Welcome to the Monday edition of Draftkings cash preview! We have a big 9 game slate tonight. With lots of options.  Let’s focus and get started!

 

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JOHN TAVARES New York Islanders $7100

Tavares and the Islanders host the Panther tonight in what should be the highest scoring game on tonight’s slate.  The Islanders score a lot at home with the 7th ranked offense at home in the NHL. Tavares is much more productive at home with 47 of his 78 points on home ice.  He has 8 points in his last 4 games which were played at home. Look for him to continue the scoring tonight.

VINCENT TROCHECK Florida Panthers $7300

Trocheck and the Panthers continue to fight for their playoffs lives.  They are in New York taking on the leaky defense of the Islanders. They Islanders allow the most goals at home in the NHL.  Also, they are last in the NHL in goals against since the All-Star break. The Islanders penalty kill is ranked 26th since the All-Star break.  This should be a very high scoring game and I don’t mind stacking both sides of it even in cash tonight.

JOE PAVELSKI San Jose Sharks $6400

Pavelski and the Sharks travel to Chicago tonight.  The Blackhawks are all but eliminated from the playoffs.  They have not played well since the All-Star break. Their penalty kill ranks 27th since the break.  Also, they rank 30th in goals against since the All-Star break. Look for the Sharks to score often tonight.

MIKA ZIBANEJAD New York Rangers $6200

The Rangers first line is hot and Zibanejad is the hottest player on their first line.  He has 9 goals in his last 9 games. He has 33 shots in his last 9 games. The Capitals travel to MSG tonight.  The Caps have not been a good road team all season long. They allow the 26th most goals against on the road this season.  Expect the Rangers top line to continue to produce goals tonight.

 

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CHRIS KREIDER New York Rangers $5300

Chris Kreider looks like he has regained the speed he had when he first broke into the NHL.  He is finishing more of his scoring chances as well. Kreider has 10 points in his last 5 games.  He and his Rangers teammates are hosting the Capitals who are not a good team on the road. Look for the Kreider to continue to be hot.

 

JESPER FAST New York Rangers $4000

Fast is hot right now and taking advantage of playing on the Rangers top offensive line.  He has 10 points in his last 8 games and given the matchup against Washington on the road he is likely to get another point tonight.

JOSH BAILEY New York Islanders $5900

I really like the Islanders top line tonight.  They get the plus matchup of the Panthers tonight and are at home where they are much better. Bailey has 43 points in 35 games this season at home.  Look for him to have a great night.

ANDERS LEE New York Islanders $6300

I like Lee a little better than Bailey tonight in cash games because he gets more shots on net. He isn’t as much better at home then Bailey is but he does have 35 points in 37 homes games so far this season.

JONATHAN HUBERDEAU Florida Panthers $6400

With the Panthers playing the Islanders I expect their power play to score.  The Islanders penalty killing ranks 27th in the NHL at home this season and 26th since the All-Star break.  Huberdeau has 18 points on the power play this season for the Panthers and he plays on a line with Trocheck.

EVANDER KANE San Jose Sharks $7100

Evander Kane has fit right in on the Sharks top line.  He has 7 goals in his last 10 games. WIth the Sharks traveling to play the struggling Blackhawks, he should be able to stay hot.  

 

MELKER KARLSSON San Jose Sharks $3300

Karlsson is getting a chance to play on the Sharks top line.  He is a great value option tonight. He allows us to fit in more of the higher priced players we want in our lineups.  Also, he is in a great position to score tonight.

 

Defense

KEITH YANDLE Florida Panthers $5900

Yandle and the Panthers should be able to take advantage of the Islanders poor penalty killing tonight. Yandle has averaged a point a game over his last 10 games and should be able to at least maintain that average tonight in New York.

NEAL PIONK New York Rangers $3900

Continuing with my Rangers theme Pionk has taken over on the Rangers first power play unit.  He has at least an assist in 7 straight games. On Saturday we really came through for us with a goal and an assist.

 

RASMUS RISTOLAINEN Buffalo Sabres $5600

With the Sabres playing the Maple Leafs tonight it is a great time to put Ristolainen back into our lineups.  As you know the Leafs allow a lot of points to defensemen. Ristolainen who has been cold lately should get back on the scoreboard tonight.  

 

Goalie

 

Keep in mind that this article is written before all starting goalies are announced.  Please keep an eye out to make sure that your goalie is going to start.

 

JIMMY HOWARD Detroit Red Wings $7500

The Red Wings are in Montreal tonight.  Howard is the projected starter in goal tonight.  The Habs have the league’s lowest shooting percentage.  I know the Red Wings are not in the best position but I don’t think the Habs are much of a threat to score more than 3 goals tonight or any night.  Howard may not be a safe bet for a win but he is cheap and he won’t get lit up by the Habs tonight.

 

LOUIS DOMINGUE Tampa Bay Lightning $8200

The Lightning host the Coyotes tonight.  The Coyotes have not been having a very good road trip so far.  They have lost 2 of their 3 games played. Domingue has won 4 straight games.  He is in a great spot for a win tonight.