FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (11/14)
We have an eight-game slate tonight, with some interesting options across the board. There are a number of high powered offenses in action tonight, so stacking up players is going to be huge. Look to stack those options, while grabbing as much value as you can.
Anze Kopitar (LA): $6,600 vs. VAN
Kopitar is the center on the first line for the Kings, along with being on the first power-play, so he gets plenty of ice time to hit value. He is the first part of a Kings stack we are looking at today, which will be good for either cash or GPPs. The Kings are playing on the West Coast, so generally those games come in at lower ownership, which is ideal for tournaments. Kopitar has 21 points in 17 games this season, along with taking 2.5 shots per game. He also chips in with some blocked shots.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM): $4,900 vs. VGK
Nugent-Hopkins makes a good one off in this line because he can create his own offense. He plays on the second forward line and the second power-play unit for the Oilers, who are looking like they are turning a corner. Their offense got off to a bit of a slow start, but are looking sharper on the ice, so it’s a good time to buy low on their players. He has 12 points in 17 games this season, along with taking nearly 2.5 shots per game.
Patrik Laine (WPG): $7,500 vs. ARI
Laine is the rising young star in the NHL, and the first part of a Jets stack we are looking at tonight. Laine plays on the second forward line and the first power-play unit, which is where we are going to focus this stack. Laine has 12 points in 16 games and is averaging over three shots per game, which is what you want from a player at his price. He is at home against Arizona, who have allowed 75 goals in only 19 games. You guessed it, that is terrible, and the kind of spot you want to attack.
Blake Wheeler (WPG): $8,100 vs. ARI
Wheeler is the second part of the Jets stack we are looking at tonight, and although he may not be the biggest name in the NHL, he is a stud. Wheeler is on the top forward line, but more importantly on the top power-play unit with these other Jets players. He has 23 points in 16 games so far this season and averaging nearly three shots per game. He is expensive, and if you are spending that much, other DFS players may look to a player with more name-brand recognition, but he is in a great spot to score.
Alex Iafallo (LA): $3,800 vs. VAN
Iafallo is in an interesting spot because he is super cheap, and playing on both of the top lines for the Kings. The young player only has six points in 17 games this season, but with the ice time he sees, and the stack he is apart of, somewhat hard to pass on. He does have 40 shots in 17 games this season, so he is getting after it on the offensive end. We just need to see some goals bounce his way and then he will crush value.
Dustin Brown (LA): $5,900 vs. VAN
Brown is the last part of the Kings stack we are looking at today, and the American-born captain is having a bit of a resurgence this season. He has 17 points in 17 games and taking over three shots per game. Not entirely known for his offense, the winger is putting it together on the top forward line and the top power-play unit, so we should see some good chances. Always nice to have a late night stack going, so you aren’t getting chased down in tournaments.
Olli Maatta (PIT): $3,900 vs. BUF
Maatta makes a good one off in this lineup because he gets you some cheap exposure to the powerful Penguins offense. He is on the second defensive pairing and the second power-play unit, so we know the ice time will be there for him. He also brings a good amount of salary relief to the table, which should never be passed on. He has only nine points in 19 games this season but is chipping in with nearly two shots per game, and one blocked shot per game. Getting fantasy points in multiple ways is always nice from a player at his price.
Dustin Byfuglien (WPG): $5,500 vs. ARI
Byfuglien is the last part of the Jets stack we have going tonight and can add points in multiple ways. He is on the second defensive pair and the top power-play unit with the other Jets players. He has 10 points in 14 games this season, but no goals. He has a big shot from the point, and all we need is one good bounce or tip for him to find the back of the net. He takes over two shots per game, along with over one blocked shot per game.
Sergei Bobrovsky (CLS): $8,800 @ MON
The former Vezina Trophy is up against the Canadiens tonight, who have scored the ninth fewest goals this season, so he is in a spot to pick up the win. Bobrovsky has nine wins in 14 starts this season, while only giving up a bit over two goals per game. He is also seeing about 30 shots per game, so he has plenty of chances to rack up some points, even if he does let one goal through. One of the higher priced goalies tonight, but we are looking for a win, and he is the guy.