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Key Skaters

Auston Matthews, TOR (DK $9,000)

  • Matthews has continued to fill the net as he now has 24 goals in 33 games. Four of his goals along with three assists have come against the Winnipeg Jets, in five games, and AM34 has a goal in each of his last three games.
  • Of late it hasn't really mattered what Matthews' salary is, what other players or games are on the slate, or what the matchup is. He's been a highly owned play despite all of that and Friday night will be no different.

Alex Ovechkin, WAS (DK $8,700)

  • The Capitals are playing their second game in as many night's but the matchup is a welcome one for Ovechkin as the future Hall of Famers has five goals in six games against the Devils this season.
  • With 11 goals in his last 12 games, including one on Thursday, Ovechkin has shaken off the rust that was keeping him in check early in the season.

Anze Kopitar, LAK (DK $5,900)

  • Over his last four games, Kopitar has just one point but his $5,900 salary and matchup make him a top play for me on Friday, especially when you consider some of the high-priced talent in play.
  • Kopitar has two goals in four games against the Shark this season and regardless of the Kings' struggles, he's recorded 38 points in 34 games.

Favorite Stacks

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujarvi - Tyson Barrie

Toronto Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner - Zach Hyman - Jake Muzzin

Colorado Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen - Gabriel Landeskog

Value Line Stacks

Los Angeles Kings

Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown - Alex Iafallo

Washington Capitals

Lars Eller - Daniel Sprong - Jakub Vrana

Calgary Flames

Sean Monahan - Johnny Gaudreau - Brett Ritchie - Noah Hanifin

Top Positional Plays

*Note: The last skater listed at each position is my top value play.

Center

  • Connor McDavid, EDM (DK $9,100)
  • John Tavares, TOR (DK $6,000)
  • Elias Lindholm, CGY (DK $5,400)
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, WAS (DK $5,000)
  • Jack Hughes, NJD (DK $4,600)

Wing

  • Mikko Rantanen, COL (DK $7,600)
  • Kyle Connor, WPG (DK $6,800)
  • Vladimir Tarasenko, STL (DK $6,100)
  • Matthew Tkachuk, CGY (DK $5,300)
  • Jakub Vrana, WAS (DK $4,000)
  • Phil Kessel, ARI (DK $4,000)
  • Paul Stastny, WPG (DK $3,700)

Defense

  • John Carlson, WAS (DK $6,500)
  • Cale Makar, COL (DK $5,800)
  • Drew Doughty, LAK (DK $5,300)
  • Erik Karlsson, SJ (DK $4,800)
  • Jake Muzzin, TOR (DK $4,300)
  • Alex Goligoski, ARI (DK $3,700)
  • Noah Hanifin, CGY (DK $3,600)

Goalies

  • Phillip Grubauer, COL (DK $8,200
  • Vitek Vanecek, WAS (DK $8,100)
  • Adin Hill, ARI (DK $7,800)
  • Cal Peterson, LAK (DK $7,700)