FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Thursday (3/1)

by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Mar 1, 2018

We have an eight-game slate tonight, and there are some really interesting games. There are a number of road teams who are the favorites according to Vegas, so it makes for some interesting choices when deciding who to stack up.

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Center

Kyle Turris (NSH): $4,900 @ EDM
Turris and the Predators are looking good right now and are in a great spot tonight against the Oilers. Turris is the center on the second line, and the first part of a Predators stack we are looking at tonight. He has four points in his last five games and is taking about two shots per game. Turris is also on the power-play, so there’s nice upside for him tonight against a weak defense.

Joe Pavelski (SJ): $7,200 vs. CHI
Pavelski is coming off a massive one-goal and three-assist game and is looking to continue the upward trend for the Sharks. He is taking about three shots per game, and blocking almost one shot per game, so he offers nice well-rounded production. Pavelski is also on the top power-play with Kane, who we’ll soon discuss, so there is the potential for double dipping on points.

Wing

Craig Smith (NSH): $5,600 @ EDM
Smith has an eight-game point streak and is in line to keep it going since he is up against the Oilers, who are giving up over three goals per game. He is also on this second forward line and is simply too cheap for the production he is putting up right now. He is taking nearly three shots per game, and seeing time on the power-play, so roster him with full confidence.

Kevin Fiala (NSH): $5,300 @ EDM
Fiala is the last forward on this Predators stack and has two goals in his last three games. The Predators are one of the best teams in the league. Tonight they are up against one of the worst defenses, so they are in a prime spot, despite being on the road. The Oilers are also giving up a ton of shots, so the scoring chances will be there for Fiala since he is on the second forward line, and the second power-play unit.

Evander Kane (SJ): $6,600 vs. CHI
Kane had a very strong first game for the Sharks, where he put up two assists and two shots, for a total of 20 FanDuel points. This could be the time for him to get his first goal for his new team, as he is up against the Blackhawks, who are one of the weakest teams in the league. He is on the top forward line and the top power-play unit, so there will be plenty of ice time against a bad team to pile on the points.

Joonas Donskoi (SJ): $4,400
Donskoi is clearly the riskiest member of this stack, but he also isn’t that expensive. He only has three points in his last 10 games, but is still on this top line for the Sharks, along with the second power-play unit. As I mentioned, the Sharks are up against a bad Chicago team, so this looks to be the spot for him to get back on track with a big game.

Defense

P.K. Subban (NSH): $5,600 @ EDM
I really like Subban on most nights for several reasons, and tonight is no different, so let’s dive in. He is blocking one shot per game, taking over two shots per game, and is on the ice for well over 20 minutes per game. Subban is on the second defensive pairing and the first power-play unit, so there is a lot of upside for him to pile up the DFS points.

Brent Burns (SJ): $6,900
Burns is one of the top plays not only on this slate but overall in NHL DFS. He simply does so much to add up points, it’s tough to pass on him when you have the money. Burns is taking over four shots per game, blocking over one shot per game, playing nearly 25 minutes per game, and is on the first power-play unit. He can seemingly do it all for the Sharks, and is a fantastic play tonight up against this weak Chicago team.

Goalie

Petr Mrazek (PHI): $7,900 vs. CAR
Mrazek has wins in three straight starts since being traded to the Flyers and has only allowed four goals over that span. The Flyers are a -165 favorite at home, likely to come away with the win, which is so important for your goalie in NHL. He is seeing a bit under 30 shots per game, so he’s more of a cash game play, since the pure points from saves isn’t always there.

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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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