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NHL DFS Picks For March 19, 2022

Cole Caufield
MONTREAL, QC - JULY 02: Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) plays with a puck at warm-up before the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Final game 3 between the Tampa Bay Lightning versus the Montreal Canadiens on July 02, 2021, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire)

Our fingers are on the F5 trigger all day this weekend. There will have to be a few more trades in the next few days leading up to Monday’s trade deadline. From left field, Brandon Hagel was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a king’s ransom. A lot of people are calling it too much, but it is hard to put a dollar number on what Hagel brings to a team and what his contract does for your cap space. Two more years at just over a million and he will be a restricted free agent, meaning Tampa is in control. While we would like to see a new champion crowned, if they pull off the three-peat it will be truly something special.

Here’s a Quebecouis lineup For DFS Hockey 3/19/22 (using DraftKings Values)

CenterN. Suzuki$5,600
WingC. Caufield$4,900
GoalieJ. Allen$8,100

It may seem odd to follow up with a talk on the current Cup holder by going after the team they beat, but Montreal is just having a fascinating season and we are here for it. Jake Allen is big time trade bait and the Habs are surging. They would love to beat up on their next door neighbors the Ottawa Senators and Filip Gustavsson has not won since November. 

No one really knows what stage of build the Canadiens team is but either way Cole Caufield is going to play for them for a very long time. If we were an insanely talented five foot nothing player and then one of the greatest shorties of all time, Martin St. Louis, became our coach, you bet we would thrive in that situation. 

Nick Suzuki rounds out our freebies today. We had him in our heads as one of the small guys because Montreal seems to thrive with them and he is under six foot tall, but we just checked in and he tilts the scales at 205. That boi thicc. We are going to have to start watching his game more because he is built for big time.

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Nikita Kucherov does not necessarily have an unfair matchup against the Rangers but he is just unfair in general. It is really too bad that he has lost so much time to injury because it deprives us of what will hopefully be a Hall of Fame career. You can also save $300 and go for Mitch Marner. It is worth pointing out that Auston Matthews is back from suspension and they have a little time to make up.

We are upgrading Suzuki to Elias Lindholm. This Swede cannot be stopped. No one scored in the last game so do not worry about the blip. He is comfortably at a point per game and so he will 100% get a point tonight. That’s how statistics work, right? While we very much want Kuch, it is tantalizing to stack Johnny Gaudreau with Elias. They are going to be setting some big personal bests this year.

Listed under the high risk category you can swing for the fences by taking Alex Nedeljkovic or Thomas Greiss. Double check to see who got the nod, but this Detroit team has been scoring a decent amount of goals but just need a big game for their goaltender to get them the win. We have poo-pooed them before but they are at least a little better than what their record says they are. 

We have been very good at waiting for the appropriate time to deploy Moritz Seider. His hype is off the charts these days and for good reason. There was a clip the other day where he rushes back to break up a play and then blocks a shot with the calmness of a zen master. He is only 20. We would like to see more point production but there is a good chance against Seattle tonight. It may be time to grab Dylan Larkin again. He is a very underrated center.

Don’t look now but Ondre Kase is on a three game goal streak. He is quietly earning his keep unlike Michael Bunting who is the leading point scorer in the rookie of the year race. A lot of Toronto’s wingers are always worth a look. Ilya Mikheyev himself is on a two game goal streak. This team is good at that thing.

Ondrej Palat’s time with Tampa is nearing its close. We took a peek at his career stats last night and were wowed. This guys production over the long term is above average and he does not get nearly enough credit for his successes. He is fine with it given that he has won the sports highest award twice now. Expect him to give 110% down the stretch. He will be earning his bag this off-season.

Rasmus Andersson is still undervalued by DraftKings and we will sing it from the rooftops until it changes. Vancouver will have a tough game but Elias Pettersson does not even need to score to get you big points. Not much gets by Jakob Markstrom, but Petey took 6 shots in his last match. We also are considering Ryan Strome for our second center given that we are curious how Frank Vatranoslots in in his new home in the Big Apple.

The weekend is lovely and so are you. You know how the Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) works already. What are you still here for? Get those picks in and have a good one!

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