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NHL DFS Picks For January 7, 2022

Alexander Ovechkin DFS
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot in the second period against Winnipeg Jets center Andrew Copp (9) on February 25, 2020 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

All four teams that are playing today can score a lot of goals. Everyone here is at the top of the standings and we should see two awesome games tonight. We are not going to try and call who is going to win because it is too close to call. The toughest pick of the day is going to be your goalie. Subscribe today to find out who it is! Spoiler alert: it is not Ville Husso.

Here’s a monumental lineup For DFS Hockey 1/7/21 (using DraftKings Values)

CenterE. Kuznetsov$6,500
Center  
WingA. Ovechkin$9,200
Wing  
Wing  
DefenseJ. Carlson$6,800
Defense  
Goalie  
Utility  

Prices across the board today seem pretty low so we are going to maximize everything we can. Alex Ovechkin is a household name even outside the hockey world. If you are reading this you know who is and what he does. If you do not, he scores goals. At a prolific level.

Evgeni Kuznetsov was a recently featured player who had an off game on the one day we actually took him. If he does not work out today it may not be until next season that we pick him again. He is the guy dishing to Ovi andis well worth your top center spot.

John Carlson has been getting little fanfare this season. We guess that everyone assumes he is just going to score a point per game and then they yawn. It is what he does. The Capitals would be a completely different team without him.

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The way that DraftKings prices players is endlessly fascinating to us. Teuvo Teravainen is priced higher than Andrei Svechnikov who is clearly the better player. We love Turbo but Svech scores more goals and both are going to benefit from riding with Sebastian Aho

If you can afford Aho as your other center go for it. We will try and make that happen for you but we would be remiss to not mention Lars Eller. A quiet man who comes and does his job every night, Lars might not stand out at first blush. The thing to note here is that Tom Wilson has been moved down to the second line to balance things out. It is not a demotion for Tommy Boy, just a way to make sure they keep a nice balance. This benefits Eller greatly. 

Wait a tick, you are in the market for a goalie, right? Part of the reason we are avoiding Carolina tonight is not because they are weak but because they are facing Jakob Markstrom. His season continues to shine and he is a must add most nights.

For a little St. Louis action consider both Brandon Saad and Brayden Schenn. Saad is one of our consistent fallbacks when we are unsure who we want to take. Schenn is someone we posted a day or two ago and he came up big after missing a lot of time due to injury. Both are fantastic hockey players and worth rostering.

Blake Coleman has not graced our page in a minute. He has fallen off a bit but is worth looking at if only for his 12 shot night recently. Yes, you read that correctly. An elite guy like Ovechkin has to work hard to get five shots a night and somehow Coleman over doubled that. He is a gem.

Round out your last defensive spot with either Torey Krug or Justin Faulk. The cool thing about St. Louis is that almost everyone is a role player. It is not great for fantasy because they just do their job and their job is not necessarily to score you points. That said, these two are stalwarts and they may surprise you.

Oof. We were thirsty last night and we are not thirsty now. Tip your bartenders, follow us on Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) and mail us some Tylenol. Please!

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