We have two games today with some high-flying offensive teams. Florida and Calgary will be popular, but can we find some value elsewhere? Can Anaheim Ducks keep up with the Flames? Will Chicago have some magic on the road? You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Friday, March 10th, 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 now take a closer look at the daily fantasy hockey top plays for tonight's NHL DFS slate.



Chicago Blackhawks vs. Florida Panthers

Players to target: Taylor Raddysh, Seth Jones, Caleb Jones, Jared Tinordi, Aleksander Barkov, Matthew Tkachuk, Anthony Duclair, Sergei Bobrovsky

To say that this matchup is a mismatch on paper is an understatement. The Panthers may not be as good as they were last year, but they should have no issues getting back a terrible Blackhawks team.

The Panthers have the highest team total on the slate, so I’ll gladly pay up for Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk. If you need some value, Anthony Duclair is someone I would consider. He was held out of practice Thursday due to an illness, but I do expect him to play. I don’t love Sergei Bobrovsky, ever, but we can’t argue that he has a great chance of winning this game. He may not hit value, but there aren’t that many good goalie options to choose from.

On the Chicago side, all we can consider is their defensemen. Seth Jones, Caleb Jones and Jared Tinordi are all good options at different price points. Seth Jones has the most offensive upside, while Caleb Jones and Tinordi are more bargain options who can hit value by just blocking three shots. Outside of those three, there isn’t much to love. You could take a chance on Taylor Raddysh, who scored two goals last game and is under $3500 on DraftKings. 

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

Players to target: Mas McTavish, Troy Terry, Brock McGinn, Simon Benoit, Nathan Beaulieu, Lukas Dostal, Elias Lindholm, Jonathan Huberdeau, Andrew Mangiapane, Jakob Pelletier, Noah Hanifin, Jacob Markstrom

We have another one-sided affair between the Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames. We know that the Ducks are a flaming pile of #NotGood, but we also know how inconsistent the Flames have been this year. This seems like an easy win for Calgary, but I’m not ready to bet the mortgage on them.

Calgary does have a ton of value to exploit. Jonathan Huberdeau, Andrew Mangiapane and Jakob Pelletier are all great options. Pelletier is by far my favourite, mainly because he is skating on the top line and is only $3100. Huberdeau is the next-best option. He doesn’t shoot the puck much, but we know he has the skill and $4000 for him against the Ducks just seems too cheap to pass up on. I’ll pair any of those three together with Noah Hanifin, who offers just enough value on this short slate. He can shoot the puck and mix in a few blocked shots here and there, although Anaheim may not be able to generate enough scoring chances for it to even matter. 

For the Ducks, Mason McTavish, Troy Terry and Brock McGinn are my go-to options. Terry has the most skill of the three and has the best chance of scoring a goal. McTavish and McGinn don’t shoot the puck enough, so if they don’t register a point, you’re probably going to take a zero. If I had to pick just two, it would be McTavish and Terry. I will have a healthy amount of Simon Benoit and Nathan Beaulieu tonight because both players are in a good spot to block three shots. The Flames are a team that can really shoot the puck, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see both players hit the bonus before the end of the second period. 

Goalies are voodoo, so take all of this with a grain of salt. Lukas Dostal should get the start tonight and we know how good he can be. His $7500 price tag is more than I’d like to pay for him, but he really has a high floor when you take everything into consideration. Jacob Markstrom should get the call for the Flames after coming off a 40-save shutout, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to repeat that effort tonight. He’s been a mess all year, so even if he has played better of late, I’m having a hard time trusting a goalie with a .893 SV% on the year. He’s $7900, so even DK knows that his upside is limited. He’s going to be heavily owned, but if I had to pick between him and Bobrovsky, it would be the latter.