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NHL GPP Plays: Tuesday

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Every Tuesday and Thursday I will be providing my recommended player picks for your daily fantasy hockey lineups. The goal is to help you to the top of the leaderboards in FanDuel and DraftKings tournament play.

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We have ourselves another action packed Tuesday evening in the National Hockey League with 11 games on deck. The Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins are tonight’s biggest favorites, and the Anaheim Ducks are the only team playing on consecutive nights.



GOALTENDER

 

NOTE: Make sure to check the RotoGrinders Starting Goalies Page page prior to game time, to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting.

 

Harri Sateri, Florida Panthers - Harri Sateri not only has the best name in the National Hockey League these days, he also makes a great GPP play tonight in goal. The 28-year-old Finn checks a lot of boxes tonight (inexpensive price tag, save potential and win upside), and the Vancouver Canucks do not pose much of an offensive threat, ranking 25th overall in the National Hockey League in goals per game and 27th in goals per game this month. The Florida Panthers’ netminder has been very impressive in his last three starts and I think we see another strong performance from his this evening at the BB&T Center.

 

 

FORWARDS

 

Ottawa Senators Top Line - The New Jersey Devils are an average defensive team at best, and they can be exploited on the road where they will not be able to get the matchups they require to slow down the opposition. The Ottawa Senators are a frustrating offense to target, disappointing us all season long (27th overall in the National Hockey League in goals per game), despite having the offensive talent. With a deep and underachieving offense, it is unlikely we see much ownership on them this evening, and I must admit, I am intrigued by the combination of Mike Hoffman and Matt Duchene together, and will be playing this underrated duo along with Erik Karlsson in large field tournaments.

 

 

Columbus Blue Jackets Number One Line - The Washington Capitals may be in first in the Metropolitan Division, but it is not because of their strong defensive play. The Capitals may have sound goaltending, but their defensive core remains one of the weakest groups in the National Hockey League, resulting in Washington struggling with their advanced statistics (23rd in CA/60, 30th in both HDCA/60 and SCA/60). Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has shuffled his lines once again in an attempt to generate more scoring depth, but I am only interested in their newly formed top line, featuring Artemi Panarin, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson. This trio is moderately priced to stack and they have multi-goal potential in this favorable matchup on home ice. Not to mention, they are likely to fly under the radar in large field tournaments.

 

 

St. Louis Blues Top Line - The Minnesota Wild are a very good defensive team with strong goaltending, and I rarely go out of  my way to pick on them, but I will have some exposure to the St. Louis Blues tonight, particularly their explosive top line, featuring Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko. This trio was dominant when playing together earlier in the year and they possess massive potential on a nightly basis, regardless of their opponent. With 11 games on the National Hockey League schedule tonight, and with the Wild in town, we are likely to see this very dangerous line go heavily under-owned in large field tournaments.

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Justin Faulk & Noah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes - The Philadelphia Flyers are an average defensive team with average goaltending at best, but that is not why I am targeting the Carolina Hurricanes’ defense this evening at the PNC Arena. It is actually all about special teams. The Flyers have struggled all season long on the penalty kill (29th overall), and it appears they are not getting any better (29th in the month of January), so look for the Hurricanes’ very reasonably priced blue liners to take advantage of that tonight on this massive slate. Both Justin Faulk and Noah Hanifin have multi-point upside on this plus matchup on home ice, and they are very unlikely to draw much attention in GPPs.

 



Chris "Pepsi7" Lowery is the 2013 FanDuel Baseball Champion, pocketing $235,00 between that first place finish and a third place finish with his other entry. He also qualified for the FanDuel DFBC finals in 2012, finishing 7th. Impressively, MLB may not be his best sport as Chris is one of the best Daily Fantasy NHL minds in the business. Chris contributes to RotoGrinders, and you can follow him on Twitter @Pepsi7DFS.
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