Welcome to the Friday edition of Draftkings cash preview! We have an interesting 6 game slate tonight. With lots of options.  Let’s focus and get started!

 

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NATHAN MACKINNON Colorado Avalanche $7900

Mackinnon has been held without a point in his last 3 games.  His team is falling out of the playoffs race and he is falling out of Heart Trophy contention. The cure for both those may be the Chicago Blackhawks.  The Blackhawks have really struggled since the All-Star break. They are last in GAA. March has also not been kind to the Blackhawks as they have allowed the most goals against in March.  Look for Mackinnon to get on track in a big way tonight.

MIKA ZIBANEJAD New York Rangers $5500

The Rangers first line was hot and Zibanejad was the hottest player on their first line.  He had 9 goals in 9 games. They are still the top line for the Rangers and although their price has gone up they are still good value.  I feel they are going to produce tonight.

 

ANZE KOPITAR Los Angeles Kings $6600

With 89 points so far this season, Kopitar is having his best season ever.  He has points in 5 of his last 6 games. He produces points almost equally on the road as he does at home.  This is probably going to be the game of the night as the Kings and Ducks are in a tough battle for playoff positioning.  Kopitar is the best player in this game and I expect him to find a way to score tonight.

 

Wing

MIKKO RANTANEN Colorado Avalanche $6600

The Avs top line is my top play tonight.  They have been cold but tonight is almost a must win if they are going to make the playoffs.  They are playing a Blackhawks team that played and won last night but their goaltending is a huge question for tonight.  As they finished the last 14 minutes of the game with a 36-year-old accountant in the net by the name of Scott Foster. Look for the Avs top line to take advantage of the Hawks often tonight.

GABRIEL LANDESKOG Colorado Avalanche $5900

Landeskog is the last of my Avs 1st line stack.  Although if you play on the Avs power play I like you tonight.  Landeskog has had a great season and I expect him to keep it going tonight against a weak and tired opponent.

CHRIS KREIDER New York Rangers $4500

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 been great on the Rangers top line with Fast and Zibanejad.  Look for them to pot a couple tonight.

JESPER FAST New York Rangers $4500

Fast continues to play on the Rangers top line.  With a tired team that played in an emotional game last night, I think the Rangers are in a great position to put up a few goals tonight. Fast has seen his price go up but he is still a good value at his price.

 

ALEX TUCH Vegas Golden Knights $4900

With Tuch on the top line for the Knights and goals in two straight games, he is a nice value to have in your lineups.  He also is on the Knights top power-play unit. Look for him to have a good game tonight at home where the Knights are almost unbeatable.  

Defense

MORGAN RIELLY Toronto Maple Leafs $5500

The Islanders allow the most points to defensemen in the NHL.  Rielly is the Leafs best offensive defenseman. He leads the Leafs in defense with 49 points this season.  Expect him to add to that lead tonight.

RYAN PULOCK New York Islanders $5300

Pulock has really started to produce in his rookie year.  Pulock has 9 points in his last 10 games and 33 shots on goal.  The Leafs allow a lot of points to defense as well and Pulock is a great cash game option tonight.

NEAL PIONK New York Rangers $4100

Pionk hasn’t scored a point in two games but the Rangers are taking on a tired and struggling team tonight.  The Lightning played what was as close to a playoff game as you will see in March last night. They will be the tired team tonight at MSG and I expect the Rangers to put a few pucks in the net tonight.

TYSON BARRIE Colorado Avalanche $5700

Like I said earlier if you are on the Avs top power-play unit I like you.  Barrie is on their top power-play unit and has 26 power play points this season.  The Hawks rank 26th on the penalty kill since the All-Star break. I look for the Avs to cash in on their power play 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.

 

SEMYON VARLAMOV Colorado Avalanche $8200

Tonight is pretty much a must win for the Avs and I expect them to pull it off.  The Blackhawks played last night but they enter today with the question of who is going to be in the net for them. Expect the Avs to win tonight.

 

BRADEN HOLTBY Washington Capitals $8500

Holtby has won three games in a row as he battles to keep his starting role for the playoffs.  He looks to be returning to his usual form with those three wins. He allowed 2 goals on 37 shots in his last start.  He and the Caps are much better at home. Holtby is 21-8 at home with a save percentage of .923.