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DraftKings daily fantasy value picks: Feb. 2

NHL.com's Pete Jensen identifies affordable DFS targets

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

Rickard Rakell, C, Anaheim Ducks 
DraftKings price: $4,300 

Rakell is playing alongside Corey Perry ($6,600) of late as the Ducks roll three lines deep into a rivalry game against the red-hot San Jose Sharks. He has done his best work at Honda Center this season with 16 points and 67 shots on goal in 24 home games and can be conveniently stacked with Perry in DFS contests. He has seven points and 34 SOG in his past 10 games, largely benefiting from the Ducks' recent line adjustments since acquiring David Perron. Priced 49th among centers on this massive game slate, Rakell should have low ownership and power-play exposure, having played with Perry and Ryan Getzlaf last week on Aneheim's top man-advantage unit. 

Jordan Eberle, W, Edmonton Oilers 
DraftKings price: $4,700 

The Columbus Blue Jackets allow the second-most DraftKings points to opposing wings this season, and the Oilers are not far behind, allowing the third-most points. That means the Columbus-Edmonton game should have no shortage of goals, so tap into the newly formed line of Connor McDavid ($5,600) and Eberle. McDavid, who returns to the lineup Tuesday after missing nearly three months because of a fractured clavicle, had 12 points in 13 games prior to his injury Nov. 3. Eberle, a three-time 60-point producer, has underachieved through 37 games with 22 points and 77 SOG (2.6 DraftKings points per contest), but could see an immediate boost playing with McDavid. Eberle is priced well outside the top-40 wings and more than capable of a multipoint game. 

Shayne Gostisbehere, D, Philadelphia Flyers 
DraftKings price: $5,200 

Gostisbehere leads all rookie defensemen in points (22) and power-play points (12) through 29 games this season. He has eight points and 28 SOG in his past 10 games for Philadelphia, who hosts the struggling Montreal Canadiens. He has been especially dangerous at Wells Fargo Center with 12 points, six blocked shots and 32 SOG in 13 home games. He has remained the anchor of the Flyers' top power-play unit despite the return of veteran Mark Streit and is tied for 23rd in DraftKings price among D-men. 

Philipp Grubauer, G, Washington Capitals 
DraftKings price: $6,900 

Last season, home teams went 8-3-0 on the Tuesday following the NHL All-Star break. That should instill confidence in DFS owners to draft the Capitals backup on home ice, even with Alex Ovechkin suspended Tuesday against the Florida Panthers. Washington, coming off an overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their final game before the break, is deep at each of the three positions, allowing them to rest Braden Holtby after he played in the All-Star Game. Grubauer is 2-1-1 with a .937 save percentage at home this season and opposes Panthers backup Al Montoya ($7,300), who's more expensive. Spend up at forward and on defense and take your chances on the Capitals, who recently had their 12-game home win streak snapped and have not lost consecutive games at Verizon Center since November. Grubauer has started twice against Florida this season, going 1-1-0 with four goals allowed on 52 shots faced. 

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