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DraftKings picks: Ducks, Penguins flying under radar

Anaheim's Silfverberg, Fowler, Pittsburgh's Bonino, Murray are value picks

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Fantasy Staff Writer

Nick Bonino, C, Pittsburgh Penguins

DraftKings Price: $4,000

Bonino has eight goals and 24 points this season with one third of them (three goals, five assists) coming in three games before going scoreless in a 5-0 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday. He averaged 7.0 points per game during the three-game streak, is playing with more confidence, and it has showed in his game and on the scoresheet. Bonino also had two assists in a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, -- the Penguins' opponent Sunday -- on March 19. He has really clicked with linemates Phil Kessel (five goals in five games, $6,800) and Carl Hagelin, whose four-game point streak ended Saturday ($4,500). Stacking the three may not be a bad option.

Jakob Silfverberg, W, Anaheim Ducks

DraftKings Price: $5,100

Silfverberg has been on an offensive tear lately and the $5,100 price tag seems too good to be true. He's scored 4.0 or more DraftKings points in six of his past eight games. Silfverberg has 18 goals this season but nine have come in the past 10 games, including three multi-goal games. He also has at least a point in seven of 10 games and leads Ducks players with three points this season against the Dallas Stars, whom they play Sunday. Although the Stars have given up seven goals during their four-game winning streak, they are prone to give up its share of goals. Silfverberg is tied for 19th in terms of price among defensemen but provides an excellent return value.

Video: ANA@ARI: Fowler pushes the Ducks' lead to three goals

Cam Fowler, D, Anaheim Ducks

DraftKings Value price: $4,700

Fowler has one point in his past three games, but has more than four DraftKings points in three straight. That's a credit to his shots on goal and shot blocking. Fowler averages 2.5 DraftKings points per contest and has three games with three-plus shots blocked and three-plus SOG in his past nine. He had four SOG and four blocks against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday that was good for 4.0 DraftKings points, making for a good night although he didn't score. Fowler has 107 SOG and 103 blocked shots with four goals and 23 points in 64 games this season, so he can score. Playing the Stars, a team which ranks toward the bottom of the League in goals allowed per game, should also help.

Matthew Murray, G, Pittsburgh Penguins

DraftKings price: $6,800

Murray is the biggest bargain of the day. He likely will make his second straight start after a 25-save shutout against the Islanders on Saturday. Murray is 6-2-1 with a 1.86 GAA and .933 SV% this season and will be the workhorse while Marc-Andre Fleury remains out with a concussion. Murray had 9.8 DraftKings points Saturday and averages 5.6 points per game. If you take out his first NHL appearance, when he had 2.8 points, the average balloons to almost six points per game (5.95). Murray has won four straight and is priced well below teammate Jeff Zatkoff ($7,600). He's also closer to the floor price for goalies ($6,000) than he is to the highest-price goalie (Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues; $8,600). The Penguins are 11-1-0 in their past 12 games and have defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, their opponent Sunday, twice this season, which is good news for Murray.

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