DFS NHL is a volatile sport centering around correlation, stacking and game theory. Learning how to win cash games and tournaments requires nailing those great upside plays/stacks, grabbing obvious value, and making the proper fades that sink everyone else’s ships. Let’s look through today’s slate and identify those winning picks in “Snipes and Grinders!”
All of my plays make sense for the entire DFS industry; however, if there is an egregious discrepancy in player salary between sites, I will mention it in my briefing.
Snipe = Good Play
Grinder = Value Plays (Grinders are Valuable)
DFS NHL Slate Overview:
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Now – onto hockey
Big slate here with some high priced options, some backup goalies, and some unexpected high ceiling stacks. The Oilers and their big boys seem to be rolling, which makes McDavid/Draisaitl great cash plays, with slate breaking upside. I like the Senators, Wild, and Devils stacks as well. The Kings also have great upside against the Blackhawks, and they could be sneaky good in tournaments. Igor Shesterkin is my favorite cash goalie of the slate, and Darcy Kuemper is my favorite tournament goalie; which means that he is super risky, but has a super high ceiling.
Correlated Snipe #1
Mark Scheifele – Cole Perfetti – Blake Wheeler
Winnipeg at home is going to be a spot I look at twice for the most part. Pierre-Luc Dubois to Kyle Connor stacks are also in play; again, we are throwing darts here. Cole Perfetti is not on the top powerplay unit, but he may play his way there, because he has been very good. The Jets have not exploded offensively yet, and at home against the Canadiens is a good spot to start popping off. Balanced offenses are the toughest to predict, but Scheifele has to get assists at some point, right? Once Scheifele starts passing, the Jets will go go go. If the lineups change after their morning skate, and Kyle Connor joins the top line, then let’s hammer this line even harder. The Canadiens over the course of a long season will not hold up defensively or goaltending wise, and Winnipeg is a tough place to play. High ceiling, tiny ownership, equals let’s go for it guys.
Correlated Snipe #2
Roope Hintz – Jason Robertson – Joe Pavelski
The Stars and these 3 big boys play a no nonsense, straight ahead game which equates to tough games; especially for a young, inexperienced team in a college arena. The Coyotes’ goaltending and defense are major question marks for their young crappy team; and, on top of that, the Stars are coming off of a few nice performances in a row. They correlate on the powerplay, know what their strengths are, and have played almost 2 full years together now. Overall a nice spot for a high upside offense, that should be pretty low owned on a giant slate,
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NHL Grinder Value Plays
Fabian Zetterlund – Is shooting that puck for the Devils; and last i checked is on a line with Nico Hischier. He has started to heat up.
William Karlsson – Super active player, 2nd line, 2nd powerplay unit, top penalty kill; will be out to finish games, and loves to shoot that puck.
John Klingberg – Top powerplay unit for the Ducks. Shot 7 times last game and it doesn’t feel like an outlier. The Canucks give up goals.
Ryan Johansen – Has been on Nashville’s top line and powerplay unit.
Good luck, I hope you all come in 2nd. 😉
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