FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (2/6)

by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Feb 6, 2018

We have a massive 11-game slate tonight, and there are good options all across the board. There are tons of big names you want to pay up for, along with some interesting value options which offer salary relief.

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Center

Vincent Trocheck (FLA): $6,500 vs. VAN
Trocheck is the first part of a Panthers stack, and they are in a great spot at home. They are up against the Canucks, who are giving up over three goals per game, along with simply taking too many penalties. This first power-play stands to gain from this and is why this four-player stack is ready to put up points. He has four points in his last four games and is taking over three shots per game.

Sidney Crosby (PIT): $8,600 vs. VGK
When you have the salary to roster a player like Crosby, you shouldn’t pass him up. He has 10 assists in his last eight games, but no goals. I have a feeling he will break this goal drought tonight since he will be going up against the Penguins former goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury. He has taken thousands of practice shots against him, and with emotions riding high in this game, Crosby should be able to find the back of the net.

Wing

Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA): $6,900 vs. VAN
Huberdeau has five points in his last four games, and is also on the first power-play unit, putting him in a great spot. Any chance you get to fit a full line stack in one lineup, you should do so, especially since they are going up against such a weak opponent. He’s good for any format tonight and carries great multi-point upside.

Evgeny Dadonov (FLA): $4,900 vs. VAN
Dadonov is the last forward on this Panthers line stack and offers a bit of salary relief. He is the cheapest player on this stack, so his production follows that. He has 31 points in 42 games this year, taking over two shots per game, and has four power-play goals. It’s a great matchup, and he can reach full potential being in this stack.

Bryan Rust (PIT): $3,700 vs. VGK
Rust is the next part of this Penguins stack which makes up the first forward line. He has four points over his last three games and is super cheap tonight. Anytime you can get a cheap player on the same line as Crosby, they automatically have value, since their potential for points goes up. This is the case tonight, and we want to buy in now while his price is still low. He is taking a bit under two shots per game and can chip in with a blocked shot every now and then.

Dominik Simon (PIT): $4,400
Simon is the other winger on this first forward line, who is also cheap, and has upside since he plays with Crosby. He’s only played 19 games this season, but with Hornqvist going out with an injury for the Penguins, he could see a bit of a bump in minutes. Simon is also on the second power-play unit. Extra ice time with potential for points is never a bad thing.

Defense

Keith Yandle (FLA): $5,400 vs. VAN
Yandle is the power-play quarterback for the Panthers, along with being on the first defensive pairing. He is seeing well over 20 minutes per game and is a workhorse for the Panthers every night. He has six points in his last three games, is taking over two shots per game, and blocking over one shot per game. Adding value in multiple ways is a great asset to have in NHL DFS, and Yandle is a perfect example of that.

Kris Letang (PIT): $6,100 vs. VGK
Letang is on the first defensive pairing and the first power-play unit for the Penguins, so racking over 20 minutes of ice time per game. He has two points over his last three games, is taking three shots per game, blocking over one shot per game, and is one of the most consistent defenders on the slate.

Goalie

Connor Hellebuyck (WPG): $8,400
Hellebuyck is a massive -223 favorite at home tonight according to Vegas, so he is likely to come away with the win. He has 27 wins in 43 games this season and is now up against the Coyotes, who are the worst team in the league. Anytime they are on the slate, you should be targeting against them for offense, along with the goalie to be able to pick up the win. Hellebuyck is seeing about 30 shots per game, so plenty of chances to rack up fantasy points.

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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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