Evgeni Malkin is OUT for the Penguins tonight, so make sure to replace him in the lineup.
Two alternative options include Jack Eichel ($7,700) and Aleksander Barkov ($6,900); you could also go with Sidney Crosby ($9,000) if you want to stick with the Pens. Mark Streit will replace Malkin on the team’s first power-play unit, so he is worth keeping in the lineup. Use the “My Next Pick” recommendations as well as the “Also Consider” options at each position to fill out the rest of your lineup with the extra $ (unless you go with Crosby).
Last night’s lineup did not cash and had a very tough night. Hopefully tonight’s lineup will get back in the win column. Below is the Daily Fantasy NHL 3/17/17 lineup for FanDuel contests.
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Florida @ NY Rangers – 7:00pm EST
New Jersey @ Pittsburgh – 7:00pm EST
Dallas @ Calgary – 9:00pm EST
Buffalo @ Anaheim – 10:00pm EST
FLA: James Reimer (confirmed) vs. NYR: Antti Raanta (confirmed)
NJD: Keith Kinkaid (confirmed) vs. PIT: Matt Murray (confirmed)
DAL: vs. CGY: Brian Elliott (confirmed)
BUF: vs. ANA: Jonathan Bernier (confirmed)
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Daily Fantasy NHL 3/17/17 Lineup
Evgeni Malkin ($8,900) – vs. New Jersey
Evgeni Malkin has 72 points in 62 games and is averaging 17.2 fantasy points per game this season. He plays on Pittsburgh’s second line and first power-play unit. He has eight goals and 12 points in his last 10 games, and the Penguins should be motivated after getting shut out the other night. Malkin has been strong against New Jersey so far this season, scoring one goal and seven points in three previous match-ups.
Ryan Getzlaf ($7,500) – vs. Buffalo
Ryan Getzlaf has goals in two straight, points in three straight and a total of six points in his last three games. He has five goals and 15 points in his last 10 contests and has tallied at least one point in eight out of his past 10. He plays on Anaheim’s second line and first power-play unit.
My Next Pick
Jack Eichel ($7,700): Jack Eichel did not get on the board last night as the Sabres were shut out by the Kings. However, he has been great, putting up seven goals and 14 points in his last 10 games. He plays on Buffalo’s second line and first power-play unit.
Also Consider: Sidney Crosby ($9,000), Aleksander Barkov ($6,900), Sean Monahan ($6,800)
Chris Kreider ($6,000) – vs. Florida
Chris Kreider has already set career highs this season in goals (26) and points (48), and he continues to put points up. He is currently on a four-game point streak, picking up two goals and five points in that stretch. He scored a goal and registered eight shots on goal against Florida on March 7, earning 24.8 fantasy points; Kreider also scored a goal in the Rangers’ previous meeting with the Panthers in late November. He plays on New York’s second line and first power-play unit.
Rickard Rakell ($5,400) – vs. Buffalo
Rickard Rakell has goals in three straight games and has scored eight goals in his last nine games. He is playing on Anaheim’s second line with Ryan Getzlaf, though he plays on the team’s second power-play unit. He scored a goal and an assist against the Sabres on Feb. 9.
Jake Guentzel ($4,600) – vs. New Jersey
Jake Guentzel plays on Pittsburgh’s top line with Sidney Crosby, and he sees time on the Pens’ second power-play unit. He has four points in his last three games and six points in his last six games. He has one goal in one game against the Devils this year.
Michael Ferland ($3,800) – vs. Dallas
Michael Ferland plays on a line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, which is the main reason for his inclusion in today’s lineup. Gaudreau happens to have great numbers against the Stars, including three goals and four points in two previous games this season. There aren’t many great options for under $4,600, though Jussi Jokinen ($4,600) is also worth consideration.
My Next Pick
Jonathan Marchessault ($5,000): Jonathan Marchessault has points in four straight games, including four goals and five points. He plays on Florida’s third line and first power-play unit.
Also Consider: Johnny Gaudreau ($7,400), Evander Kane ($6,300), Mats Zuccarello ($6,200), Conor Sheary ($6,000), Thomas Vanek ($4,700), Matt Moulson ($4,200), Alex Chiasson ($3,100)
Rasmus Ristolainen ($5,600) – vs. Anaheim
Rasmus Ristolainen doesn’t have points in his last two games but had points in the previous three contests, including a goal and three assists. He plays on Buffalo’s first power-play unit. Ristolainen scored a goal against Anaheim on Feb. 9.