NHL DFS Man Advantage Thursday April 4th

DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 20: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Colorado Avalanche clears the puck away from Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center on February 20, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) NHL DFS

Welcome to NHL DFS Man Advantage  for Thursday night April 4th. Tonight we have a huge 12 game slate on the schedule. I love this slate, first one this week I really like, with so many great players and so many value plays tonight as well. 

Tonight’s NHL DFS Schedule:

Detroit @ Pittsburgh

Projected Goal Total: 6

Ottawa @ Buffalo 

Projected Goal Total: 6

Montreal @ Washington 

Projected Goal Total: 6

Tampa Bay @ Toronto 

Projected Goal Total: 7

NY Islanders @ Florida

Projected Goal Total: 5.5

New Jersey @ Carolina 

Projected Goal Total: 6

Boston @ Minnesota

Projected Goal Total: 5.5

Philadelphia @ St. Louis

Projected Goal Total: 6

Vancouver @ Nashville

Projected Goal Total: 5.5

San Jose @ Edmonton 

Projected Goal Total: 6.5

Winnipeg @ Colorado

Projected Goal Total: 6

Arizona @ Vegas

Projected Goal Total: 5.5

SUNRISE, FL – FEBRUARY 21: Goaltender Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a stick save against the Florida Panthers during first period action at the BB&T Center on February 21, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

NHL DFS Goalies:

There are two goalies that I have at the top of my list, first is Jordan Binnington ($8,200) at home against Philadelphia. Since Jake Allen started last night, it’s pretty much a lock Binnington starts tonight. My next choice between the pipe is Petr Mrazek ($8,200) at home against the Devils. Between the two I’d probably pick Mrazek as my #1 but not by much over Binnington. In his last 10 starts Mrazek is 8-2-0 a with an amazing 1.79 GAA and a .939 SV%. New Jersey is 25th in the league with a 2.68 GF/G average, they also average over 30 shots on goal per game.

Jaroslav Halak ($8,100) on the road against Minnesota in a game that really means nothing for the Bruins. Minnesota isn’t a great team right now with only 12 goals scored in their last 7 and have been shut out twice in the last 4. If we got news that the Bruins plan on resting any of their top guys, I may actually switch to Devan Dubnyk ($7,300). Dubnyk is only be 4-6 in his last 10, but has a respectable 2.23 GAA and a .924 SV%.

If you’re feeling lucky tonight, you can also give who ever Buffalo rolls out in net tonight against Ottawa on the second night of a back to back.

NEWARK, NJ – JANUARY 22: Tyler Bertuzzi #59 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his goal with teammates Andreas Athanasiou #72,Dylan Larkin #71 and Joe Hicketts #2 in the first period against the New Jersey Devils on January 22, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This is Hicketts first NHL game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NHL DFS Top Forwards:

Alexander Ovechkin ($7,800) – Ovechkin and the Caps need this game to make sure they win the Metro division. Over his last 11 games Ovechkin has points in 9 of those 11 totaling 5 goals and 7 assists.

Gabriel Landeskog ($7,200) – Landeskog returned from an injury on March 29th and has points in all 3 games since. Since his return the Av’s captained has tallied 1 goal and 4 assists. Landeskog has also enjoyed playing the Jets this season with 4 goals and an assist as well as 5 DKFP in 4 games. Nathan MacKinnon is very happy to have Landeskog back in the lineup and playing alongside one of the key parts of the Av’s team.

Dylan Larkin ($7,000) – Dylan Larkin has been as hot as his team is right now. During the Wings 6 game win streak, Larkin has 5 goals and 6 assists. Larkin isn’t the only player on fire for this team, his linemate, Tyler Bertuzzi ($4,500) has 4 straight 3 point games for the wings and these two make up my favorite mini stack.

Mid Tier:

Zach Parise ($6,200) – If it looks like Boston will rest some of their top guys Parise and the top 2 lines for the Wild will be in play. Parise has 6 points (4 goals 2 assists) in the Wilds last 5. Parise along with Joel Eriksson Ek and Jason Zucker are a relatively inexpensive stack.

Mathew Barzal ($5,400) – Barzal has finally been picking up some points for the Isles after a very long cold streak where he only has 7 assists and no goals over his last 14 games, and had a goalless streak of 19 games that he snapped on March 28th.

Jake DeBrusk/David Krejci ($5,100) – After the Red Wings mini stack I like this Bruins stack next. Assuming everyone starts for the Bruins tonight, DeBrusk and Krejci play together on the B’s second line and have combined for 6 goals (all from DeBrusk) and 14 assists.

Value Tier:

Vinnie Hinostroza ($4,500) – Hinostroza is a sneaky play tonight since he plays on the Yotes third line, but plays on the 1st PP unit. It appears that Hinostroza is over a cold spell he was recently on tallying a goal and 3 assists over the last 3.

Nazem Kadri ($4,100) – Kadri is similar to Hinostroza listed above where as he plays on his teams 3rd line, but also gets time with the big boys on the 1st PP unit. Over his last 5 games Kadri has 1 goal and 3 assists, with one assists coming on the power play.

Taro Hirose ($3,000) – Hirose has been great for the Wings since he was called up on March 19th he has points in 6 of his 8 games, collecting 1 goal and 5 assists. Hirose plays on the Wings 2nd line currently.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 28: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Canucks 5-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NHL DFS Top Defensemen:

Top Tier:

Alex Edler ($6,100) – Edler has had some success against the Preds this season with 1 goal and 1 assist and has a 4 DKFP average over the 2 games played. In his last 4 Edler has 2 goals and an assist

Other Options: Brent Burns ($6,800), Morgan Rielly ($5,800)

Value Tier:

Brett Kulak ($3,700) – Kulak has been playing a ton of minutes for the Habs of late and been picking up ponts as well. In the last 10 for Montreal, Kulak has seen his minutes come up by 3 minutes per game and over the last 4 games he has 2 goals and 3 assists.

Other Options: Matt Benning (2,600), Colin Miller ($3,600)

NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 06: Jack Eichel #15 of the Buffalo Sabres speaks to his teammate and Sam Reinhart #23 against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Prudential Center on February 6, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

NHL DFS Stacks:

My top stack for tonight is the Sabres top line. With Joey Daccord making his NHL debut tonight this line should give you a big night, and it comes with some value!!!



My top PP line stack for tonight is the St Louis blues top PP unit against Brian Elliott and the Flyers.


Other Stacks: Pittsburgh 1 and PP 1, Montreal 1, Arizona 1 and PP 1, Edmonton 1, Washington PP 1, Toronto and Tampa PP’s, Carolina 2

NHL DFS Lineup Build:

My lineup build was pretty simple tonight, which is scary because it’s never that way. In net I went right to Petr Mrazek , and then I added Brett Kulak as a good value dman. After that I took the Buffalo top line with Jack Eichel and Victor Olofsson, and then I went with the Red Wings pair I mentioned of Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi. Last I threw in Jake DeBrusk  pending the Bruins lineup coming out later. With this build it will leave you $5,250 per player for a dman and your utility spot.

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