FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets

FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

SLATE PREVIEW

The Lightning have an opportunity to close out a third straight series in just five games Tuesday. When Andrei Vasilevskiy is on his game, this team is unbeatable, as he's posted a .944 save percentage over the last seven games. Still, the Islanders have shown major willpower this postseason to get to this point, and they won't go down without a fight. 

GOALIES

Goalies aren't used in FanDuel's one-game slates, but it's important to know who will be in the blue paint. Vasilevskiy bounced back after a rough Game 3, steering away 26 of 27 shots in a Game 4 win. Looking 200 feet away, Thomas Greiss could get the nod. Semyon Varlamov has lost five of his last six starts and allowed three or more goals in five of those contests. Greiss has a .929 save percentage this postseason.

VALUE PLAYS/ONE-OFFS

Josh Bailey, NYI vs. TB ($8,500): Bailey's line has been excellent all postseason, and the winger has three helpers, six shots on net and two blocked shots over the past two games. He ranks sixth on the team with 2.57 xGF/60, but his center Brock Nelson ($13,000) drives the offense at a higher rate with 3.71 xGF/60, per Natural Stat Trick. 

Anthony Cirelli, TB vs. NYI ($8,000): Cirelli's in a bit of a slump, going pointless this series, but he's been generating a ton of chances. The second-line center ranks second on the team with 3.67 xGF/60 this series, so he's due for some positive regression. He likely won't be rostered much because of his offensive struggled, and that makes him an ideal player for DFS tournaments. 

LINE STACKS

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders

C - Brayden Point ($14,500)
W - Ondrej Palat ($12,000)
W - Nikita Kucherov ($15,000)

Point was a third-round pick back in 2014, but he's potentially second only to Vasilevskiy for the Conn Smythe Trophy if the Lightning hoist the Cup this postseason. He's posted a point in 11 of 13 games since the beginning of the first round, totaling eight goals, 14 assists and 43 shots on net. Meanwhile, Kucherov and Palat have piled up a combined 13 points this series as well. The ceiling is sky high, so the toughest decision is who to make your captain. I lean toward to goal-scorer: Point.

DEFENSEMEN

Mikhail Sergachev, TB vs. NYI ($9,500): Sergachev has logged more power-play minutes than Victor Hedman during this series, although only one of his three points against the Islanders have come with the man advantage. The Islanders' penalty kill (79.3 percent) remains fairly vulnerable, though, ensuring Sergachev has a high ceiling in this contest. Keep in mind that deploying Sergachev means you likely would need to drop one of the players from the aforementioned Lightning stack. It's not a bad idea, however, as all three work on the same power play. 

Nick Leddy, NYI vs. TB ($7,000): Leddy produced a goose egg in Game 4's loss, but he's been otherwise a high-floor option, producing at least 8.0 fantasy points in five of the previous six contests. He flies under the radar a bit, but he plays on the top power play and has averaged more than 20 minutes of ice time per game this series. 

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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