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WED. MAR. 4
CENTER
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH ($6,800 vs. PHI) — He has three assists and seven shots on goal in his past three games, giving him 51 points (19 goals, 32 assists) in 59 games this season. Kuznetsov has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) and 46 SOG in 22 career games against the Philadelphia Flyers and can be stacked with elite left wing Alex Ovechkin, who had three points (two goals, one assist) against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
WING
Vladislav Namestnikov, COL ($4,700 vs. ANA) — He had a goal in the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday and has a favorable matchup against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. If Namestnikov, who was acquired from the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 24, keeps his top-line placement with No. 1 center Nathan MacKinnon in the absence of injured Mikko Rantanen and Andre Burakovsky, he’ll be a must-own forward in FanDuel DFS contests against the Ducks.
LINEUP NOTE
: Andrew Mangiapane ($4,500) has 10 points (seven goals, three assists) and 22 SOG over his past nine games playing mostly on the Calgary Flames’ second line with valuable left wing Matthew Tkachuk and center Mikael Backlund.
DEFENSEMAN
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI ($4,700 at VAN) — He has three points (one goal, two assists) and nine SOG over his past three games and is averaging 24:09 per game over the span. Ekman-Larsson is worth spending up for against the Vancouver Canucks, who are without No. 1 goalie Jacob Markstrom, and can be stacked with left wing Taylor Hall, who is due for better production with one goal on 30 SOG over his past nine games.
GOALIE
Joonas Korpisalo, CBJ ($7,500 at CGY) — He has won two of his first three games since returning from injury and is an against-the-grain pick on this four-game slate. Korpisalo is 6-2-3 with a .919 save percentage on the road this season, and the Calgary Flames are 1-5-1 in their past seven home games.

THU. MAR. 5
CENTER
Tyler Johnson, TBL (vs. MTL): He has points in consecutive games for the Tampa Bay Lightning and and is playing center on a sneaky line with wings Yanni Gourde and Barclay Goodrow. Johnson is also playing on the first power play with elite forwards Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point and has 10 goals in 25 regular-season games against the Montreal Canadiens.
WING
Kevin Fiala, MIN (at SJS): The Minnesota Wild forward has five straight multipoint games, totaling 11 points (five goals, six assists) and 21 SOG in the span. He has the third most points in the NHL since Feb. 1 (23 in 16 games) behind Leon Draisaitl (29 in 16 games) and Mika Zibanejad (24 in 17 games). Fiala remains a DFS lineup lock against the San Jose Sharks, who have won three straight games but still have a minus-38 goal differential on the season.
DEFENSEMAN
Duncan Keith, CHI (vs. EDM): The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman has nine points (one goal, eight assists) over his past seven games. He has been playing on the first power-play unit with elite right wing Patrick Kane and is worth riding the hot hand in a potential high-scoring game against the Edmonton Oilers; Chicago ranks third in goals per game (4.50) since the NHL Trade Deadline, and Edmonton is tied for 10th (3.20).
LINEUP NOTE
: Oscar Klefbom could return for the Oilers against the Blackhawks on Thursday. Klefbom, who has not played since Feb. 16 because of a shoulder injury, is worth rostering if he plays in a likely power-play role (18 power-play points this season) and provides a high-upside stacking option with elite forwards and NHL scoring leaders Draisaitl (108 points) and Connor McDavid (95).
GOALIE
Jaroslav Halak, BOS (at FLA): The Boston Bruins are tied with the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars for the best team save percentage in the NHL (.920). Tuukka Rask has been arguably the best fantasy goalie this season, and Halak has been an efficient backup with a .917 SV% in 30 games after having a .922 SV% in 40 games last season. Halak is 7-1-0 with a .913 SV% over his past nine games and is expected to start against the Florida Panthers, who are 1-4-1 in their past six games. Halak is 9-4-3 with a .917 SV% and two shutouts on the road and stopped 31 of 33 shots faced in a win against the Panthers on Dec. 14.

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