, Murray still projects favorably at this salary. He hasn't lost in regulation this season and owns a career .924 save percentage at PPG Paints Arena.

CENTER

John Tavares, NYI vs. ARI ($6,800):
With 35 goals and 83 points through his past 81 home games dating back to 2015-16, this salary stands out as a nice value for the go-to center. Additionally, after allowing the most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes at five-on-five (12.8) last season, Arizona is surrendering 12.2 again this year, so the matchup also checks out for Tavares.

Aleksander Barkov, FLA at MON ($5,800): It's been an impressive two-game stretch for Barkov, as the Cats' No. 1 center has recorded two goals, an assist and eight shots on net while averaging 25:21 of ice time with 4:11 on the power play. He's on the brink of stardom, and after posting 2.6 points and 7.2 shots per 60 minutes last season, his recent uptick in ice time raises both his fantasy floor and ceiling.

WING

Alexander Radulov, DAL at COL ($6,000):
Following a historically bad 2016-17 campaign, the Avalanche are off to a solid start this year, especially defensively. Colorado has allowed just 2.6 goals per game and own a .915 team save percentage. Dallas will put them to the test Tuesday, though, and Radulov's top offensive role makes him a solid option. While he's only registered four points through eight games, Radulov has been on the ice for the most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes (25.1) of all Stars. His first multi-point showing of the season is coming sooner than later.

Evgeny Dadonov, FLA at MON ($5,000): A stack option alongside center Aleksander Barkov, Dadonov has three multi-point showings this season for two goals and five assists through seven contests. He's logging 19:21 of ice time per game with a whopping 5:16 on the power play while skating atop the depth chart. The Canadiens are allowing the most goals per game in the league, too.

Brock Boeser, VAN at MIN ($4,100): Until Boeser's salary matches his production, he's a nightly consideration. In fact, this price doesn't even approach his current floor. The 20-year-old winger has registered two goals, four assists and 16 shots while averaging 3:$1 of power-play time through six games this season. While this is definitely a daunting on-paper matchup at even strength, the Wild own a sixth-worst 74.1 penalty-kill percentage and have allowed 10.2 goals per 60 minutes while shorthanded (fourth most).

DEFENSE

Kris Letang, PIT vs. EDM ($6,000):
Take advantage of Letang's manageable cap hit, as he's caught fire with six points, 18 shots and six blocked shots through his past six games. The Penguins' power-play quarterback is averaging 25:53 of ice time per contest, including 4:09 with the man advantage. Considering his current form and offensive track record, Letang's salary is likely to spike in short order.

Nick Leddy, NYI vs. ARI ($4,200): A potential stack option with John Tavares, Leddy is currently in a buy-low spot. The defenseman is still looking for his first power-play point of the campaign despite logging 3:14 of ice time per game with the man advantage. With consecutive 40-point campaigns and 34 power-play markers during that span, Leddy has statistical correction ahead. As noted, it's a solid matchup against the Coyotes, too.

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.