FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (1/2)
We have a massive 12-game slate to kick off the start of the new year. There will be plenty of goals tonight, so stacking is a must if you are looking to place in a GPP. It also looks like a great night to deploy multiple lineups since there are so many good options across the board.
Mathew Barzal (NYI): $5,700 vs. BOS
Barzal is on the first power-play unit and the second forward line which is where this stack will be focused. Barzal is one of the most exciting young rookies in the league this year and has plenty of multi-point potential. The Islanders are the second highest scoring team in the league, so you want to get exposure to them when you can. Barzal is in an interesting spot since he is on the first power-play with Tavares but his full line stack isn’t nearly as expensive.
Sidney Crosby (PIT): $8,400 @ PHI
Anytime you can afford to get Crosby in your lineup you should always do so, and anytime you can get a Crosby stack into your lineup, it’s almost too good to pass up. He has multi-point upside in any game and always performs well against cross-state rival Philadelphia. He hasn’t scored a goal in six games but this is his spot to get back on track against a very up and down Philly team. Crosby has 35 points in 40 games this season and is taking about three shots per game.
Jordan Eberle (NYI): $5,300 vs. BOS
Eberle is on the third line with Barzal and makes a solid addition to this stack since their point potential is high as they are the second highest scoring team in the league. Eberle has 28 points in 39 games this season and is taking about two shots per game. We have a full slate of games tonight, so we don’t really need to worry about ownership, but this stack shouldn’t be highly owned since most people will look to the Isles top line.
Andrew Ladd (NYI): $4,300 vs. BOS
Ladd hasn’t been consistent this season but with that variance he has GPP upside given the fact many are scared to play him. He is still a skilled player, he’s just faced some bad luck at times. With him being in this stack it really maximizes his potential since we don’t need him to put up points by himself. The Isles are scoring the second most goals this season so taking someone with upside who has low ownership potential is never a bad thing.
Patric Hornqvist (PIT): $5,900 @ PHI
Hornqvist has been moved back up to the forward line and seems a bit too cheap so we want to take advantage of this pricing inconsistency. He has two points over his last three games and 24 points on the season. This Penguins stack is not only on the top forward line together, they are also on the first power-play unit so they have 100% shared ice time. There’s great positive correlation here, and it’s not something you want to pass on.
Phil Kessel (PIT): $7,800 @ PHI
Kessel has 10 points over his last 13 games and is one of the more consistent players in NHL DFS. He is also on both of the top lines with Crosby and Hornqvist, so their chances for double-dipping on points is huge. They are up against their cross-state rivals the Flyers in games that always seem to get out of hand. Doing a game stack in this situation is something you should consider if you are going to be rolling out multiple lineups.
Morgan Rielly (TOR): $4,900 vs. TB
Rielly is on the top defensive pairing and the second power-play unit and is in a spot to see a ton of ice time tonight. He will be out there to counter the very dangerous Tampa Bay top line, so a ton of minutes are on tap for him tonight. He has points in five of his last six games and is taking over two shots per game.
Olli Maatta (PIT): $3,900 @ PHI
Maatta is on the second defensive pairing but has now been moved up to the first power-play unit due to some injuries for the Penguins. His price hasn’t been adjusted too much, so we want to take advantage of that before it jumps up. He has two points in his last five games, is taking about two shots per game, and blocks over one shot per game.
Carey Price (MON): $8,500 vs. SJ
Price is at home against the Sharks who have scored the fourth fewest goals this season putting him in a good spot to pick up the win. Price has lost three games in a row so the fact he is due for a win against a weak offensive team makes for a good combination.