FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Tuesday (2/5)

by Jeremy Maw | @j_maw | Featured Writer
Feb 5, 2019

Now that we are in February, teams will look to start acquiring assets for the playoff push. With the trade deadline just a few weeks away, the Maple Leafs have been the first team to address a need. Tonight, 12 games are on tap in the NHL. There are plenty of great DFS options this evening. Navigating through this slate will be difficult, so let’s break down some of the top players, along with some of the best value.

Center

Mark Scheifele (WPG): $7,700 vs. SJ
On pace to set career highs in points and assists this season, Mark Scheifele is now averaging 1.2 points per game. Showing amazing chemistry with captain Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor, the trio make for a top-tier stack this evening as they host the San Jose Sharks. Although they have a solid penalty kill, the Sharks are allowing the third-most goals against this season in the NHL. Erik Karlsson is currently dealing with an illness and even if he does suit up, he will not be 100%.

Max Domi (MON): $6,000 vs. ANH
From an advanced statistic standpoint, the Montreal Canadiens jump off the page as a team to stack. Considering Montreal’s strong, 53.6% CF rate and Anaheim’s 45.8%, the Canadiens should dominate the possession time. John Gibson has now been pulled in three straight games, which should lead to Chad Johnson getting the start. Not a terrible goaltender, but he will struggle to stop what is coming his way.

Wing

Patrick Kane (CHI): $9,200 @ EDM
Currently, the hottest player in the NHL, Patrick Kane is on an unbelievable stretch. In his last 10 games, Kane has scored eight goals to go along with 17 assists. Kane has incredible skill when he has time and space. An area Edmonton has had issues with. Dropping their last two in overtime, the Oilers have had monumental breakdowns, allowing a lot of goals against.

Blake Wheeler (WPG): $7,700 vs. SJ
Although he is not a true goal-scorer, the Jets captain is a great playmaker who has recorded 54 assists through the 2018-19 season. Blake Wheeler will log time on the top forward line and power-play unit in a game which should feature a lot of offense. The Jets have won their last seven games on home ice and are a completely different team when playing in Winnipeg.

Jonathan Drouin (MON): $5,400 vs. ANH
Given how poorly the Ducks have played recently, any Canadien player is viable tonight. Anaheim has given up 15 goals in their last two games and 23 over their four-game losing streak. John Gibson has finally come down to earth, and we now see the true defensive struggles. Jonathan Drouin has the speed and skill to take advantage of a weak team and put up multiple points tonight.

Defense

Erik Gustafsson (CHI): $4,800 @ EDM
As mentioned above, the Edmonton Oilers have struggled on the penalty kill. Giving up five power-play goals in their last two games, Chicago’s top unit should find similar success. Erik Gustafsson has 33 points on the season and takes plenty of shots on net. Now with 10 goals on the year, look for the Blackhawks special teams to be the deciding factor in this game.

Josh Morrissey (WPG): $4,500 vs. SJ
Averaging 23 minutes a night, Josh Morrissey has certainly taken over the responsibilities of a true number one defensemen. With the injury to Dustin Byfuglien, Morrissey has taken on a more offensive style of game to fit in with the high-powered Jets team. In an up-tempo game against the Sharks, Winnipeg should put up plenty of goals.

Goalie

Pekka Rinne (NSH): $8,200 vs. ARI
Arizona travels to Nashville this evening after playing a tough game in Dallas last night. In their second game of a back-to-back, expect the Coyotes to be a little sluggish against a very good Predators team. Pekka Rinne is one of the better bets for a shutout this evening while getting the win is almost certain. Lock in Rinne with confidence.

Jeremy Maw is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Jeremy, check out his archive or follow him @j_maw.

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