4 NHL FanDuel Studs to Target on Tuesday 3/8/22
Spending up in any daily fantasy lineup is how to get the superstars and the highest upside players in your lineup.
In NHL DFS, it’s different from paying up in sports like NBA or NFL. Someone can be one of the highest salaried players at his position and put up a total dud of a performance, and paying that much for him would be a huge mistake. Let’s make sure we are paying up in the right spots when building our lineups tonight.
Tuesday night hammers in with 11 games on the slate. Let's take a look at some studs.
Jack Hughes, Center, New Jersey Devils
FanDuel Salary: $8,000
With so many pivot points including Nathan MacKinnon and Auston Matthews, why not take a look at Jack Hughes?
The Colorado Avalanche just played last night and allowed four goals to the New York Islanders of all teams. Could they run out of gas a bit tonight?
Hughes has been excellent of late along with the rest of the New Jersey top-six. They have led the Devils' offense averaging four goals per game over their last 11 contests. Hughes himself has 13 real-life points in his last seven games.
The Jersey center is projected to score 14.7 DFS points, which is just ninth among centers. He will slide past most on this night -- but not with yours truly.
Filip Forsberg, Wing, Nashville Predators
FanDuel Salary: $8,000
The wing position possesses so much beef and has so many options.
The stand-out of them all is a plus matchup for Filip Forsberg. Forsberg has been okay coming out of the break with three goals and five assists in nine games.
The best part for the Nashville Predators' winger is that he is producing more than four scoring chances a game. The Stars are just not the same team on the road (12-13-1 record). They may be hot (winners of four straight), but they're doing for regression. Since the All-Star Break, they're 13th in expected goals allowed despite being 27th in total goals allowed.
Yes, Johnny Gaudreau can be utilized once more from Calgary on Tuesday night, but Forsberg is an interesting one in a must-win for Nashville.
Victor Hedman, Defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning
FanDuel Salary: $6,900
Victor Hedman is likely not to be utilized as much as other defensemen on Tuesday.
When Hedman shoots the puck often, he stays engaged in the offense. He has 10 shots on goal and 5 real-world points in the last two games.
The defenseman has 13 goals and 43 assists on the season in 55 games. Hedman has to be considered for the Norris Trophy, but for tonight, he is one of our stud defensemen to use.
Despite being on the road, Tampa has a great matchup. Hedman will see plenty of ice time against a Winnipeg Jets defense and their slumping goalie, Connor Hellebuyck. Even with the Avs' duo in an elite matchup, Hedman should be the top one overall.
Igor Shesterkin, Goalie, New York Rangers
This was a brutal decision between two top Eastern Conference goalies.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has been playing incredibly well right now, but Igor Shesterkin has flat-out carried the New York Rangers this season. He possesses some ridiculous metrics.
With a 28-6-3 mark and a goals-against-average below 2.00, Shesterkin has been stupendous. He's a Vezina frontrunner with a league-leading goalie point share of 10.9, GSAA (goals saved above average) of 40.2. and 29 quality starts.
He should see slightly more work in Minnesota on Tuesday than the Jets must at home against Tampa Bay. Ultimately, that's the tiebreaker between two stellar netminders.
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