Today’s Daily Fantasy NHL 3/19/17 lineup was created for FanDuel’s Main Slate, which includes the four games that begin after 7:00pm EST, including Avalanche vs. Blackhawks, Senators vs. Canadiens, Hurricanes vs. Flyers and Kings vs. Flames. NOTE: There are several alternative lineups at the bottom of today’s post.
Last night’s lineup cashed with strong performances from several players. Specifically, Logan Couture scored a power-play goal and added six shots, good enough for 22.1 fantasy points, and Artemi Panarin and Rickard Rakell both tallied assists and multiple shots. Erik Karlsson had a big game with a goal, an assist, six shots and two blocks; he earned 32.8 fantasy points and will be in today’s lineup. Lastly, Jake Allen earned a shutout against the Coyotes; he made 31 saves and finished the night with 44.8 fantasy points. Mikael Granlund had a disappointing game with only two shots, but the rest of the lineup picked up the slack and generated enough offense to cash easily.
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Colorado @ Chicago – 7:00pm EST
Ottawa @ Montreal – 7:30pm EST
Carolina @ Philadelphia – 7:30pm EST
Los Angeles @ Calgary – 9:30pm EST
COL: Jeremy Smith (confirmed) vs. CHI: Scott Darling (confirmed)
OTT: Craig Anderson (confirmed) vs. MTL: Carey Price (confirmed)
CAR: Cam Ward (confirmed) vs. PHI: Steve Mason (confirmed)
LAK: vs. CGY: Brian Elliott (confirmed)
Daily Fantasy NHL 3/19/17 Lineup
NOTE: Today’s lineup features three wingers from the Carolina Hurricanes (one player from each of the Canes’ top three lines), as well as four members of the Blackhawks. That is a very risky strategy, especially on a four-game slate, so feel free to change things up using the “My Next Pick” or “Also Consider” suggestions. There are three alternative lineups at the bottom of the post (Alternative Lineup #3 offers the most variety, with players from six out of the eight teams competing tonight).
Jonathan Toews ($7,400) – vs. Colorado
Jonathan Toews has points in three straight games with a goal and two assists in that span. He has two goals and three points in three games against the Avs so far this season. Toews plays on Chicago’s first line and first power-play unit. Consider stacking him with winger John Hayden ($3,100), who scored his first career goal yesterday and who is playing on the top line with Toews and Richard Panik.
Derick Brassard ($4,900) – vs. Montreal
Derick Brassard has had a disappointing season on the whole but could be a decent play tonight against the Canadiens. For one thing, he scored a goal and an assist last night against Montreal, finishing the game with 22.1 fantasy points. Secondly, he has five points in three games against the Habs this season. Plus, his points-per-game percentage has been stronger on the road (0.56) than at home (0.46) this season (last night’s game would give him 19 points in 38 home games, or a 0.5 points-per-game rate at home). Lastly, Brassard should see plenty of ice time as part of Ottawa’s second even-strength line and first power-play unit.
You can go with the Senators’ top-line center, Kyle Turris ($5,500), if you have more confidence in him. He has points in back-to-back contests (including an assist in last night’s game), and plays on the team’s second power-play unit.
My Next Pick
Claude Giroux ($7,100): You can’t talk about disappointing seasons without throwing Claude Giroux’s name into the mix. That being said, he has points in six straight games and has three points in three games against the Hurricanes this season. Giroux plays on the Flyers’ first line and first power-play unit.
Also Consider: Alex Galchenyuk ($5,900), Jordan Staal ($5,000), Victor Rask ($4,500), Philipp Danault ($4,200)
Artemi Panarin ($6,800) – vs. Colorado
Artemi Panarin extended his point streak to five games last night with an assist on the game-winning goal against Toronto. He has 10 points in his last 10 games and has three points in three games against Colorado this season (he has seven points in seven games against the Avs over the past two seasons). Panarin plays on Chicago’s second line and first power-play unit.
Jeff Skinner ($6,400) – vs. Philadelphia
Jeff Skinner has points in back-to-back games and has four goals and five points in his last four games. He has nine points in his last 10 games, and he has two goals and four points in three games against Philadelphia this season. Skinner scored a goal and earned 18.4 fantasy points in the most recent match-up against the Flyers (Jan. 31). He plays on Carolina’s third line and second power-play unit.
Teuvo Teravainen ($4,700)/Sebastian Aho ($5,100) – vs. Philadelphia
Teuvo Teravainen has four points in his last six games and has earned at least 9.6 fantasy points in seven out of his last nine games. He plays on Carolina’s first line and first power-play unit. Sebastian Aho also plays on the team’s first line and first power-play unit. He had a hat trick and four points against the Flyers on Jan. 31, earning 54.6 fantasy points. Teravainen has been more consistent, but Aho has more upside.
Elias Lindholm ($5,000) – vs. Philadelphia
Elias Lindholm is currently on a six-game point streak, picking up two goals and four assists in that stretch. He plays on Carolina’s second line and first power-play unit. He tallied two assists, three shots and a block for a total of 22.9 fantasy points when these teams last met (Jan. 31).
My Next Pick
Brayden Schenn ($5,400): Brayden Schenn has points in three straight games, scoring two goals and four points in that stretch. He has earned 15.2, 17.6 and 18.9 fantasy points in his last three games, respectively, and scored a goal against Carolina on Jan. 31, finishing the game with 15.7 fantasy points. He plays on Philadelphia’s third line and first power-play unit; he is tied for first in the NHL (with teammate Wayne Simmonds) in power-play goals (15).
Also Consider: Patrick Kane ($8,800), Michael Frolik ($5,200), Brendan Gallagher ($5,000), Matthew Tkachuk ($5,000), Tanner Pearson ($5,000), Paul Byron ($4,200), Dustin Brown ($3,700), Lee Stempniak ($3,700), Alex Burrows ($3,600)
Erik Karlsson ($7,400) – vs. Montreal
Erik Karlsson has been a great fantasy option for weeks, scoring at least eight fantasy points in 18 straight games. He had a big game against the Canadiens last night, scoring a goal and an assist and registering six shots and two blocks for a total of 32.8 fantasy points. He will face the same Canadiens this evening and is the best option on defense for tonight.
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