FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Thursday (3/29)

by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Mar 29, 2018

We have a massive 10-game slate tonight, and the stacking options are plentiful. There are plenty of powerful offenses on the board, so you want to load up on those players who have multi-point upside. Both of the stacks listed below are in games which have over-unders set at six.

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Center

Evgeni Malkin (PIT): $8,900 @ NJ
Malkin has six points in his last six games, and with the Penguins slipping slightly in the standings, they are in need of a big win. Malkin is the first part of a Penguins stack we are looking at which should prove to be a good option tonight since this is set to be a high-scoring game. They are up against the Devils, who you shouldn’t be afraid of defensively, putting them in a good place for goals.

Connor McDavid (EDM): $9,300 @ VAN
What else can you say about McDavid? He has broken the 100-point threshold for the second straight year and still has games to play. Over his last five games, he has totaled 13 points, which is just flat out silly. He is truly showing why he should be considered the best player in the league, and when you can afford to have him in your lineup, you shouldn’t pass him up.

Wing

Patric Hornqvist (PIT): $6,400 @ NJ
Hornqvist is the next part of this Penguins stack, who is on the first forward line along with the first power-play unit with Malkin. He has three points in his last four games and has taken 15 shots over that span. He is adding points in multiple ways, and has multi-point upside, meaning he could be played in both cash games or GPPs. Hornqvist is one of the more consistent options for the Penguins and should be able to capitalize on this stack.

Carl Hagelin (PIT): $3,600 @ NJ
Hagelin could be considered a bit of a punt play in this Penguins stack, as he doesn’t always bring a ton of offense to the table. He only has one point in his last five games but has 14 shots over that span. That’s nice value for a player under $4K, and Hagelin makes a good fit. We have a full slate of games, so you don’t truly need to be worried about ownership. One real NHL point from him could be huge.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM): $6,500 @ VAN
Nugent-Hopkins has seven points in his last five games and is the second part of this Oilers stack we are looking at. First forward line time for him alongside McDavid is hard to pass up. When McDavid can get the scoring going, generally his linemates will be the ones benefiting. He’s taking over two shots per game.

Ty Rattie (EDM): $4,000 @ VAN
Rattie has only been in nine games this season, but now that he is up on the top forward line with McDavid, he automatically has value. He’s also a bit of a punt play, but with the Oilers being up against the Canucks, who are giving up over three goals per game, you want to get as much exposure to them as you possibly can. Rattie is a cheaper option which will allow you to have two full stacks in the same lineup.

Defense

Justin Schultz (PIT): $4,700 @ NJ
Schultz in on the second defensive pairing and the second power-play, putting him in a good spot for points tonight. He is taking over one shot per game, along with blocking over one shot per game. Since he isn’t known for his offense, it’s great to see production in other areas. He could also be considered somewhat of a punt play since the offense generally won’t be coming from him, but with this powerful Penguins offense, he can fall into a point, which will allow him to crush value.

Darnell Nurse (EDM): $3,900 @ VAN
Nurse is on the first defensive pairing and the last member of this Oilers stack. You won’t be getting a whole lot of offense from him, but his value comes from elsewhere. He is taking over two shots per game, along with blocking over two shots per game.

Goalie

Eric Comrie (WPG): $7,400 @ CHI
Comrie is technically the third-string goalie for the Jets but is getting the start tonight at Chicago. Despite being a third-stringer, the Jets are still a -175 favorite on the road, which should tell you how weak this Chicago team truly is. He is very cheap and will allow you to get these two full stacks into your lineup, which can provide massive upside in tournaments.

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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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