Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Picks for March 13

Tom Urtz Jr.@@TomUrtzJrContributor IMarch 13, 2015

OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 8: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames prepares for a faceoff against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on March 8, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
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It is Friday the 13th, and although it is a historically unlucky day, you should take your chances by playing some daily fantasy hockey with DraftKings. There are five games on the docket, and there are some interesting matchups that have serious playoff implications.

As always, there is a salary cap of $50,000 to balance, and the lineup below should get the job done. Without further delay, here are your NHL picks for March 13.

Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks for March 13
CKyle TurrisOtt@NYI3.2$5,200
CSean Monahan Tor@Cgy3.2$6,100
WJohnny Gaudreau Tor@Cgy3$5,500
WMike Hoffman Ott@NYI3.1$4,600
WN. Niederreiter Anh@Min2.5$4,000
DTravis Hamonic Ott@NYI2.8$3,800
DJohn Carlson Dal@Was3.9$7,100
GDevan Dubnyk Anh@Min5.3$8,900
UTILJosh Bailey Ott@NYI2.7$4,700

Center: Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators ($5,200) and Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames ($6,100)

OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 8: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on March 8, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Kyle Turris has played well for an Ottawa Senators team that is trying to make the playoffs, and he's a great add for only $5,200. Turris has nine points in his last 10 games and has tallied 4.1 fantasy points a game during his recent hot streak. 

Sean Monahan is a big reason why the Calgary Flames could hold onto a playoff spot, and he's another must-have value center. Monahan has six goals and 10 points over his last 10 games and a 3.7 fantasy points-per-game average. The Flames are set to square off against the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs, and that is a matchup worth exploiting.

Wingers: Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames ($5,500) and Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators ($4,600)

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After taking Sean Monahan, it only makes sense to take Johnny Hockey as well.

Gaudreau made history by becoming the first Flames rookie to tally 50 points in a season since Jarome Iginla, and he's been hot lately. The Calder Trophy candidate has seven points in his last 10 games, and he is a great add for $5,500 when paired with Monahan.

Mike Hoffman is one of the NHL's top rookies, and he's producing very well for the Senators. The 25-year-old sniper has 24 goals this season and nine points in his last 10 games.

His fantasy points-per-game average of 4.2 is solid, and it's even better when you consider his $4,600 price tag. He is another package deal, because in this scenario you have also selected Kyle Turris.

Defense: John Carlson, Washington Capitals ($7,100) 

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08:  John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck in the first period during an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Verizon Center on February 8, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI
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There aren't many solid value defensemen up for grabs, so it makes sense to grab a consistent performer like John Carlson.

The Washington Capitals' top blueliner has 46 points this season and seven over his last 10 games. During that span, he has also tallied a 4.4 fantasy points-per-game average, which is higher than his season average of 3.9.

Overall, the $7,100 price tag may seem steep, but the market as a whole isn't as great as it's been over the past few games.

Goaltending: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild ($8,900)

ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 24: Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild warms up prior to the game against the Edmonton Oilers on February 24, 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 the NHL's second-best goaltender for the last few weeks behind Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. Dubnyk has not only won a ton of games, but he's had a nasty goals-against average and save percentage.

Over the last 10 games, Dubnyk is 8-2-0, and he's got a 1.60 goals-against average and .940 save percentage. He will be up for a test against the Anaheim Ducks, but he has shown that he is more than ready for it with his stellar play as of late.

DraftKings stats and details per its official site.