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Fantasy Pick'Em: Benn stackable with Seguin for Stars

Elite forwards in different tiers for favorable matchup against Senators; more DraftKings targets

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com covers DraftKings NHL Pick'Em contests by providing advice within certain player tiers. These targets can be used as a basis for your roster decision-making.

 

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Tier 2

Safe pick: Jamie Benn, DAL (vs. OTT) -- The Dallas Stars forward had one goal, one assist and eight shots on goal in their 3-2 overtime win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday (9.0 DraftKings points), extending his point streak to four games. Benn has five points (one goal, four assists) and 20 SOG over the span (5.4 DraftKings points per game). He is playing on the top line with center Tyler Seguin (Tier 1), making them a must-stack duo against the Ottawa Senators on Monday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, RDS, TSN5, NHL.TV). Seguin has nine points (five goals, four assists) and 23 SOG in his past five games. The Stars have a favorable matchup against the Senators, who give up the second most goals per game in the League (3.42) and have the 28th-ranked penalty kill percentage (75.7).

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Sneaky upside: Brock Boeser, VAN (vs. NYI) -- The Vancouver Canucks right wing had an assist, one SOG and two blocks in their 4-3 overtime loss against the Nashville Predators on Friday (3.5 DraftKings points). Boeser has six points (two goals, four assists), 20 SOG and two blocks in his past six games (4.2 DraftKings points per game). He's playing on the top line with center Bo Horvat (Tier 4), who has four points (two goals, two assists), seven SOG and two blocks in his past two games (9.5 DraftKings points per game). Boeser and Horvat look to remain hot against the New York Islanders (10:00 p.m. ET; SNP, MSG+, NHL.TV), who are allowing the most goals per game (3.56). It's worth noting Boeser is facing fellow Calder Trophy candidate Mathew Barzal, and each forward is in Tier 2 of DraftKings Pick'Em.

 

Tier 6

Safe pick: Daniel Sedin, VAN (vs. NYI) -- The Canucks wing has 14 points (eight goals, six assists), including six PPP and 25 SOG, in his past 10 games (4.9 DraftKings points per game). Vancouver has a favorable matchup against the Islanders, who rank 30th in penalty kill percentage (74.5). Sedin plays on the top power-play unit with Horvat (Tier 4), Boeser (Tier 2), Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alexander Edler (Tier 5), presenting a potential low-ownership Pick'Em stack. The Canucks power play ranks sixth in the League, converting at a rate of 21.8 percent.

Sneaky upside: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (at EDM) -- The Arizona Coyotes defenseman had one goal, one SOG and two blocks in their 2-1 win against the Senators on Saturday (4.5 DraftKings points). He has seven points (one goal, six assists), 11 SOG and five blocks over his past seven games (3.3 DraftKings points per game). He looks to continue his recent success against the Edmonton Oilers (9 p.m. ET; SNOL, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV), who are giving up the third-most goals per game (3.31). Ekman-Larsson has two points (one goal, one assist) and eight SOG in three games against the Oilers.

 

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