NHL DFS Tournament Breakdown For DraftKings and FanDuel – 12/9/2021

NHL DFS Tournament Breakdown For DraftKings and FanDuel - 12:9:2021

We’ve got a large slate in the NHL and more options for DFS than we can count. I will break it down to our top plays to make it easier to sort through. Let’s get into it.

Top Stacks – Overall

Boston 1 – DraftKings: $24,800 – FanDuel: $26,000

Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak – Brad Marchand

Boston 1 is the top spend-up line on the day, and the only reason not to play them is if you can’t afford it. We should also get decent ownership on them due to their prohibitive price and the perception that Edmonton is a tough matchup. While they are a great team offensively, they haven’t been world-beaters on the defensive end. I’d fire up Boston 1 with confidence against this Oilers team.

Edmonton 1 – DraftKings: $19,200 – FanDuel: $22,600

Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman – Jesse Puljujarvi

Our second top stack comes from the same game as the first. While Edmonton’s line 1 is not as strong without Leon Draisaitl paired with Connor McDavid, the Hyman/Puljujarvi iteration serves to lower price and total stack ownership. However, you can pair McDavid with some combo of Hyman/Draisaitl/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins/Tyson Barrie for a power-play one stack if you choose. The bottom line is that McDavid himself and anyone skating alongside him is always going to be highly viable on any slate. Boston is a tough matchup, but Edmonton plays on home ice, and McDavid can beat anyone.

Winnipeg 1 – DraftKings: $19,200 – FanDuel: $21,300

Kyle Connor – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler

Winnipeg 1 is one of the best lines in hockey, and they get a perfect matchup against a Seattle team that is fifth highest in the league in goals-against. They’re fully correlated on the power play, and defenseman Nate Schmidt should continue to skate on PP1 in the absence of Neal Pionk. He offers solid FanDuel value at $4,200.

Top Stack – DraftKings Value

St. Louis 1 and 2

STL1 – Brandon Saad – Ryan O’Reilly – Jordan Kyrou – $12,400

STL2 – Pavel Buchnevich – Ivan Barbashev – Vladimir Tarasenko – $12,100

These two St. Louis lines are relatively underpriced on DraftKings. This is a soft matchup against an attackable Detroit team. Both are equally viable, and all skaters are on either power play one or two, so you can also run PP1 or 2 stacks.

Top Stack – FanDuel Value

Chicago 1 – $16,600

Patrick Kane – Jonathan Toews – Brandon Hagel

We’re getting some excellent value here on Chicago’s top line going up against a terrible Montreal defensive squad that leads the league in goals against. It would be nice if we had full power play one correlation, but beggars can’t be choosers, and all three skaters at least skate on either PP1 or 2. You can also pair them with top defenseman Seth Jones. Any time you can attack Montreal with an NHL line 1 at this price, you want to take advantage of it.

Top Plays – Defenseman


Roman Josi – DraftKings: $7,400 – FanDuel: $7,200

Seth Jones – DraftKings: $7,300 – FanDuel: $6,900

Zach Werenski – DraftKings: $6,700 – FanDuel: $6,000

Darnell Nurse – DraftKings: $6,300 – FanDuel: $6,300

DraftKings Value:

Colton Parayko: $4,600

David Savard: $3,300

Scott Mayfield: $3,100

Calvin de Haan: $2,500

FanDuel Value:

Noah Dobson: $4,600

Colton Parayko: $4,300

Nate Schmidt: $4,200

Jake Muzzin: $3,700

Top Plays – Goalie

Jake Oettinger – DraftKings: $8,100 – FanDuel: $8,600

Marc-Andre Fleury – DraftKings: $8,000 – FanDuel: $7,100

Mikko Koskinen – DraftKings: $8,100 – FanDuel: $8,400

Charlie Lindgren – DraftKings: $8,500 – FanDuel: $7,500

Tournament Stack Pivots: DraftKings

We’re getting solid leverage on likely the top two stacks of the day in the Boston and Edmonton game with their respective top lines. Still, if you want some very low-ownership pivots for GPPs, I would consider MIN1, NSH1, DAL1, TOR2, and CAR1.

Tournament Stack Pivots: FanDuel

BOS1 and EDM1 should not be over-owned on FanDuel either, yet there are some very low-ownership options we can go with for tournaments. TOR1 and 2, CAR1, MIN1, NSH1, DAL1 are all on the table here. Many perfectly viable stacks will be close to overlooked on such a large NHL slate.

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