Each day during the 2015-16 season, NHL.com's fantasy staff will identify one player at each position worth owning in DraftKings daily fantasy hockey contests. Based on factors including but not limited to matchups, line combinations, power-play usage, statistical coverage and recent production, we'll provide you with lower-priced options that can help you build a winning lineup.
NOTE: These picks are for the 3-game evening contests on Sunday, Oct. 18 and does not include players from the 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET early games.
Brandon Sutter, C, Vancouver Canucks
DraftKings price: $4,300
Daily fantasy sports is all about taking advantage of affordable players that are currently experiencing a surge in production and Sutter fits that description. The Canucks center is averaging a point per game with two goals, three assists, five blocked shots and 15 shots on goal in five games this season, but he has never had more than 40 points in a season. Sutter has a strong history against the Edmonton Oilers, the Canucks’ opponent Sunday. He has two goals, five points, five blocked shots, one shorthanded goal and 16 SOG in seven games against Edmonton and also has three of his five points this season at home.