DraftKings NHL DFS Picks | 1/21/21


Daily fantasy hockey players are always looking for that inside edge. For the HockeyFanLand will be back at it, providing Pro DFS Insights to help you build cash NHL DFS lineups.

Today’s Top NHL DFS Picks for DraftKings:


Mark Scheifele, Salary: $6,900 Scheifele picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Senators. Same matchup, get him pugged in.

Mathew Barzal, Salary: $6,600 New Jersey is off to a good start this season. However, I still want to target against any team with these kinds of depth issues.

Pierre-Luc Dubois, Salary: $3,800 Has a tough task taking on Tampa. However, this is a mispriced player still.


Jake DeBrusk, Salary: $4,700

With David Pastrnak on the shelf and Boston’s right wingers taking some punishment in general, there has been movement on the top line. The latest iteration sees DeBrusk skating there. This is one of the best spots to be in the league, and DeBrusk still being priced as if he’s skating on the second line is a benefit to us. Boston hosts a Philadelphia team that is missing their top-line center, and that swings the pendulum in the favor of Boston’s top line.

Blake Wheeler Salary: $6,000 Wheeler scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.

Mikko Rantanen Salary: $7,500 Rantanen scored a power-play goal on three shots in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Kings. This guy could get you the shots bonus every time out.


Victor Hedman Salary: $7,100 This is very pricy for a defensemen, but Hedman does everything you need!

Ryan Pulock, Salary: $5,500 Pulock can play in all situations and on both ends of the ice. On offense, Pulock has a booming shot that can beat any goaltender, and he will play on the top power-play unit. Defensively, Pulock has become much more consistent, which is a must under coach Barry Trotz


Semyon Varlamov, Salary: $8,100 Has been unbeatable this season posting two shutouts.

Hunter Miska, Salary: $8,300 Miska hasn’t appeared in an NHL contest since 2018-19, but he was fantastic in the minors last season, posting a .924 save percentage and a 2.48 GAA in 26 appearances with AHL Colorado. He’ll attempt to pick up the first NHL win of his career in a favorable road matchup with a Kings club that’s gone 0-1-2 through its first three games of the campaign.