Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for February 16

Tom Urtz Jr.@@TomUrtzJrContributor IFebruary 16, 2015

ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 07: Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild makes a save against the Colorado Avalanche during the game on February 7, 2015 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
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There are eight games on the docket Monday night, and with 16 teams in play, there a number of amazing players to draft. The key to a winning lineup is finding a good balance, and in order to do that you need to be smart with your money.

Without wasting any more time, here are your ideal NHL DraftKings lineup picks for February 16.

DraftKings NHL Daily Fantasy Lineup Feb. 16
POSPLAYEROPPFPPGSALARY
CJeff Carter vs. TBL3.3$6,500
CHenrik Sedin vs. MIN2.5$4,000
WJohnny Gaudreau vs. BOS3$4,400
WAlex Tanguay vs. ARI2.5$4,000
WTyler Toffoli vs. TBL3.2$7,100
DRyan Suter @VAN3.1$5,000
DJustin Faulk @OTT3.5$5,600
GDevan Dubnyk@VAN5$8,500
UTILDerrick Brassard@NYI2.9$4,700
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Center: Jeff Carter ($6,500) and Henrik Sedin ($4,000)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames battle for the puck at Staples Center on February 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won 5-3.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Imag
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Jeff Carter has been a key cog for the Los Angeles Kings lately, and he's been red-hot over his last 10 games played. The center of the Kings' That 70s Line has averaged 4.5 fantasy points and tallied 10 points in his last 10 games.

Henrik Sedin has been a key player and an amazing playmaker for the Vancouver Canucks throughout his career. Vancouver's top center has 46 points this season, and he's tallied eight assists over his last 10 games played. He is a good low-cost option to add, and he will allow for discretionary spending in other areas of your lineup.

Wingers: Tyler Toffoli ($7,100) and Alex Tanguay ($4,000)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammates as he skates by the bench after scoring a first period goal against the Calgary Flames at Staples Center on February 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Tyler Toffoli has been great for the Los Angeles Kings since returning to the lineup, and he's making his impact known. The 22-year-old winger has six goals in his last nine games and is averaging 3.9 fantasy points per game.

Alex Tanguay has been a pleasant surprise for the Colorado Avalanche this season. The 35-year-old veteran is leading the team in scoring with 38 points, and he has seven points in his last 10 games. At $4,000 he's a bargain buy, and he will chip in some secondary offense.

Defensemen: Justin Faulk ($5,600) and Ryan Suter ($5,000)

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 is a talented young blueliner with 34 points in 54 games this season. Over the last 10 games, the 22-year-old has averaged 4.7 fantasy points per game, and he's got 10 points. Faulk is on pace to have a career year and is a great buy at $5,600.

ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 03: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during the game on February 3, 2015 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Ryan Suter is a quality defender who logs a ton of minutes for the Minnesota Wild and has 30 points in 51 games this season. The veteran blueliner has averaged 3.3 fantasy points over his last 10 games, and he's picked up seven points in the process.

Goalie: Devan Dubnyk ($8,500) 

ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 9: Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild makes a save against the Vancouver Canucks during the game on February 9, 2015 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Devan Dubnyk has been a different goalie since joining the Minnesota Wild, and he's having quite the season. In his last 10 starts, he is 8-0-1 with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage with three shutouts. He will cost $8,500, but he's been the hottest goalie in the league over the last few weeks.

DraftKings stats and details per official site.

NHL stats via The Hockey News and Hockey-Reference.