Welcome to Tuesday’s 12-game NHL Slate. We have a massive slate with lots of high-scoring matchups to focus on. There is no shortage of value to exploit and there are some great top-tier options to consider. 




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NHL DFS Picks & Playbook Today, 3/12

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

We have a massive 12-game slate that includes some elite players in very good matchups.  We have the usual elite players to choose from like Auston Matthews and David Pastrnak, but we can also target some really good value plays. 

Goalies will once again be a key part of building our lineups. There are some good options to choose from, but not only because they have a high probability of winning the game. Let’s take a look at which players we need to keep an eye on for this slate.

NHL DFS Goalie Picks

Top Options for Saves

Elvis Merzlikins vs. Ottawa Senators

Magnus Chrona vs. Florida Panthers

Frederik Andersen vs. Florida Panthers

Best Odds for a Win

Tristan Jarry vs. San Jose Sharks

Linus Ullmark vs. Montreal Canadiens

Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Anaheim Ducks




NHL DFS Lineups: Best Goalies to Use

Tristan Jarry, G, Pittsburgh Penguins

It’s really hard to not consider Tristan Jarry tonight considering how elite his matchup is. The Penguins don’t score enough goals, but San Jose is giving up a ton of goals and they are just awful on the road. The issue with Jarry is he may not see enough shots, so that could limit his value. He’s still worth considering in a GPP.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Minnesota Wild

Marc-Andre Fleury has been lights out in his last nine stars. He’s 7-2-0 and has a great matchup at home against the Anaheim Ducks. Minnesota is still in the hunt for a playoff spot, so they can’t afford to drop games against below-average teams. Fleury is in the same boat as Jarry, so he’s another cash-game option to consider.

Frederik Andersen, G, Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have a tough matchup on paper, but Frederik Andersen has been very good since returning from his health issue and the Panthers are down some key players in their lineup. Florida is still a team that shoots the puck a ton, but Andersen is more than capable of stopping most of those shots. He’s a good option in either format.

Anton Forsberg, G, Ottawa Senators

It has been a season to forget for the Ottawa Senators, but they have a decent matchup on paper against Columbus. The Blue Jackets lost 3-0 to Montreal on Tuesday, but they put up 41 shots on goal. Anton Forsberg hasn’t been very good in his last two starts, but he is in a good position against a below-average hockey team. He could see a healthy number of shots tonight, so he could hit value without having to win the game. He’s only worth considering in a GPP.

Connor Ingram, G, Arizona Coyotes

I’m not a fan of the Arizona Coyotes or Connor Ingram tonight, but we can’t ignore how bad the Detroit Red Wings have been of late. They are 2-7 in their last 9 games and are giving up just way too many goals. Ingram is 1-7-2 in his last ten starts, so I get why some of you may not want to trust him. At his $7,200 price tag, I’ll take my chances with him a GPP and hope for the best.




DFS NHL Player Picks

Highest Expected Goal Total

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Magnus Chrona (3.9)

Minnesota Wild vs. Arizona Coyotes (3.9)

Boston Bruins vs. Sam Montembeault (3.7)

NHL DFS Lineups: Best Skaters to Use

Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins

I hate having to trust the Pittsburgh Penguins because they are such an awful team, but Sidney Crosby has been great all season and he’s got an elite matchup on paper. He only has one goal in the last ten games, but the Sharks are just a mess, and you know Sid is going to get his chances. I’m willing to swallow his $8,500 price tag on a large slate because of how high his upside is.

Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews has come back down to earth in his last five games--scoring just one goal-- but he is still an elite sniper and is matchup-proof. You know he’s going to shoot the puck a ton and that trend won’t change tonight against the Flyers. The loss of Mitch Marner has probably affected him, but he’s elite and we can probably get him at low ownership considering how big the slate is and his recent struggles. 

Kirill Kaprizov, W, Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are ROLLING right now and Kirill Kaprizov is a big part of that. He finished the last game with three points and now has 14 in his last ten games. Anaheim is a terrible hockey team and they are even worse on the road. The Wild should be able to dominate this game from start to finish and I expect Kaprizov to have a fantastic game.

David Pastrnak, W, Boston Bruins

I am truly scared for the Montreal Canadiens tonight. They won their last game 3-0 but gave up 41 shots on goal. That was to the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team that can’t score on anyone. If they come out and give up that many shots to the Bruins, this game could get out of hand in a hurry. David Pastrnak is an elite sniper, so if the Habs don’t contain him or at least tighten up on defense, he may just explode for multiple goals and easily hit the shot bonus.

Noah Dobson, D, New York Islanders

I don’t care for the New York Islanders very much, but I do love me some Noah Dobson. He can do it all on the ice; shoot, rack up points and block shots. The Sabres have been playing better of late so that just makes Dobson an even more attractive option. His floor is extremely high, so I have no problem with anyone wanting to roll him out in all formats. 

David Savard D, Montreal Canadiens

This could be a busy night for David Savard. He finished with seven blocked shots against Columbus and could repeat that tonight against the Bruins. Montreal is giving up way too many shots on goal and shot attempts, so Savard is going to be counted on to block as many as his body can. I love the $4,200 price tag and the upside here.




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