Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Strategy for Jan. 31

January 31st, 2015 by R. Cory Smith Leave a reply »

The final day of January also happens to be a busy day for DraftKings NHL fantasy players. With a full slate of games on tap for Saturday, below is a look at an ideal lineup and strategy for daily owners.


C Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks ($5,000)

Experience does not always promise production in fantasy hockey, but Joe Thornton has been on a tear recently. The 35-year-old center has 17 points over his last 16 games, including five in his last four. Over the last two games, he's also seen over 20 minutes of ice time.

On Saturday, Thornton faces a porous Chicago Blackhawks defense that allows the 28th-most points to centers. Expect him to keep up his recent streak, finishing with at least four fantasy points in DraftKings leagues.


W Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames ($5,300)

By this point, every daily fantasy owner knows just how lethal Johnny Gaudreau can be. With over four fantasy points in three of his last four games, the undersized winger is proving to be a potent offensive star for the Calgary Flames.

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