Sunday, February 18th
This write-up focuses on the 5 games starting at 5pm or later — which is the DK main slate.
I will be doing another write-up that breaks down my DK Live Final Winning lineup from last night, likely doing that later today, so look for that tonight or sometime tomorrow morning….
Winnipeg Jets … Scheifele-Wheeler-Connor / Laine-Ehlers-Byfuglien
Lots to love here with Winnipeg. First off, they’re home where they are one of the more dominant teams in the league. Second, they’re getting Florida on a road B2B and their 4th straight road game. Florida is playing in a ton of high scoring games lately and I think we see a let down from them tonight. Winnipeg should dominate here and I think you can legit consider both top lines for the Jets as well as Dustin Byfuglien on defense and Connor Hellebuyck in goal.
Dallas Stars … Seguin-Radulov-Klingberg
If you dont trust the Jets or you go with the cheaper Jets (Ehlers/Copp/Laine) then pivot over to Dallas top line. There’s a bunch of higher totals out there which will make the Stars top guys contrarian today, but I think they’re gonna have no issues putting pressure on the Sharks who continue to shuffle their defensive pairings around.
Winnipeg Second Line … Copp-Laine-Ehlers … Go here instead of the top line to save a little $
Toronto … Matthews-Nylander-Hyman
Columbus … Wennberg-Foligno-Bjorkstrand
- Mark Scheifele & Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg)
- Auston Matthews & Willie Nylander (Toronto)
- Tyler Seguin & Alex Radulov (Dallas)
- Joe Pavelski & Timo Meier (Sharks)
- Carolina – Sebastian Aho
- Columbus – Cam Atkinson & Josh ANderson
- Detroit – Anthony Mantha
- Dallas – Alex Radulov
- Justin Williams (Carolina)
- Nick Foligno (Columbus)
- Timo Meier (San Jose)
- Brent Burns (Sharks) … Pivot to Vlasic to save a ton of $$ and I like him as well.
- Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg) … I have been saying for quite some time… Defenseman versus Florida. Feels like that works out well.
- Seth Jones (Columbus)
- Keith Yandle (Florida)
- Justin Faulk (Carolina)
Cam Ward (Unconfirmed) … The Devils have been great to me all year but this is their 3rd game in 4 nights and second on a B2B. I like the Hurricanes to win and Ward provides a nice value play.
Connor Hellebuyck (Confirmed) … Should see a ton of shots and Jets skaters will give him plenty of goal support today.
Ben Bishop (Unconfirmed) … Good DK play today to pair with a Stars stack.
LINE LOCK OF THE NIGHT: Scheifele – Wheeler – Connor (Jets)
ONE OFF STUD WINGER: Sebastian Aho (Hurricanes)
ONE OFF VALUE WINGER: Tim Meier (Sharks)
TOP DEFENSEMAN: Dustin Byfuglien (Jets)