Flynnie’s Forecheck – NHL DFS Advice for Fanduel and Draftkings

Flynnie’s Forecheck for 2/10/19

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.

FORWARDS

CAR 1 – Aho, Niedereitter, Williams: Three of the hottest skaters in the league, eight goals in the last 10 and they get a juicy matchup against Keith Kinkaid and the New Jersey Devils. Aho and Nino are all format plays for me, and I would save Williams for GPP, although I won’t argue with you if you play him in a hybrid type of lineup. Weekend Aho is a thing. The young Finn loves playing on weekends for some reason. CAR 3 is in play for GPP’s and they are actually the hotter line over the last three games.

BOS 1 – Heinen, Bergeron, Marchand: Yes, they are on a B2B and no I don’t care because most of this slate is too. Heinen is too cheap and loving life since moving up between Bergy and Marchand. COL poses virtually no threat defensively. Their first and third lines have given up three goals each over the last three games, which puts BOS 2 in play too. Bos 2 just feels more GPP for me. Halak is in net for the Bruins, so if you are making multiple teams you need a game stack here.

BUF 1 – Eichel, Skinner, Pominville: Buffalo mixed up their lines over the last couple of games. Everyone knows how good Eichel and Skinner are but Pominville makes this a very affordable stack – similar to Heinen on BOS 1 now. This is another game that I love for a game stack.

Honorable Mention: NYR 1 (I’m not going to leave off Zibanejad and Zuccarello), WPG 1, WPG 2, WPG 4 (sneaky hot – but MME only), BOS 2, COL 1, CAR 3, FLA 1, DET 1 (Larkin)

 

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DEFENSE

Hamilton: He is among the top producers in terms of shots and points over the last month and trending in the right direction. If you follow some of CAR’s beat writers, they say he’s actually playing solid defense now too.

Suter – Minnesota does have some redeeming qualities since the Koivu injury, but they are on the blue line and I don’t think he or Spurgeon have the ceiling in this match-up to make it worth rostering them outside of a 50/50 type game.

Trouba: He is scorching hot and showing very little signs of slowing down. He has a floor of about 4 BSSOG and he should be involved in multiple goals in what I expect to be a high scoring game.

Honorable Mentions: Dahlin, Barrie, Krug, McAvoy (GPP- heating up), Pulock, Scandella, Slavin, Hedman, Yandle

Our long-time VIP Joker Wins took down a GPP and had two other top-10 finishes 

GOALIES

Greiss: 3-1-1/1.17/0.961 over the last month. He doesn’t get many starts behind Robin Lehner, but he sure takes advantage of them. He is far and away my number one goalie today in all formats. He not only is talented, but he has the perfect storm of facing a team that doesn’t score much, but they shoot a ton and the Isles don’t allow many goals but are allowing the 7th most shots on goal over the last month. Greiss has a great floor and ceiling.

Domingue: 2-0-0/2.50/0.924. The day of back-ups continue. Florida isn’t great at much but they are a pain in the ass – in real life and DFS. They dropped five goals on the defending champs yesterday, but Domingue is a lot better than people realize. He kept TB in the number one spot in the East while Vasil was about. He is a GPP option, but one can feel comfortable with.

Reimer: 2-2-1/2.54/0.920 I wanted him to play yesterday against Washington, but I don’t hate this spot for him. TB is really struggling offensively and FLA is in the top-10 in SA over the last month (how the hell did that happen???) and in the top half of the league in GA. I know I wrote up both goalies in this game, but there’s a reason I don’t have many skaters highlighted above

Honorable Mention: McElhinney (GPP only)

GOAL PREDICTION: Weekend Aho!

Remember guys, always confirm the starters after morning skate.

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