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Strome in the zone | FanDuel Daily NHL 2/14

Sunday night’s lineup cashed thanks to strong performances by Anders Lee, Jason Pominville, Alexander Edler and Devan Dubnyk (three of those players are in tonight’s lineup). David Pastrnak found the scoresheet once again but only earned 11.2 fantasy points in the Bruins’ 4-0 shutout win against the Canadiens.

Today’s lineup feautres Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders, who has points in seven out of his past eight games.

 

Strome scored goal, assist against Leafs on Feb. 6

Our FanDuel NHL Strategy Guide offers tips on how to build winning DFS NHL lineups.
 

Today’s Schedule

Colorado @ New Jersey – 7:00pm EST
Vancouver @ Pittsburgh – 7:00pm EST
NY Islanders @ Toronto – 7:30pm EST
Buffalo @ Ottawa – 7:30pm EST
Anaheim @ Minnesota – 8:00pm EST
Dallas @ Winnipeg – 8:00pm EST
Arizona @ Edmonton – 9:00pm EST
 

Starting Goalies

COL: Jeremy Smith (confirmed) vs. NJD: Cory Schneider (confirmed)
VAN: Ryan Miller (confirmed) vs. PIT: Matt Murray (confirmed)
NYI: Thomas Greiss (confirmed) vs. TOR: Frederik Andersen (LIKELY)
BUF: Robin Lehner (confirmed) vs. OTT: Craig Anderson (confirmed)
ANA: John Gibson (confirmed) vs. MIN: Devan Dubnyk (confirmed)
DAL: Antti Niemi (LIKELY) vs. WPG: Connor Hellebuyck (confirmed)
ARI: Louis Domingue (confirmed) vs. EDM: Cam Talbot (confirmed)

For further goalie updates, check out DailyFaceoff and LeftWingLock. For player news, check out ESPN’s Player News site.
 

2/14 NHL Lineup

Centers

  • Auston Matthews ($7,200)

    Auston Matthews has 25 goals and 44 points in 54 games this season. He scored a goal in the wild 6-5 Islanders-Maple Leafs game on Feb. 6, finishing the game with five shots, two blocks and 23.2 fantasy points. He has zero points in his last two contests but has been very strong offensively throughout the season, averaging 15.4 fantasy points per game. Matthews plays on Toronto’s third line and second power-play unit.

  • Adam Henrique ($5,300)

    Adam Henrique snapped his five-game point streak the other night but will look to get back on track tonight against the visiting Colorado Avalanche. He has seven points in his past six games and 16 points in 25 home games this season. Henrique skates on New Jersey’s second line and second power-play unit and will face Jeremy Smith in his first career start in the NHL.

    My Next Pick
    Mark Scheifele ($7,500): Normally, Mark Scheifele would be a go-to pick for this lineup. However, he has zero points in his last four games and is therefore slightly risky. That being said, you can easily use him at center instead of Matthews; it could pay off big time. After all, Scheifele has eight points in four games against the Stars this season.


    Also Consider: Jack Eichel ($7,200), Nathan MacKinnon ($6,400), Bryan Little ($6,200), Tyler Bozak ($5,800), Bo Horvat ($4,800–DTD, may not play), Radek Faksa ($4,400)

Wingers

  • Jamie Benn ($8,400)

    Jamie Benn has points in three straight games and in nine out of his past ten games, including seven goals and 13 points. After a slow start to the season, Benn is starting to look like his old self. He plays on Dallas’ first line and first power-play unit and scored a goal and two assists against the Jets on Feb. 2, earning 36.5 fantasy points.

  • Jason Pominville ($5,500)

    Jason Pominville continues to be a very reliable fantasy player, with points in five straight games and in 11 out of his past 12 contests, including four goals and 17 points. He has averaged 17.5 fantasy points per game over his last 12 games. Pominville plays on Minnesota’s third line and second power-play unit.

  • Anders Lee ($5,500)

    Anders Lee is coming off a two-goal performance and has points in 10 out of his past 13 games, including seven goals and 16 points. He plays on the Islanders’ first line and first power-play unit, giving you exposure to John Tavares. Lee tallied two assists and earned 19.2 fantasy points against the Leafs on Feb. 6.

  • Ryan Strome ($4,800)

    Ryan Strome’s point streak was snapped when the Islanders were shut out by Craig Anderson over the weekend. However, he got back on the scoresheet in the Isles’ most recent game, scoring a goal and finishing the game with 15.7 fantasy points. He plays on the Islanders’ second line and first power-play unit and is a great value option for under $5,000.

    My Next Pick
    Mikael Granlund ($7,100): Mikael Granlund continues to be a top fantasy option. He now has points in two straight, averaging 19.3 fantasy points over his past two games. He plays on Minnesota’s second line and second power-play unit. Nino Niederreiter ($5,700) is also worth consideration with four goals and six points on his current four-game point streak.


    Also Consider: Blake Wheeler ($7,200), Mitch Marner ($6,800), Nikolaj Ehlers ($6,600), Josh Bailey ($5,400), Markus Granlund ($3,800)

Defensemen

  • Jacob Trouba ($5,000)

    Jacob Trouba has points in three straight games, including one goal and two assists, and has points in eight out of his past 11 games. He plays on Winnipeg’s first power-play unit and has earned at least 11.2 fantasy points in 10 out of his past 11 contests.

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  • Alexander Edler ($4,500)

    Alexander Edler is on a four-game point streak, picking up one goal and three assists in that stretch. He has averaged 16.1 fantasy points per game over those four games, earning at least 14.4 fantasy points in each game. Those are solid fantasy numbers, especially at that price point. Edler plays on Vancouver’s first power-play unit.

    My Next Pick
    Nikita Zaitsev ($4,500): Nikita Zaitsev isn’t one of the top skilled defensemen available for tonight, but he has been productive of late and is a very affordable option. He has points in three out of his past four games and tallied two assists against the Islanders on Feb. 6. Zaitsev plays on Toronto’s top power-play unit.


    Also Consider: John Klingberg ($5,500), Nick Leddy ($5,000), Rasmus Ristolainen ($5,000), Cam Fowler ($4,800), Johnny Boychuk ($4,700), Morgan Rielly ($4,500), Ben Hutton ($4,200), Christian Folin ($3,400)

Goalie

  • Craig Anderson ($8,500)

    Craig Anderson could be considered a risky play today since he has lost twice to the Sabres this season. That being said, he is coming off a 33-save shutout in his first game back in the crease after more than two months; he earned 46.4 fantasy points in that shutout victory. Considering the issues he has been dealing with in his personal life that have kept him out of the lineup, Anderson is playing with a lot of confidence now and could very well earn a big win at home tonight, where he is 8-4-1 this season.

    My Next Pick
    Cory Schneider ($8,400): Cory Schneider has had a very up-and-down season and has struggled mightily on the road. However, he and the Devils host the last-place team in the league tonight, giving Schneider a strong opportunity to come away with the win. In fact, Jeremy Smith will get his first career start for the Avs, giving the Devils an even better match-up.


    Also Consider: Devan Dubnyk ($9,600), Matt Murray ($9,200)

 

2/14 Lineup

  • C1: Auston Matthews ($7,200)
  • C2: Adam Henrique ($5,300)
  • W1: Jamie Benn ($8,400)
  • W2: Jason Pominville ($5,500)
  • W3: Anders Lee ($5,500)
  • W4: Ryan Strome ($4,800)
  • D1: Jacob Trouba ($5,000)
  • D2: Alexander Edler ($4,500)
  • G1: Craig Anderson ($8,500)

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