NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 8/4/20

With a three-game NHL slate tonight, who are the players you should build your lineups around?

A good chunk of you played daily fantasy football this year, and I'd be willing to bet a significant portion of you have also tried out daily fantasy basketball and baseball. But hockey? Hockey?

It's time to give it a try over on FanDuel because it's a ton of fun.

Our analysis and projections can help you win. To help, let's take a look at a goalie, some high-priced skaters, and lower-priced players to target for today's slate.

Goalie to Target

Jacob Markstrom ($7,700): The Vancouver Canucks lost Game 1 3-0 to the Minnesota Wild, but Markstrom was only responsible for the first two, as the last goal was an empty-netter. Being down 0-1 in a best-of-five series makes Game 2 all the more important and a borderline must-win spot for the Canucks. In the Game 1 loss, Markstrom was able to record 28 saves on 30 shots -- which is a normal level of production for him if you glance at his game log.

The Canucks come in as +100 underdogs, which has Markstrom listed as the second-cheapest goalie in action tonight. This should allow plenty of roster flexibility to load up on some star players, or fit your favorite stack into your lineup.

High-Priced Skaters

Andrei Svechnikov ($6,900): Svechnikov comes in with four points in the first two games of this series, three of which came via a hat-trick yesterday. One of the elite young goal-scorers in the league plays on the first forward line and the first power-play for the Carolina Hurricanes, who have dominated the first two games of this series.

A total of six shots in the two games, seeing time on the power-play, and a dominating offense from Carolina should make him a lock-and-load play.

Sean Monahan ($6,600): Monahan was held off the score sheet yesterday, but with his role on the first forward line and first power-play unit, you can look to him on this slate. The Calgary Flames are the largest (-160) favorite on the slate, and we should see them put up a performance similar to Game 1, rather than Game 2, which they lost.

Looking to stack him with his linemate John Gaudreau ($7,800), which is always a good call since they have full ice-time correlation with the forward line and power-play.

Value Skaters

Tanner Pearson ($4,600): Pearson skates on the first forward line and second power-play unit for the Canucks, who need to generate more offense tonight. After being shutout in Game 1, Vancouver has to get things going in order to avoid going down 0-2. With his salary being under $5K, he should stand out immediately, considering the role he has on some of the team's top offensive units.

Andrew Copp ($3,500): Since the Winnipeg Jets are dealing with a few injuries, Copp has been bumped up to the first forward line and first power-play unit. Two injuries to be exact -- Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine both missed yesterday's game, but the latter has a chance to play tonight -- although that is not confirmed. It's not often we see a player under $4K playing this role on an NHL team, and if he is going to be locked in there tonight, you can save a ton of salary with Copp.