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DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo & FantasyDraft NHL Picks Cheatsheet, Feb. 14 (FREE)

Jake Hari



DraftKings & FanDuel NHL DFS picks like Evgeni Malkin for today's NHL DFS slate based on projections and rankings from top DFS player.
Evgeni Malkin & NHL DFS Picks: The following FREE NHL DFS picks for fantasy hockey lineups come from Awesemo’s Projections and Rankings for today’s fantasy hockey slate on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft. However, the picks and analysis don’t stop here! Check out the YouTube Channel for today’s NHL Strategy Show (Monday through Friday 4 p.m. EST). Picks in green are for cash or GPP-style contests. The rest are for DFS tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel.

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The cheatsheets are based on my exposure to tonight’s NHL slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, as the following players are ones I’m exposed to most when running unique (non-4-3-1) lineup builds in Fantasy Cruncher and/or hand-building. Using this information and Awesemo’s value grades in his NHL Rankings, you can determine which plays are viable for cash games. (Note: projections shown in the tables below are the default projections from Fantasy Cruncher). These picks can be used for cash games, or as part of stacks in larger GPPs.


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NHL Fantasy-Point Projections (Premium) (posted by 11 am EST/updated throughout the day as news breaks): Our fantasy projections break down every element of a player’s projected performance and synthesizes thousands of data points into one easy to use fantasy-point projection for each player that can be used as a reference for hand-building lineups or plugged into an optimizer to create hundreds of lineups within seconds. The player’s projections page also breaks down each statistical scoring category (goals, shots, blocks, assists etc.). Awesemo’s NHL Rankings (Premium) (posted by 3:30 p.m. EST): The world’s best DFS player releases his letter grade rankings, both on a player and stack level, for each and every fantasy-relevant player/stack on the day’s slates. Perfect for hand-building lineups or comparing to your own projections to test for accuracy, these grades are also featured in our Lineup Builder.

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NHL DFS Lineup Builder (Premium) (updated each day by 3 p.m. ET): The Lineup Builder is the perfect tool for hand-building lineups. Equipped with Awesemo’s proprietary rankings, as well as Vegas implied goal totals, matchups and lineup information, this tool aggregates all the information you need to build your best lineup onto a single page. Lineups you build on this page will receive both a GPA based on Awesemo’s rankings and a contrarian percentile ranking for evaluating whether your GPP lineups are too chalky.
NHL Fantasy Cruncher optimizer (Premium add-on) (updated the night before): The most powerful optimizer in NHL DFS, available as an add-on to premium members, is updated the night before with all of the day’s slates.
NHL Lineup Study (Premium add-on): Analyze how the top players are building their lineups to take your game to the next level. Every single DraftKings contest is available to be analyzed to see what the pros are doing.
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Jake Hari is the Director of NHL Content at and contributes to the site's NHL and MLB coverage as a writer of the spotlight stacks articles and host of Strategy Videos and Livestreams. Jake has been dubbed "the Baseball Savant" thanks to his immense knowledge of MLB but he's achieved some of his best success as an innovator in the world of NHL DFS. You can contact Jake by emailing