FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (11/28)
We have a 10-game slate on tap tonight, and there are some really strong options across the board. Stacking will be huge tonight, and you want to try and fit in as many full-line stacks as you can in order to double dip on points. Always remember to check if your goalie is confirmed as the starter before lineups lock.
Mika Zibanejad (NYR): $6,700 vs. FLA
The Rangers are hot right now and riding an eight-game home win streak where tonight they will be up against the Panthers who are giving up almost 3.5 goals per game. Zibanejad is on the first forward line and the first power-play unit and is the first part of a Rangers stack we are looking at tonight. He has 22 points in 24 games this season, along with over 2.5 shots per game. The ice time for this stack will be maximized, and the double dipping on points can be big.
Brayden Point (TB): $5,500 @ BUF
When rostering Lightning players, most people look to their top line, and rightfully so since they are scoring more than ever. But, with Tampa up against the Sabres, who are giving up over three goals per game, we can pivot down to their second line and save some money in the process. Point is on the second forward line and the second power-play unit, so he will still see plenty of ice time. He has 21 points in 23 games this season, is taking over two shots per game, and chips in with some blocked shots. He has four points over his last five games be able to extend the streak tonight.
Pavel Buchnevich (NYR): $5,600 vs. FLA
Buchnevich is the second part of this Rangers stack, and he is also on the top forward line and the top power-play. He has 17 points in 24 games this season while taking over two shots per game. A bit earlier in the month, he had a three-game goal streak, but now only has one point in his last five games. He is seeing plenty of ice time and is due for a bit of positive regression. Why not take it against a team who is giving up over three goals per game?
Chris Kreider (NYR): $5,400 vs. FLA
Kreider is another member of this Rangers stack, and the speedy winger is off to a modest start this season. He has 13 points in 24 games but is averaging over 2.5 shots per game. He has been on the wrong side of goal variance so far, and being on the top forward line and the top power-play unit the points will soon come. Half of his goals this season have come when on the power-play which shows that he thrives in space. Florida isn’t the best defensive team in the league, so any odd-man rushes he can be apart of he should capitalize on.
Ondrej Palat (TB): $4,800 @ BUF
Palat has three goals in his last five games and is the second part of this Tampa Bay Lightning stack. It’s always nice to ride the hot hand, especially when he is going up against one of the worst defensive teams in the league, Buffalo, who are giving up over three goals per game. Palat is on the second forward line and the second power-play unit, so there’s a good amount of ice time for him to put up some points. He is taking two shots per game and also chips in with some blocked shots.
Jamie Benn (DAL): $7,600 @ VGK
Benn makes a fantastic one-off in this lineup and brings plenty of upside. When looking for a one-off, I tend to try and get players who can create offense by themselves and don’t need a stack to reach their full potential. Benn is on the top forward line and the top power-play, so plenty of ice time for him, and not to mention he is a legit goal scorer. He has 21 points in 23 games this season and is taking over three shots per game.
Kevin Shattenkirk (NYR): $6,100 vs. FLA
Shattenkirk is the last member of this Rangers stack and a player who can add points in multiple ways. He has 18 points in 24 games this season, is taking over two shots per game, and blocking over one shot per game. He can reach value without scoring a real hockey point. Shattenkirk is on the top defensive pairing and the top power-play unit with the rest of this stack, so shared ice time is huge. He has big multi-point upside here in what should be a high-scoring game.
Mikhail Sergachev (TB): $4,00 @ BUF
Sergachev is the last member of this Tampa Bay stack, and he brings a bit of salary relief. He is on the second defensive pairing and the second power-play unit with the rest of this stack and will be the beneficiary of facing a bad team tonight. He won’t blow you away with his offensive ability, but simply being on Tampa, who is the best team in the league, has its own upside. He takes over two shots per game.
Andrei Vasilevskiy (TB): $9,200 @ BUF
Vasilevskiy is in a great spot to pick up the win tonight since he is surrounded by the best offensive team in the league. It’s always nice to have that in your back pocket, knowing they can put up goals in a hurry and get him the win. He has 15 wins in 19 games this season and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his last six starts. We’ve seen very solid numbers from him this season, and he’s in a great spot tonight against a weak Buffalo team.