FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (3/13)

by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Mar 13, 2018

We have a seven-game slate tonight, and we are coming to the final playoff push for many teams. This leaves some in a spot where they need to win, so why not target the players from teams who have to pick up points.

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Center

Mikko Koivu (MIN): $5,700 vs. COL
Koivu is the first part of a Wild stack we are looking at tonight. They are in a good spot to put up some points against Colorado. The Wild are hot right now and have won seven of their last 10 games, so they’re a perfect team to target at this point in the season. They are up against the Avalanche, who are giving up three goals per game, putting Koivu and this second power-play stack in a great spot. They should be good for either cash or GPPs since the Avalanche give up so many shot attempts.

Ryan Johansen (NSH): $6,300 vs. WPG
Johansen and the Predators are not only one of the best teams in the league, but they are super hot right now. No reason to fade them on a slate this size, especially since they should be going up against the Jets backup goalie. Johansen is on the first power-play, which is where this stack is focused.

Wing

Zach Parise (MIN): $6,100 vs. COL
Parise is the next part of this Wild stack and comes in on a bit of a hot streak. He has three goals in his last four games and six points over his last seven games. Those are some really strong numbers for a player who missed the entire first part of the season with an injury. It’s a good spot for him to continue this scoring since the Avalanche is so weak on defense and give up plenty of scoring opportunities. He is taking almost three shots per game and can chip in with a blocked shot every now and then.

Nino Niederreiter (MIN): $5,600 vs. COL
Niederreiter has three points in his last four games and is a great addition to this Wild stack. We have a full slate of games tonight, so there is no real need to worry about ownership, so this stack should be in a good spot for tournaments. He is on the third forward line, but the second power-play stack, so the upside will be there for him against this Colorado team who is giving up three goals per game.

Viktor Arvidsson (NSH): $6,700 vs. WPG
Arvidsson has nine points in his last seven games and is a great addition to this Predators sack. He is also on the first power-play unit and the forward line, so some really nice correlation here since they have shared ice time. He is taking over three shots per game, and blocking just under one shot per game.

J.T. Miller (TB): $5,900 vs. OTT
Miller makes a nice one-off in this lineup, since he is now on the Lightning and going up against the Senators, one of the weakest teams in the league. Ottawa is giving up over three goals per game and is on the second night of a back to back, so they are likely down to their back up goalie. Miller has four points over his last four games and is seeing time on the second power-play unit.

Defense

Ryan Suter (MIN): $5,400 vs. COL
Suter is the last part of this Wild stack, who brings a bit of consistency to the lineup. He is playing well over 20 minutes per game, taking over two shots per game, and blocking almost two shots per game. Suter has four points in his last four games, seeing time on the first power-play unit, and has so many different ways to add value.

P.K. Subban (NSH): $5,300 vs. WPG
Subban is the last part of this Predators stack, who is on the second defensive pairing and the first power-play unit. He has no points in his last three games, but this is a nice spot to break that trend and get back on track. He is taking about three shots per game, and on the ice for nearly 25 minutes, plenty of time to reach value.

Goalie

Mike Smith (CGY): $8,000 vs. EDM
Smith and the Flames are in a somewhat desperate spot to win, so they will be giving full effort in a game in which they should come away the victory. Smith is back from his injury, and his first game didn’t go so well against the Islanders, but he is now a -155 favorite at home against the Oilers in a very winnable game.

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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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