The weekend is here again, and it has been an interesting week in the world of the NHL. The NHL trade deadline came and went, and teams are ready to make the push for the playoffs, so that means that there are some players whom you should especially keep an eye on.
As always, there is a salary cap of $50,000 to follow, so that means you need to be decisive and thrifty at the same time. Without further delay, here are your NHL DraftKings picks for March 6.
|DraftKings Daily Fantasy NHL Picks for March 6|
|POS||PLAYER||Matchup||Last 10 GP||SALARY|
|C||Kyle Turris||Buf@Ott||13 Points, 3.3 FPPG||$6,000|
|C||Sean Monahan||Cgy@Det||9 Points, 3.1 FPPG||$5,100|
|W||Bobby Ryan||Buf@Ott||11 Points, 3.5 FPPG||$7,800|
|W||Brandon Saad||Edm@Chi||8 Points, 3.0 FPPG||$5,000|
|W||Justin Fontaine||Min@Car||9 Points, 1.7 FPPG||$3,400|
|D||Niklas Kronwall||Cgy@Det||8 Points, 2.6 FPPG||$4,400|
|D||Kris Letang||Pit@Anh||8 Points, 4.2 FPPG||$6,500|
|G||Devan Dubnyk||Min@Car||8-2-0, 5.2 FPPG||$8,500|
|UTIL||Erik Condra||Buf@Ott||7 Points, 1.7 FPPG||$3,300|
Center: Kyle Turris ($6,000)
Kyle Turris is one of the NHL's hottest centers, and he's in a position to continue his streak against the Buffalo Sabres. Turris has 13 points in his last 10 games, and he's averaged 4.8 fantasy points during that span. Buffalo traded both its goalies at the deadline, and its current goalie isn't much better than a shooter tutor.
Wingers: Bobby Ryan ($7,800) and Brandon Saad ($5,000)
It only makes sense to take Bobby Ryan if you already have Turris, as the duo has been red-hot for the Ottawa Senators. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey, native has 11 points in his last 10 games and a 4.4 fantasy points-per-game average during that span. He could notch a goal or two against a weak Sabres team, and that will result in a sweet return on your investment.
Brandon Saad is going to get paid this summer, and for good reason. The Blackhawks' young sniper has 20 goals this season, and the 22-year-old tallied four goals and eight points in his last 10 games. He's averaged 3.4 fantasy points per game during that span, and that's a nice rate for a $5,000 player.
Defensemen: Niklas Kronwall ($4,400) and Kris Letang ($6,500)
Niklas Kronwall has stepped up his offensive game recently, and he has a minimal cap hit of $4,400. During his last 10 games, Kronwall has eight points and a 3.2 fantasy points-per-game average. He is slowly but surely inching toward the 40-point plateau, and he should hit that mark within the next few games.
Kris Letang has been healthy this season, and he's been able to be productive for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The roving defender has eight points in his last 10 games and a 4.0 fantasy points-per-game average. The Anaheim Ducks are a tough opponent, but his mobility and offensive ability should enable him to put points on the board.
Goalie: Devan Dubnyk ($8,500)
Devan Dubnyk is the NHL's hottest goaltender, and he has a record of 8-2-0 with a 1.79 goals-against average a .933 save percentage in his last 10 games. He is pushing the Minnesota Wild toward the playoffs, and his run has been unprecedented. Dubnyk is 26-8-3 on the year, and he should be a Vezina finalist at the very least.
DraftKings stats and details per its official site.