FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Thursday (4/5)
We have a MASSIVE 12-game slate tonight, and nearly every team is active. As of right now, seven of the 12 games have over-unders set at six or higher, so we are in for a very high-scoring night, which means stacking will be huge in tournaments. It’s been a fun season, and we are coming down to the final few games of the year, and some teams have plenty to play for.
Nathan MacKinnon (COL): $8,400 @ SJ
The Avalanche still haven’t clinched a spot and with only two games left it’s now or never for them. If they have to win, there’s no player I’d rather trust then MacKinnon who has 94 points in 72 games this year. First forward line for him and first power-play, which is where this stack is focused. He takes almost four shots per game and has plenty of multi-point upside since he is on the ice so much.
Mathew Barzal (NYI): $6,200 vs. NYR
Barzal is on his way to a Calder Trophy for Rookie of the Year, and it’s well deserved. He has 82 points in 80 games, which is great for any player, no less a rookie. Barzal has four points in his last three games and is now up against a weak Rangers defense, which is a great spot to attack since this game has an over-under set at 6.5 goals.
Mikko Rantanen (COL): $7,000 @ SJ
Rantanen is the next part of the Avalanche stack and has two points in his last three games. The Avalanche are up against the Sharks tonight, who give up a ton of shots, which should put this stack in a spot to rack up the points. This stack has 100% correlation since they are on the first forward line and first power-play together. Even though they are expensive, we could be talking about massive points from them.
Gabriel Landeskog (COL): $5,700 @ SJ
Landeskog can often go overlooked on this stack since he is the cheapest, but he still has two points in his last three games and is taking over two shots per game. He will also chip in with a blocked shot every now or then, so he can add value despite not being a pure scoring threat all of the time. Still, I like this spot for this stack since the Sharks give up a ton of shots every game. The Avalanche will be able to generate plenty of scoring opportunities.
Anthony Beauvillier (NYI): $3,900 vs. NYR
Beauvillier has seven points in his last four games and is under $4K? Either FanDuel let this guy slip through the cracks, or there is a serious error in the pricing tonight. Either way, you want some exposure since he is so hot right now and up against a weak and very inexperienced defense in the Rangers tonight.
Jordan Eberle (NYI): $5,700 vs. NYR
Eberle is also hot right now, with five points in his last four games, and with this stack being the full second forward line, they have a ton of upside together. He is taking over two shots per game, seeing time on the second power-play, and up against a weak opponent.
Tyson Barrie (COL): $5,700 @ SJ
Barrie is the last part of this Avalanche stack we are looking at tonight, and he comes into this game with three points in as many games. On average, he has a combined 3.8 shots and blocked shots per game, so there are multiple ways for him to score points. He plays well over 20 minutes per game, so there will be plenty of chances for him to put up the points you need in any format.
Ryan Pulock (NYI): $4,000
Pulock only has one point in his last six games and isn’t known for his offensive upside, but he takes and blocks plenty of shots which will allow him to reach value. He’s somewhat of a punt play, but he is still on the power-play, giving him a good amount of upside regardless of his real NHL points.
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG): $8,400 vs. CGY
Hellebuyck and the Jets are a -220 favorite at home tonight, meaning he is in a good spot to come away with the much-needed win. The Jets have clinched a playoff spot but technically could still move up to the first spot in their division with the Predators losing. Home ice is huge in the playoffs, so they still have plenty to play for this late in the season. Hellebuyck has won seven straight starts and is part of the reason they are in a spot to move up in the division.