It’s a jam-packed seven-game slate for this Tuesday. The slate is filled with big GPPs on DraftKings and there’s plenty of fantasy-friendly matchups to take a look at. Injury-wise the biggest news to watch is around Brendan Gallagher, who looks extremely questionable for tonight’s game against the Red Wings. Shea Weber might also be making his return for Montreal so keep an eye on him leading up to lock. The slate has plenty of juicy looking games to target but Maple Leafs at Penguins is the only game, as of writing, that carries a puck line of 6.5. Other matchups to target include Sabres at Senators and Kings at Jets.
GOALIES TO CONSIDER
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Top Line Stacks
Blues vs. DevilsRyan O’Reilly ($5,600) – Zach Sanford ($4,400) – David Perron ($5,800)
The Devils have been winning more lately but it’s come mainly as a byproduct of some stellar goaltending. New Jersey has now allowed 85 SOG against in their last two games and is big +210 underdogs tonight against the Blues. The matchup is perfect for a breakout from some of the Blues forwards and there’s no doubt that Zach Sanford, who enters this game with nine goals and 12 points over his last 10 games, should be a prime value target here. Sanford has seen his ice-time rise since moving onto a line with O’Reilly and Perron and the trio have dominated ice-time for the Blues at 5-on-5 of late, with all three members also seeing plenty of power-play time as well. The Devils began the fire-sale of their assets last week, trading away two core members of their team, including defenseman Andy Greene who was a great shot-blocker. This line is affordable, and in a great spot to post a ceiling type game against the depleted Devils.
Superstar to TargetSidney Crosby ($7,400), PIT vs. TOR – Crosby has emerged from a rough patch offensively of late to post seven points overall in his last four games. The Penguins captain has seemingly been buoyed by the addition of Jason Zucker ($4,900) and it’s worth noting that he’s also been more aggressive with his shot of late too, having hit three or more SOG in three straight games. Despite this improved recent form, Crosby’s DK price hasn’t moved much over the last couple of weeks and he looks like a nice bargain considering the Penguins will be hosting the defensively challenged Maple Leafs tonight. Toronto is still struggling to find consistent goaltending and they come into this game with the ninth-worst penalty-kill and allowing the 11th most SOG per game. It’s a good spot for another big game from Sid who looks ready to go on a tear down the stretch.
Value on OffenseAndrew Copp ($4,100), WPG vs. LAK – Copp’s strong play of late has been rewarded as he was moved into a top-6 role in the Jets last game. The winger is averaging just under three SOG per game for Winnipeg and well over 17 mins of ice-time over his last 10 games. Now that he’s seeing regular time alongside the likes of Mark Scheifele ($7,100), his offensive opportunities are likely to increase as the Jets attempt to balance out their lines. He has a great matchup against the Kings here who carry one of the worst road records in the league and also possess the 11th worst GAA.
Jordan Weal ($2,900), MTL at DET – Weal is likely to be a beneficiary IF Brendan Gallagher doesn’t play tonight. The diminutive forward has been in and out of the lineup all year for the Canadians but played well in a substitute role in the Canadians last game, playing a hefty 15 mins while scoring a goal on three shots. Given that Montreal is going up against the Red Wings tonight, who possesses the worst GAA in the league, waiting for the news on Weal here seems prudent as he’ll likely be inserted into a top-6 role again and could even see significant power-play time if Gallagher doesn’t suit up.
Stud GoaliesTristan Jarry ($7,800), PIT vs. TOR – Jarry comes into this game in solid form. The 24-year-old has recorded three straight wins now for Pittsburgh and has also stopped 67 of the last 70 SOG he’s faced. Jarry has a tougher opponent tonight in the Maple Leafs, who attempt the fourth most SOG per game, but it may be a blessing in disguise as the higher shot volume from his opponent also gives him a better chance of hitting the DK save bonus. Either way, his price here looks solid enough to make him a GPP target tonight, and it’s worth noting that the Penguins also entering this game as -148 favorites on the DK Sportsbook, so Jarry should have a great shot at grabbing the win bonus here too.
Carter Hutton ($7,600), BUF at OTT – Hutton has played well of late for the Sabres, entering this game off the back of four straight wins. Hutton’s solid recent play may be enough to make him a target here tonight, regardless of opponent, but the Sabres will also be taking on one of the worst offensive teams in hockey in the Senators, who come in ranked 26th in goals scored per game. The Sabres are only small favorites here at the moment, but they have played well of late, winning four of their last five games. Hutton looks slightly undervalued here and makes for a solid target on a slate that doesn’t feature a ton of stud goalies.
Value on DefenseJoakim Ryan ($3,400), LAK at WPG – Ryan returned to the lineup in the Kings’ last game and promptly played over 20 mins, recording an assist and two blocked shots. As he often plays on the top-pairing for LA, Ryan’s posted some solid fantasy totals of late and he comes in averaging over three SOG in his last four starts—while also hitting the DK blocked shot bonus in two of his last four games as well. Ryan is a pure volume play, so we’re not chasing power-play time or offensive production here, but it’s worth noting that he’s been more aggressive with his shot of late and that could lead to a goal soon. The matchup isn’t terrible either as the Jets allow over 31 SOG per game. Ryan makes for a decent value target on defense here, although be sure to check he’s in the lineup tonight as LA has mixed up their D pairings a lot of late.
Power-Play DefensemenThomas Chabot ($5,400), OTT vs. BUF – Chabot has started to pick things up offensively over his last few games and comes into tonight’s matchup with the Sabres on a three-game point streak. Chabot plays a ton of minutes every night for Ottawa, and it’s likely the big volume has contributed to his offensive downturn. Still, his DraftKings price here is very affordable and he comes having hit double-digit DKFP in three straight games now. The matchup couldn’t be better as Chabot averages over three mins of power-play time per game and the Sabres possess the third-worst penalty-kill in the league.
Kris Letang ($6,800), PIT vs. TOR – Much like his captain, who I mentioned above, Letang has really picked up his offense and fantasy production of late. The Penguins power-play QB averages 3.5 mins of power-play time per game and has averaged a hefty 14.8 DKFP now over his last 10-starts. Making him an even more enticing fantasy target here is the matchup, as Toronto is a team that has really struggled on the penalty-kill this year and has yielded five goals now in two of their last three starts. While the slate has some big names to consider paying up for, Letang’s production of late has matched many of the top-priced forwards and his matchup means it’s quite possible we see a ceiling type-performance tonight.
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