Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Picks for February 20

Tom Urtz Jr.@@TomUrtzJrContributor IFebruary 20, 2015

RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 12: Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes controls the puck on the ice during their NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at PNC Arena on Febuary 12, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
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The weekend is finally here, and what better way to start it off than with seven NHL matchups. There are a number of cool games, such as the Boston Bruins vs. the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche vs. the Chicago Blackhawks.

With only $50,000 at your disposal, you will have to make sure each pick counts, so here are the NHL DraftKings picks for February 20.

Daily Fantasy: NHL DraftKings Lineup for February 20
POSPLAYEROPPFPPGSALARY
CDerek Stepan @ BUF3.4$5,000
CHenrik Sedin @ NJ2.6$4,400
WRick Nash @ BUF4.8$9,000
WBrandon Saad vs. COL3$5,200
WMilan Lucic@ STL2.3$4,000
DJustin Faulk vs. TOR3.6$6,100
DDougie Hamilton @ STL3$4,900
GCory Schneidervs. VAN4.5$8,500
UTILRickard Rakell@ CGY1.8$2,800
TOTAL$49,900
DraftKings

Center: Derek Stepan ($5,000) and Henrik Sedin ($4,400) 

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 13: Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers and Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks face-off during NHL action at Rogers Arena on December 13, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Derek Stepan is a bargain at $5,000 considering that he's been a point-per-game player this season. The New York Rangers' top pivot has seven points in his last 10 games, and he's averaged 3.4 fantasy points per game this season.

Henrik Sedin is an amazing buy at $4,400 because he's one of the NHL's underrated centers. Sedin has 48 points this season and has averaged a point per game over the Vancouver Canucks' last 10 games.

He's in the middle of a hot streak, and buying him while he's got a low salary will allow you to distribute money for other positions on your roster.

Wingers: Rick Nash ($9,000) and Brandon Saad ($5,200) 

Rick Nash has scored 36 goals this season and seven over his last 10 games played. The Rangers are taking on the NHL's worst team, the Buffalo Sabres, and there's a very good chance Nash will record at least a goal with Michal Neuvirth in net.

Brandon Saad has really taken his game to the next level this season, and he's proving that he is going to be a star in this league for years to come.

Opposing netminders have been "kneeling before Saad" all season long, and the 22-year-old winger has three goals and eight points in his last 10 games played.

Defensemen: Justin Faulk ($6,100) and Dougie Hamilton ($4,900)

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 05:  Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 5, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Justin Faulk has been a bright spot for a Carolina Hurricanes squad that will be in the draft lottery this season. The up-and-coming defender has 35 points in 56 games this season and nine points over his last 10 games.

His 4.4 fantasy points over the last 10 games is rather impressive for a team as offensively challenged as Carolina, and $6,100 isn't too bad of a deal for Faulk.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 10: Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins reacts after the Bruins allowed their fifth goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at TD Garden on February 10, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Stars defeat the Bruins 5-
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Dougie Hamilton is going to be a future franchise defender for the Boston Bruins, and he carried the load while Zdeno Chara was sidelined with an injury. Hamilton has 32 points this season, and he has averaged 3.2 fantasy points a game over his last 10 games played.

Goalie: Cory Schneider ($8,500)

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 17:  Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on February 17, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Cory Schneider has played amazing hockey for a lowly New Jersey Devils squad this season. The former Vancouver Canucks backstop will look to avenge his former team, and he's been pretty good lately.

Schneider has averaged 5.6 fantasy points per game over his last 10 appearances, and he's 5-3-1 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .946 save percentage during that span.

DraftKings stats and details per official site.

NHL stats via The Hockey News and Hockey-Reference.

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