DraftKings Hockey: Beginner NHL DFS - Scoring
In daily fantasy hockey, like in most things, getting the fundamentals down is integral toward laying a foundation of knowledge to build from as you progress as a player. For DFS, that means understanding the scoring rules.
This is the scoring system for DraftKings daily fantasy hockey.
Goal: +8.5 Pts
Assist: +5 Pts
Shot on Goal: +1.5 Pts
Blocked Shot: +1.3 Pts
Short Handed Point Bonus (Goal/Assist): +2 Pts
Shootout Goal: +1.5 Pts
Hat Trick Bonus: +3 Pts
5+ Shots: +3 Pts
3+ Blocked Shots: +3 Pts
3+ Points: +3 pts
Win: +6 Pts
Save: +0.7 Pts
Goal Against: -3.5 Pts
Shutout Bonus: +4 Pts
Overtime Loss: +2 Pts
35+ Saves: +3 Pts
DraftKings gives the most points to skaters who consistently get shots on goal. A shot on goal gets you +1.5 DK points and 5+ shots gives you +3 DK points bonus. And that is all without actually getting the puck in the net. You’ll need to pay up for players who put up a high floor of shots on goal per game, but you can find some value in players who are in an efficiency funk but are still getting chances to shoot.
Rostering a goalie who can get a shutout and a win along with big saves is great, but .7 DK points per save and a +3 bonus for 35+ saves makes finding value at goalie a little easier. A goalie who loses and gives up goals can still be worthwhile with big save numbers. If a matchup looks like it is assured plenty of shots on goal, you can get away with a cheaper play.
Bonus for defenders
Defenders will usually be a source of value, as they are cheaper due to their lack of offensive numbers. The good news is that you can find well-rounded defenders who can accumulate points with blocked shots and shots on goal. One key for finding value is to look for consistent blocked shot numbers, as you get a bonus of 3 DK points with three blocked shots. Those three blocked shots and bonus can give your defender 6.9 DK points, which is great for any value play
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