The Starting 5 – NHL – Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

The Starting 5 – FanDuel & DraftKings NHL DFS Expert Lineup Picks for Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Winning your NHL DFS contests on FanDuel & DraftKings starts with your friends at Fantasy Cruncher. We have some of the brightest DFS hockey minds in the business, and we’re here to help share top lineup picks for the day’s slate. Featuring a recommendation for each roster position.

Editor’s Note: The Starting Five will be offered for free, to everyone each day of the NHL Regular Season this year for the Main Slate of action.  

  • G Sergei Bobrovsky, CLS

The Jackets are -240 favourites tonight, playing against a Detroit team that is playing out the string on the season.  The Jackets have been white hot of late, with Bobrovsky picking up wins in 8 of his past 9 starts, and I like his chances of making it 9 in 10 tonight.  He’s a rock solid cash game option between the pipes for Tuesday night.

  • D Seth Jones, CLS

Jones was on a tear in March before being sidelined for a couple of games with an injury.  He was pretty quiet upon his return, but broke out in a big way last game, with a goal and three helpers.  He is known to put up points in bulk, and I love the spot he is in for tonight’s plus match-up at home against Detroit.  For $6,300 – he is a great high priced spend on the back-end tonight.

  • C Pierre-Luc Dubois, CLS

His price has risen – but for good reason, given the fact he has 4 goals and 2 assists in his past 3 games.  He’s still afforable, with a price point of $6,100 – and the match-up is a great one for him tonight.  He plays on the top line and PP unit for the Jackets, and I like his chances of having a big night on Tuesday night.

  • W Taylor Hall, NJ

With no shortage of value plays on the board, Hall is a great way to spend up in cash games.  In addition to his massive point streak earlier in the second half of the season, Hall continues to rack up points in bulk for the Devils.  The match-up at home against the Rangers tonight is a great one, and he is my favourite play on the board tonight.

  • W Timo Meier, SJ

17 SOG, 2 helpers in his past 4 games help to build an intriguing case to use Meier as a punt with upside for $4,100 tonight.  Don’t worry about his current status listing him on the third line, as the Sharks like to roll through their top 9 up-front.  He’s an excellent value play tonight in what should be a high scoring game against the Stars, who are playing out the string on the season after a disappointing second half.

Editor’s Note: Part Two…I love to talk DFS hockey, so feel free to reach out to me on Twitter, @bradsgotmoxy.  I can’t guarantee I will always be able to answer every single question, but will do my best to help you with any questions that you have.  Here is to hoping you have a great first night with your NHL action!




About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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