NHL FanDuel Lineup for March 6, 2013

Saad’s pointing at you, kid.

Thank you very much for all of the Twitter love last night. Yes, we crushed it. I have heard that we finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in most 50/50s and I heard from at least five of you that you won your bigger pots. I also heard that in at least one league, 15 of you were tied for 2nd place! I am flattered and honored. Each day is a new slate of games, so let’s focus on tonight’s games on a short schedule.
 
If you have been following my lineups, we have now cashed in every lineup since Friday for a total of seven total wins in a row, so I hope to keep it up. This lineup at FanDuel locks at 7pm East / 4pm West.
 
What is Daily Gaming?
 
In case you had not noticed, “daily gaming” has made giant strides in the fantasy sports world over the past two years. Daily games in fantasy hockey allow you the opportunity to pick a new team of your favorite players each night. Depending on the type of game you play, you could earn thousands of dollars in any given contest. The best part about this is that, in the majority of U.S. states, it is all legal so you do not have to go around talking about how you risked “jelly beans”.
 
Once you have registered for an account at FanDuel and have deposited $10 using PayPal (and I know that you have spent $10 on worse habits such as buying yet another burrito at Chipotle), all you need to do is choose a $1, $2 or $250 matchup in the draft lobby, pick your roster while staying under the $55,000 salary cap, and then sit back and enjoy watching your stats compile all night! I promise that it is a great and fun way to enjoy the NHL action on any given night and a simple way to win some quick cash if you know what you are doing (or if you follow my advice).
 
My 3/6/2013 NHL Lineup
 
Now that we have covered the basics, below is the lineup that I will use tonight in a $50 game and a handful of 50/50 games to ensure some payout, which has been my strategy over the past two and a half weeks. More often than not, I have finished inside the top 25 in these 50/50 games and while the payout is small, it somewhat hedges your cash in your head-to-head matchup if you happen to face a shark in any given day. Just to be clear, I play in 50 player 50/50 games as it is much easier, in my opinion, to finish in the top 25 than it is to finish in the top 50% of a smaller 50/50 game.
 
On with the lineup:
 
LW: Matt Beleskey ($4,400)
LW: Brandon Saad ($4,000)
RW: Marian Hossa ($7,800)
RW: Jarome Iginla ($6,900)
C: Jonathan Toews ($8,100)
C: Nazem Kadri ($6,500)
D: Carl Gunnarsson ($3,700)
D: Sheldon Souray ($5,300)
G: Ray Emery ($8,200)
 
Salary remaining: $200.
 
As I have been pointing out, I have come to love nights on which there are just a handful of games. With just four games scheduled and with three of them having major daily fantasy hockey implications, let’s focus on those three games. I’m going to ignore the Calgary/San Jose game. San Jose’s offense has been unpredictable as has Calgary’s. Furthermore, I am not sure San Jose can win the game outright. If you have been following me, you could have probably guessed that I would roll out Kadri (whose price has jumped over $1,000 since his last game). Early money has the Leafs favored with 2/3 of the public sitting at the -145 ML. Sharps are split as of this writing, but I am not concerned with who wins (although I do believe the Leafs take this one). I want to focus on who will score and which lines will NOT give up goals. Remember, on FanDuel, being on the ice for an even strength goal docks each player a full point.
 
Meanwhile, I will continue to play Brandon Saad as my value play until he proves me wrong. After all, he is the team’s first line LW and plays alongside point machines Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. The Blackhawks have their point streak in tact, and with the ML at -210, Vegas believes they beat the Avalanche. I am using Matt Beleskey as another value play at LW as he is now playing on Anaheim’s top line alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The Ducks just lost a tough game in a shootout in Phoenix and they should comfortably win this second game in the home and away series. The rest of my selections should be evident.
 
As I set this lineup well before the games are played in any given night, please make sure you check my Twitter timeline close to the first puck drop to see if I have made any swaps. The one item I am unsure of as of this posting is my goalie situation. I may have to swap out Corey Crawford for a goalie who is confirmed by the time lineups lock. Please keep an eye on my TL. UPDATE: Just swapped out Crawford for Emery and Beauch for Souray.
 
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No matter how well you are doing in this shortened 2012-2013 fantasy hockey season thus far, it is never too late to head over to FanDuel, draft a new team for tonight’s NHL action and enjoy watching the games!
 
A 23-year fantasy sports veteran and a California and New York licensed corporate attorney by day, I am the managing editor/senior writer/general counsel of FantasyTrade411.com. I am also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Please feel free to contact me at any time on twitter @TheTonyM with your fantasy sports questions. Be sure to listen to my podcast “Sports Counseling with the Doc and Slim” with my radio partner, Michael Clifford (aka @SlimCliffy) on the Fantasy Trade 411 Radio Network.


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