NHL DFS: The Point Shot – 3/28

*Note: All pricing references are based on DraftKings pricing.


Key Three Skaters

My three favorite skaters on the slate.

Dylan Larkin (DET)

It’s been a rough month or so for Larkin. He dealt with a nagging injury that caused him to miss some time and still didn’t look to be skating at 100 percent when he returned. However, he has recently put up points in back to back games and draws a great matchup against Buffalo who have allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to centers over the past four weeks. Larkin is underpriced at $5,900 and has three goals, an assist, and 19 shots in his last three games against Buffalo, including a goal in each contest.


Aleksander Barkov (FLA)

I don’t mind paying up for Barkov tonight against the Sens because there is a good amount of value to be had throughout the entirety of the slate. With that said, this is a very good matchup for Bark as the Sens have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to centers over the past four weeks. The Panther captain has points in each of his past three games and should eat up Ottawa tonight.


Tomas Hertl (SJ)

Hertl and the Sharks are locked into the playoffs but that doesn’t mean I’m overlooking them against the Blackhawks who have allowed 23 goals to San Jose in their last four meetings. Hertl has goals in four of his last six games against Chicago and has two goals in his last three games overall. You can make a case for Hertl or Logan Couture at this spot but I’m leaning on Hertl centering the second line and skating on the top power-play unit.


Top Positional Plays

Outside of the Key Three highlighted above.


Sebastian Aho (CAR)

Mark Scheifele (WPG)

Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ)

Elias Pettersson (VAN)

Jack Eichel (BUF)

Vinnie Trocheck (FLA)



Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA)

Evander Kane (SJ)

Artemi Panarin (CBJ)

Patrik Laine (WPG)

Brendan Gallagher (MTL)

Brock Boeser (VAN)

Anthony Mantha (DET)

Mike Hoffman (FLA)

Justin Williams (CAR)



Keith Yandle (FLA)

John Klingberg (DAL)

Brent Burns (SJ)

Justin Faulk (CAR)

Thomas Chabot (OTT)

Zach Werenski (CBJ)


Value ($4,500 and under)

Drew Doughty (LA)

Jaccob Slavin (CAR)

Christian Wolanin (OTT)

Matt Niskanen (WSH)

Tyler Myers (WPG)


Center – Wing Combo’s

My favorite Center-Wing combos, listed in order to consider starting your cash/single entry contests with.

Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov – Jonathan Huberdeau

San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl – Evander Kane

Carolina Hurricanes: Sebastian Aho – Justin Williams


Value / Secondary Center – Wing Combo’s

Florida Panthers: Vinnie Trocheck – Mike Hoffman

Detroit Red Wings: Dylan Larkin – Anthony Mantha


Top Goalies

Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ)

Martin Jones (SJ)

Connor Hellebuyck (WPG)

Jacob Markstrom (VAN)



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Rob Geriak (MLB, NHL) has been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years shifting his focus over to DFS a few years back. Geriak started out posting daily thoughts and analysis in the FullTime Fantasy message boards and has contributed across the industry in many different areas providing top-notch content including on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. Geriak presents his content in a simplified, straight to the point form with a mix of advanced and common data assisting all fantasy sports players from the casual, novice player to the avid, experienced player. You can follow Rob on Twitter @TheRobGeriak