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DraftKings NHL value picks: Feb. 12

NHL.com's Pete Jensen identifies affordable DFS targets

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

DraftKings Daily Picks: Feb 12

DraftKings Daily Picks: February 12

The NHL Tonight crew makes its picks for who will be the top DraftKings players for Friday, February 12

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Tyler Johnson, C, Tampa Bay Lightning 
DraftKings price: $5,200 

Johnson's DraftKings points per contest rate in his past 10 games (3.5) blows away his season average (2.2), and he has a favorable matchup Friday at home against the Nashville Predators, who have allowed 79 goals in 27 road games (2.9 per game). He is still affordable enough to offset the rising price of his explosive linemate Nikita Kucherov ($6,700), who scored a goal against the Predators earlier in the season. Johnson has two goals, two assists and 10 shots on goal in his past two home games and is priced 17th among centers. 

Justin Abdelkader, W, Detroit Red Wings 
DraftKings price: $4,600 

Abdelkader has scored 10 of his 14 goals at home this season, and continues to line up next to Pavel Datsyuk ($6,000) and Henrik Zetterberg ($5,600) at even strength and on the power play. He has three assists, two blocks and nine SOG in his past four games, and is tied for 26th in DraftKings price among wings. Whether you stack Abdelkader with one of his elite linemates or roll him out alone as your FLEX pick, he brings hidden upside with five multipoint games this season. 

Jake Muzzin, D, Los Angeles Kings
DraftKings price: $5,200 

Muzzin is tied for 16th in DraftKings price among D-men as the Kings continue their New York area road trip on short rest at the New York Rangers and backup goalie Antti Raanta. Muzzin did not register a point Thursday in a loss at the New York Islanders, but had quite a night of category coverage with four SOG and four blocked shots (4.0 DraftKings points). He has eight points, 18 blocks and 32 SOG in his past 10 games, plays on Los Angeles' top power-play unit and has been much better on the road (3.6 DraftKings points per contest) than at home (2.9). 

Louis Domingue, G, Arizona Coyotes 
DraftKings price: $6,600 

The Calgary Flames won a wire-to-wire game that ended in a shootout at the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, but will be on the second leg of a back-to-back set at the Coyotes, who are hungry for a win after nearly tying their Wednesday game late in the third period. Domingue is winless in his past four starts (0-3-1) but allowed two goals on 26 shots faced in his previous game and will be more rested than Jonas Hiller, who relieved an injured Karri Ramo on Thursday. Domingue has a strong even-strength save percentage (.932) this season, and the Flames convert on only 14.1 percent of their road power-play chances (24th in NHL). He's the cheapest projected goalie of the night and allows you to spend up at other positions. 

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