Following a skimpy offering of two NHL games on Monday, we are in for a substantial slate on Tuesday with a whopping nine games to look forward to. This bounty of options offers a plethora of opportunities for your DFS lineups, so here’s a rundown of my top picks and plays to avoid for your consideration.
Logan Thompson, VGK at WAS ($35): Thompson has been impressive with a 2.31 GAA and .923 save percentage. The Washington Capitals have struggled offensively, making Thompson a solid pick for your lineup.
GOALIE TO AVOID
Jordan Binnington, STL vs. TAM ($28): After some recent struggles, Binnington is best avoided against the offensively potent Tampa Bay Lightning, despite his improved statistics this season.
Robert Thomas, STL vs. TAM ($19): With the Lightning’s defensive woes, Thomas could be a valuable point contributor for your lineup.
CENTER TO AVOID
Dylan Strome, WAS vs. VGK ($16): Strome’s recent point drought makes him a player to avoid, especially against the solid goaltending of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Carter Verhaeghe, FLA at SAN ($22): Verhaeghe’s productivity combined with the San Jose Sharks’ defensive struggles makes him a strong choice for your lineup.
Bryan Rust, PIT at CLM ($21): Rust’s recent goal-scoring success, coupled with Columbus’ weak defense, make him an appealing addition to your lineup.
WINGS TO AVOID
Clayton Keller, ARI at DAL ($24): Keller’s heavy reliance on power play points makes him a risky choice against the league’s top penalty kill in Dallas.
Jeff Skinner, BUF vs. BOS ($23): Despite Skinner’s potential, he faces a tough matchup against the stingy Boston Bruins defense, urging caution when considering him for your lineup.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, FLA at SAN ($18): Ekman-Larsson’s recent point production, combined with San Jose’s defensive deficiencies, makes him a worthwhile addition to your lineup.
Rasmus Andersson, CGY at MON ($17): Andersson’s active presence on the ice makes him a solid choice against Montreal’s vulnerable defense.
DEFENSE TO AVOID
Dougie Hamilton, NJD at WPG ($23): Hamilto has struggled to produce against Winnipeg’s strong defense, making him a risky play for your lineup.
John Carlson, WAS vs. VGK ($21): Despite his track record, Carlson’s recent struggles and the Golden Knights’ solid defensive play make him a player to avoid for this matchup.
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