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NHL DFS player picks, projections

Daily fantasy strategies, advice for upcoming contests; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy identifies daily fantasy hockey player picks, projections and strategies for DFS contests in the 2021-22 season. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.



100 forwards | 50 'D' | 25 goalies

Top 10 waiver wire pickups

Power rankings | Top 25 lines

Projected lineups, starting goalies


FRI. JAN. 21


Tyler Seguin, DAL (at DET) -- The Dallas Stars center had arguably his best game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, scoring two points (one goal, one assist) in 21:55 of ice time with a season-high nine shots on goal. Seguin, who ranks fourth on the Stars in goals (10) entering their game at the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, is worth targeting in DFS against the Detroit Red Wings, whom the Stars defeated 5-2 on Nov. 16.


Mats Zuccarello, MIN (at CHI) -- The Minnesota Wild wing has scored 10 points (three goals, seven assists) during a six-game point streak and has their second most points (32 in 29 games) this season behind elite wing Kirill Kaprizov (44 points in 34 games). Zuccarello is worth stacking with his even-strength and power-play linemate Kaprizov, who also has a six-game point streak (12 points in span), against the Chicago Blackhawks, who have the seventh worst penalty kill in the NHL (76.3 percent).


Tony DeAngelo, CAR (vs. NYR) -- The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman has scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in six games this month, including three assists (two on power play) against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. DeAngelo, who's nearly a point per game player this season (28 points in 29 games), should have extra motivation when he faces his former team, the New York Rangers, for the first time.


NOTE: Pick will be added once more starters have been announced.


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