Mikhail Grigorenko, Colorado Avalanche
DraftKings price: $3,200
The Colorado Avalanche have not played since Sunday and will be well-rested when they host the San Jose Sharks, who will be playing the finale of a five-game road trip. It's an important game for the Avalanche with the Minnesota Wild on their tail for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, so expect Colorado's trending line to come out firing. That trio is Grigorenko with Matt Duchene (C, $6,700) and Jarome Iginla (W, $4,700), with the low-priced Grigorenko posting assists in four of his past five games with six blocks and six shots on goal in that span. He doesn't have foundational category coverage to fall back on, but he'll have high-end scoring chances at even strength and on the power play for Colorado -- a lot to offer for a player priced $700 above the DraftKings minimum.
Tomas Hertl, W, San Jose Sharks
DraftKings price: $5,200
Hertl has been a fixture on a line with top-notch DFS assets Joe Pavelski (C, $7,500) and Joe Thornton (C, $5,500), and has outstanding numbers this season against the Colorado Avalanche. In three games against them, Hertl has two goals, two assists, three blocked shots and 11 shots on goal for an average of 5.7 DraftKings points per contest. After a bit of a rough patch, he has responded with four goals, one assist, six blocks and 15 SOG in his past five games. Stack him conveniently with Thornton, who has the most points in the NHL since Dec. 15.
Andrei Markov, D, Montreal Canadiens
DraftKings price: $4,400
Markov's category coverage has held true for much of the season, but he's a roll-every-night defenseman in DFS when he's producing points. He has 104 blocked shots and 84 SOG this season, and has complemented his strong peripherals with points in five of his past seven games with 13 blocks and 13 SOG in that span. He's priced 14th among defensemen on this four-game night and has done most of his point production on the road this season, with 21 points in 30 such games (3.0 DraftKings points per contest). He has an assist, one block and three SOG in two games against the Washington Capitals this season.
Frederik Andersen, G, Anaheim Ducks
DraftKings price: $7,400
Andersen is expected to start at home against the Buffalo Sabres, who allow the third-most DraftKings points to opposing goalies this season. The Ducks are red-hot and Buffalo's best two-way center, Ryan O'Reilly, is injured. This will be a popular goalie choice in terms of ownership but a very safe option that should be employed in head-to-head contests. Andersen is 7-0-1 in his past nine games with 18 goals allowed and is seventh in DraftKings price at his position.
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