DFS Army – NHL Breakaway Advice and Strategy for FanDuel and DraftKings – April 19th

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NHL DFS At A Glance

The first thing I do when starting my research is to look for strong teams facing weak defenses.  I want the best odds I can find to score goals.  I like the old Corsi number, as it denotes any shot attempt directed towards the net.  It doesn’t matter if this shot attempt goes wide, gets blocked, or finds the back of the twine.  You can’t score if you don’t shoot.  I also love the “High Danger” metrics.  These shots come from the slot (between the dots) and off quick passes or rebounds.  They are what they say they are, and teams allowing a lot of high danger chances also tend to give up goals in bunches….perfect for the DFS player to attack.

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Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins

 

Odds: BOS -145, 6.0 o/u

 

Toronto Maple Leafs: Matthews, Reilly, and Kapanen all have at least 11 shots on goal so those are the main plays from the Leafs to me. As is this case for the Leafs every slate until they change lines around, Tavares and the rest of TOR1 will take a backseat to TOR2 ownership wise, so they are the better GPP play. On a two-game slate, the Matthews/Tavares stack is very much in play as that will be a unique way to roster the Leafs.

 

5 star plays – Matthews, Tavares, Reilly

 

4 star plays – Kapanen, Johnsson, Marner

 

Cash viable – DO NOT PLAY CASH ON 2 GAME SLATE

 

GPP Sleeper – Nylander

 

Boston Bruins: You should not need me to tell you that BOS1 is a good play here, but in case you do, BOS1 is a good play. Outside of them, the DeBrusk line has been playing good hockey with 9 high danger chances between DeBrusk and Krejci, and they get a nice boost at home.

 

5 star plays – Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak, Krug

 

4 star plays – Krejci, McAvoy, DeBrusk

 

Cash viable – DO NOT PLAY CASH ON 2 GAME SLATE

 

GPP Sleeper – Johansson

 

Colorado Avalanche @ Calgary Flames

 

Odds:  CGY -175, 6.0 o/u

 

Colorado Avalanche: Barrie, MacKinnon, and Landeskog are all top 7 in shot attempts through the playoffs so far, making them the cream of the crop plays from Colorado. With the line swinging back in Calgary’s favor hopefully it will take some ownership off of them but I doubt it after them taking a 3-1 lead. Rantanen scored two goals last game, including the game-winner but him not being on COL1 should keep his ownership reasonable. If you are looking to play him and Colorado’s other studs I recommend taking out Landeskog or adding him to the other 3 for a 4 man stack. The other move, while not as optimal, would be pairing him with his linemates Colin Wilson, who is on PP1, and Soderberg.

 

5 star plays – MacKinnon, Barrie, Landeskog, Rantanen

 

4 star plays – Wilson, Kerfoot, Johnson

 

Cash viable – DO NOT PLAY CASH ON 2 GAME SLATE

 

GPP Sleeper – Wilson

 

Calgary Flames: After their blow up last game, I do not have a lot of faith in them here, as they really haven’t produced tangible offense this series. With the line moving heavily back towards them, the goal is it will create some chalk and we will fade it with success.

 

5 star plays – none

 

4 star plays – Tkachuk, Giordano

 

Cash viable – DO NOT PLAY CASH ON 2 GAME SLATE

 

GPP Sleeper – Bennett

 

DFS NHL Goalies for Today:

Philipp Grubauer (GPP): Leading the playoffs in save percentage and playing a Flames teams that look to be burning out, he is my favorite goalie on the slate.