Fantasy Hockey: Leon Draisaitl great value DFS play

Leon Draisaitl

When it comes to hockey in Edmonton, everybody’s attention is on Connor McDavid. Let’s face it: this kid is the new poster-boy for the NHL. Every game McDavid does something new and amazing at extreme speed.

McDavid is currently riding a seven-game point streak, which has produced 15 points (6 G, 9 A). In case you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, McDavid currently leads the NHL in points with 34. Impressively, he already has six three-point games this season.

In the world of daily fantasy sports, ideally, you want cheap exposure to the best players in the game.

That’s what makes Leon Draisaitl the ultimate value DFS play right now.

The former third-overall pick now has 20 points in 25 games, including nine goals and 11 assists. Draisaitl was one of the most impressive players at the World Cup of Hockey this fall, helping Team Europe reach the final, a big surprise to the majority of fans. Draisaitl has not slowed since.

It has been said that Draisaitl is a student of the game, and that clearly shows in his play. He is well over 50 percent on faceoffs this season and possesses all the tools to drive his own line.

However, in last night’s game against the Jets, Draisaitl was given the opportunity to play with McDavid on the wing, a new look for the Oilers. The result was pure magic. The two combined for six points on the night.

With a DraftKings price tag of $5100, Leon Draisaitl offers great value no matter where he plays in the lineup. Playing with McDavid certainly won’t hurt his already-impressive season.

McDavid could win the scoring title this season. The Oilers need secondary scoring if they hope to be a playoff team for the first time in a decade. Look to Leon to provide that.

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