Before getting into fantasy talk I would like to take a moment to wish the best to Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers as it was announced this week that he has been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of cancer. I have a friend who is on this third bout with Ewing’s Sarcoma and my heart aches seeing what he has had to go through. I look forward to Oskar overcoming this and getting back out on to the ice, but until then #OskarStrong.
The past few weeks I have run through much of the strategy I employ when making my DFS lineups on a daily basis. Things such as how to target players, tournament lineup construction, cash lineup construction, and lineup reviews. If you missed any of those articles I suggest going back and taking a look at those as they might be able to help you with your game. As for this week, I’m just going to focus on the 10-game slate starting at 7 p.m. EST tonight.
Arguably the best real-life game on the slate is the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Washington Capitals. The Caps sit atop the Eastern Conference with 53 points while the Lightning continue to try and recapture the form they showed last season. If the season ended today, Tampa would not be in the playoffs. A road win at Washington could be just what Tampa needs to jumpstart a run. With one of the higher Vegas totals on the slate and plenty of offensive firepower in both lineups, this could be a fun game to stack up in DFS.
Another potentially fun game on the slate is the Nashville Predators at the Boston Bruins. Both these teams are top five in goals scored on the season and both come in off disappointing losses. The Predators fell in Ottawa on Thursday 5-4 and Boston lost in overtime to the Islanders 3-2. That is now seven losses in the last eight games for Boston. From a fantasy perspective these are two vastly different teams. For Boston the main focus is the top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, and Brad Marchand, and lineups are concentrated around these three players for good reason, as the trio has combined for 48% of Boston’s goals on the season.
For Nashville, however, scoring has been coming from everywhere. In the past three g