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 due to traveling back to backs, as well as some sneaky options. I really like the Devils catching the Flames on a back to back, as well as the Red Wings simply being at home against the Canadiens. Toronto vs Vegas could be a high scoring affair, but Leafs wise, the Tavares line is producing at a higher clip than the Matthews line; and Matthews is McDavid’s price. Actually even more-so than Matthews or McDavid on a back to back, the high priced center stack I like is the Zibanejad line at home against the Islanders in a back to back. Remember, on a slate like this we need to grab the biggest upside and role with it. Speaking of giant upside, the Sabres are at home against the Coyotes, and game-log dwellers will see Tage Thompson with 63 fp’s in one night and click his button.
Correlated Snipe #1
Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov -Brandon Hagel
Obviously Hagel is not a must here if you want to skinny stack it; or throw Stamkos or Hedman in there. I say this, because Hagel is not on the top powerplay unit with the big boys. The Lightning want to start scoring more goals, and the Oilers always have the potential to play in crazy high-scoring games. Potential crazy high-scoring games is what we are looking for in giant, large scoring slates. The Oilers are going to be playing in a back to back, both being on the road. The Lightning will probably be seeing Jack Campbell, who has been shaky at best to start this season. Let’s gamble on a crazy game in the Bay.
Correlated Snipe #2
Mikael Granlund – Matt Duchene – Filip Forsberg
Everyone knows I love the Predators top line, and I am grabbing them again here against the Kraken. Sure, traveling to Seattle sucks for them, but the Kraken don’t believe in goaltending. The Predators have heated up the scoring recently, even with their sub-par record; and here, I am betting they score some more. Forsberg in my opinion is one of the best pure offensive players in the world, and he will start going on a tear here soon. Obviously Roman Josi is also stackable here as well. This line also double dips on the top powerplay as well, which is something I will always be striving for. The Kraken simply do not scare me defensively. and the Predators have as high of a ceiling as anybody. Their top 2 goalies are still injured, which keeps crappy Martin Jones in the net.
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NHL Grinder Value Plays
Fabian Zetterlund – Devils top line with Hischier; and is heating up. Going to be facing Dan Vladar at home.
Casey Mittlestadt – Listed on the Sabres top line with Tage Thompson; this kid has high end skill.
Owen Power – I like him regardless if Dahlin plays or not; however, if Dahlin does not play, lock him into 100% of your lioneups.
Pius Suter – Listed on the top line with Dylan Larkin.
Good luck, I hope you all come in 2nd. 😉
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