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DraftKings picks: Stack Maroon with McDavid

Oilers wing has 11 points in 14 games since trade; value targets

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit Red Wings ($5,300)

Zetterberg has had a disappointing season with 48 points in 79 games, but he has 21 shots on goal and three assists in his past four games. Two of those points have come on the power play, and it's only a matter of time before he ends his eight-game goal drought. He averages 3.1 DraftKings points per game at Joe Louis Arena this season, and the Red Wings begin a crucial stretch with Stanley Cup Playoff implications Wednesday at home against the Philadelphia Flyers (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports) before visiting the Boston Bruins on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, FS-D, NESNplus).

Patrick Maroon, W, Edmonton Oilers ($3,800)

The Oilers were a DFS nightmare in their 5-0 home loss Saturday against the Calgary Flames but have a chance to redeem themselves Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m. ET; SNP, SNW, NHL.TV) in the final game at Rexall Place. Maroon, who has spent the majority of his even-strength ice time alongside Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle since being traded to the Oilers from the Anaheim Ducks, presents a favorable stacking option to offset McDavid's steep price ($7,300, highest among centers). The Canucks allow the seventh-most DraftKings points to opposing left wings, and Maroon has 11 points and 32 shots on goal in 14 games with the Oilers.

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Morgan Rielly, D, Toronto Maple Leafs ($5,000)

In his past two games Rielly has two assists, seven blocked shots and four shots on goal. He has also played more than 25 minutes in each game. He has 23 of his 35 points at Air Canada Centre, and has three assists, three blocked shots and eight shots on goal in two games against the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He's priced fourth among defensemen on this light night but should carry lower DFS ownership than the players priced above him.

Jimmy Howard, G, Detroit Red Wings ($7,600)

Goaltending was a huge issue in March for the Red Wings, but Howard has brought stability to the equation since coach Jeff Blashill turned to him as the starter to begin April. He's getting his third straight start Wednesday after allowing four goals on 56 shots in back-to-back wins against the Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs. He has won three of his past four games and allowed two goals in each. Even with the Flyers' recent surge they allow the sixth-most DraftKings points to opposing goalies.

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