*All DFS Lineup suggestions from Third Line Grinder use standard DraftKings rules, player prices, etc. The following picks and information are for Monday, February 27.
This Monday, there are only three games occurring, as Montreal takes on New jersey, Ottawa visits Tampa, and the Kings meet the Wild in Minnesota.
I would recommend staying away for Devils players tonight, as they are 0-2 against the Canadiens this season with only 3 goals across those games. Montreal is eighth in the league for goals against per game with only 2.55 and the Devils offense ranks third last in the league at only 2.28 goals for per game. I like Montreal players for tonight’s matchup, as they have 8 goals between the two games against NJ this season.
The Senators/Tampa matchup is intriguing for tonight as Ottawa fighting to stay in a playoff spot and Tampa is trying to tighten the seven point gap between themselves and the second wild card spot in the East. The season series between these two teams is tied at 1-1, with Tampa winning the first matchup 4-1 and the Sens taking the second 5-2. The Sens are down both Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone, with Mike Hoffman listed as questionable. With all these injuries, I believe the Bolts will come out on top in this matchup.
The most interesting matchup is between the LA Kings and Minnesota Wild. The season series is tied 1-1 between these Western Conference teams, with a collective 16 goals scored in those two games. The one catalyst will be Jonathan Quick, as he has finally come back from a groin injury suffered during the first game of the season.
C – J. Carter (LA) – $7,200
The Kings star is sitting in second in league scoring with 30 goals on the year. Expect this number to rise tonight against the Wild.
C – K. Turris (OTT) – $5,800
With the Sens without many star players, expect first line center Turris to take a leadership role against the Lightning. With a goal and an assist last game facing the Bolts, I believe he can put up similar numbers.
W – A. Shaw (MON) – $3,700
The Canadiens’ grinder is coming off a two point night against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night, and is a great buy low option against a weak Devils team.
W – N. Niederreiter (MIN) – $5,500
The Wild winger has been flying under the radar as a top point performer over the last few months. He is a great option at a relatively low price, considering recent performance.
W – O. Palat (TB) – $5,000
With the Sens down multiple top scorers, I think the Lightning will come out on top in this matchup and Palat will be large beneficiary. Look for the Tampa winger to get his name on the scoresheet.
D – S. Weber (MON) – $6,000
The Montreal blueliner is averaging 3.6 fantasy points per game on DraftKings, and I expect higher numbers against the Devils. Look for a big night from the big D-man.
D – R. Suter (MIN) – $4,900
The Wild assistant captain should have a solid night against the Kings. Suter consistently puts up blocks and a great plus/minus which will be an asset for your lineup.
G – C. Price (MON) – $7,800
Price is coming off a four straight game streak of only allowing 2 goals, look for this streak to continue in a great matchup against the Devils.
UTIL – B. Point (TB) – $3,900
The young Lightning player should have a great night against an understaffed Senators lineup. At a great price, Point is a solid value player to add to your lineup.