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FanDuel NHL Lineup Advice: Thursday 10/17

Oct 17, 2019

It should be a fun night in the NHL with several interesting games to note. For the first time, we’ll see the revamped rivalry between the Devils and Rangers, as Hughes takes on Kakko. Tampa Bay will visit Boston in a premier matchup. Ottawa will head down to Vegas to visit some familiar faces. Let’s see if we can play off some of these scenarios and find some viable DFS options.

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Center

Jack Hughes (NJ): $4,400 vs. NYR
This may be a popular choice for the evening, as Jack Hughes facing Kaapo Kakko for the first time is the story of the night. There is more to it than that, though. Nico Hischier’s status for this game is up in the air. Should he sit, Hughes will find himself between Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri on the top line, as well as centering the top power-play unit. In a “measuring stick” game, Hughes will have every opportunity to excel.

Jack Roslovic (WPG): $3,800 vs. NYI
If you’re looking to load up elsewhere, consider Roslovic as a cheap dart throw. He’s a former first-round pick who has struggled to crack the Jets’ deep top 6. The talent is there, and while he continues to play on the third line with Lowry and Copp, his time on ice has doubled from his first game this season to his last. He’s been on the scoresheet in three of his last four games, and he’s penciled into the second power-play unit. Can’t beat the price.

Wing

David Pastrnak (BOS): $8,500 vs. TB
Pastrnak is red-hot coming off a four-goal game Sunday against Anaheim. In his last four games, he has posted six goals and four assists for ten points. In three games against the Lightning last season, Pastrnak posted six points. I don’t see any reason to expect him to slow down in a marquee matchup against Tampa. The ownership bump driven by his recent four-goal outing should be offset by concerns about facing an elite Lightning team.

Brady Tkachuk (OTT): $5,500 @ VGK
You can call this one a gut feeling. The Tkachuk boys always seem to show up when the game revs up.  That is what I expect to happen when the Senators visit Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone in Las Vegas. With Karlsson being the former captain and Stone the would-have-been next choice, I expect Brady Tkachuk to show some pride in the jersey he’s wearing — it will have a C on it one day soon.

Defense

Shea Theodore (VGK): $5,100 vs. OTT
Shea Theodore has recorded five points in seven games played. He is running the point on a power play that is scoring at almost 30%. Coming into town are the Ottawa Senators, one of the more penalized teams in the NHL. To make things a little sweeter, Ottawa will turn to Anders Nilsson in net, who has a career 3.06 goals-against average. Even if Theodore isn’t on the score sheet, you can count on a few shots and blocks. Although I do think Ottawa will hang in this game, I expect plenty of goals to be scored regardless.

Goalie

Carey Price (MTL): $8,000 vs. MIN
My philosophy in finding DFS goalie targets is to try and pair the best price with the biggest favorite. Montreal is currently a -160 favorite on the betting board as they welcome backup goalie Alex Stalock and the Minnesota Wild to town. While Stalock might be ready to test Dubnyk for more starts, I don’t think the Wild are a good hockey team. If you consider that he is the second most expensive goalie this evening on DraftKings, $8,000 for the 11th-ranked netminder seems like a modest investment on FanDuel.

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