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Fantasy Hockey: Scouting The NHL DFS - Saturday, February 18

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With a nice night last night and some of our plays hitting, we turn to a full slate of games today. I will be focusing on the main 7 pm slate only. There are a few early games today as well. I will break down the plays and teams you will want to consider. I will be making this fast as I have to head out the door for a bit.

Mr. Pucks Profound Three

I was asked if these are three players people should use. What I suggest is, building around at least one of my three choices. Let us take a look at my top three.

Jamie Benn (Dal) -Wing- ($8500 FD / $7000 DK)

If you have been following the bye week trend, teams coming off the bye week have been flat. Tonight, Benn gets a Lightning team returning from their bye week. With three goals and four assists in his last five, Benn should slice through the Tampa defense. Look for a goal and one assist with six shots on net.

Joe Pavelski (SJ) -Wing- ($7700 FD /$7400 DK)

Pavelski is averaging a goal every three games this season and nearly a point per game. In his last game he had two goals and two assists, and tonight I feel he repeats that against the Coyotes. His line will dominate as the Sharks start a push to lock into a playoff position.

Vincent Trocheck (Fla) -Center- ($6200 FD / $6100 DK)

Trocheck has been playing great hockey as of late. Currently, on a four-game scoring streak, he could easily extend it to five tonight. I can see him easily scoring two goals and adding five shots on net.

Mr. Pucks’ Sleeper play of the night

Mikkel Boedker (SJ) - Wing - ($3900 FD / $3600 DK)

Nothing like a player returning to his former home to spark him. Boedker has had a dismal season statistically speaking. A return to Arizona could turn him around and help him heat up. I think he gets a goal against his former team tonight and should crush value.

Teams To Target

A few teams to target and build your lineups around.

San Jose Sharks - The Pavelski line should own this game. Also, like 3rd line as a gpp play. Burns is expensive but scores more than 50% of his points on the road. Vlasic is also a good play.

Dallas Stars - I think they score five tonight. The top line of Benn-Eakin-Eaves should do well. 2nd line is all centers on FD. Love Klingberg tonight on defense and Jordie Benn.

Florida Panthers - The Trocheck line will be popular, but also consider the second line with Jokinen. Yandle and Ekblad on defense.

Toronto Maple Leafs - Love the top line of Komorov-Kadri-Levio tonight. Bozak and JVR will be a popular stack as well. Soshkinov will be a sneaky sleeper. Zaitsev and Reilly on defense.

Also Consider - Chi 2nd, Edm 1st, LA 1st, Cgy 1st and 2nd


**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**

I will list a few goalies that I like tonight, and if you want to play them in cash, gpp, or both.

Dubnyk - Cash/GPP
Dell - Cash/GPP
Lehtonen - GPP
Crawford - GPP
Talbot - GPP
Elliott - GPP
Miller - GPP

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