After yesterday’s two-game slate in the NHL, we have a complete 11-game offering today. It is nice to have a sizable NHL slate for a change after health protocols altered the season. Let’s get into the best DFS plays without further ado.
Top Stacks – Overall
Colorado 1 – DraftKings: $25,000 – FanDuel: $28,200
Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen – Gabriel Landeskog
The boys are back in town, and the classic top line of MacKinnon/Rantanen/Landeskog is together and ready to wreak havoc upon the NHL. They are costly, but it doesn’t get much better when you get these guys together. The matchup against Winnipeg is not ideal, but we are banking on talent here. Don’t overthink it with this one.
Pittsburgh 1 – DraftKings: $21,000 – FanDuel: $23,500
Sidney Crosby – Jake Guentzel – Bryan Rust
With Guentzel and Crosby reunited, this Penguins top line will be something to be reckoned with for the rest of the season, barring injury or separation. They do skate on the road tonight, but the matchup against a porous Philadelphia squad is ever juicy and ripe for the attacking. Fire them up, and don’t look back.
San Jose 1 – DraftKings: $18,000 – FanDuel: $20,800
Timo Meier – Tomas Hertl – Jonathan Dahlen
San Jose’s top line is not as elite as some on this slate. Still, they go up against a highly beatable Buffalo team and come at a bit of a discount over some of the better lines this evening. We get full power play one correlation on top of it. SJ1 is one of our top choices for stack success probability and price.
Top Stack – DraftKings Value
New Jersey 1 – $13,500
Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt – Tomas Tatar
These guys are simply too cheap for a line one with complete power play correlation. There are in a good matchup against a beatable Columbus team and skate on home ice. In the absence of Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Graves stands to pick up some slack and is a natural defensive pairing.
Top Stack – FanDuel Value
Anaheim 2 – $12,500
Richard Rakell – Jakob Silfverberg – Daniel O’Regan
There is nothing particularly remarkable about this line, but they are very cheap. ANH2 also skates at home in a tasty matchup against Detroit. We are going on the spot and the price here, and Rakell/Silfverberg is a proven duo with O’Regan offering salary savings to round out the stack.
Top Plays – Forwards
Nathan MacKinnon – DraftKings: $9,500 – FanDuel: $10,200
Mikko Rantanen – DraftKings: $8,600 – FanDuel: $9,100
Timo Meier – DraftKings: $8,000 – FanDuel: $9,800
David Pastrnak – DraftKings: $7,600 – FanDuel: $7,500
Jakob Silfverberg: $3,600
Noah Gregor: $3,400
Max Comtois: $2,800
Tomas Tatar: $2,500
Richard Rakell: $5,200
Jakob Silfverberg: $4,300
Nick Schmaltz: $4,000
Max Comtois: $3,600
Top Plays – Defenseman
Victor Hedman – DraftKings: $7,100 – FanDuel: $7,000
Alex Pietrangelo – DraftKings: $6,600 – FanDuel: $6,900
Kris Letang – DraftKings: $6,300 – FanDuel: $6,700
Shea Theodore – DraftKings: $5,700 – FanDuel: $6,100
Ryan Graves: $3,900
Justin Braun: $3,100
Mark Pysyk: $2,500
Cam York: $2,500
Shayne Gostisbehere: $5,400
Ryan Graves: $4,900
John Klingberg: $4,400
Mark Pysyk: $3,800
Top Plays – Goalie
Darcy Kuemper: DraftKings: $8,700 – FanDuel: $7,700
Tristan Jarry: DraftKings: $8,600 – FanDuel: $8,400
Andrei Vasilevskiy: DraftKings: $8,300 – FanDuel: $8,600
Juuse Saros: DraftKings: $7,700 – FanDuel: $8,000
Tournament Stack Pivots – DraftKings
COL1, PIT1, MIN1, DAL1, CGY1, and BOS1 are all good stacks if we are looking for some leverage against the field. Some of these are among the top options on the night, but price considerations will keep full stack ownership down.
Tournament Stack Pivots – FanDuel
Even though Colorado 1 is almost inarguably the top line of the night, we should see relatively low ownership due to the extremely high price. Other places we can look for leverage: CGY1, PIT1, MIN1, SJ1, and NSH1.