Welcome to Tuesday’s eight-game NHL slate. We have a great 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. 




You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Tuesday, April 16th, but before you build those NHL daily fantasy lineups, don’t forget to check out our NHL DFS projections, the NHL Value Finder, and the NHL DFS lineup generator. Let's look closer at the top NHL DFS picks for this Tuesday night.

NHL DFS Picks & Playbook Today, 4/16

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Make sure you don't overlook our impressive selection of 8 games, showcasing top-notch players in advantageous matchups. While you can't resist the likes of Auston Matthews and David Pastrnak, there are also incredible value options worth considering.

Goalies play a vital role in determining our lineups, so make your choices wisely. Whether you decide to go for a high-end goalie or a more affordable one, keep in mind that goalies can be quite unpredictable.




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Logan Thompson, G, Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights have a chance to jump Los Angeles for third in the division, so their game against Chicago is meaningful. They are by far the better team on paper and there’s no reason for them to lose. Logan Thompson is the top cash-game goalie by a wide margin.

Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets

Even if the Winnipeg Jets don’t have much to play for, I expect them to come out and have a very solid game. Connor Hellebuyck has won his last four games and is coming off a 30-save shutout against the Colorado Avalanche. Seattle has a terrible offence and it’s even worse on the road. Hellebuyck is another great cash game option.

Linus Ullmark, G, Boston Bruins

Linus Ullmark is projected to get the start tonight and he could be serviceable in all formats. Ottawa loves to shoot the puck on goal, but they are in the bottom half of the league in goals per game. Boston probably isn’t going to rest any regulars for this game, so look for them to come out strong and for Ullmark to have a good game.

Cayden Primeau, G, Montreal Canadiens

Cayden Primeau has given up eight goals in his last two games but has faced 89 shots in that span. Despite not getting the win and giving up that many goals, he’s been able to hit value. Detroit needs this win to keep their playoff hopes alive and I expect them to come out and throw everything at Primeau. He’s a great GPP option with a high floor.

Jet Greaves, G, Columbus Blue Jackets

The Carolina Hurricanes are resting a ton of regulars for this game, so Columbus may be able to keep up. Jet Greaves has been terrible this season, but you have to think that he’ll be able to handle a watered-down Hurricanes lineup, right? I’ll take my chances with him in a GPP and hope for the best.




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Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs

There is no chance that Auston Matthews won’t score tonight. He’s one goal away from 70 on the season and he’s going to get every chance possible to hit that milestone. He has 11 goals in the last ten games, including 10 shots in the last game. He’s by far the safest cash game option.

Jack Eichel, C, Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are heavy favorites and Jack Eichel is in a great spot to do some damage. He has seven points in the last five games and continues to see a ton of ice time. I think he can hit value against a terrible Chicago team.

David Pastrnak, W, Boston Bruins

In two games this season against Ottawa, David Pastrnak has four goals, one assist and nine shots on goal. He loves to play the Senators and I don’t blame him. He’s going to get a ton of chances to find the back of the net, so I like his chances of finishing with at least five shots on goal and finding the back of the net.

Bradly Nadeau, W, Carolina Hurricanes

It looks like Bradley Nadeau is going to play his first career NHL game tonight. The 18-year-old put up 46 points at the University of Maine this season and was Carolina’s first-round pick in 2023. He’s going to get a chance to skate in the top six, and at $2,500 on DraftKings, one point is enough for him to hit value.

Mike Matheson, D, Montreal Canadiens

Mike Matheson’s price went from $5,800 to $6,600 in less than 24 hours. He has 14 points in the last ten games and blocked six shots yesterday. Montreal will have another rookie on the back end, so Matheson should still see his usual 25 minutes tonight. He’s a great option in all formats.

Lane Hutson, D, Montreal Canadiens

It’s an all-Montreal back end for me tonight baby! Am I biased? Maybe, but Lane Hutson is the real deal and he showed it last night. He recorded his first NHL point just five minutes into the game and played very good hockey. I expect him to be even more comfortable tonight and could very well hit value with another point.




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