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Saturday 16th Dec 2017

The NHL has given us 11 games to choose our DFS picks from tonight, and there are multiple options for the stack. Washington hosting the Red Wings, the Blues/Maple Leafs, Dallas and Ottawa, and finally Pittsburgh out in the desert to face the Coyotes. While each of these games presents a nice opportunity, there are others as well. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve been having a lot of success lately doing the late game options with just two or three games to pick through, but the game of the night for me is San Jose visiting Boston.

Andrew Ladd ($3800, New York Islanders): This may be the last time to get Ladd at this bargain basement price, as he’s been finding his offensive groove again. Ladd has four goals in his last five games and heads to Philadelphia tonight for a nice Metro Division battle. Ladd is getting second power play minutes, and is still on the Isles third line. A promotion could be coming due to his recent hot stick, averaging 4.3 fantasy points per game on DraftKings.

Mitch Marner ($6100, Toronto Maple Leafs): Marner has picked up points in his last five games (3g, 4a and seven points total over that time frame) along with 16 shots on goal. Hosting the rejuvenated St. Louis Blues, after the firing of HC Ken Hitchcock, tonight’s game in Toronto will be a good measuring stick for the Blues. Toronto is getting offense from all angles, and the NHL’s rookie of the month for January will be leading the charge.

John Klingberg ($5000, Dallas Stars): Another former stud who has found his footing of late, Klingberg is giving us a glimpse of his former self, and right on time for a struggling Stars team. With a goal and four helpers in his last five games, Klingberg’s offense is very welcome, especially on a team that is not known for its defensive skills. I’m chalking it up as a sophomore slump, the same slump that is hitting Detroit's Dylan Larkin. On the road in Ottawa tonight, facing a Senators team that has had trouble keeping the puck out of their net, Klingberg makes for a fine DFS option in what will likely be a high scoring affair in Canada’s capital city.

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