DFS NHL Lineup
With twelve games on the NHL schedule tonight there is a wealth of talent to select from to form your DFS NHL lineup.
In this edition I went with an expensive, high-flying offense, two value picks on D, and a fair value in goal.
The Minnesota Wild head to Toronto to face the reeling Maple Leafs. Toronto has won just 2 of their last 10, and have dropped their last 3 games.
The Wild need to win this game to remain in the playoff race out West, and the Leafs lineup is unrecognizable to most fans.
Minnesota’s Jason Pominville has 2 goals and 6 points in his last 3 games, and 12 in his last 8.
Matthew Dumba was my value pick. Rolling the dice on Dumba based on the matchup allowed me to afford Patrick Kane instead of Erik Karlsson essentially. (meaning Karlsson is still a great option tonight)
Devan Dubnyk could be priced higher based on the matchup, so I will take the fairly valued netminder over the 23 other starters tonight.
Filip Forsberg had two hat-trick last week for me in my lineups, so I like my odds with him shooting against Devils backup goalie Keith Kinkaid. Not to mention the Devils don’t exactly have a shut down center. Playing at home will create mismatches for the talented young Swede.
Evgeni Malkin returned from injury last week and looked as dynamic as ever. He centers Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin, a line that showed instant chemistry from day one and is constantly a threat to score.
The Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau is hot, with 17 points in his last 15 games. Buffalo isn’t exactly stacked defensively. I’m hoping for a multi-point game. I just think Gaudreau’s offensive zone dominance will eventually overwhelm the Sabres in defensive coverage, and the slick Flame will find the hole.
The Sharks’ offense is dynamic and Joe Thornton is playing like he should be wearing the C again. He was terrific against the Canucks earlier this week and has 21 points in his last 15 games. Playing with current captain Joe Pavelski helps. He has 29 goals and 61 points in 62 games. Tomas Hertl rounds out the trio.
Finally, Michael Stone is a tremendous value at $3800. He can play at both ends of the ice and should log close to 25 minutes against Anaheim. I’m hoping for a multi-category performance from him. An assist, and a couple of shots on goal and blocks.