NHL DFS Tournament Breakdown For DraftKings And FanDuel – 11/23/2021

NHL DFS Tournament Breakdown For DraftKings And FanDuel - 11:23:2021

We’ve got a small three-game slate tonight in the NHL, but the DFS prize pools are just the same. It is vital to take slate size into account when making your lineups. On a smaller slate, it is more viable to leave salary on the table. It is also important to get different with your lineups. Unusual stacking structures (not sticking to strictly 3-3 line stacking) and/or incorporating low-owned defensemen are advisable options. Let’s dig in.

Top Stacks – Overall

Edmonton 1 – DraftKings: $20,400 – FanDuel: $22,200

Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman – Jesse Puljujarvi

As usual, particularly on a three gamer, if EDM1 is on the slate, they will be one of if not the top spend-up choice. It is a middle-of-the-road matchup against Dallas, but one that McDavid and company can certainly excel in.

Calgary 1 – DraftKings: $17,700 – FanDuel: $22,000

Elias Lindholm – Johnny Gaudreau – Matthew Tkachuk

Just behind Edmonton 1 in terms of top stack probability and coming at considerable savings on DraftKings is CGY1. They offer a complete power-play correlation with all three skaters on PP1. Chicago is top-ten in goals allowed, and this is an excellent opportunity for CGY1 to feast.

Edmonton 2 – DraftKings: $17,800 – FanDuel: $21,000

Leon Draisaitl – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Kailer Yamamoto

Edmonton 2 is looking almost as good as EDM1 tonight. The intriguing thing with Edmonton as a whole: the Edmonton power play of McDavid, Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins, Hyman, and Barrie, is arguably more appealing than either even-strength line. Pujuljarvi and Yamamoto become the odd men out for their respective lines in terms of fantasy viability. Using some combination of lines 1 and 2 for EDM with McDavid as a part of it may be more viable than either even-strength line.

Top Stack – DraftKings Value

Dallas 1 – $13,600

Roope Hintz – Jason Robertson – Joe Pavelski

Edmonton is a reasonably neutral matchup for Dallas 1. Still, the line just stands out in terms of price as a fully correlated PP1 even-strength line 1. However, they should be highly rostered on DraftKings, so you may need to get a bit different in the rest of your lineup if you play Dallas 1 in large-field tournaments.

Top Stack – FanDuel Value

Philadelphia 1 – $15,300

Sean Couturier – Joel Farabee – James van Riemsdyk

While Dallas 1 should get some ownership traction on FanDuel, PHI1 is even cheaper and should get lower ownership. Tampa Bay is not an easy matchup, but this is a great price play for a fully correlated PP2 even-strength line.

Top Plays – Defenseman


Victor Hedman – DraftKings: $8,000 – FanDuel: $6,900

Seth Jones – DraftKings: $6,900 – FanDuel: $7,000

Evan Bouchard – DraftKings: $5,100 – FanDuel: $4,400

Ivan Provorov – DraftKings: $4,900 – FanDuel: $4,600

DraftKings Value:

Travis Sanheim: $2,700

Isa Lindell: $3,300

Christopher Tanev: $2,700

FanDuel Value:

Evan Bouchard – FanDuel: $4,400 (yes, he is both a top ceiling and value play on FD)

Ivan Provorov – DraftKings: $4,900 – FanDuel: $4,600 (yes, he is both a top ceiling and value play on FD)

Connor Murphy: $3,600

Mikhail Sergachev: $4,700

Top Plays – Goalie

Jacob Markstrom – DraftKings: $8,100 – FanDuel: $7,800

Andrei Vasilevskiy – DraftKings: $7,900 – FanDuel: $8,500

Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings

It’s hard to find too much on DK on such a small slate. Still, some viable and likely lower-owned stacks include PHI2, CHI1 and 2, and TB2.

Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel

CHI1 and TB1 should go quite under-owned on FD, and there may be colossal leverage there. I’d also look at PHI2.

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