NHL DFS Tournament Breakdown For DraftKings and FanDuel – 12/7/2021

NHL DFS Tournament Breakdown For DraftKings and FanDuel - 12:7:2021

We have a massive ten-game slate in the NHL tonight with a ton of options to choose from. I will whittle it down to the absolute best choices on the slate for NHL DFS. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got to work with on the ice tonight.

Top Stacks – Overall

Edmonton 1 – DraftKings: $23,000 – FanDuel: $25,900

Connor McDavid – Leon Draisaitl – Jesse Puljujarvi

As long as McDavid and Draisaitl remain paired on Edmonton’s line 1, they are going to be one of the top options on any given DFS slate by a considerable margin. They face a Minnesota team that has been around average to below this year in terms of goals allowed. Still, they play at home, and this line just has great potential to do damage any time they are on the ice together.

Toronto 2 – DraftKings: $16,600 – FanDuel: $22,200

John Tavares – William Nylander – Alexander Kerfoot

It isn’t that often that you see a second line this optimal, particularly on a large slate. Yet, Toronto 2 may legitimately be the second-best option even in a vacuum here. They get a perfectly attackable Blue Jackets squad at home, which should be a recipe for success. When you add in the price on DraftKings, this is an absolute smash spot that is hard to avoid in optimal lineups. We should see hefty ownership on DK, but it may be chalk worth eating while getting different elsewhere in our lineups.

Winnipeg 1 – DraftKings: $19,600 – FanDuel: $20,700

Kyle Connor – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler

Winnipeg plays at home against an average to slightly below average Minnesota defense in terms of goals allowed. It isn’t that the matchup is so fantastic, but Winnipeg 1 is just an elite line that always has slate-breaking potential when they take the ice. Full power play one correlation is another benefit with this line. We should see low enough ownership as well, particularly on DraftKings.

Top Stack – Value

Anaheim 1 – DraftKings: $13,000 – FanDuel: $16,200

Trevor Zegras – Rickard Rakell – Sonny Milano

Tonight our clear-cut top value stack is the same on both DFS sites: Anaheim 1. They get a great matchup against a bad Buffalo defensive squad. They are incredibly cheap. The price is especially beneficial on DraftKings, where we really need savings. Anaheim has been a bit shifty with their lines at times, but at this point, we have a consistent line one with full power play 1 correlation.

Top Plays – Defenseman


Roman Josi – DraftKings: $7,500 – FanDuel: $6,900

Victor Hedman – DraftKings: $7,300 – FanDuel: $7,200

Adam Fox – DraftKings: $7,200 – FanDuel: $7,100

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

DraftKings Value:

Colton Parayko: $4,500

Jake Muzzin: $3,200

Mark Pysyk: $3,100

David Savard: $2,600

FanDuel Value:

Rasmus Dahlin: $4,900

Colton Parayko: $4,200

Noah Dobson: $4,200

Jake Muzzin: $3,800

Top Plays – Goalie

Jack Campbell – DraftKings: $8,500 – FanDuel: $8,100

Andrei Vasilevskiy – DraftKings: $8,400 – FanDuel: $8,300

Ilya Sorokin – DraftKings: $8,200 – FanDuel: $8,200

Connor Hellebuyck – DraftKings: $7,700 – FanDuel: $7,200

Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings

As is often the case in NHL DFS, we are getting decent leverage on some of the apparent best stacks due to tricky pricing. There’s no problem playing EDM1, CGY1, WPG1, FLA1, and the like in large-field tourneys. In fact, CGY1 and WPG1 should come in at very low ownership. Other low-ownership/high success probability stacks include MIN1, FLA2, and WPG2.

Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel

Since TOR2 is priced higher on FanDuel, we are getting good leverage despite them being arguably the second-best stack of the night. We’re also seeing perfectly reasonable ownership on EDM1 and WPG1. For some really low ownership pivots, we can go with CGY1, FLA2, and OTT1.

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