FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets
FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

SLATE PREVIEW

Tuesday's 13-game slate offers action all night, as the first puck drops at 7:00 p.m. ET and the final game fires up at 10:30. It offers two reunions from last year's postseason, as the Penguins host the Islanders and Colorado travels north to Calgary. However, only three matchups boast will start with both sides currently in a playoff position. No teams anywhere close to being out of it, though, and there's still plenty of time to stake your claim in DFS glory. Read on for tips and tricks to set your lineup tonight. 

GOALIES

Ben Bishop ($8,900) was yanked in his last outing against the Oilers, but he's poised to bounce back in a big way. After all, the veteran ranks sixth in the league with a .925 save percentage and fourth with a 2.29 GAA. Meanwhile, the Canucks have struggled to a 5-5-1 record and 2.45 GPG on the road. Jacob Markstrom ($7,400) will likely get the nod for Vancouver, and he's dropped five straight contests despite a serviceable .912 save percentage. 

Both Andrei Vasilevskiy ($8,900) and Jordan Binnington ($8,300) finished in the top six last season in terms of save percentage, with .925 and .927, respectively. They're slated to face off in The Lou tonight. Binnington has been far better in November with 2.14 GAA and a 3-1-1 record compared to Vasilevskiy's 3.06 and 2-2-0 marks. 

Philipp Grubauer ($8,000) and Pavel Francouz ($7,600) should be healthy for this contest, and the former is expected to start if that's the case. If you choose to deploy either, be sure to double-check their status beforehand, as both are intriguing options against the Flames, who have lost four straight games and scored three total goals in that stretch. 

Anders Nilsson ($7,400) comes in at an attractive value for the matchup, as the Red Wings rank dead last with just 2.32 GPG. Nilsson's been superb in his own right, too, as the Swedish netminder is tied with Bishop at a .925 save percentage, which bumps up to a .933 mark on the road.

VALUE PLAYS/ONE-OFFS

Injuries have allowed plenty of players to line up with Nathan MacKinnon, and now Andre Burakovsky ($4,700) will have his shot. The former first-round pick already has eight tallies this year, and all of MacKinnon's wingers have received a boost thus far. 

Remember when Sammy Blais ($3,900) was the talk of the town when he started the year with five points in as many games? Where did he go? Well, he left the second line, but now he's back, flanking Ryan O'Reilly on the opposite side of David Perron. Tampa Bay can't keep its net clean, so Blais could feast. 

Jack Roslovic ($3,400) has enjoyed an uptick in minutes with a promotion to the top six, and he remains on the Jets' power play. The latter could pay off against Nashville, who has let up five goals while shorthanded over its past four outings. 

FORWARD LINE STACKS

Edmonton Oilers (TOTAL: $23,000)

C - Connor McDavid ($9,200)
W - Leon Draisaitl ($9,100)
W - Zack Kassian ($4,700)

The hottest line in hockey shows no signs of slowing down, as Draisaitl and McDavid ride 12- and seven-game point streaks, respectively. They've upped the ante over eight November outings, combining for 12 goals and 35 points – 15 on the power play. The Sharks shouldn't halt the momentum, as they've allowed 3.48 GPG – the fifth-most in the league. Don't try to get away with neglecting Kassian, either, as he has 0.68 PPG feeding off residual production while ringing up at a low price. 

Chicago Blackhawks (TOTAL: $20,200)

C - Dylan Strome ($5,100)
W - Patrick Kane ($8,500)
W - Alex DeBrincat ($6,600)

Kane has notched a point in all nine November contests, including five multi-point outings. Strome and DeBrincat aren't just along for the ride, though, as they've both averaged a point per game during that stretch. They're set up well to advance their production since the Hurricanes have allowed at least three scores in seven straight road matchups. 

Vegas Golden Knights (TOTAL: $18,400)

C - William Karlsson ($6,500)
W - Max Pacioretty ($6,500)
W - Reilly Smith ($5,400)

This unit has spent three contests together and found instant chemistry, combining for six goals and 13 points in that stretch. The Maple Leafs will journey across three time zones for a clash with Vegas, and they've yielded 3.89 GPG on the road – the sixth-most in the league. 

DEFENSEMEN

Erik Karlsson ($6,600) registered a season-high three assists against the Oilers last week, and he notched a point in each of the next two games. On the opposing blue line, Oscar Klefbom ($5,600) is a slightly more affordable option, and he has a more intriguing floor with 50 shots on net and 63 blocked shots compared to Karlsson's 31 and 30 marks, respectively. 

Keith Yandle generated a career-high 62 points at 32 years old, and he's now looking to top that surge at 33. The blueliner has 18 points – 11 with the man advantage – through 20 contests, including eight over the past three contests. Philadelphia comes in at the middle of the pack with its traveling penalty kill, so Yandle's in a solid position to carry on his positive momentum. 

Cale Makar ($5,000) has shown us absolutely no reason to stop rolling him out. The rookie has 22 points in 20 games, and his price is still a bargain. The Flames shouldn't stand in his way, as they've yielded 3.75 GPG over the last four contests. 

Matt Grzelcyk ($3,500), Vince Dunn ($3,900) and Mattias Ekholm ($4,400) are all bargain-bin options who quarterback their respective power plays. Each will face off against a penalty kill that ranks in the bottom-third of the league, putting them on track to outproduce their price tag.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Jordan Mazzara plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: Mazz30, Yahoo: Mazz30.
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