NHL Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/5/22

NHL DFS is similar to MLB in terms of how you build lineups, how you view stacking, and how to value players.

Two main points to always focus on in NHL DFS are what lines the players are on and making sure the goalies you are rostering are confirmed as the starters. Two of the best resources for that are LeftWingLock.com or DailyFaceOff.com. That is where you can find updated forward and power-play lines for each team, along with which goalies are confirmed as the starters.

Let's jump in to take a look at today's slate and some players to consider for your lineups.

Goalie to Target

Frederik Andersen ($8,400): The Carolina Hurricanes are huge -275 road favorites against the Buffalo Sabres, and we should be looking to Andersen in all formats tonight. While the Hurricanes are the best team in the league on defense, allowing only 2.03 goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, this matchup is more about their offense. They are scoring 2.90 goals in the same situations, which is the sixth-best in the league. The Sabres' defense allows the sixth-most goals (2.86), putting Andersen in a spot to come away with the win simply due to the offense in front of him.

Andersen has still been great in his own right, allowing three goals or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts, coming away with the win in five of those games.

High-Salaried Skaters

Jonathan Huberdeau ($8,800): With 97 NHL points on the season, Huberdeau has the third-most in the NHL and is one of the best options in DFS every single night. It's no surprise to see the Florida Panthers -- the best offense in the league -- sporting a 3.83 implied goal total, which is the second-highest on the slate. They are up against the Toronto Maple Leafs, where we see a massive 7.0 over/under, putting things in a spot for plenty of scoring. If that is the case, we want extra exposure to this game for its fantasy upside.

Huberdeau is on the second forward line and the first power-play unit, coming in with 14 NHL points and 27 shots on goal in his last 10 games. He's an elite fantasy option in a game that has the highest over/under on the slate, so it's as straightforward as you can imagine.

David Pastrnak ($8,800): Will Pastrnak end his three-game goal drought tonight? He's had three favorable matchups in a row and hasn't been able to find the back of the net, but we're going back to one of the elite goal-scorers in the league tonight versus the Detroit Red Wings. A 3.74 implied goal total, which is the third-highest on the slate, is where we see the Bruins tonight, putting them in a spot to be very chalky. The Red Wings are allowing the third-most (3.06) goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations this season, which is the third-worst in the league.

Despite a three-game drought, Pastrnak still has 11 NHL points and a whopping 47 shots on goal over his past 10 games. His time on the second forward line and the first power-play unit will make him a high-upside threat for multiple goals every night.

Value Skaters

Joel Eriksson Ek ($5,500): A 6.5 over/under for the Minnesota Wild and the Nashville Predators is a great spot to look for offense tonight. There are some great top-tier options in this game, but Eriksson at only $5,500 stands out because of his consistency in recent games. A total of 9 NHL points, 25 shots on goal, and 8 blocked shots in his last 10 games make him a well-rounded cash game option. His upside comes from the fact he is on the first power-play unit for the Wild, who have scored the fourth-most goals in the entire league this season. He's a bit too cheap for his role and his production.

Joel Farabee ($4,800): While the Philadelphia Flyers aren't a great team, they have a great matchup versus the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. This season, Columbus allows the second-most (3.24) goals per 60 minutes in five-on-five situations, putting anyone they face in a clear favorable matchup. Farabee is under $5,000, and he's on the top-line for the Flyers and their first power-play unit. A surprising 10 NHL points and 24 shots on goal in his last 10 games make him a solid point-per-dollar option tonight.