Tonight’s NHL Main slate consists of only 4 games. All four home teams are favorites, and have been nearly unstoppable at home. Three of these games have an over/under of at least 6: Florida v Toronto, NY Rangers v Washington, Philadelphia v Colorado. My plan is to find some consistent players to target for tonight’s slate and go home with a little extra cash in my pocket. I’ve narrowed down a strong pool of #playmakers to consider when building your FanDuel lineups tonight
Auston Matthews | Toronto Maple Leafs | $7,600
I’m still riding high on this young stud. He’s been back in the Leafs lineup for a short time and has managed to put up three points in as many contests (18.4, 11.2, and 18.1 FDP). As a first line center for the heavily favored Maple Leafs, who are ranked 4th in the NHL in scoring, we can expect Matthews to be heavily involved in the majority of the Leafs scoring situations (including the power play). Stay north of the border, and find room for this guy in your roster while there is still hockey left to play.
Opponent: Florida Panthers
Can the Leafs young Center make it a 4 game point streak against FLA?
Mitchell Marner | Toronto Maple Leafs | $6,600
Who has spiked Mitchell Marner’s water bottle? Whatever he is doing, I want some of it before he settles down. The 4th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has a point streak of 9 games, amassing a total of 12 points. Toronto will play the role of the heavy favorite home team tonight, as Vegas has pegged this game with an over/under of 6 goals. This could very well be the chalkiest game on the slate, as there are plenty of options to choose from.
Opponent: Florida Panthers
John Carlson | Washington Capitals | $5,900
A strong defender to build your roster around is essential to cashing in DFS hockey. Carlson is exactly that player, as he is averaging around 24 minutes a game, and has 64 points in 76 contests. Carlson has scored over 11 FDP n each of his last 9 outings. We can expect shots, blocked shots, and power play action from the Caps best defender. Washington is projected to put up huge numbers against the Rangers tonight. If you can afford it, find a way to fit John Carlson into your roster!
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Opponent: New York Rangers
Marc-Andre Fleury | Vegas Golden Knights | $8,500
Opponent: Arizona Coyotes
After you insert Fleury into your lineup, you’ll be playing with house money. His stats have been unreal this year, posting a 2.12 GAA and a .931 save percentage. Vegas is a dangerous team at home, posting a 27-9-2 record, many say due to the “Vegas Flu” encountered by visiting teams. All jokes aside, they welcome the lowly Coyotes to town, who are ranked 30th in scoring in the NHL. No need to pay up for Holtby, or save money with Anderson going against a dangerous Florida team tonight. Lock in Fleury, and throw away the key.
Other Players To Target
Gabriel Landeskog | W | Colorado Avalanche | $6,100
Erik Johnson | D | Colorado Avalanche | $4,700
David Meyer is our resident NHL expert. Despite providing his own opinions and advice, David nor the DailyPlayAction are responsible for losses accrued by DPA members. Additionally, please always remember to check the starting lines and the starting goalie before locking in your players.