Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for February 9

Tom Urtz Jr.@@TomUrtzJrContributor IFebruary 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19: Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings handles the puck during a game against the Calgary Flames at STAPLES Center on January 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
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The NHL was busy with action during the past weekend, so the action tonight is a bit light with five games on the docket. That doesn't matter, though, because there are a number of great players you can pick up for daily fantasy hockey with DraftKings. 

Finding some diamonds in the rough will allow you to load up on multiple upper-echelon players, so here are your ideal lineup picks for February 9.

DraftKings Daily NHL Fantasy Hockey Picks
CJoe Thornton vs. CGY3.1$5,300
CScott Gomezvs. EDM2.1$3,000
WBrandon Saad vs. ARI2.9$4,600
WMarian Gaborik @CBJ2.9$4,900
WPatrick Kane vs. ARI4.4$8,800
DDennis Wideman@SJ3.5$4,600
DKeith Yandle @CHI3.6$7,100
GAntti Raanta vs. ARI5.7$8,500
UTILBo Horvat @MIN1.5$3,000

Center: Joe Thornton ($5,300) and Scott Gomez ($3,000)

Sportsnet Stats @SNstats

#SJSharks Joe Thornton is 1 of 4 players in NHL history with 600 assists with a team he was traded to (Gretzky, Dionne & Bucyk).

Jumbo Joe has nine assists and 11 points in his last 10 games and 45 points on the season. At $5,300, he's a fantastic value, especially when you consider he is one of the most consistent playmakers in the NHL today. Thornton is playing great hockey as of late, and he's averaged 3.3 fantasy points per game over his last 10 games played.

Scott Gomez has seven points in his last 10 games, and he has been an asset to the New Jersey Devils as of late. He also has 11 points in 16 career games versus the Edmonton Oilers, so that should only make you feel better about tabbing him to be your second center.

Wingers: Marian Gaborik ($4,900) and Patrick Kane ($8,800)

Marian Gaborik has three goals and eight points in his last 10 games and 30 points in 39 games this season. The Los Angeles Kings sniper is averaging 2.9 fantasy points per game over the last 10 games, and he's a quality pickup for only $4,900.

Patrick Kane is the hottest player in the NHL right now, and he's got six goals and 13 points in his last 10 games. Kane has 59 points on the season, and he's averaged 4.4 points over his last 10 games. 

Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks

With his assist today @88PKane now leads the NHL with 59 points (26G, 33A). He has 8 points (4G, 4A) in his last six contests. #WeKnowHim

Defenseman: Keith Yandle ($7,100)

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 3:   Keith Yandle #3 of the Arizona Coyotes skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 3, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Keith Yandle's been subject to trade rumors as of late, but that hasn't stopped him from being an explosive contributor for Arizona. Yandle has 11 points in his last 10 games and has averaged 4.1 fantasy points per game over that span.

Goalie: Antti Raanta ($8,500)

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 20:  Goalie Antti Raanta #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks guards the net during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on January 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Corey Crawford played on Sunday during a win against the St. Louis Blues, so Antti Raanta is the likely starter for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Arizona Coyotes. Raanta is 6-3-0 during his last nine starts and has a 1.86 goals-against average during that span.

Utility: Bo Horvat ($3,000)

Bo Horvat is a talented youngster who’s having a decent year for the Vancouver Canucks. The 19-year-old has only 12 points on the season, but he's scored three goals and tallied five points during the last 10 games. He will only cost $3,000, so he's a low-risk utility pick who could earn some decent points.

DraftKings stats and details per official site.

NHL stats via The Hockey News and Hockey-Reference.


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