Pepsi7's NHL Core Plays: Monday, February 26th

Each day, one of our NHL experts will be providing recommended player picks for your daily fantasy hockey lineups. The goal is to help you build the optimal cash game (50/50s/double-ups/head-to-head) lineup.

Monday, February 26th

As we kick off the final week of February, the National Hockey League presents us with a solid five-game slate on this Monday evening. The Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers are tonight’s biggest favorites, and the Vancouver Canucks are the only team playing on consecutive nights.


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Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche – It is not often I target the Colorado Avalanche when looking for my cash game goalie, but that is the case tonight on this five-game slate. The Avalanche are the biggest favorite on the board this evening, and with the Vancouver Canucks’ inability to score (23rd overall in the National Hockey League in goals per game), Semyon Varlamov becomes the top option in goal. Varlamov may not see a ton of rubber in this contest, but the win is certainly in play, and there is definitely shutout potential here.

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  • Chris Lowery (pepsi7)

  • Chris Lowery aka Pepsi7 has a long of history of proven success in fantasy sports getting his start in season long leagues where he won many high stakes expert leagues across baseball, football, and hockey. He made the jump to DFS in 2012 and dominated MLB in 2013 in a huge way by winning the FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship for a six-figure payday. The RotoGrinders Director of NHL content, Pepsi7 can frequently be found on RotoGrinders GrindersLive shows, videos, and written articles providing expert insight for hockey and baseball.


  • Ravenfan

    Problem I have sometimes using this article as a reference for “core plays“is there are too many expensive plays on the list and not enough value. In basketball’s article it’s a good mix of value and usually one expensive play. On here it’s about 60% over 5K (which is expensive on DK when you have one over 7000)

    Any chance you can help us out with more suggestions for core playing the 3-4 K range when they are available?

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