Flynnie’s Forecheck for 2/9/19
We’re back!! After a long off-season of watching the greatest love story since Romeo and Juliet – obviously, I’m talking about Alex Ovechkin’s love affair with the Stanley Cup – it’s time to play some hockey. For those of you that are new to the DFS Army, my name is Rob Flynn. I’m an NHL DFS writer and coach inside the DFS Army. We have the best articles, coaching and tools in the industry. But let me tell you, the real money is made in the Slack chat that only our VIP’s have access to. That’s where we talk through a member’s lineup construction, thought process or just answer any DFS questions they may have. Every coach is very accessible and willing to share our own processes to help every member grow as a player.
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NHL DFS is very similar to DFS MLB. The volatility can be maddening, the floor of every player is ZERO and you need stacking in all contests. In cash games you need at least two players that correlate on either the scoring line or power play, to hopefully grab the goal and an assist. In GPP’s you need to stack up the entire line and hope that line goes off for multiple goals.
Without any further ado let’s dig into today’s 7-game slate.
I am primarily a cash/hybrid player but even that requires some stacking. So, I list my favorite and then I take the pieces from those stacks that fit my lineup construction. Unlike last season, I will put my stacks, D-men and goalies in order of my preference.
WPG 1 – Connor, Scheifele. Wheeler: They have six goals over the last ten games and three goals over the last three games and get a match-up against OTT 1 that has given up the same amount of goals as WPG 1 has scored. Connor is the safest player for cash in my opinion followed by Wheeler and Scheifele only for rounding out your stacks.
PHI 1 – Lindblom, Couturier, Voracek: Pick your poison with this line, Lindblom will most likely be the post popular due to his price and Couts has been one of the most cash safe players the last couple of weeks and I’m going to ride this Voracek hot streak – oh and they get the match-up with ANA 1 that has given up five goals in the last three games.
STL 1 – Tarasenko. O’Reilly, Schenn: NSH 1 is giving up goals in bunches (seven in the last ten games) and STL 1 has scored four goals in the last three games. O’Reilly let me down in the last game but he has been very consistent lately. Tarasenko has actually been really consistent too and tested his 30 point ceiling a couple times in the last 10.
Honorable Mention: NSH 1, OTT 1, BOS 1, BUF 1, COL 1, DET 1, NJ 1
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Trouba: He has the best floor ceiling combo on this slate and I expect WPG to score a lot in this game.
Josi: He will be a major part of NSH scoring if they do today, I trust Binnington so keep Josi for GPP only.
Chabot: My gut says this game turns into a shootout, although I would feel more comfortable with OTT skaters if Hellebuyck were to draw the start. Chabot is really heating up and WPG is in the bottom half of the league in GA and the worst in SA in the last month.
Honorable Mentions: Sanheim, Parayko, Ellis, Severson, Barrie, Krug, Scandella
Our long-time VIP Joker Wins took down a GPP and had two other top-10 finishes
Hart: 8-2-0/2.30/0.936 over the last month. He missed the last game against LAK so his winning streak is still alive.Philly is one of two teams on the slate with a -200 money line (as of Friday night when I’m writing this) and he gets the Ducks…I don’t think I need to tell you more. He will be chalky but you can be different elsewhere.
Rask: 5-0-2/1.63/0.943 and the other goalie with a -200 money line favorite. I expect this game to go 2-1, 3-1 something low scoring like that. Both teams are very good defensively and okay offensively (LAK trending up, BOS trending down). This low scoring game puts Jonathan Quick in play too, although I don’t think you need to go there on this slate. A shutout from either goalie wouldn’t completely shock me.
Binnington: 8-1-1/1.49/0.940 I love him the other night and chickened out about a half hour before lock – dumb move on my part. He is in a very GPP spot this afternoon in the “afternoon hammer” spot – if that’s even a thing. NSH shoots and scores in the top- 6 in the league over the last month but STL is in the top -6 in GA and SA over that same time. This is another game that could be very low scoring and both goalies are in play.
Honoroable Mentions: Lehner, Saros, Brossoit
** as of writing this only Hart, Rask and Brossoit are confirmed**
GOAL PREDICTION: Kyle Connor
Remember guys, always confirm the starters after morning skate.
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