Yahoo DFS Hockey: Saturday Picks

Jordan Mazzara
RotoWire.com

With 13 games on the docket, we'll be focusing on the evening slate, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. Read further for tips and tricks as you set your DFS lineups.

GOALIE

Carey Price, MON at EDM ($29): Price is enjoying a hot streak, winning five of his last six starts -- four on the road -- and registering a .942 save percentage. When he's rolling like this, it's tough to stay away, especially against the Oilers, who have scored just four goals over their last three games. 

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GOALIE TO AVOID

Braden Holtby, WAS vs. TB ($32): Holtby's season is nothing to write home about, as he's posted a .909 save percentage, but plentiful offensive support leaves him with an outstanding 16-4-4 record. It's an unfavorable matchup for this price range, though, as the Lightning rank second with 3.52 goals per game and a 29.9 percent success rate on the power play. 

CENTER

Pierre-Luc Dubois, CLS vs. NJ ($18): With two straight two-point games in tow, Dubois is cooking with gas, and he'll be taking on the lowly Devils. Over the last month, the Devils have posted 2.92 GA/60 at even strength -- 27th in the league -- and they've yielded 3.57 goals per contest over the past seven road games. 

CENTER TO AVOID

David Krejci, BOS vs. NSH ($21): Krejci's recorded just three points over the last eight outings, and he failed to direct a shot on net in four of those contests. That leaves an undesirable floor at the price range, and the ceiling isn't anything to chase since the Predators have yielded 2.10 GA/60 over the last month. 

WING

Travis Konecny, PHI at OTT ($21): Konecny hasn't missed a beat since returning from injury, compiling four assists -- two with the man advantage -- over the last two games. The Flyers' top line is rocking, and the Senators will struggle to contain it, as they've let in at least three goals in five straight games, 20 total. 

William Nylander, TOR vs. DET ($19): The Maple Leafs have only played three home games over the last month, which is a shame for Nylander, as he's been far better at Scotiabank Arena with six goals and eight assists over 16 home games. The Red Wings have allowed the most goals per road game this year (4.06), including five goals in three of their last four outings.

WINGS TO AVOID

Alex DeBrincat, CHI at COL ($19): DeBrincat was facing steep regression after last year's 41-goal breakout, and he's failed to light the lamp in six straight games. The 22-year-old has already struggled against the Avalanche this year as well, posting an assist and a minus-5 rating over four contests versus the Avs. 

James Neal, MON at EDM ($16): Neal is hit or miss in the point department, and when he misses, the floor is brutal, as he's finished with less than 2.0 fantasy points in four of the last six games. As mentioned earlier, the Habs have been stellar in net lately, allowing just 0.96 GA/60 at even strength over the last two weeks. 

DEFENSE

Morgan Rielly, TOR vs. DET ($19): Rielly already sports a solid floor via shots and blocked shots, adding in a plus-7 rating over the past three games. His lack of points has caused his price tag to slip into a more desirable range, and he's in a strong position to rediscover his power-play magic against Detroit's 30th-ranked penalty kill (73.4 percent).

Justin Faulk, STL at SJ ($16): Faulk is starting to look like the player that intrigued the Blues enough that they signed him long term before he even playing a game in The Lou. He's notched three points and 20 shots on net over the past four games, and he has a superb matchup against the Sharks, who have yielded 3.06 GA/60 over the last month -- the third most in the league.

DEFENSEMEN TO AVOID

Aaron Ekblad, FLA at CAR ($18): Ekblad has been productive this year with 21 points, but he's not in a good position to ink the scoresheet tonight. The Hurricanes have allowed 1.31 GA/60 over the last two weeks, and their penalty kill ranks second at 85.8 percent. 

Charlie McAvoy, BOS vs. NSH ($17): Still goalless through 36 games, McAvoy can't seem to get the engine to rev. His metrics are down across the board, including a 50.3 Corsi For percentage -- 3.8 percent lower than last year. It's tough to depend on him under these circumstances, especially against Nashville's aforementioned strong crease.

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