FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Thursday (12/7)

by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Dec 7, 2017

We have a nine-game slate tonight, and there are three games that have goal totals at six or higher. Those are some big numbers and you want to look there for some offense, and doing a game stack is certainly a possibility tonight.

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Center

Patrice Bergeron (BOS): $7,000 vs. ARI
Bergeron is on the top forward line and the top power-play line, so we know the minutes are going to be there every night. He is at home against the Coyotes, who are the worst team in the league and giving up over 3.5 goals per game. Anytime they are on the slate you want to target them and roster players going against them. Bergeron is the first part of a Boston stack we are looking at.

Mathew Barzal (NYI): $5,200 @ PIT
Barzal is the first part of an Islanders stack we are going to look at tonight since they are going up against the Penguins, who are down to backup goalies. In the Penguins last game, their goalie, Tristan Jarry, gave up four goals, and we should be in for more of the same tonight. Barzal is on the second forward line and the top power-play unit. He has 26 points in 27 games.

Wing

David Pastrnak (BOS): $7,200 vs. ARI
Pastrnak is the next part of the Boston stack we are looking at, and he is one of the pure goal scorers they have on their roster. He has 24 points in 25 games this season and is also on both the top forward line and the top power-play unit for the Bruins. As I mentioned, anytime the Coyotes are playing you want to roster against them, and this is a good spot to do so.

Andrew Ladd (NYI): $4,300 @ PIT
Ladd is the next part of the Islanders stack, and he has two goals in his last four games so we want to ride the hot hand. As I mentioned above, the Penguins are down to their two backup goalies who both can’t keep the puck out of the net. Ladd is on the second forward line and the second power-play unit so shared ice time with the other members and plenty of chances in a game that has an over-under set at 6.5, which is very high.

Jordan Eberle (NYI): $5,500 @ PIT
Eberle has 20 points in 27 games this season and is also on the second forward line and the second power-play unit. Really strong correlation between all these players, so when one scores, we are looking at plenty of shared points. He is taking over two shots per game, and he will be up against a backup goalie tonight.

Blake Wheeler (WPG): $7,700 @ FLA
Wheeler makes a fantastic one-off in your lineups since he can create offense on his own and doesn’t need to be apart of a stack to reach potential. He has 11 points in his last five games and is on a heater right now and you never walk away from a heater. He plays on both the top forward line and the top power-play unit.

Defense

Torey Krug (BOS): $5,800 vs. ARI
Krug is the last member of the Boston stack we are looking at tonight, and he plays on the top defensive pairing and the top power-play so we get nice correlation between all three Bruins players. They will be sharing the ice a lot, so the potential for double dipping on points along with multi-point upside is big. Krug only has 14 points in 21 games this season, but he is taking over two shots per game along with blocking one shot per game.

Ryan Pulock (NYI): $3,500 @ PIT
Pulock is the last part of this Islanders stack, and he is a bit of a punt play. He is very cheap, and given that he is on the second power-play with the rest of these Islanders players, it’s tough to pass him up. He doesn’t do a ton offensively, but he still takes over two shots per game and is blocking about one shot per game.

Goalie

Jonathan Quick (LA): $8,800 vs OTT
Quick is at home and a -200 favorite against the Senators, who are simply in a free fall right now. They cannot put together a full game, which puts Quick in a spot to get the win. The Kings play great defense and aren’t allowing a ton of goals this season, which has lead to Quick picking up 14 wins in 23 starts this season. He has allowed two or fewer goals in six straight games.

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Thomas Vecchio is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Thomas, check out his archive and follow him @DFS_Tom.

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