Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday/Monday Picks

Chris Morgan
RotoWire.com
Sasha Yodashkin is going back to the well with Sharks playoff star Logan Couture in Game 3 in St. Louis.
Sasha Yodashkin is going back to the well with Sharks playoff star Logan Couture in Game 3 in St. Louis.

We've got another two-day stretch of games turned into one DFS contest. Sunday and Monday both feature Game 2s, but the game Sunday is at 3 p.m. EDT, which means you need to get your lineup in early. Here are some players to target, and to avoid, for your daily fantasy lineup. 

GOALIE

Tuukka Rask, BOS vs. CAR ($30): Simply put, Rask has been the best goalie in these playoffs. Through 14 starts he has a 2.02 GAA and .938 save percentage. The Bruins are also at home, which is another point in the Finnish goalie's favor.

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GOALIE TO AVOID

Jordan Binnington, STL at SAN ($31): Binnington helped turn the Blues' season around when he debuted, but the playoffs have been a different story. He had a .915 save percentage prior to Saturday's Game 1, and that outing did not go well. The rookie allowed five goals on 24 shots against a potent Sharks offense.

CENTER

Logan Couture, SAN vs. STL ($24): Sometimes, you just want to keep it simple. Yes, Couture is on the pricier side, but he's worth it. He leads the postseason with 17 points. The 30-year-old also had three points in Game 1, including two more goals.

CENTER TO AVOID

Ryan O'Reilly, STL at SAN ($23): O'Reilly scored a goal in Game 1, but it was his first in nine games. He also has only one power-play point in that time. Martin Jones struggled during the regular season, and to start the playoffs, but he's turned it around since then. Against the Stars he had a .916 save percentage.

WING

Teuvo Teravainen, CAR at BOS ($20): In his last 10 games, Teravainen has six goals on 31 shots, plus three assists to boot. He also notched 24 points with the extra man this season. The Bruins had the 16th-ranked penalty kill, so if they play at that level Teravainen could take advantage.

Jake DeBrusk, BOS vs. CAR ($18): DeBrusk has a point in each of his last three games, and four points in his last five. He also started 64.7 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone this year, tops among Bruins forwards. Petr Mrazek's first start after returning from injury didn't go great, as he allowed four goals on 27 shots.

WINGS TO AVOID

David Perron, STL at SAN ($17): Perron has four points in his last 11 games, but only one is a goal. Also, he has zero points on the power play in his last nine games. While the Sharks struggled defensively this year, that was mostly on the road. At home they had a 2.85 GAA.

Justin Williams, CAR at BOS ($17): The veteran forward is still getting it done, but here he's going up against a goalie in Tuukka Rask with a 2.02 GAA in the playoffs. Additionally, he may not be the guy to take advantage of Boston's penalty kill that ranked 16th this year. He doesn't have a power-play point in his last 16 games.

DEFENSE

Colton Parayko, STL at SAN ($26): Parayko notched 10 goals on 176 shots this season. The playoffs have been going well too, as he has seven points and 36 shots on net through 14 games. While Martin Jones has played well recently, he did have an .896 save percentage this year, which is a larger sample.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SAN vs. STL ($16): Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson are more offensively minded, but they are also pricey. Vlasic focuses more on the defensive end of things, but he has some upside at a lower price. Also, in his last four games he has four points. Pickles has also blocked 19 shots in his last six contests.

DEFENSE TO AVOID

Torey Krug, BOS vs. CAR ($21): Krug was held without a point, or a shot, in Game 1 of this series, but that's not what concerns me primarily. The defenseman got the bulk of his points with the extra man, as 30 of his 53 points came on the power play. Carolina had the eighth-ranked penalty kill, so it could be tough sledding for Krug.

Dougie Hamilton, CAR at BOS ($20): Hamilton scored 18 goals this season, but none of them have come in his last six games. He also got a lot of his fantasy value from putting pucks on goal, and the Bruins only allowed 28.3 shots on net per contest at home. Throw in Tuukka Rask's play in the postseason, and it's hard to get excited about Hamilton.

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