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|
|C||Derek Stepan||@ BUF||3.4||$5,000|
|C||Henrik Sedin||@ NJ||2.6||$4,400|
|W||Rick Nash||@ BUF||4.8||$9,000|
|W||Brandon Saad||vs. COL||3||$5,200|
|W||Milan Lucic||@ STL||2.3||$4,000|
|D||Justin Faulk||vs. TOR||3.6||$6,100|
|D||Dougie Hamilton||@ STL||3||$4,900|
|G||Cory Schneider||vs. VAN||4.5||$8,500|
|UTIL||Rickard Rakell||@ CGY||1.8||$2,800|
Center: Derek Stepan ($5,000) and Henrik Sedin ($4,400)
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)
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.
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)
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.