We have a solid six-gamer in the NHL tonight. Let’s look at some of our best plays for DFS.
Top Stacks – Overall
Colorado 1 – DraftKings: $25,400 – FanDuel: $26,300
Nathan MacKinnon – Gabriel Landeskog – Mikko Rantanen
With Colorado 1 fully healthy, they will be firmly in play as a top stack any time they are on the slate. You do have to pay a hefty premium for them, but that only lowers ownership, making them even more viable in tournaments. They get a solid matchup today against Philadelphia, and I would fire them up with confidence.
Washington 1 – DraftKings: $22,500 – FanDuel: $23,500
Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson
They are even more potent with Tom Wilson healthy and back on Washington’s top line. Today they are at home and face off against an Anaheim squad that is among the league leaders in goals allowed. This is a smash spot for Ovechkin and his linemates to score some goals.
Pittsburgh 1 – DraftKings: $19,800 – FanDuel: $21,600
Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Evan Rodrigues
As long as Evan Rodrigues stays priced where he is and remains on Pittsburgh’s top line with Bryan Rust out due to injury, this line will be one of the better values in hockey. Today they get to face off against the Seattle squad that has been among the league leaders in goals allowed. This is one of the better spots on the slate that I am looking to attack.
Top Stack – DraftKings Value
Philadelphia 1 – $14,000
Sean Couturier – Claude Giroux – Cam Atkinson
This is just too cheap for a relatively potent first line with full power play one correlation. The Flyers play at home, and while Colorado is a great team, they have not been particularly great on defense. This isn’t a matchup to shy away from, and the Flyers are too cheap. They will be popular in tournaments, but the value is undeniable.
Top Stack – FanDuel Value
New Jersey 1 – $14,500
Jesper Bratt – Nico Hischier – Pavel Zacha
This is exceptionally cheap for a top-line playing at home against one of the worst defensive teams in hockey in the Ottawa Senators. You can also pair them up with the top defenseman on the slate in Dougie Hamilton and afford it since they are so inexpensive. I’d go here early and often when making DFS lineups today.
Top Plays – Defenseman
Dougie Hamilton – DraftKings: $7,600 – FanDuel: $7,200
Kris Letang – DraftKings: $7,100 – FanDuel: $6,600
John Carlson – DraftKings: $7,000 – FanDuel: $6,600
Jacob Chycrun – DraftKings: $6,900 – FanDuel: $5,200
Tyler Myers: $3,800
Ryan Graves: $3,700
Adam Larsson: $3,300
Travis Sanheim: $2,900
Jacob Chycrun: $5,200 (ceiling and value!)
John Klingberg: $4,500
Ryan Graves: $4,100
Tyler Myers: $3,800
Top Plays – Goalie
Ilya Samsonov – DraftKings: $8,200 – FanDuel: $8,200
Jake Oettinger – DraftKings: $8,200 – FanDuel: $8,100
Thatcher Demko – DraftKings: $7,800 – FanDuel: $7,600
Mackenzie Blackwood – DraftKings: $8,100 – FanDuel: $7,100
Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings
COL1, PIT1, WAS1, and OTT1 are all top stacks considering their likelihood of taking down the slate. While all will get decent ownership, none should be over-owned for their success potential due to prohibitive pricing. If looking for something more off the board, I would look to LA1 and 2.
Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel
It is a similar situation on FanDuel where the four top stacks of the day, while owned, should not be over-owned. LA1 and 2, ANH1, and VAN2 are solid low ownership pivots.