Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Picks for February 27

Tom Urtz Jr.@@TomUrtzJrContributor IFebruary 27, 2015

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 14: Jamie Benn #14 and Jason Spezza #90 of the Dallas Stars talk during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on February 14, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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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
POSPLAYERMatchupFantasy Points Per GameSalary
CJason Spezza Col@Dal3.2 $7,800
CValtteri FilppulaChi@TB2.4 $4,100
WJamie Benn Col@Dal4.3 $8,900
WTyler ToffoliLA@Anh3.2 $4,900
WNikita Kucherov Chi@TB3.4 $4,700
DJohn KlingbergCol@Dal3 $4,100
DAnton Stralman Chi@TB2.3 $3,600
GBraden Holtby Was@Car4.9 $8,800
UTILBrian BoyleChi@TB2 $2,900

Center: Jason Spezza ($7,800) 


Jason Spezza has the lone goal through two periods of #DALvsMIN, and it's a laser. #HDIA #HockeyDayInAmerica https://t.co/jl8g9Wj1L3

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)

ST. LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 17: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars gets ready to score a goal against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on February 17, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/NHLI via Getty Images)
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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.

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21:  Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a break from the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 21, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Lighting defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (Photo by Chris
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Nikita Kucherov is one of the NHL’s rising young stars that doesn't get talked about often.

Billy Jaffe @BJaffe

Of all players on NHL top 30pt list @TBLightning Nikita Kucherov (53pts) averages14:55/gm. Next lowest is. Forsberg's 17:03 #veryefficient

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.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 31: Anton Stralman #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at the Amalie Arena on January 31, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
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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

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 5: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals guards his net against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on February 5, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
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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. 

DraftKings stats and details per official site.


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