FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (1/9)

by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Jan 9, 2018

We have a seven-game slate tonight which should provide us with enough big name players along with plenty of value options. There are some really one-sided games tonight where we could see several goals from a few teams. This means stacking options tonight are plentiful, so if you mass enter GPPs you should be in a good spot.

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Center

Blake Wheeler (WPG): $7,600 @ BUF
Wheeler is on the first forward line and the first power-play unit for the Jets and is in a great spot tonight. He is up against the Sabres, who are one of the worst teams in the league, as they are giving up over three goals per game. Anytime they are on the slate you want to roster against them, as the DFS points can come in bunches. Wheeler is the first part of a Jets stack we are looking at tonight and should be good for either format. He has 50 points in 43 games this season and is taking over three shots per game.

Brayden Point (TB): $5,600 vs. CAR
Point is on the second forward line and the second power-play unit for Tampa Bay, and this stack will be focusing on the power-play. He has 36 points in 42 games this season and is taking over two shots per game. The Lightning are one of the best teams in the league this season, so anytime you can get some exposure to them, you should do so. They are up against the Hurricanes, who are giving up over three goals per game. The Canes also give up a ton of shots, which gives the Lightning a strong expected Corsi For tonight. This means plenty of chances at the net and tons of opportunities for points.

Wing

Patrik Laine (WPG): $7,700 @ BUF
Laine is the next part of this Jets stack, and he is also on the top forward line and the first power-play unit. The young Finnish born winger is having a strong season, as he has 35 points in 43 games so far. He is just a bit under three shots per game and can really be played in any format tonight. This stack has plenty of multi-point upside tonight since they are up against the Sabres who are giving up over three goals per game.

Tyler Johnson (TB): $5,800
Johnson is taking about two shots per game this season and has 31 points in 41 games. He is the next part of this Tampa Bay stack, and with him also being on the second forward line and the second power-play unit they will have 100% shared ice time. This means if this line scores a goal it will most likely involve more than one of these players. This is the ideal setup for a GPP, and considering they are up against the Hurricanes, who give up over three goals per game, they are in a great spot.

Ondrej Palat (TB): $5,000
Palat is the last forward on this Tampa Bay stack. With his lower salary, it allows two stacks to be in here. He has 27 points in 42 games this season, so not one of the main offensive options in this stack, but since he is on the stack he can reach his full potential. He still takes over two shots per game and can chip in plenty of blocked shots.

Jeff Skinner (CAR): $6,100 @ TB
Skinner makes a nice one-off since he can create his own offense and doesn’t need to be in a stack to reach value. He is taking well over three shots per game and has 28 points in 41 games this season. Skinner is on the second forward line and the second power-play unit, so the ice time will be there for him. He makes a nice contrarian play for tournaments with the potential for lower ownership.

Defense

Jacob Trouba (WPG): $4,700 @ BUF
Trouba is the last part of this Jets stack and sees time on the first defensive pairing and the second power-play unit. This stack won’t have 100% shared ice time, but it will still be enough to be able to double dip on some points. Trouba is taking about 2.5 shots per game along with blocking almost two shots per game. He can really fill the stat sheet, which is always nice to have in DFS. He has three points over his last two games and is now up against one of the weakest teams in the league.

Mikhail Sergachev (TB): $4,400 vs. CAR
Sergachev is the defender on this Tampa Bay stack, and with his cheaper price he allows plenty of salary flexibility. He is taking over two shots per game and blocking almost one per game. For his price, he is one of the best all-around value plays. He is also on the second power-play unit, so he has plenty of potential for points.

Goalie

Connor Hellebuyck (WPG): $7,900 @ BUF
Hellebuyck has 23 wins in 35 starts this season and is now on the road but in a great spot to pick up the win. He is up against the Sabres who are the worst offensive team in the league, scoring a league-low 92 goals in 42 games this season. He is looking like one of the cash game locks tonight since this matchup is so favorable.

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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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