FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets

FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

SLATE PREVIEW

Game 1 between the Lightning and Hurricanes was close, combining for just three goals, two of which came on the power play. The Lightning once again showcased their top-end talent with Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point collecting points, while the Hurricanes outshot their opponent for the umpteenth time and got some offense from their blue line with a goal from Jake Bean.

Game 2, the only game on the slate Tuesday, should be another close one, especially if Andrei Vasilevskiy and Alex Nedeljkovic continue their strong play. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and as with all FanDuel contests featuring a single game, it will be a showdown format with the designated captain getting 1.5x fantasy points.

GOALIES

As usual, with showdown formats no goalies are available for selection.

VALUE PLAYS

Barclay Goodrow, TB at CAR ($6,500): Any player in the $6,000-range is likely a bottom-six forward, but Goodrow's part of an excellent third line that helped Tampa win the title last season and chipped in with the game-winning goal in Game 1.

Anthony Cirelli, TB at CAR ($7,500): Cirelli doesn't get much attention because he doesn't always supply a lot of offense. However, he's a strong two-way center with two good finishers on his line in Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn.

LINE STACKS

Hurricanes vs. Lightning

Jordan Staal (C - $8,500), Warren Foegele (W - $6,500), Andrei Svechnikov (W - $12,000)

With Nino Niederreiter out of the lineup, the Canes had to juggle their lines. Each of their top three lines feature a pair of players who can score plus a role player who can do some of the unglamourous tasks such as forechecking, and Staal's line is good bang for your buck. Their total ($27,000) is cheaper than Sebastian Aho's line ($30,500) and Vincent Trocheck's ($28,000), and you get one of their most clutch players in Staal and an elite winger in Svechnikov.

DEFENSEMEN

Dougie Hamilton, CAR vs. TB ($11,000): Hamilton's one of the few defensemen who can provide as much upside as any forward, leading the team with 36 shots on goal. He's not nearly as efficient as the top forwards because his shots generally come from long range, but the opportunities are there and he's heads and shoulders above nearly all defensemen in generating offense.

Jaccob Slavin, CAR vs. TB ($7,500): Slavin's one of Carolina's best all-round defenders and he's a good value play considering the rest of the top-four defensemen are quite a bit more expensive. He did not register a point but supplied three shots and blocked another – a rather productive game for a low-scoring affair.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Chen
Jason won the 2021 FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award, and was also a finalist on 2019. He joined RotoWire in 2013. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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