FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (3/6)
We have a nine-game slate tonight, and we are in for a high-scoring evening, as there are three games with over-unders set at six.
Vincent Trocheck (FLA): $6,900 @ TB
Trocheck and the Panthers are hot right now, as they have won six straight games. No reason to fade them now, since they are up against the Lightning in a game which has an over-under set at six. Trocheck is the first part of a Panthers stack we are looking at tonight, which is focused on the second forward line. He is also on the first power-play unit, so plenty of ice time for him to rack up some points. He hasn’t scored a point in three games, and with a full slate, he shouldn’t be too highly owned.
Nico Hischier (NJ): $5,300 vs. MON
Hischier is the young rookie for the Devils, who are going through a rough patch right now but are in a good spot to bounce back. He is up against the Canadiens, who will have their backup goalie in net and are still giving up over three goals per game. He is on the first forward line, which is where this Devils’ stack is focused. Hischier is taking two shots per game and also seeing time on the second power-play.
Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA): $6,600 @ TB
Huberdeau is also on this Panthers second forward line, along with the first power-play unit, so plenty of shared ice time to double dip on points. He has two goals over his last four games and is taking over two shots per game. He is up against the Lightning, and likely Vasilevskiy in net, who has seriously been struggling as of late. Perfect spot to attack, considering this game has an over-under set at six.
Taylor Hall (NJ): $8,400 vs. MON
Hall has an incredible 25-game point streak going on right now, and you simply can’t fade him. This is something which is rarely seen in the NHL, and with his matchup against the Canadiens, you can’t pass him up. He is also on this first forward line, along with the first power-play unit, which only means one thing, more time to extend his point streak. He can truly be used in any format, since he is seemingly scoring at will.
Kyle Palmieri (NJ): $6,000 vs. MON
Palmieri has four points over his last five games and is the last forward on this Devils’ stack. He is taking about three shots per game, and blocking almost one shot per game. Palmieri also gets you plenty of exposure to Taylor Hall, which is never a bad thing.
Calle Jarnkrok (NSH): $4,400 vs. DAL
Jarnkrok has seven points over his last six games and makes a nice one-off in this lineup. He is cheap and has plenty of point upside for a player at his price point. The Predators are one of the best teams in the league, and playing very well recently, so you want part of their offense. The best part about them is that they are getting production from multiple lines, and now up against the Stars, who are on the second night of a back to back, and will be down to their backup goalie.
Mike Matheson (FLA): $4,400 @ TB
Matheson is on the second defensive line and also seeing time on the second power-play unit. He may not be the most offensively gifted player, but he does plenty in order to reach value. He is taking about two shots per game, blocking over one shot per game, and on the ice for about 20 minutes per game. Matheson isn’t that expensive and gets you some nice exposure to the Panthers who are hot right now.
Sami Vatanen (NJ): $5,100 vs. MON
Vatanen has four points in his last five games, and as you might be able to tell, when one of these players does well, the rest will benefit. Vatanen is on the first defensive pairing, and the first power-play unit, so plenty of shared ice time with the rest of the players. He is also taking about two shots per game, along with blocking one shot per game.
Semyon Varlamov (COL): $7,900 @ CHI
Varlamov has been confirmed as the starter for the Avalanche tonight and is in a good spot for GPPs. He is up against the Blackhawks, who have an expected Corsi for of 50 tonight, which is highest on the slate. This means they are projected to be taking a ton of shots, but as we know, Chicago isn’t scoring a ton of goals. So they fire the puck left and right, but can’t score. This can be ideal for goalies, as they have the chance to really rack up the points, but won’t be giving up goals.