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FanDuel DFS NHL – Thursday 2/7/19 – Fantasy Team Advice

FanDuel DFS NHL – Thursday 2/7/19 – Fantasy Team Advice

There are 14 video games on tonight’s slate, making it the most important slate of the second half of the season. With 28 groups in motion, there are tons of choices to think about at numerous worth factors for every place. At the moment’s submit highlights a few of these choices for money lineups, although suggestions might change all through the day relying on goalie confirmations, line mixtures and different information. Ensure to verify in with us on chat for our prime performs at every place in addition to money lineups for each FanDuel and DraftKings.

TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE
NYI @ NJD – 7:00pm EST
CAR @ BUF – 7:00pm EST
COL @ WSH – 7:00pm EST
LAK @ PHI – 7:00pm EST
PIT @ FLA – 7:00pm EST
ANA @ OTT – 7:30pm EST
WPG @ MTL – 7:30pm EST
VGK @ DET – 7:30pm EST
STL @ TBL – 7:30pm EST
DAL @ NSH – Eight:00pm EST
EDM @ MIN – Eight:00pm EST
VAN @ CHI – Eight:30pm EST
CBJ @ ARI – 9:00pm EST
SJS @ CGY – 9:00pm EST

TUESDAY NIGHT’S RESULTS: Tuesday night time’s lineup cashed, although it barely completed above the money line (the alternate didn’t money). Connor McDavid and Patrick Kane discovered the scoresheet a number of occasions however nonetheless underperformed given their worth tags. This was very true of McDavid, who tallied two assists and 17 fantasy factors. Kane scored a objective and an help on 4 photographs for 26.four FP, although it might have been good for him to be extra concerned offensively since Chicago scored six objectives. That being stated, a dud from a stud might be troublesome to return again from, so it was useful that they have been at the least productive. There have been a number of mid-range and worth performs that made up for it, nevertheless, together with Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who scored a objective and got here away with 15.2 FP. Additionally, Ilya Kovalchuk grabbed a aim and the identical 15.2 FP in his return to New Jersey. Marcus Johansson and Jack Roslovic mixed for simply 6.four FP, which was not notably useful, although at the least each have been cheap. The identical was true of Oscar Klefbom, who managed simply three.2 FP in his return to the lineup. I discussed in chat that I assumed he may simply get a number of photographs/blocks, however he ended up being value enjoying given his projected possession and price ticket. Two different gamers who have been chosen due to projected possession have been Brent Burns and Carey Worth. Burns got here by means of with a clutch shorthanded help in extra time, ending the night time with 19.6 FP, whereas Worth got here away with a win towards the ailing Anaheim Geese, incomes 27.2 FP on the night time.

There have been a number of updates made to the submit and to suggestions mentioned in chat due to late information. For instance, Max Domi was not a robust play as soon as it was introduced that Tomas Tatar wouldn’t play, and Boone Jenner turned a positive worth choice at middle as soon as it was confirmed that he would return to Columbus’ lineup (he picked up two assists within the recreation). Equally, Frank Vatrano was downgraded as a suggestion, although he nonetheless got here away with a power-play help. Nathan MacKinnon additionally turned a stronger play when Sergei Bobrovsky was named the starter for the Blue Jackets, although he managed simply an help and 11.2 FP.

Different gamers highlighted within the publish or in chat embrace Leon Draisaitl (34.6 FP), Ryan O’Reilly (15.2 FP), Brayden Schenn (11.2 FP), Anze Kopitar (27.7 FP), Artemi Panarin (12.Eight FP), Alex Ovechkin (14.four FP), Evander Kane (9.6 FP), Timo Meier (6.four FP), Oliver Bjorkstrand (18.four FP), Darnell Nurse (19.7 FP), Jacob Trouba (14.four FP), Shea Weber (19.2 FP), Jeff Petry (three.2 FP) and Shea Theodore (11.2 FP).


Middle

Sebastian Aho ($7,200) noticed his five-game level streak snapped the opposite night time towards the Penguins, however he and the Hurricanes have a positive matchup on the street towards Linus Ullmark and the Sabres, who gave up 4 objectives the opposite night time towards the Wild. Aho skates on the Canes’ first line and first power-play unit, has 9 factors in his final six video games and is averaging 16.7 fantasy factors per recreation this season. He scored two objectives towards Buffalo when these groups met in Raleigh in early January.

On the opposite aspect of that matchup, Jack Eichel ($7,700) appears to be heating up once more, scoring three factors on 11 photographs in his final two video games and recording some extent in 5 out of his final six video games. He skates on Buffalo’s new-look prime line and in addition facilities the highest power-play unit. Eichel is averaging 18 fantasy factors per recreation this season.

Somebody who didn’t see his level streak snapped the opposite night time is Ryan O’Reilly ($7,00zero), who prolonged his level streak to eight video games with a objective towards the Panthers the opposite night time. He now has 4 objectives and 11 factors in his final eight video games, incomes 15.2, 29.6, 12.Eight, 20.5, 27.2, 20, 11.2 and 21.2 fantasy factors, respectively. O’Reilly skates with Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn on the group’s prime line, and he facilities the staff’s prime power-play unit as nicely. He’ll have a troublesome matchup in Tampa Bay however has been a constant producer and appears to be protected in money video games no matter matchup; O’Reilly sees 20-plus minutes of ice time in all conditions.

Matt Duchene ($6,800) has a way more favorable matchup, nevertheless, internet hosting the struggling Geese on house ice regardless of skating within the second half of a back-to-back. He scored a objective final night time towards the Maple Leafs and can look to do the identical tonight towards a Geese staff that has misplaced 17 out of its final 19 video games. Duchene facilities the group’s prime line and prime power-play unit and is averaging 15.Eight fantasy factors per recreation this season.

Jonathan Toews ($7,500) has been spectacular in current video games, scoring 5 objectives and 11 factors throughout his present five-game level streak. He and Patrick Kane have been on hearth, which might proceed tonight on house ice towards a Canucks group that shall be enjoying its third recreation in 4 nights and that shall be with out its prime defenseman in Alex Edler. Toews skates on the Blackhawks’ prime line and prime power-play unit and is averaging 14.6 fantasy factors per recreation. That being stated, he has averaged almost 30 fantasy factors per recreation throughout his present streak.

With Tomas Tatar doubtless drawing again into the lineup, Max Domi ($5,800) is certainly value contemplating on tonight’s slate. Assuming the Domi line matches up towards the Bryan Little line, Domi might be in an excellent spot contemplating the current possession stats for WPG 2 (see under). Domi had factors in six out of seven video games earlier than Tatar missed the sport the opposite night time, and whereas Winnipeg is a troublesome matchup, Montreal ought to undoubtedly have its possibilities.

WPG 2 line stats on the street since 1/1/19

Whereas Sean Monahan ($7,500) is the flashy Flames middle who picked up 5 assists the final time these groups performed in San Jose, Mikael Backlund ($5,700) ought to fly underneath the radar on tonight’s busy slate however presents interesting upside on house ice. The Sharks have picked up additional time wins in back-to-back video games however have been blown out by the Flames when these groups final met in Calgary in a wild Eight-5 matchup. Backlund scored two objectives in that recreation, and he ought to get a matchup that sees each side commerce possibilities. Backlund has been capable of hit worth in 4 straight and in eight out of his final 9 video games, and his price ticket permits you to spend up elsewhere.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi ($four,800) is one other participant that provides you worthwhile wage aid however enters tonight’s matchup with objectives in three straight video games, incomes 15.2, 18.four and 15.2 fantasy factors in his final three video games, respectively. He skates on the Canadiens’ third line however facilities the group’s prime power-play unit. Although he and the Habs have a troublesome matchup towards the visiting Jets, Kotkaniemi’s price ticket and up to date efficiency make him a worthwhile worth play on tonight’s giant slate. Plus, he and linemate Joel Armia lead the league (min. 30 minutes of TOI) in Corsi For proportion since Jan. 20 with values of 72.09 and 69.62, respectively.

MTL three line stats on residence ice since 1/20/19

One other worth play value contemplating is Columbus’ Boone Jenner ($four,500), who picked up two assists in his return to the lineup the opposite night time. He’s centering the group’s second line in one other favorable matchup towards an Arizona workforce that might be beginning Calvin Pickard in internet. The primary draw back with Jenner is that he doesn’t see common time on the facility play, however with Arizona boasting one of many prime PK’s within the league and focusing most of its consideration on slowing down the Blue Jackets’ prime line, Jenner might have his alternatives to at the least hit worth via peripheral stat protection.

With Mikko Koivu out for the season, Victor Rask ($three,300) will get promoted to second-line duties and can skate with Zach Parise and Charlie Coyle, making him a strong worth choice, particularly going up towards an Oilers workforce that has given up 15 objectives in its final three video games. Rask hasn’t had super success with the Wild, however an elevated position in a positive matchup for an incredible worth is value exploring.

Additionally contemplate: Connor McDavid ($Eight,900)*, Tyler Seguin ($Eight,100), Sean Monahan ($7,500)**, Dylan Larkin ($7,00zero)–GTD, Anze Kopitar ($6,600), Sean Couturier ($6,500), Pierre-Luc DuBois ($6,400), Derek Stepan ($5,600), Radek Faksa ($four,400), Evan Rodrigues ($three,500)

*5P in 2GP towards MIN
**5A in final residence recreation towards SJS


Winger

Patrick Kane ($9,200) now has factors in 12 straight video games and in 19 out of his final 20 video games, amassing a complete of 17 objectives and 41 factors in that stretch. He skates on Chicago’s first line and first power-play unit and is averaging 21.three fantasy factors per recreation this season. Kane has 13 factors in his final 5 video games and 6 factors in his final two house video games; although his price ticket is sort of demanding, he continues to pile up the factors.

Leon Draisaitl ($7,500) is operating red-hot as nicely and gives appreciable wage aid. Regardless of strains from yesterday’s apply, Drasaitl won’t skate with Connor McDavid tonight, however he has been scoring up a storm with out McDavid at even power anyway. Although there’s definitely an opportunity Devan Dubnyk can be up for the problem towards his former group, he was pulled after giving up three objectives on six photographs the final time these groups performed. Draisaitl has been hotter than McDavid in current video games, discovering twine 4 occasions in his final two video games and 7 occasions in his final 5 video games, recording a complete of seven objectives and 9 factors in addition to 19 photographs on objective in that span. He’s averaging 17.2 fantasy factors per recreation this season however has seen that quantity prime 27 over his final 5 video games.

Elias Lindholm ($7,100) is an reasonably priced option to get publicity to Calgary’s prime line, and he’s been probably the most constant producer on that line in current video games. Actually, Lindholm has factors in 10 straight video games getting into tonight’s matchup towards the Sharks, and whereas he doesn’t possess a fraction of the upside Johnny Gaudreau ($Eight,300) provides, he’s been extra dependable over the previous few video games. Gaudreau, however, has only one level in his final three video games, although he managed to safe factors in 11 out of 12 video games previous to Calgary’s current street journey. He’s nonetheless averaging 18.Eight fantasy factors per recreation this season and is all the time a menace for at the very least two factors, so don’t write him off too shortly.

Frank Vatrano ($four,800) is again on the Panthers’ prime line, making him a strong worth play on tonight’s giant slate. He picked up a power-play help the opposite night time and now has factors in back-to-back video games and in 5 out of his final six video games. Vatrano was held off the scoresheet when these groups performed in Pittsburgh in early January, although he recorded 5 photographs and a block for 9.6 fantasy factors.

On the opposite aspect of that matchup, nevertheless, is Nick Bjugstad ($four,400), who will return to Florida for the primary time since getting traded to the Penguins. Bjugstad has been moved to Pittsburgh’s prime line to skate with Sidney Crosby, so he’s undoubtedly value contemplating, particularly since he facilities the staff’s second power-play unit as nicely.

A really reasonably priced play is Brady Tkachuk ($three,600), who skates on Ottawa’s second line and second power-play unit. He has a positive matchup towards the visiting Geese.

Further worth performs, together with Joel Armia, shall be mentioned in chat.

Additionally contemplate: Alex Ovechkin ($Eight,500), Artemi Panarin ($7,900), Joe Pavelski ($7,500)*, Cam Atkinson ($7,200), Jeff Skinner ($7,00zero)**, Jake Voracek ($6,900), Zach Parise ($6,800), Brendan Gallagher ($6,500), T.J. Oshie ($6,200), Tomas Tatar ($6,200), Jonathan Drouin ($5,900), Nino Niederreiter ($5,800), Matthew Tkachuk ($5,800), Bobby Ryan ($5,600), Timo Meier ($5,400), Ilya Kovalchuk ($5,200), Oliver Bjorkstrand ($four,00zero)***, Joel Armia ($three,800), Mattias Janmark ($three,600), Brian Boyle ($three,500)****, Anthony Duclair ($three,200), Michael Dal Colle ($three,100)

*Objectives in three straight (seven factors in final 3GP)
**Revenge play (1G, 18.9 FP @ CAR 1/11)
***Objectives in three straight
****Making NSH debut on second line and PP1


Protection

Brent Burns ($7,700) continues to see his worth go up however continues to supply. He scored a objective and an help on eight photographs for 37 fantasy factors the final time he was in Calgary, and he enters tonight’s recreation with factors in 4 straight video games. Burns is averaging 17.9 fantasy factors per recreation this season and has earned 19.6, 34.four, 33.6 and 22.four fantasy factors in his final 4 video games, respectively.

Mark Giordano ($5,900) has seen a big worth drop, so tonight is perhaps a very good time to benefit from that with a probably high-scoring matchup towards the Sharks. Giordano, like lots of Calgary’s prime gamers, hasn’t been productive over the previous few video games, however he was on a scorching streak main as much as the All-Star break and is greater than able to hitting 20 fantasy factors. He skates on Calgary’s first power-play unit and is averaging 17 fantasy factors per recreation this season.

Jared Spurgeon ($5,600) has factors in back-to-back video games and in 4 out of his final 5 video games, tallying three objectives and 5 factors in addition to eight photographs and 13 blocks in that span. He skates on Minnesota’s second power-play unit and must be under-owned on tonight’s large slate.

Thomas Chabot ($four,800), then again, might have excessive possession contemplating his price ticket and matchup towards the Geese. Chabot scored a aim final night time and is averaging 15.6 fantasy factors per recreation this season. He skates on Ottawa’s prime power-play unit.

Ben Hutton ($three,600) is a worth choice value contemplating since he has taken over for Alex Edler on Vancouver’s prime power-play unit. He picked up 16 fantasy factors with an help, two photographs and three blocks. Nevertheless, anticipate Oscar Klefbom ($three,800) to have some possession as soon as once more tonight.

Additionally think about: Roman Josi ($6,700), Seth Jones ($5,800), Dustin Byfuglien ($5,500), Darnell Nurse ($5,400), Shea Weber ($5,300), Erik Gustafsson ($5,00zero), Erik Johnson ($four,500), Rasmus Dahlin ($four,400), Travis Sanheim ($four,200), Andy Greene ($three,700), Alec Martinez ($three,500)


Goalie

UPDATE: Lehner isn’t beginning tonight, so we’ll talk about various choices in chat.

Robin Lehner ($Eight,600) has a positive matchup on the street towards the Devils, who could have Cory Schneider in internet for the primary time since mid-December. Schneider has been abysmal this season, incomes a season-high 10.four fantasy factors on the street in Carolina in November. Lehner, then again, continues to play extraordinarily properly regardless of going 1-1-1 in his final three begins. The Islanders are heavy favorites on tonight’s slate.

Word: The money goalie suggestion might change as soon as further confirmations have been made.

Additionally contemplate: Andrei Vasilevskiy ($9,200), Anders Nilsson ($7,700), Anthony Stolarz ($7,00zero)


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