Draft Kings NHL DFS Picks For Thursday

There are ten NHL games on the Thursday January 18th slate at Draft Kings. The Nashville Predators have an enticing matchup against the Arizona Coyotes. The Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders is another intriguing matchup. The Bruins sit at 2nd in their division but the Islanders have a chance for a Wildcard spot.

The standard lineup at Draft Kings consists of two centers, three wingers, two defenders, one goalie, and one utility player.

Expected Goalies for Thursday, 18 January

Team Goalie Price
Arizona Coyotes Antti Raanta $6,800
Boston Bruins Anton Khudobin $7,700
Colorado Avalanche Jonathan Bernier $7,500
Columbus Blue Jackets Sergei Bobrovsky $7,900
Dallas Stars Ben Bishop (confirmed) $7,600
Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Quick $7,800
Nashville Predators Pekka Rinne $8,300
New Jersey Devils Cory Schneider $7,500
New York Islanders Jaroslav Halak $7,400
New York Rangers Henrik Lunkqvist (confirmed) $8,400
Ottawa Senators Craig Anderson (confirmed) $6,900
Philadelphia Flyers Michal Neuvirth $7,300
Pittsburgh Penguins Tristan Jarry $7,200
San Jose Sharks Martin Jones $7,700
St. Louis Blues Jake Allen $8,200
Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy $8,000
Toronto Maple Leafs Frederik Andersen $8,000
Vegas Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury $7,500
Washington Capitals Braden Holtby $7,700

The salary cap is $50,000 which equates to $5,556 average per player. Looking at the goalie prices, a couple of bargain players will be needed to meet the salary cap.

Sponge Worthy (player worthy of his high price). New York Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist ($8,400) Lundqvist has a 2.54 Goals Against Average and a .924 save percentage for the season. The Rangers goalie averages 5.2 fantasy points per game on Draft Kings. The Rangers are playing at home against the Buffalo Sabres who rank last in scoring.

Boston Bruins D Charlie McAvoy ($4,900): The rookie defender McAvoy is skating on the first line and has been playing at least 20:00 a game. The Bruins have the least Goals Against; on the other side of the spectrum, their opponent, the Islanders, have the highest Goals Against.

Nashville Predators LW Kevin Fiala ($5,600): Fiala has been frigid but scored in his last game on Tuesday so it may be the beginning of another streak. The matchup against the struggling Coyotes is a great opportunity launch a hot streak.

Philadelphia Flyers C Sean Couturier ($6,700): Coutuier has been hot, has a high ceiling, and cost almost $2000 less than Stamkos. The Flyers will play the Maple Leafs at home with a chance to gain a Wild Card spot.

Amygdala Pick (my emotional pick that has little to do with logic or stats). Washington Capitals RW T.J. Oshie ($5,200) He’s a patriot.

Good luck at Draft Kings!!

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