NHL Expert Survey: Tuesday, March 13th

Want to know who our experts are paying up for in NHL DFS today? Wondering which value play they are looking at? You’re in luck. Our daily fantasy sports experts will answer a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup building decisions for tonight’s contests.

Tuesday, March 13th

Who is your favorite skater in cash games?

JMBWngFn: Nikita Kucherov
Boggslite: Nikita Kucherov
JayWilly: Nikita Kucherov

Who is your favorite skater in tournaments?

JMBWngFn: Johnny Gaudreau
Boggslite: Brayden Point
JayWilly: Johnny Gaudreau

Who is your favorite goalie in cash games?

JMBWngFn: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Boggslite: Andrei Vasilevskiy
JayWilly: Andrei Vasilevskiy

Who is your favorite goalie in tournaments?

JMBWngFn: Devan Dubnyk
Boggslite: Devan Dubnyk
JayWilly: Devan Dubnyk

Which skater will underperform most (compared to seasonal average)?

JMBWngFn: David Pastrnak
Boggslite: Nathan MacKinnon
JayWilly: Nathan MacKinnon

Which goalie will underperform most (compared to seasonal average)?

JMBWngFn: Semyon Varlamov
Boggslite: Michael Hutchinson
JayWilly: Michael Hutchinson

What is your top overall line stack?

JMBWngFn: Miller / Stamkos / Kucherov
Boggslite: Miller / Stamkos / Kucherov
JayWilly: Miller/Stamkos/Kucherov

What is your top potentially underowned stack?

JMBWngFn: Laine / Stastny / Ehlers
Boggslite: Fiala / Turris / Smith
JayWilly: Parise/Koivu/Niederreiter

Who is your favorite under-the-radar play (ie: likely low owned)?

JMBWngFn: Patrik Laine
Boggslite: Ryan Ellis
JayWilly: Nino Niederreiter

Who is your favorite value play?

JMBWngFn: Mattias Janmark
Boggslite: Ryan Strome
JayWilly: Sam Bennett

Which useful trend or statistic stuck out most during your research?

JMBWngFn: Since the NHL Trade deadline (Feb 26th), Winnipeg and Nashville have been the two fastest paced teams in the NHL (126.49 and 126,48 CP60, respectivally). They square off tonight in Nashville. Also worth noting, Calgary and Edmonton, who also play each other tonight, sit third and fourth in that same stat.

Boggslite: Ottawa has surrendered the most shot attempts and scoring chances among road teams over their past 25 games whereas Tampa Bay has generated the most scoring chances and the fourth most shot attempts among home teams on tonight’s slate during that same span.

JayWilly: Tonight, there’s Tampa Bay, then there’s everyone else. Ottawa has been among the three worst defensive teams over any stretch of the season, and lately has been no exception. With Edmonton being the only other road team in tank mode tonight, the Lightning are a head and shoulders option tonight.

What’s your hot take of the night?

JMBWngFn: Goals everywhere as all seven games go over their Vegas implied goal totals

Boggslite: WPG / NSH features 9+ goals

JayWilly: Tampa Bay scores 5+ goals tonight

Who is your top overall play and why?

JMBWngFn: I expect ownership numbers on Tampa’s top line to be through the roof, so looking elsewhere I really like Calgary’s top line. Glen Gulutzan will likely do all he can to keep them away from Connor McDavid, and the Flames have actually been the best puck possession team in the NHL since the trade deadline (60.25 CF%). Meanwhile, Edmonton’s 46.95 CF% in that same time has them ranked 29th in the league and we already know all about their horrendous penalty kill.

Boggslite: NSH 2 – Their moderate salaries open a lot of possibilities to pair with higher priced line stacks. This line typically draws the easiest matchup on home ice and all three skaters see an equal amount of power play time against a Winnipeg Jets team that continues to take too many penalties for their own good.

JayWilly: Tampa Bay is the top overall play, certainly. But don’t sleep on NSH. The top two lines are both dynamic, and though Winnipeg is one of the strongest teams in the league, this is a spot where they have a back-to-back and Nashville is very well rested. Their Vegas total is quite high, so it might not be all that sneaky, but it’s still a very good spot.

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