We’ve got a small four-game slate tonight in the NHL, but at least it’s not two or three. Four gives us enough to work with without having to get too out there with our lineup construction to make a unique enough roster for large-field GPPs. Let’s take a look at some of our best options on this slate.
Top Stacks – Overall
Winnipeg 1 – DraftKings: $18,800 – FanDuel: $20,100
Kyle Connor – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
The trio of Connor, Scheifele, and Wheeler is the top overall stack tonight by a considerable margin in terms of DFS projection and top-stack probability. Arizona has struggled mightily this season defensively and is second in the league in goals against. This is a smash spot for one of the top offensive lines in the NHL.
Calgary 1 – DraftKings: $20,800 – FanDuel: $22,300
Elias Lindholm – Johnny Gaudreau – Matthew Tkachuk
It is just a middle-of-the-road matchup tonight for Calgary’s first line, but there aren’t a ton of options on tonight’s slate, and CGY1 is an elite line regardless of matchup. They are second on the list of top stacks.
Pittsburgh 1 -DraftKings: $19,100 – FanDuel: $19,900
Sidney Crosby – Jake Guentzel – Evan Rodrigues
PIT1 faces an extremely tough matchup against Calgary but still has to be considered for tonight’s four-game slate. An added benefit is that with Bryan Rust out and Evan Rodrigues in, the overall price of the stack goes down, providing some value.
Top Stack – Value
Montreal 1 – DraftKings: $13,100 – FanDuel: $13,600
Tyler Toffoli – Christian Dvorak – Josh Anderson
Montreal has not been great this year, but we need to find value somewhere to pay up for more expensive primary stacks. They get a good matchup on this slate against a team that has struggled considerably defensively in the Canucks.
Top Plays – Defenseman
Jakob Chychrun – DraftKings: $7,600 – FanDuel: $5,200
Kris Letang – DraftKings: $7,200 – FanDuel: $6,000
Shayne Gostisbehere – DraftKings: $6,200 – FanDuel: $5,100
Neal Pionk – DraftKings: $5,400 – FanDuel: $4,600
David Savard: $2,500
Erik Gudbranson: $2,500
Christopher Tanev: $2,900
Jeff Petry – $3,800
Jakob Chychrun – $5,200 (yes, he is both a top ceiling and value play on FD)
Mark Pysyk: $3,500
Top Plays – Goalie
Jacob Markstrom – DraftKings: $7,900 – FanDuel: $8,300
Connor Hellebuyck – DraftKings: $8,200 – FanDuel: $8,000
Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings
I’d look to Vancouver 2 and Seattle 1 for low-owned leverage in tournaments on DraftKings. Both should come in at less than 8% cumulative ownership.
Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel
Vancouver 2 and Arizona 1 are good low-owned stack pivots on FanDuel. On a small slate like this, we can gain a lot of leverage with these off-the-board stacks.