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DraftKings picks: Don't sleep on Sedins

Top-tier duo still producing despite Canucks' struggles; value targets

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

DraftKings Daily Picks: Monday

DraftKings Daily NHL Picks for Monday

The NHL Tonight crew makes its picks for top DraftKings players for Monday night including Mark Scheifele and Devante Smith-Pelly

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Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver Canucks
DraftKings price: $4,900

Per usual, Henrik Sedin's numbers don't lie; he has 30 points in 32 home games, 49 in 59 games overall and 10 in his past 10 games. Though he comes with some risk with such a low season output in SOG (77), stacking Henrik Sedin with Daniel Sedin ($6,200) is never a bad play on a light DFS night. He also had an assist, three blocks and three shots on goal earlier in the season against the Winnipeg Jets, who allow the fifth-most DraftKings points to opposing centers. And, just for reference, Jake Virtanen (W, $2,900) has been the third wheel on the Sedin line of late and is a bottom-tier fantasy flier.

Viktor Arvidsson, W, Nashville Predators
DraftKings price: $3,400

The Predators' top two lines are where the fantasy value usually resides, but there's something brewing on their third line with Arvidsson, Mike Fisher ($3,800) and Miikka Salomaki ($2,800). Arvidsson averages 2.3 DraftKings points per game this season but has seen a serious spike in his past 10 games with 3.7 per game on seven points, seven blocks and 34 SOG. For a player priced this low, 2.0 DraftKings points will return value. From the SOG category alone, Arvidsson has met or exceeded that mark in four of his past eight games. He faces the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, who allow the fourth-most DraftKings points to opposing wings. Though you shouldn't bank on stacking multiple players from this depth line, Arvidsson is worth rolling out as a third wing or FLEX.

Calvin de Haan, D, New York Islanders
DraftKings price: $3,800

De Haan returns to the lineup Monday against the Florida Panthers after missing four games because of a lower-body injury. He's one of eight players with 145 or more blocked shots (145) and 80 or more SOG (82), and has played the fewest games (57) among those qualifiers. He scored a goal with three blocks and two SOG in his most recent game March 3 against the Jets, and is a low-risk selection as your second defenseman. He has all kinds of exposure to DraftKings coverage considering he averages more than 20 minutes of ice time per game this season. He's 34th among defensemen in price.

Frederik Andersen, G, Anaheim Ducks
DraftKings price: $7,600

The Ducks' timeshare goalie is tied for 11th at his position in DraftKings price at home Monday against the New Jersey Devils. Though the Devils have fared surprisingly well so far on their California road trip with wins against the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings, they are riding one goalie, Keith Kinkaid, with Cory Schneider injured, and collide with an elite Western Conference team due to snap out of a three-game losing skid. It's safe to rely on Andersen, who has a .929 save percentage and 9-1-3 record at home this season.

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