The NHL has 12 teams in action on Friday night, and there are tons of great players to choose from. There are six teams from both conferences in action, so there will be a nice variety of stars to include in your lineup.
As always, there is a pesky $50,000 salary cap to abide by, but there are some players that you just have to go big or go home on. Without further delay, here are your picks for Friday’s action.
|DraftKings NHL Lineup Picks February 27|
|POS||PLAYER||Matchup||Fantasy Points Per Game||Salary|
Center: Jason Spezza ($7,800)
Although the Dallas Stars would love to have Tyler Seguin in the lineup, the top line hasn’t missed a beat with Jason Spezza in his place. The former Ottawa Senator has 14 points in his last 10 games, and he’s averaged 4.8 fantasy points per game during that stretch.
Wingers: Jamie Benn ($8,900) and Nikita Kucherov ($4,700)
If you are going to take Spezza, it makes sense to take his running mate, Jamie Benn. The duo has been one of the NHL’s best over the last few weeks, as Benn has seven goals and six helpers for 13 points in his last 10 games.
Benn is averaging an astounding 5.4 fantasy points per game over his last 10 games, and he should feast on a very porous Colorado Avalanche squad.
Nikita Kucherov is one of the NHL’s rising young stars that doesn't get talked about often.
The Tampa Bay Lightning speedster is a dynamic goal-scorer with 23 goals and 53 points, and he's picked up six goals and 10 points in his last 10 games. He's averaged 3.9 fantasy points per game during that stretch, and he's a fantastic pickup for only $4,700.
Defensemen: John Klingberg ($4,100) and Anton Stralman ($3,600)
John Klingberg is a skilled young defender who is trying to catch Aaron Ekblad in the rookie defenseman scoring race. The Stars' blueliner has seven points in his last 10 games, including three markers on the power play.
Anton Stralman has settled in nicely with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he's tallied 30 points this season. The Lightning blueliner has seven points in his last 10 games, and that's a solid value when you consider his $3,600 price tag.
Goalie: Braden Holtby
Braden Holtby is playing very well this season, and he has a record of 29-14-9. Over the last 10 games Holtby is 6-4-0 with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. He should continue his success against the Carolina Hurricanes because they have averaged only 2.20 goals per game this season.
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