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DraftKings picks: Williams has big-game potential

Underrated Capitals wing leads value targets

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

Adam Henrique, C, New Jersey Devils
DraftKings price: $4,500

Henrique has scored 22 goals this season, and is a bargain at this price. He had 9.0 DraftKings points Thursday against the Nashville Predators, doing most of his damage late. He scored with under a minute left and again in overtime, and had six shots. Henrique has three goals in his past two games and could get another against the Dallas Stars on Friday. Dallas has lost four straight allowing 17 goals, and has given up 33 goals in seven games. The Stars give up an average of three goals per game this season, making Henrique worth the cost. He's $3,900 less than the most expensive center, Tyler Seguin, and if you play your cards right, you could probably get each of them in this contest. If you can't, take Henrique and spend the rest of your dollars elsewhere.

 

Justin Williams, W, Washington Capitals
DraftKings Price: $5,300

Williams is a steal here because he is the third-most expensive forward on his team. But here's why he is a better option than Alex Ovechkin ($9,100) and T.J. Oshie ($5,400); not only does he have two goals and seven points (and 28 shots) in the past 10 games, but Williams has torched the New York Rangers, his opponent Friday, this season. Williams had a hat trick in one game against them and two goals in another. He has six goals and nine points in four games against New York this season. Washington scores the most goals per game in the League (3.3) and Williams ranks fourth in scoring (19 goals, 44 points) behind Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Ovechkin.

Andrej Sekera, D, Edmonton Oilers
DraftKings price: $4,300

Sekera is the 10th-most expensive defensemen but has more upside than many of those ahead of him. He may not be a scoring machine (six goals, 21 points in 64 games), with two points in 10 games, but where he will rack up the points is with blocks. Sekera has averaged two blocks per game and almost two shots per game this season. That's 2.0 DraftKings points right there. If he happens to chip in with a point, or more blocks against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the opponent Friday, even better. At $2,100 less than the most expensive defensemen in the contest (John Klingberg, Dallas Stars, $6,400), grab Sekera and save your money to spend in other areas.

Joonas Korpisalo, G, Columbus Blue Jackets
DraftKings price: $7,200

On a night with three games, options are limited. Braden Holtby ($8,700), Henrik Lundqvist ($8,600) and Cory Schneider ($7,700) are three of the best goalies in the League and therefore the three most expensive. Korpisalo is the best bargain here for a few reasons. He's started 16 of the past 17 games for the Blue Jackets, and has a .919 save percentage this season. Korpisalo has allowed six goals in three games and is playing an Oilers team which ranks 26th in goals per game (2.4). Korpisalo has averaged 5.1 DraftKings points per contest in his past 10 games.

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