NHL DFS: Top Stacks, Plays, And Leverage Pivots – 12/28/2021

NHL DFS- Top Stacks, Plays, And Leverage Pivots - 12:28:2021

The NHL is back after what felt like a long layover due to a COVID-extended Christmas break. We don’t have the sizeable slate initially scheduled for Monday, but we’ve got NHL hockey, and that is what matters. Let’s dig into this three-gamer.

Top Stacks – Overall

San Jose 1 – DraftKings: $16,900 – FanDuel: $19,800

Timo Meier – Logan Couture – Alexander Barabanov

San Jose’s top line comes at a nice discount tonight on a three-game slate facing a rough Arizona team. They skate on home ice, and you have a couple of solid defensemen you can pair with them in Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns. I wouldn’t overthink it here.

Vegas 1 – DraftKings: $21,100 – FanDuel: $24,800

Max Pacioretty – Mark Stone – Chandler Stephenson

Vegas 1 is the best line to stack on this slate in a vacuum. SJ1 may be the top option due to matchup, but VGK1 is the most elite line on this three-gamer. They are on the road, and Los Angeles is not a particularly fantastic matchup, but we don’t have a lot of options here, and Vegas’ top line is in play on any slate.

Tampa Bay 1 – DraftKings: $16,200 – FanDuel: $17,300

Steven Stamkos – Ondrej Palat – Taylor Raddysh

Tampa Bay’s top line offers us considerable savings from Vegas 1. They get a tasty home matchup against a highly attackable Montreal squad. Raddysh is not the best piece but does considerably lower the line cost. You can also consider leaving him off your stack and running a two-man of Stamkos/Palat.

Top Stacks – DraftKings Value

Montreal 1 – $11,900

Nick Suzuki – Brendan Gallagher – Jonathan Drouin

Montreal’s line 1 is nothing special, but they are a top line for only $11,900 on DraftKings. We don’t have many options here, especially if we want to pay for Vegas 1. They will immediately stand out as the most viable value we have and should be popular today.

Top Stacks – FanDuel Value

Los Angeles 1 – $17,100

Anze Kopitar – Alex Iafallo – Adrian Kempe

While Los Angeles 1 is not incredibly cheap, they offer significant savings over some other viable lines on FanDuel. While Vegas is a great offensive team, they have been attackable on the defensive end, and LA skates on home ice.

Top Plays – Forwards


Max Pacioretty – DraftKings: $9,000 – FanDuel: $10,500

Steven Stamkos – DraftKings: $8,000 – FanDuel: $7,700

Timo Meier – DraftKings: $7,800 – FanDuel: $9,700

Brayden Point – DraftKings: $7,500 – FanDuel: $7,000

DraftKings Value:

Brendan Gallagher: $3,800

Nick Bonino: $3,300

Ross Colton: $3,000

Noah Gregor: $2,900

FanDuel Value:

Ondrej Palat: $5,300

Brendan Gallagher: $5,000

Noah Gregor: $4,200

Nick Bonino: $3,900

Top Plays – Defenseman


Victor Hedman – DraftKings: $7,800 – FanDuel: $7,400

Brent Burns – DraftKings: $6,700 – FanDuel: $5,800

Shayne Gostisbehere – DraftKings: $6,300 – FanDuel: $5,100

Shea Theodore – DraftKings: $5,600 – FanDuel: $6,100

DraftKings Value:

Matt Roy: $4,200

David Savard: $3,400

Alexander Romanov: $2,900

Brett Kulak: $2,500

FanDuel Value:

Shayne Gostisbehere: $5,100 (ceiling and value!)

Matt Roy: $4,800

Nicolas Hague: $4,100

Ryan McDonagh: $4,000

Top Plays – Goalie

James Reimer: DraftKings: $8,000 – FanDuel: $7,800

Laurent Broissoit: DraftKings: $7,800 – FanDuel: $8,100

Jonathan Quick: DraftKings: $7,600 – FanDuel: $7,500

Maxime Lagace: DraftKings: $6,500 – FanDuel: $8,400

Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings

Because they are expensive and cheaper viable options are available, we shouldn’t see overwhelming ownership on Vegas 1. This makes them one of the best tournament stacks today. I’d also look to VGK2, MON2, TB3, and ARI1.

Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel

Just like on DraftKings, VGK1 and VGK2 are great tournament stacks tonight. I’d also consider ARI1/ARI2 and SJ2 for low-ownership options with solid viability on this slate.

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