FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (1/30)
We have a massive 12-game slate to kick off our NHL week, and we are officially done with All-Star Weekend. If you were able to catch any of the action, it showcased plenty of the stars the NHL has to offer along with some rising young players to keep an eye on.
Mathew Barzal (NYI): $6,300 vs. FLA
Barzal is on the first power-play unit and the second forward line, which is where this stack will be focused. The Islanders are at home tonight, where they are scoring over 3.5 goals per game, so we want to target them in this spot. Barzal has 51 points in 50 games this season, which is fantastic production for a rookie. It also helps that he is up against the Panthers, who are giving up over three goals per game. This stack has plenty of multi-point potential considering this game has an over-under set at 6.5 goals.
Nathan MacKinnon (COL): $8,300 @ VAN
MacKinnon and the Avalanche ended the first part of the season super hot and are now up against the Canucks, who are giving up over three goals per game. MacKinnon is the first part of an Avalanche stack we are looking at today, which is focused on the first forward line. He is taking over three shots per game and has scored 14 points over his last 10 games.
Anthony Beauvillier (NYI): $4,100 vs. FLA
Beauvillier is seeing a bit more playing time for the Islanders right now. With him being on the second forward line, we want to target him. The Islanders are scoring over three goals per game at home, so getting exposure to them is a great idea. He is a bit cheaper, so he allows you to get two full-line stacks into the same lineup. Before the All-Star break, he had four goals in his last three games, so hopefully he can carry that hot hand into the second part of the season.
Jordan Eberle (NYI): $5,900 vs. FLA
Eberle has three goals in his last four games and is the last forward on this Islanders second line. As I mentioned, they are one of the top scoring teams this season, especially at home. He is taking over two shots per game and also sees time on the second power-play. He offers good upside against a Panthers team who is giving up over three goals per game.
Mikko Rantanen (COL): $7,100 @ VAN
Rantanen is the next part of this Avalanche stack and is also on the first forward line and the first power-play unit. He has 47 points in 48 games this season and is taking a bit more than two shots per game. Anytime you can get a full stack from the first forward line you shouldn’t pass it up, especially when they are going up against a team like the Canucks who are giving up over three goals per game.
Gabriel Landeskog (COL): $6,000 @ VAN
Landeskog is the last forward on this Colorado stack we are looking at tonight. He has 36 points in 44 games this season and is taking over two shots per game. Landeskog can also chip in with a blocked shot every now and then. The full stack has plenty of multi-point upside and should give you a nice late night boost in GPPs.
Erik Johnson (COL): $5,200 @ COL
Johnson is on the first defensive pairing, so he will have plenty of shared ice time with this Av’s top line. He won’t be scoring a ton of real NHL points, but he is taking nearly three shots per game along with blocking over two shots per game.
Ryan Pulock (NYI): $4,000 vs. FLA
Pulock is on the third defensive pairing and the second power-play unit, so he will have some shared ice with the rest of this Islanders stack. He is cheap, so the salary flexibility he brings to the lineup is also nice. Pulock is blocking about one shot per game while taking about two shots per game.
Anton Khudobin (BOS): $8,000 vs. ANH
Khudobin has already been confirmed as the starter for the Bruins and is in a good spot to pick up the win. The Bruins have been hot the entire month of January. They are scoring goals and stepping up their defense. He has three wins in his last five starts. In those three games, he only gave up three goals. As a backup, he sees a good amount of starts and has shown the ability to pick up the win, as he should tonight.