FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Wednesday (3/27)

by Jeremy Maw | @j_maw | Featured Writer
Mar 27, 2019

Bergeron now has 75 points in only 60 games.

Coming down to the home-stretch, we are just over a week away until the start of playoffs. There are still meaningful games to be played entering Wednesday night with a four-game slate. Even though just eight teams are taking the ice, plenty of great DFS options are available in what should be a high scoring evening. More than ever, be sure to confirm starting goaltenders and line combinations before lineup lock. At this point in the season, there are a lot of nagging injuries and illnesses popping up.

Center

Patrice Bergeron (BOS): $8,300 vs. NYR
The Bruins are looking to win their 12th-straight home game tonight as they host a woeful New York team. This will be the longest home winning streak in a decade for Boston. With David Pastrnak back on the top forward line, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have been reunited as arguably the most offensive trio in the NHL. He now has 75 points in only 60 games. Consistently recognized as one of the leagues top defensive centers, Bergeron has evolved into a premium offensive threat as well.

William Karlsson (VGK): $6,700 @ COL
For salary relief, William Karlsson is a great option at just $6,700. The Golden Knights top forward line is heating up at the perfect time after having a down year from the 2017-18 season. In his last five games, Karlsson has scored four goals while adding four assists. At his price, the Golden Knights top center is a great option in DFS tonight.

Wing

William Nylander (TOR): $5,200 @ PHI
Playing on the second forward line with Auston Matthews, Nylander is a great bargain price. He should easily hit value as the main set-up man on his line. After sitting out for the first part of the season, Nylander finally got his contract and it took him a while to get going. Now back up on the second line, the Swedish star is racking up the assists. While he will not play with Matthews on the top power-play unit, Nylander will log time on the second unit getting additional ice-time for more opportunities.

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK): $7,000 @ COL
The second piece to a Golden Knights stack is winger Jonathan Marchessault. Like Karlsson, the talented forward has been on fire over the last five games, recording eight points. Having a career year last season, a lot of critics predicted regression, along with the entire team. Those critics have been silenced as the Golden Knights will enter the post-season as one of the most feared teams in the west.

David Pastrnak (BOS): $7,800 vs. NYR
When the Boston Bruins are completely healthy, there are few teams who can beat them. They might be the only hope to take down the Lightning deep into the playoffs. David Pastrnak missed over a month of time due to injury and has only played four games since returning. However, in those four games, Pastrnak has scored two goals and added four assists. Boston’s top line is back in-tact and will be ready to roll a broken down Rangers team.

Defense

Charlie McAvoy (BOS): $4,700 vs. NYR
The young Bruin defenseman has found himself in a great situation. Learning from one of the best defensemen over the last 10 years (Zedneo Chara), McAvoy has been surrounded by a lot of talent over the last two years which has catapulted his career. With teammate Torey Krug sidelined due to injury, McAvoy has stepped into the top powerplay defenseman and is getting a lot more looks during even-strength.

Shea Theodore (VGK): $4,700 @ COL
It is always a guess when trying to figure out which Golden Knight defenseman is going to score the most fantasy points. However, Shea Theodore is slotted to play on the top power-play unit which should give him the most opportunities to produce points. Theodore averages 10.4 FanDuel points per game and is a great value option on FanDuel this evening. The big d-man is as solid as they come and will look to push the pace of play against a hungry Avalanche team.

Goalie

Tuukka Rask (BOS): $9,100 vs. NYR
The Boston netminder has been stellar this season and has improved his record to 26-11-5. He owns a 2.42 GAA and a .915 SV%. Hosting the Rangers, Boston is a -355 home favorite. Rask has a high probability of securing the win and will also see a lot of shots on net which will give him a high fantasy floor to go along with a GPP-winning ceiling.

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

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