FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (11/7)
We have a nine-game slate tonight, which is normal for a Tuesday, so there are plenty of options all across the board. Whether you are looking for cash game options or GPP options, you have plenty of choices. There are a few teams who played last night, so there’s a chance to pick on their tired legs with a power-play stack.
Evgeny Kuznetsov (WAS): $7,300 @ BUF
Kuznetsov is on the second forward line and the first power-play unit for the Capitals. He is known for his passing, as he has 15 assists in 15 games this season. Super strong numbers from him to start the season, and now he finds himself at Buffalo, who have given up 53 goals in only 14 games this season. He is averaging a bit over two shots per game so far and is the first part of a Washington stack we are looking at. The Sabres are very weak defensively, so it’s a great opportunity to pick on them and stack up some points.
Ryan Johansen (NSH): $6,300 @ CLS
Johansen is the first line center for the Predators, along with playing on the first power-play unit. He has been on the wrong side of goal variance this season, as he has yet to find the back of the net. He only has seven points in 14 games this season but will most likely be facing the Blue Jackets backup goalie since they played last night. It’s a good spot for him to put up his first goal, and he starts off this Predators stack nicely.
Devante Smith-Pelly (WAS): $3,600 @ BUF
Smith-Pelly has jumped onto the second line for Washington, and with him being so cheap, he’s almost too good to pass up. Anytime there is a player who is on the same line as Ovechkin, you have to give them a look. Smith-Pelly only has five points in 15 games this season, but the line change was recently made. It’s a bit of a stars and scrubs approach to this stack, but the money works, so we should roll with the cheap guy.
Alex Ovechkin (WAS): $8,800 @ BUF
Ovechkin is always a top option, and with him being on a stack, the point potential is massive. He has hat-trick upside nearly every night, and with the savings we get from Smith-Pelly, we can easily roster him. He has 17 points in 15 games this season and is averaging almost five shots per game. They feed him, and he lets it rip. He plays on the second forward line, and the top power-play unit, where he is the most deadly. Ovi is up against the Sabres tonight, who are one of the weaker defensive teams in the league.
Scott Hartnell (NSH): $3,400 @ CLS
Scott Hartnell has been moved up to the first forward line, along with the first power-play unit, and his salary hasn’t been fully adjusted. He is still under $4K, and with that price, we are able to fit him in a full Nashville stack. He’s not going to blow you away with his offensive ability, but since he is being used in a stack, we don’t need to rely on just his scoring. Great bit of savings, and he’s up against the Blue Jackets who played last night and may come into this game with slow legs.
Viktor Arvidsson (NSH): $6,300 @ CLS
Arvidsson is the third member of this Predators stack, and he is starting to heat up. He has goals in two straight games, and nine shots over that span. Those nine shots helped boost his almost four shots a game average and is exactly what you want to see from a goal scorer. He shares the first forward line and first power-play unit with the other mentioned Predators and is in a good spot against Columbus, who is giving up nearly three goals per game.
P.K. Subban (NSH): $5,900 @ CLS
Subban rounds out the Predators stack we having going tonight, and he does a bit of everything for the stat sheet. He has 11 points in 14 games, a bit over two shots per game, and chips in with some blocked shots. He is the fourth most expensive defender on the board today, and with all the ways he can score points, he has plenty of chances to pay off his salary. Playing over 20 minutes per game, he sees time on the first defensive pairing and the first power-play unit. With this full stack, they have serious chances to double up on some points, which is great for your lineups.
Shea Weber (MON): $5,700 vs. VGK
Weber is very similar to Subban, due to the fact he does a bit of everything to fill the stat sheet. He has 11 points in 15 games, averaging over three shots on goal per game, along with two and a half blocked shots per game. Even if he doesn’t record a point in goal scoring, he still does plenty in order to reach value. He makes a great one off in this lineup since he has a very high floor.
Philipp Grubauer (WAS): $7,700 @ BUF
Grubauer is in line to get the start tonight, since the Capitals played last night, and Holtby was in net. Grubauer is on the cheaper side and allows us to get in those big stacks. He has yet to pick up a win this season, but with the offense being so potent, he has the ability to get his first win. It also helps that he is up against Buffalo, who have scored only 35 goals this season, which is third-fewest in the league. He had 37 or more saves in four of his games this season, so he has plenty of time to rack up some easy points.