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.
DraftKings price: $3,900
Third-line forwards are important in DraftKings contests that include only two NHL games. Going with an uncommon choice like Eakin at home Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators (8:30 p.m. ET, NHLN, RDS) is necessary since most depth players likely will be owned by more teams than usual. Eakin will try to extend his point streak to four Tuesday. He has one goal, two assists and four shots on goal in that span.