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NHL DFS Picks for April 13, 2022

Cale Makar DFS
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 26: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) skates during a game between the San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)

The Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken game has been postponed due to weather. Apparently, Winnipeg is about to get such a brutal winter beatdown that even northern Canada is worried about the next few days. We hope everyone up there can stay safe. It is a pretty quiet day in the hockey world so let’s take a look at top dogs Colorado and see what they are up to.

Here’s a frosty lineup For DFS Hockey 4/13/22 (using DraftKings Values)

WingM. Rantanen$7,400
DefenseC. Makar$7,700
GoalieD. Kuemper$8,000

Darcy Kuemper is probably watching Karel Vejmelka in Arizona and appreciating how he used to be in the same boat but is now in a much bigger and nicer one. Vejmelka has been playing well, but cannot overcome the Coyotes’ deficits. Kuemper used to do the same exact thing but is now in Colorado where the grass is much greener. Or the snow is whiter? Either way, at $8,000 you have a great goalie on a great team.

Cale Makar needs five more points to hit 82 on the season. That should be easy for the second-year stud. He has also landed in an amazing spot and has been thriving. We rarely see defensemen with this many points and he does not only get assists. His game-winning goal the other day was surgical and the Avs are lucky to have him.

Mikko Rantanen is already over the 82-point mark and could not score the rest of the season and still be elite. His next big milestone is 40 goals, which will be tough but doable. He has already set his own high mark in that category, never having scored more than 31 in a season and cruising along at 35 right now. We think he can do it.

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• Who is in for the injured captain Gabriel Landeskog? We know

• Reasonably priced second line Centers with weak goalies as opponents

• Defensemen who soak up shots and give you a high floor to work from

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The current owner of Landeskog’s top-line wing position is Andre Burakovsky. It had been Valerie Nichuskin, but we are seeing Burakovsky penciled in. This is a great stack with Rantanen which will give you access to all of the goodness that Nathan MacKinnon has to offer.

Save a bit on Rantanen and take Patrik Laine. He is back to his old goal-scoring ways and the Canadiens goalie situation is bleak. Jake Allen is out for the rest of the season and Carey Price is not back yet. Sam Montembault will try and hold down the fort, but that is easier said than done with a sniper-like Laine lining up against you.

Pick your two favorite centermen from these three guys. Anze Kopitar, Nick Suzuki, and Ryan Strome can get all your center needs to be fulfilled and more. Kopitar may have the toughest road since we already highlighted his major opponent Kuemper, but he is always ready to make an impact. Suzuki and Strome are both facing weak goalies and should be contributing a lot on offense tonight.

You will need some extra cheap guys to afford all the gold in the Colorado hills. Frank Vatrano is on a three-game point streak and is still on the top line in New York. Jakub Voracek is almost guaranteed to get an assist a game and Josh Anderson is ready to get back to scoring more goals.

Travis Sanheim is a shot-blocking machine and is doing work in Philly. Even though their record is not great, he is out there doing what he can. He can get you a few shots as well. We were going to take Bowen Byram because his price was nice, but for no good reason, it spiked to $2,000. Not worth it. Go after Jeff Petry instead who is the most offensive blueliner the Habs have.

The weekend is on the horizon and it is time to start planning. Hike? Grill? Do nothing? All valid options. What are you up to? Come check out our Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) and have a happy hump day!

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