There’s a handful of teams coming off their bye week tonight, with a number of decent matchups across the seven-game night slate.
Jonathan Marchessault ($6,900)-William Karlsson ($6,200)-Reilly Smith ($5,100)
The Oilers are either going to have to go back to Cam Talbot tonight, who was pulled just two minutes in to last night’s game after two quick goals, or Al Montoya, who made 19 saves over the final 58 minutes. Either scenario should make Vegas’ already sharpshooting top line that much more lethal. The line boasts an absurd 57.6% CF this season, and since Vegas prefers not to match lines, you don’t have to worry about them going up against Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl for most of the night. Vegas has been dominant on home-ice this season (I can’t imagine why), and expect that to continue tonight. If you want to make it a full stack, I suggest either Nate Schmidt ($3,700) or Shea Theodore ($4,300).
Timo Meier ($4,200)-Joe Thornton ($4,900)-Joe Pavelski ($6,300)
The Sharks have the best matchup on the night late, facing the Coyotes who are on the road end of a back-to-back. Their top line has been feast or famine in DFS this season, mostly thanks to Joe Thornton‘s utter reluctance to shoot the puck. Tonight’s game sets up for a feast, and with a 55.9% CF this season the top line should get plenty of offensive opportunities no matter the line they’re matched up against. Expect Scott Wedgewood and his .897 SV% to get the start, but even if the Coyotes opt to go back to Antti Rantaa tonight it still makes for a great matchup. I strongly recommend using Brent Burns to make this a full stack. At $7,200, Burns is the highest priced defenseman on the slate, but the price is more than warranted in this matchup. With the price of the the Sharks’ top line tonight, you should have no problem fitting this full stack into your lineup.
Michael Raffl ($3,200)-Valtteri Filppula ($3,400)-Jakub Voracek ($6,500)
The Flyers draw the Devils and Cory Schneider tonight, who has lost four straight starts with a .881 SV% over that span. The Flyers’ second line isn’t what you would consider the strongest play on most nights, but if you’re looking for a full-value stack I expect Voracek to be able to carry his linemates to a half-decent performance tonight. If you’re wary of playing the full line, feel free to leave Raffl out as he’s the one of the three not getting any powerplay time right now. If you want to make it a full stack, I suggest using Ivan Provorov ($5,100).