Scouting NHL DFS: Sun, 2/18

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Sunday, February 18th

This write-up focuses on the 5 games starting at 5pm or later — which is the DK main slate.

I will be doing another write-up that breaks down my DK Live Final Winning lineup from last night, likely doing that later today, so look for that tonight or sometime tomorrow morning….



Winnipeg Jets … Scheifele-Wheeler-Connor / Laine-Ehlers-Byfuglien

Lots to love here with Winnipeg.  First off, they’re home where they are one of the more dominant teams in the league.  Second, they’re getting Florida on a road B2B and their 4th straight road game.  Florida is playing in a ton of high scoring games lately and I think we see a let down from them tonight.  Winnipeg should dominate here and I think you can legit consider both top lines for the Jets as well as Dustin Byfuglien on defense and Connor Hellebuyck in goal.

Dallas Stars … Seguin-Radulov-Klingberg

If you dont trust the Jets or you go with the cheaper Jets (Ehlers/Copp/Laine) then pivot over to Dallas top line.  There’s a bunch of higher totals out there which will make the Stars top guys contrarian today, but I think they’re gonna have no issues putting pressure on the Sharks who continue to shuffle their defensive pairings around.



Winnipeg Second Line … Copp-Laine-Ehlers … Go here instead of the top line to save a little $



Toronto … Matthews-Nylander-Hyman

Columbus … Wennberg-Foligno-Bjorkstrand




  1. Mark Scheifele & Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg)
  2. Auston Matthews & Willie Nylander (Toronto)
  3. Tyler Seguin & Alex Radulov (Dallas)
  4. Joe Pavelski & Timo Meier (Sharks)


  • Carolina – Sebastian Aho
  • Columbus – Cam Atkinson & Josh ANderson
  • Detroit – Anthony Mantha
  • Dallas – Alex Radulov


  • Justin Williams (Carolina)
  • Nick Foligno (Columbus)
  • Timo Meier (San Jose)


  1. Brent Burns (Sharks) … Pivot to Vlasic to save a ton of $$ and I like him as well.
  2. Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg) … I have been saying for quite some time… Defenseman versus Florida.  Feels like that works out well.
  3. Seth Jones (Columbus)
  4. Keith Yandle (Florida)
  5. Justin Faulk (Carolina)




Cam Ward (Unconfirmed) … The Devils have been great to me all year but this is their 3rd game in 4 nights and second on a B2B.  I like the Hurricanes to win and Ward provides a nice value play.

Connor Hellebuyck (Confirmed) … Should see a ton of shots and Jets skaters will give him plenty of goal support today.

Ben Bishop (Unconfirmed) … Good DK play today to pair with a Stars stack.



LINE LOCK OF THE NIGHT:   Scheifele – Wheeler – Connor (Jets)

ONE OFF STUD WINGER:     Sebastian Aho (Hurricanes)

ONE OFF VALUE WINGER:     Tim Meier (Sharks)

TOP DEFENSEMAN:    Dustin Byfuglien (Jets)



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