FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Thursday (2/1)
We have a 12-game slate tonight, so there are great options all across the board. The second half of the season is underway, and the playoff push is on for many teams. Stacking will be big tonight, so look for line combos in favorable spots.
Victor Rask (CAR): $4,600 vs. MON
Rask is the first part of a Carolina stack we are looking at tonight, and they are in a good spot to put up some goals. They are up against a weak Montreal team, who is giving up three goals per game, so we want to stack against them when we can. The best part about rostering Hurricanes’ players is that they love to take shots. Right now they have an expected Corsi for of 47, meaning they will be firing the puck all game long.
Tyler Seguin (DAL): $7,900 @ ARI
Seguin and the Stars are in a prime spot tonight, so you will certainly want some exposure to them if you are rolling out multiple lineups. He is one the first forward line, and first power-play unit, which is where this stack will be focused. He is taking at least three shots per game and is now up against the Coyotes, who are giving up over three goals per game. Anytime the Coyotes are on the slate, you want to pick on them, so this is a perfect spot. This stack has multi-point upside, with Seguin having the most goal equity.
Justin Williams (CAR): $4,400 vs. MON
Williams is the next part of this Hurricanes stack and is also on the second forward line and the second power-play unit. Good upside for him tonight given this is a favorable matchup, along with not being too expensive. He has five points in his last five games and will look to keep that going on this side of the All-Star break.
Teuvo Teravainen (CAR): $5,500 vs. MON
Teravainen has four points in his last two games and is seeing time on the first power-play unit for the Hurricanes. He is taking about two shots per game, which will fall right in line with the Hurricanes expected shots. They may not always convert all of their shot attempts to points, but they should be in for some positive regression against a Montreal team who is giving up over three goals per game.
Alexander Radulov (DAL): $6,900 @ ARI
Radulov is the next part of this Dallas stack we are looking at and brings great consistency to the table. He has scored 11 or more FanDuel points in 10 straight games, so we want to jump on that consistency, especially since he is up against a team giving up over three goals per game. He is also on the first forward line and the first power-play unit, along with taking about 2.5 shots per game. Great for any format tonight, and multi-point upside with this stack.
Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA): $6,800 @ BUF
Huberdeau makes a nice one off in this lineup, since he sees a ton of ice time, and is in a great spot tonight. He is on the second forward line and the first power-play unit, along with being up against the Sabres, who are giving up over three goals per game. He can reach or exceed value without being in a stack, so the perfect option as a one-off.
Justin Faulk (CAR): $4,400 vs. MON
Faulk is the last part of this Carolina stack we are looking at, and he brings some nice upside for a cheaper price. Faulk is taking about two shots per game, along with blocking over one shot per game, so he can rack up the fantasy value without recording a real NHL point. Great addition to this stack since he sees over 20 minutes of ice time per game, and is also on the first power-play unit.
John Klingberg (DAL): $6,800 @ ARI
Klingberg is one of my favorite defenders to roster in NHL DFS for a number of reasons, so let’s dive in. He is on the ice for well over 20 minutes per game, so plenty of chances for him to rack up points. He is on the top defensive pairing and the top power-play unit, so the upside is there for real NHL points. Klingberg is also taking over two shots per game, and blocking over one shot per game. He has so many ways he can score points, making him one of the better options on the slate.
Kari Lehtonen (DAL): $7,700 @ ARI
Lehtonen is the backup goalie for the Stars but has been confirmed to be the starter tonight in Arizona. He is a bit cheaper and comes in as a -149 road favorite since the Coyotes are such a weak team. He has four wins in his last five starts and brings a bit of salary relief at a position which is normally expensive. In those four most recent wins, he has allowed two goals or fewer in each of them, so in form right now, and looking to pick up the win tonight.