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NHL DraftKings DFS Lineup – March 31

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I hope some of you cashed in on our lineup on Tuesday as we continue tonight with a 10 game slate featuring some key games that have playoff implications. DraftKings is starting to run satellites for $1 and $2 into the Super Playoff Sniper contest that runs upto start of the playoffs. Today’s lineup is ideal for a satellite into one of those games.

G: C. Schneider, New Jersey – $7,400
Schneider is back in the saddle again after recovering from injury well over a month ago. A 2.20 goals against average and 0.923 save percentage before his injury, Schneider has 24 wins this year and will help a surging Devils smother the Panthers at home while seeing a ton of shots on net.

D: R. Suter, Minnesota – $6,000
Suter is my quarterback on the power play tonight, as he faces an Ottawa team that played last night in Winnipeg. Suter has help rally the Wild and has eight goals this year and 178 blocked shots. Plug him in somewhere tonight.

D: J.Garrison, Tampa Bay – $3,200
Garrison’s price has jumped up a bit, but you are still getting great value for him as he is playing almost twice as much with Anton Stralman sidelined with a broken leg. I played him on Tuesday and he got an assist and he is going in my lineup again. With 98 blocked shots and 86 shots on goal, tonight against a Montreal team lacking strong defense, Garrison has a huge upside on top of his 1.8 fantasy points per game average.

20 October 2015: Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) looks on during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

W: J. Benn, Dallas – $7,900
Benn has been a monster lately for Dallas as they have surged forward and vaulted themselves into the top spot in the playoff race. Benn has 39 goals on the year and he gets #40 this evening at home against an Arizona team that can score but also gives up goals more than they need to.

W: Z. Parise, Minnesota – $7,100
Parise leads his Wild team into a matchup against Ottawa at home tonight as they continue their roll through the end of the season schedule. Parise has a well-balanced 24 goals and 25 assists this year and leads his team on the power play along with Suter and Mikko Koivu.

W: J. Bailey, NY Islanders – $3,400
Bailey is a sneaky player who is a pure goal scorer that totaled 15 goals this year on an Islanders team that spreads its scoring through 4 full lines. Against Columbus who is 29th in goals allowed as a team, look for the Islanders to jump on the Blue Jackets early in Brooklyn.

C: J.Spezza, Dallas – $6,100
Alongside Benn on the first power play unit, Spezza has benefited the most from Seguin going down with injury and tonight he will see a great matchup against a young Arizona team that consistently turns the puck over. He has 30 goals and 28 helpers this year, and is getting great value for his dollar with a high ceiling tonight.

C: B. Nelson, NY Islanders – $4,000
Nelson plays on the third line but gets time on the second power play unit alongside Bailey. Tonight the two will help the Islanders score goals to keep their team ready for the playoffs.

Utility: M. Koivu, Minnesota – $4,900
Koivu and Parise will bear the load and get the job done tonight at home in Minnesota. My top line, I see these two linking up on the power play and at even strength to score goals on an Ottawa team that is road tired and ready for the season to end. On top of it all, Mark Stone won’t be playing, and he helps supply a huge part of their potent offense. Look to target this game for scoring, and also if you need a goalie as an alternative to Schneider tonight.

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