Welcome to Wednesday's seven-game NHL Slate. We have a ton of good options to choose from, including Nathan MacKinnon against the Washington Capitals. Those may be obvious choices, but we also need to find some value and pick the correct goalie.  You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Wednesday, January 24th, but before you build those NHL daily fantasy lineups, don’t forget to check out our NHL DFS projections, the NHL Value Finder, and the NHL DFS lineup generator. Let's look closer at the daily fantasy hockey top plays for tonight's NHL DFS Showdown slate.


NHL DFS Playbook January 24th


Recommended DFS Starting Goalies

Top Options for Saves

Connor Ingram vs Florida Panthers

Devon Levi vs Los Angeles Kings

Charlie Lindgren vs Colorado Avalanche


Best Odds for a Win

Joey Daccord vs Chicago Blackhawks

Alexandar Georgiev vs Washington Capitals

Sergei Bobrovsky vs Arizona Coyotes


Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Joey Daccord, G, Seattle Kraken

Only a handful of goaltenders have been better then Daccord since the holiday season and tonight he gets a cake matchups against the Blackhawks who are scoring just 1.1 goals per game over the past 30 days on the road. Daccord likely won't see the volume of other goalies on the slate but he's got a real shot at that shutout tonight and the bonus that comes with it. 

Cam Talbot, G, Los Angeles Kings

Talbot was one of the best goalies in the 2023 portion of this regular season but since then he has just been okay. He still holds a 2.43 GAA on the season but has lost 8 straight starts which is just ridiculous. Things have a way of evening themselves out though and the Sabres while they shoot the puck a lot aren't scoring many goals of late and just lost to the Ducks last night. 

Ilya Samsonov, G, Toronto Maple Leafs

Here we go, bringing back the catch the falling knife play of the day! This is the boldest one to date as Sammy wasn't even on the roster parts of this season because he's been so bad. Why play him? Well, he looked sharp against the Kraken a couple nights ago and the Jets offense isn't amazing on the road at just 2.6 goals scored over the last month. Taking a risk here but it could yield an amazing reward. 


Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues (3.78)

Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals (3.54)

Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes (3.53)


Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

I hate to get wrapped up in the chalk but sometimes it just makes too much sense. The Capitals are falling apart and allowing goals finally and they played just last night so they will be tired as they are an older team. The Avalanche are rocking teams right now with over 4-5 goals per game lately and MacKinnon is the head of the attack, hard to fade that. 

Jared McCann, C, Seattle Kraken

Terrific matchup for the Kraken tonight as they try to get back on track after losing 4 straight games. McCann is the offensive plug to this team and with his 18 goals on the season he is always a bargain at around 5k in DFS if the matchup is right. The Blackhawks are allowing the 6th most DFS points to centers on the season, seems like a no brainer. 

Elias Pettersson, W, Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks at home are just a wagon this season with 17 wins and a +59 goal differential they are plowing through teams in front of the home crowd. The matchup against the Blues is a better one too as they have recently started sliding and allowing 3.3 goals per game on the road the last month. They also rank 31st against left wingers this season so Pettersson should have a field day. 

Trevor Moore, W, Los Angeles Kings

I have played Moore a lot this season and rarely have I been disappointed! His 21 goals on the season are pacing the Kings and every game it seems he is a threat to find the back of the net. The matchup with the Sabres on the west coast having played last night is a good one too so plug in this mid range piece tonight. 

Vince Dunn, D, Seattle Kraken

Like I said earlier in the playbook with McCann this is an awesome matchup for the Kraken tonight and it looks like Dunn will be on the ice today despite the day to day injury tag. Dunn is the blue liner to own in this matchup with his big minutes and 35 points on the season!


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