Fantasy Corner: Daily Fantasy Picks – 04/27/22

The end of the regular season is closing in, and there are still plenty of quality plays in daily fantasy before things tighten up for the playoffs. This betting guide offers a mid-priced option at every position for today’s games to get some more value into your lineups.

Center: Chandler Stephenson, Vegas Golden Knights

Chandler Stephenson and the Vegas Golden Knights are taking on the Chicago Blackhawks, and Vegas still (just barely) has something to play for. Stephenson is a large reason why. The center has scored a goal in four straight games and keeps rolling in the midst of a career year. Add in a must-win spot against a Blackhawks team that’s allowed the second-most goals in the Western Conference, and there’s a good chance for his goal streak to continue.

Chandler Stephenson Vegas Golden Knights
Chandler Stephenson, Vegas Golden Knights (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Stephenson has been piling up the minutes all season and logs more ice time than any other forward on the team. He plays on the first power-play unit and will keep piling up those minutes as long as they’re alive for the postseason. Stephenson has also scored a goal and an assist in two games against Chicago this season, meaning this is a good spot for him at a decent price.

Wing: Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn isn’t a 30-goal scorer like he was a few years ago, but he can still deliver at a solid price for daily fantasy owners. Today might be lining up to be one of those days. The Dallas Stars are in playoff mode at the end of the season, and they have a juicy matchup against the Arizona Coyotes.

The Dallas captain has been in a bit of a recent slump, but he’s fared pretty well against the Coyotes all season. In three games against Arizona this season, Benn has two goals and an assist. The Coyotes also love giving up shots on goal, allowing a league-worst 35.6 per game. Add in that Arizona will be starting goaltender Harri Sateri and his 5.88 goals-against average, and Benn has a good chance for a good day.

Defense: Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens

Jeff Petry isn’t scoring the goals like he has the past few seasons, but he still can pile up a lot of fantasy points. The Montreal Canadiens are taking on the New York Rangers, who are on the second night of a back-to-back. The points have been adding up again for Petry to close the season, as he’s currently on a three-game point streak.

Jeff Petry Montreal Canadiens
Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Petry has six assists in his last five games and is more involved in the offense than he has been all season. Over the last six contests, Petry has racked up 25 shots. That’s more shots on goal than he recorded in the entire month of March. Petry also has at least one blocked shot in his last 19 games, meaning he’s been piling up points in a number of ways.

Goaltender: Jonathan Quick, Kings

Jonathan Quick has been on quite a hot streak, winning his last four starts. During those victories, he’s allowed more than one goal just once. Quick and the Los Angeles Kings hit the road to take on the Seattle Kraken, and the hosts are on the second night of a back-to-back. Seattle is 3-9-0 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.

Quick hasn’t played the Kraken, but the goaltender has been a driving force in getting the Kings to the postseason. He hasn’t had to face a ton of shots during his winning streak, but Quick isn’t giving up any goals. He’s allowed just five goals in his last 239 minutes. The Kraken are the second-lowest scoring team in the NHL and average just 2.08 goals on the second night of a back-to-back.

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