After yesterday’s small two-game NHL DFS slate, today we have a solid 11-gamer to contend with. Such a big slate gives us many options and a good bit to break down. Still, it is easier in terms of lineup construction, considering we can focus on traditional 4-3 and 3-3 line stacking in tournaments. Let’s look at some of the best stacks of the day and individual plays and see how we can tackle this thing.
Top Stacks – Overall
Edmonton 1 – DraftKings: $20,300 – FanDuel: $22,300
Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman – Jesse Puljujarvi
What can you say? Anytime McDavid is on the slate, he and his linemates will be among the top options. You can also go the power-play stacking route and stack McDavid with either Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Leon Draisaitl rather than stacking the full even-strength line.
Washington 1 – DraftKings: $21,300 – FanDuel: $23,100
Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson
Washington 1 is one of the top lines in hockey and tends to go under-owned due to high pricing making it hard to build around. Complete power-play correlation is an added benefit of stacking this line.
Top Stack – DraftKings Value
Montreal 1 – $13,100
Nick Suzuki – Tyler Toffoli – Josh Anderson
$13,100 is just too cheap for this even-strength first line where all three skaters skate on their team’s power-play units. Getting a team’s first line at this price enables you to pay up for a top-level stack and not have to dig into some of the lesser options on the slate.
Top Stack – FanDuel Value
Minnesota 1 – $15,600
Kirill Kaprizov – Mats Zuccarello – Frederick Gaudreau
If you want to fit in an expensive top-level stack, you will be looking for some value. Minnesota’s top line is too cheap on FanDuel for their scoring potential here.
Top Plays – Defenseman
Roman Josi – DraftKings: $8,100 – FanDuel: $7,000
Alex Pietrangelo – DraftKings: $7,400 – FanDuel: $6,800
Adam Fox – DraftKings: $7,200 – FanDuel: $7,000
Kris Letang – DraftKings: $7,000 – FanDuel: $6,200
MacKenzie Weegar: $4,300
Mike Matheson: $3,100
Brady Skjei: $2,700
Jakob Chychrun: $4,800
Colton Parayko: $4,000
Jeff Petry: $3,800
Top Plays – Goalie
Anton Khudobin: $8,100
Igor Shesterkin: $8,000
Sergei Bobrovsky: $7,900
Jordan Binnington: $7,900
Tristan Jarry: $7,500
Anton Khudobin: $7,400
Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings
We will see a lot of ownership on some prominent value stacks that enable people to fit in the EDM1s and WAS1s of the world. Some of these include NYR2, MON1, STL1, and EDM2. If you want to get off the beaten path a bit, you might consider stacking some lesser-owned values or two mid-range stacks and eschewing the expensive options. Some good lower-owned choices include SJ1, NSH1, PHI1, and MIN1.
Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel
An immense amount of chalk is going to land on MIN1 and MIN2 as well as PIT2. These stacks are too cheap and enable one to pay up for their other stack. Lower-owned but viable cheap and mid-range pivots include SJ1, DET1, NYI1, and MON1.