NHL DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks for February 17
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
There are four later games in the NHL on Sunday night and that action will provide the primary player pool in NHL DFS tournaments and cash games for the evening with action starting at 6 p.m. ET. FanDuel is offering a $30,000 NHL Breakaway on Sunday and DraftKings has a $40,000 Hockey Week Twine contest scheduled. With thousands of dollars in potential prizes on the line, you're going to want to strike the right balance with your Sunday NHL DFS lineups. That's exactly why you'll need to check out the NHL DFS picks from DFS millionaire Mike McClure before you set your roster.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He's also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NHL DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NHL DFS player.
On Saturday, McClure recommended Sharks wing Timo Meier at just $5,200 on FanDuel. The result? Meier scored a goal and registered an assist against the Canucks -- returning 28 points and over 5x value.
For Sunday's NHL DFS slate, McClure is recommending Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin at $8,800 on FanDuel and $8,000 on DraftKings. Ovechkin is well on his way to another Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy with 39 goals to lead the league in 2018-19. It'd be the eighth time in his career that he's won the award if he can hold on to his three-goal lead with 24 games to play.
More recently, Ovechkin has been showing his chops as a distributor, with seven assists and nine total points in his last six games. You'll want Ovechkin in your NHL DFS lineups against the slumping Ducks on Sunday night.
Another pick McClure loves: Red Wings center Dylan Larkin ($7,000 on FanDuel, $7,500 on DraftKings), who has 14 points in his last 12 games. Larkin already has a career-high 24 goals on the season and he's up to 55 points now in 58 games. He gets the Flyers for a second night in a row on Sunday and has a couple of points in two previous games against Philadelphia this season.
Larkin has also been solid in the second game of back-to-backs this season, with eight points in nine games. So be sure to target him for your NHL DFS lineups on Sunday night.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to go off for big numbers because of a dream matchup, and he comes at a price that will leave plenty of salary cap flexibility. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your cash games and tournaments or going home with nothing.
So what is the optimal NHL DFS lineup for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on NHL DFS.
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