After a quiet Monday night that featured just one game, the NHL is back on Tuesday with a jam-packed slate.
Ten games are on the docket, and that means plenty of different directions to go when filling out your daily fantasy lineups. Let's take a look at some potential options.
|FanDuel: Tuesday, Jan. 6|
|LW||Patrick Sharp, CHI||vs COL||8,300|
|LW||Scott Hartnell, CLS||at DAL||6,500|
|RW||Alex Burrows, VAN||vs NYI||4,300|
|RW||T.J. Oshie, STL||at ARI||6,200|
|C||Mike Ribeiro, NSH||vs CAR||4,500|
|C||Tyler Johnson, TB||at MON||7,200|
|D||John Klingberg, DAL||vs CLS||4,700|
|D||Alex Pietrangelo, STL||at ARI||4,300|
|G||Pekka Rinne, NSH||vs CAR||8,600|
|DraftKings: Tuesday, Jan. 6|
|C||Tyler Seguin, DAL||vs CLS||9,200|
|C||Brandon Dubinsky, CLS||at DAL||4,700|
|W||Scott Hartnell, CLS||at DAL||5,000|
|W||Alex Burrows, VAN||vs NYI||4,200|
|W||Daniel Sedin, VAN||vs NYI||6,000|
|D||Mark Streit, PHI||vs OTT||4,300|
|D||John Klingberg, DAL||vs CLS||3,100|
|G||Pekka Rinne, NSH||vs CAR||8,800|
|UTIL||Mike Ribeiro, NSH||vs CAR||4,200|
Centers: Mike Ribeiro (X2), Tyler Seguin, Tyler Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky
Mike Ribeiro continues to be one of the better bargains in the league. The veteran center is tallying nearly a point per game on the season, has a plus-minus of plus-14 and has collected five assists in the last two contests. He doesn't get a ton of goals or penalty minutes, but at $4,500 (FanDuel) or $4,200 (DraftKings), he's well worth it.
Tyler Seguin and Brandon Dubinsky are part of a common theme you'll be seeing in these lineups: lots of Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars. Both teams are in the bottom five in goals allowed per game, and a high-scoring shootout is likely.
Seguin, who leads the NHL in goals this season, scored a hat trick last time out against the Blue Jackets. He's easy money even at $9,200. Dubinsky got off to a slow start in his return from abdominal surgery, but he has been white-hot over the last week, scoring seven points in the last four games.
GreatLakesSports.net's Kevin Zukerman gave a full look at his recent stretch:
Finally, Tyler Johnson has also been playing well (five goals, four assists in the last six games) and should be amped up for an important Atlantic Division battle against the Montreal Canadiens.
Wings: Scott Hartnell (X2), Alex Burrows (X2), Daniel Sedin, T.J. Oshie, Patrick Sharp
Another member of the Blue Jackets here, as Scott Hartnell has four assists in four games since returning from injured reserve. Even with his November struggles and broken finger that kept him out a couple of weeks, he has 21 points and 49 penalty minutes on the season.
Alex Burrows, meanwhile, is making the move back to Vancouver's first line along with Henrik and Daniel Sedin. Head coach Willie Desjardins talked about the change, via The Province's Jim Jamieson:
I think Burrows has been good on that line in the past. We haven’t used it for a while. I’ve tried to balance our lines, to where I see different combinations at. It might be a chance to see that combination. Burr is already with them on the power play, so it’s not like you’re bringing a guy from a different unit.
I like pairing him with a reasonably priced Daniel Sedin, who has 35 points in 37 games, against a New York Islanders squad allowing a healthy 2.77 goals per contest.
As for T.J. Oshie, he's going in my lineup as long as Oshie O's are for sale. Since the Blues star's cereal hit the shelves on Dec. 5, he has eight goals and six assists in 12 games. There is clearly some kind of greater power at work here, and that isn't up for debate.
Lastly, Patrick Sharp has a very low floor because he fires off so many shots, and he should have a productive night against a shaky Colorado Avalanche defense.
Defensemen: John Klingberg (X2), Mark Streit, Alex Pietrangelo
John Klingberg has been playing very well since getting called up in mid-November, tallying 13 points and displaying some impressive offensive talent. The rookie can be a bit erratic, but he's a really nice value play for $3,100.
Ottawa has given up more DraftKings points to defensemen than any other team in the league, making Mark Streit an intriguing option at $4,700 and $4,300.
Alex Pietrangelo has just 21 points in 39 games to go along with what would be a career-worst minus-nine. However, he is still a very good player who can rack up assists, and his value is quite deflated after the slow start.
Goalie: Pekka Rinne (X2)
Pekka Rinne has been marvelous this season. He's first in the NHL in wins (25), fourth in saves (883) and fourth among netminders with at least 10 starts in save percentage (.929).
And on Tuesday, he has perhaps the best possible matchup, as Carolina is 19th in shots per game but 29th in goals per game. That puts it dead last in shooting percentage, making Rinne a potential matchup-winner.