DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: March 8
Christopher Morais provides you with game breakdowns and example lineups for today's NHL DFS main slate.
New Jersey Devils Vs. Washington Capitals
The first game on tonight’s slate is a complete mismatch between the New Jersey Devils and the Washington Capitals. The Capitals come in with a team total of four and are -315 favourites to crush the Devils. You’ll definitely want to get a piece of the Capitals in DFS, or you risk falling behind.
Let’s start with the obvious-- WSH1. The top line of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson will be very chalk on this slate, and for good reason. The trio will cost a fortune to roster, but they are worth the price tag. Ovechkin can be used as a single bullet in cash games if you don’t want to go full stack.
A secondary option that could work is Nicklas Backstrom and T.J Oshie. Both players play together on the second line and on the top power play unit. It’s going to be hard to fade Ovi, considering how elite his matchup is, but the Backstrom-Oshie ownership should be lower, so that’s something to consider.
On the back end,...