Hot Pucking Stacks 2/17/20

This weekend was beautiful and the hockey action was fantastic. Today is Presidents Day so we have an earlier lock with the Main contest.

4p Main (5 games)
6p After Hours (2 games)

I had a few questions yesterday in regards to my sample lineups compared to the stacks I list. When I research I find line combos and skaters that are in good spots. When sharing sample lines it is a mix and match of the different ways I see fit to use the skaters I like.

Of course we all have our way to research and build lines. There are also many different ways to accumulate points. Ideally it’s not a good move to stack an entire line against the opposing goalie but one skater isn’t going to bury your goalie.

It’s all a process and over the years I’ve tried many different ideas and combinations. We all have our own way and that’s the beauty to this. I’m thankful for all the readers and comments I’ve received.


Jonathan Marchessault L1 & PP1
Paul Stastny L1 & PP1
Reilly Smith L1 & PP2


Max Pacioretty L1 & PP2
William Karlsson L2 & PP2
Mark Stone L2 & PP1

Marc-Andre Fleury has been cruising this season at 22-14-5. The Golden Knights welcome in the Washington Caps tonight. Vegas has been great at home but Washington has been strong on the road. Vegas out shot the Islanders last time out 20-4 in the second period then 15-9 in the third. Vegas is buzzing around on the offensive side of the ice and all those shots immaculate points. I can see a 4-3 final tonight. Plenty of points to go around in this one!


Alex Ovechkin L1 & PP1
Nicklas Backstrom L1 & PP1
Tom Wilson L1 & PP2


Jakub Vrana L2 & PP1
Lars Eller L2 & PP2
T.J. Oshie L2 & PP1

Washington is 19-7 their last 26 road games. The Caps are among one of the best teams in hockey this season. They are also 7-1 vs. Vegas in their last 8 meetings. There is too much value with the Caps here tonight. Expensive salaries and all. As stated about I envision a 4-3 or 5-3 final tonight. Capitols win!


Jonathan Huberdeau L1 & PP1
Aleksander Barkov L1 & PP1
Elias Lindholm L1 & PP1

Head to head the Panthers are 5-1 their last 6 games vs. the Sharks and 7-1 vs. the Sharks in San Jose. Both teams have picked up their play as of late and due to that fact SJ is favored at home. The Panthers however have a legitimate shot at putting some point together and getting into the playoffs. Might seem silly but I believe these factors play big roles in a hockey games! Florida wins 4-2 or 4-3.


Johnny Gaudreau L1 & PP1
Sean Monahan L1 & PP1
Elias Lindholm L1 & PP1

The Flames have lost 7 of their last 11 games. Not a real strong opening statement when pushing Calgary tonight. However, the Flames are scoring 2.8 goals as of late and converting on 20.8% of their power play opportunities recently. Lindholm leads the team in goals (27) and Gaudreau leads with assists (35) while Monahan has 146 total shots on goal. This line is very effective and should be given plenty of chances tonight home vs. the Ducks. The Flames have beat the Ducks twice this season with a combined score of 8-1! Calgary wins at home tonight 4-1!


Anders Lee L1 & PP1
Mathew Barzal L1 & PP1
Jordan Eberle L1 & PP1

Arizona welcomes the Islanders in tonight having lost 9 of their last 12 games. The Coyotes are giving up 2.7 goals a game and have been awful killing penalties. Arizona has given up three or more goals in their last 11 of 14 games. While New York has won 7 of the last 10 games vs. the Coyotes. From what I’ve seen so far today people are liking the Coyotes in this one after a great game vs. Washington. This doesn’t excite me! Lets zig when others zag! Roster NYI1 tonight! You won’t be sorry!

Here are a few one offs that deserve our attention tonight!

Steven Stamkos TB @ COL $8,400

Joonas Donski COL vs TB $3,700

Main 2/17

Here is a sample line up for BOTH Main and After Hours! Hang tight for an updated After Hours closer to the 6p lock!

After Hours 2/17

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Hot Pucking Stacks 2/16/20 (FOUR FREE lines)

Today is jam packed with sports action! NBA All-Star game! Daytona 500! Plus nine hockey games!

Fanduel has broken down the hockey schedule into five different slates.

12:30p All Day (9)
12:30p Early Only (4)
4p Afternoon Only (2)
6p Main (5)
7p After Hours (2)

Hang with me here and I will break down each slate. A few stacks I will be playing in each one along with a sample line for EACH slate!

Sorry to repeat myself but this article was born out of my never ending need for NHL content. FIVE FREE sample lines may be over doing it but that’s how much I believe in what were doing here at DFS cheat sheet!


Early Only


Jared McCann L2 & PP2
Evgeni Malkin L2 & PP1
Bryan Rust L2 & PP1


Brad Marchand L1 & PP1
Patrice Bergeron L1 & PP1
David Pastrnak L1 & PP1


Afternoon Only


JT Miller L2 & PP1
Elias Pettersson L2 & PP1
Jake Virtanen L2 & PP2


Andrei Svechnikov L1 & PP1
Sebastian Aho L1 & PP1
Teuvo Teravainen L1 & PP1




William Nylander L2 & PP1
John Tavares L2 & PP1
Alexander Kerfoot L2 & PP2


Brandon Saad L2 & PP1
Ryan Carpenter L2
Patrick Kane L2 & PP1


Nick Foligno L1 & PP1
Pierre-Luc Dubois L1 & PP1
Oliver Bjorkstrand L1 & PP1

After Hours 7p LOCK

After Hours


Nikolaj Ehlers L2 & PP2
Blake Wheeler L2 & PP1
Mason Appleton L2


Dominik Kubalik L1 & PP1
Jonathan Toews L1 & PP1
Drake Caggiula L1


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Hot Pucking Stacks 2/15/20 EACH SLATE! (4 sample lines)

Hopefully everyone had a fantastic Valentines Day! Big afternoon and evening for hockey tonight!

1p slate aside Fanduel has broken it down into four separate slates! Hang here and I will break down each slate including a sample line for each slate! Going to be a good one!

With the NBA All-Star break in full swing many DFS fans will flock to hockey DFS tonight. That is just fine! Stay the course, trust your research and build some winning lines!

I got a late start to the day so forgive me for not giving my thoughts on each stack per usual. I just wanted to get this information out to you as quick as possible. In all my years reading NHL DFS content I have never come across an article that shares sample lines the way we do here. The whole point to this article and the creation of it was to do just that. Share lines and as much content as possible.

Early Only 3p 4 games
Afternoon Only 4p 2 games
Main 7p 6 games.
After Hours 10p 3 games

As it stands now Afternoon Only is my main target. It’s a great two game slate and we can really do some damage.

3p Early Only


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L1 & PP1
Leon Draisaitl L1 & PP1
Kailer Yamamoto L1 & PP1


Ondrej Palat L2 & PP2
Anthony Cirelli L2
Tyler Johnson L2 & PP2

4p Afternoon Only


Mike Hoffman L2 & PP1
Vincent Trocheck L2 & PP2
Brett Connolly L2 & PP2


Brady Tkachuk L1 & PP2
Jean-Gabriel L1 & PP2
Connor Brown L1


William Nylander L2 & PP1
John Tavares L2 & PP1
Alexander Kerfoot L2 & PP2

7p Main


Max Pacioretty L2 & PP1
William Karlsson L2 & PP2
Mark Stone L2 & PP1


Alexander Ovechkin L1 & PP1 & PP2
Nicklas Backstrom L1 & PP1
Tom Wilson L1 & PP2

10p After Hours

Thank you for reading! As you can see I’ve given a sample lineup for each slate! Please use them but play responsibly!

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NASCAR The Setup 02/15/20

The Setup – Daytona 500
By Tyler Miller

The 62nd running of the Daytona 500 is coming up on Sunday at 2:30 pm eastern. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman will start on the front row. Last year’s winner, Denny Hamlin, will start 21st. This is NASCAR’s biggest race of the year and, from a DFS standpoint, can be one of the most unpredictable. Large, multiple car crashes are a trademark of this event. If we can construct a lineup where all of our plays stay on the track and out of wrecks, we should have a good day.

Let’s get started.
Race Distance: 200 laps (500 miles). Stage 1 ends on lap 65, Stage 2 ends on lap 130.
Lineup Lock 2:30 pm eastern Sunday
2019 Daytona 500 winner: Denny Hamlin (started 11th)
2019 July race winner: Justin Haley (started 34th)
2019 Pole Sitter: William Byron (finished 21st)

Past Winners: Daytona 500/July race (starting position)
2018: Austin Dillon (14th)/ Erik Jones (29th)
2017: Kurt Busch (8th)/ Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6th)
2016: Denny Hamlin (11th)/ Brad Keselowski (5th)
2015: Joey Logano (5th)/ Dale Earhardt Jr (1st)

Duel Recap:
What went right?

There is not much that went right on Thursday night. Bubba Wallace was the best play from Victory Lane scoring the third most points with a 5th place finish and +12 differential. Austin Dillon was a solid play, scoring the 10th most points with a 6th place finish, 1 lap led, and +9 differential.

What went wrong?
The first crash of the night took out Daniel Suarez and damaged Ryan Blaney’s car. Even without that crash, the lineup design was wrong. I was too aggressive in pursuit of differential points and did not play drivers that I thought could win each race. A strong lineup needs a balance of differential points and drivers who can win the race. I leaned too heavily on drivers who were starting outside the top 10 and didn’t have a chance to win the race. We will face similar decisions for the Daytona 500 when drivers like Denny Hamlin (21st), Chase Elliott (25th), Kyle Busch (28th), and Clint Bowyer (29th) are all starting in the back half of the field. Can we play those drivers with confidence in a top 10 finish with +15 differential or are there better options to play?

What to watch for in final practice:
Finding Value: I think I know where I am going for value on Sunday, but I want to be sure that the driver I pick can keep up in the draft. Watch for the bottom priced guys to see who stands out. You want to be sure that your value driver can draft in a straight line (not fade up off the yellow line in a corner) and keep up with the car in front of him.

Where are you going with the top end? Are Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin must plays? Do you feel confident in Toyota’s speed despite the fact that there are only five Toyotas in the race? Are there high end Chevrolet or Ford drivers that could be smart contrarian plays if you fade Busch and Hamlin? These are all things to think about in final practice.

Listen to drivers: Who is happy? Is anyone upset with how their car is driving? Are there any wrecks or near wrecks with ill handling race cars? Look to see how the cars are handling in the draft and listen to the driver interviews after they climb out of the cars for the final time on Saturday.

What Vegas thinks:

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch are favored at 10-1. Elliott, Logano, and Keselowski closely follow. Ryan Blaney is 16-1 despite starting in a backup car on Sunday.

Denny Hamlin 10-1
Kyle Busch 10-1
Chase Elliott 11-1
Joey Logano 11-1
Brad Keselowski 11-1
Kevin Harvick 12-1
Martin Truex Jr. 13-1
Ryan Blaney 16-1
Alex Bowman 20-1
William Byron 20-1
Matt DiBenedetto 20-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 20-1
Jimmie Johnson 20-1
Kurt Busch 25-1
Clint Bowyer 25-1
Aric Almirola 25-1
Erik Jones 25-1

Driver Ratings Daytona:
1. Kyle Busch 91.2
2. Denny Hamlin 87.8
3. Jimmie Johnson 87.2
4. Kurt Busch 87.1
5. Joey Logano 87.0
6. Ryan Blaney 86.7
7. Kevin Harvick 83.2
8. William Byron 83.1
9. Clint Bowyer 78.4
10. Brad Keselowski 78.2
11. Austin Dillon 77.5
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 77.0
13. Martin Truex Jr. 76.8
14. Bubba Wallace 75.7
15. Alex Bowman 75.2

Average Running Position:
1. Ryan Blaney 14.165
2. Kyle Busch 14.204
3. Jimmie Johnson 14.938
4. Denny Hamlin 14.990
5. William Byron 15.826
6. Kurt Busch 16.219
7. Joey Logano 16.351
8. Alex Bowman 17.282
9. Austin Dillon 17.512
10. Martin Truex Jr. 17.636
11. Clint Bowyer 17.735
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17.994
13. Brad Keselowski 18.035
14. Kevin Harvick 18.720
15. Chase Elliott 18.850

Laps Led
1. Denny Hamlin 442 (8.9% of laps run)
2. Kyle Busch 423 (8.2)
3. Kurt Busch 299 (5.8)
4. Jimmie Johnson 272 (5.1)
5. Brad Keselowski 199 (5.3)
6. Kevin Harvick 178 (3.3)
7. Clint Bowyer 162 (3.3)
8. Ryan Blaney 143 (8.7)
9. Joey Logano 114 (2.9)
10. Ryan Newman 102 (1.9)
11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 97 (3.6)
12. Martin Truex Jr. 92 (1.8)
13. Austin Dillon 64 (2.8)
14. Chase Elliott 64 (4.5)
15. William Byron 56 (7.9)

2019 Daytona 500 Top 10
1. Denny Hamlin
2. Kyle Busch
3. Erik Jones
4. Joey Logano
5. Michael McDowell
6. Ty Dillon
7. Kyle Larson
8. Ryan Preece
9. Jimmie Johnson
10. Ross Chastain

2019 July Top 10 (Race called short due to rain)
1. Justin Haley
2. William Byron
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Ty Dillon
5. Ryan Newman
6. Corey LaJoie
7. Aric Almirola
8. Matt DiBenedetto
9. Matt Tifft
10. Kurt Busch

2018 Daytona 500 Top 10
1. Austin Dillon
2. Bubba Wallace
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Joey Logano
5. Chris Buescher
6. Paul Menard
7. Ryan Blaney
8. Ryan Newman
9. Michael McDowell
10. A.J. Allmendinger

2018 July Top 10
1. Erik Jones
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. A.J. Allmendinger
4. Kasey Kahne
5. Chris Buescher
6. Ty Dillon
7. Matt DiBenedetto
8. Ryan Newman
9. Austin Dillon
10. Alex Bowman

Stay Tuned for updated content Saturday night.

Hot Pucking Stacks 2/14/20

If you haven’t heard it’s the NBA All-Star weekend! Meaning, people will flock to NHL DFS for a few days! Hockey DFS will take center stage for a few days!

Be careful with the contest you play this weekend. They will be watered down by others throwing darts and scrounging for easy money. If we continue on doing the work and playing smart it could be easy money for us!

The content doesn’t change and we have the advantage here among the masses coming over from NBA DFS! Slow and steady wins the race!

Tonight is a nice and smooth four game NHL schedule! It’s also Valentines Day! Make sure you get your lines in early and double check before heading out on your date! I wish you the best tonight and God’s speed!


Jared McCann L2 & PP2
Evgeni Malkin L2 & PP1
Bryan Rust L2 & PP1

The Penguins are on fire going 20-8 in their last 28 games! My play here and on this entire slate is to zig when others zag. The casual fan this weekend will flock to the PIT1 lines of the slate. Meaning, the non-DFS hockey players will just chose names without much research. Stack PIT2 with confidence tonight in Pittsburgh. 4-2 or a 5-3 final tonight.


Nick Foligno L1 & PP1
Oliver Bjorkstrand L1 & PP1
Pierre-Luc Dubois L1 & PP1

The Blue Jackets are home tonight to take on the New York Rangers. CBJ has won 7 of their last games vs. the Rangers. The Blue Jackets on average have scored 2.6 goals a game this season and as of late are scoring on 16.6% on the power play. Bjorkstrand leads the team in goals (18). While Pierre-Luc leads the team in assists (26). CBJ has been fantastic defensively recently too. Allowing 3 or less goals in their last 10. Columbus is due and I’m rolling out their top line which also doubles as their top power play unit! CBJ 4 NYR 2!


Ilya Kovalchuk L2 & PP1
Nick Suzuki L1 & PP2
Joel Suzuki L2 & PP2

Sorry I’m not sorry but MTL2 has been my favorite as of late! MTL is 4-1 in their last 5 road games and skate into Pittsburgh playing well on the road. The over/under here sits at 6 goals. MTL has folded their last few games when a win would’ve been astronomical for their confidence. Again, we don’t care who wins. Just points and goals! The Penguins win but their able to score two or three times.


Andrei Svechnikov L1 & PP1
Sebastian Aho L1 & PP1
Teuvo Teravainen L1 & PP1

Carolina has the home and rest advantage here tonight when the Devils come to town. Carolina has dominated the Devils going 14-4-4 the last 23 meetings. I love Carolinas first line due to the fact they all play on the first power play unit. Aho leads the team with 31 goals while Teravainen has the most assists (42). Look for more of the same tonight and the Hurricanes score 4 goals.


Nikolaj Ehlers L2 & PP2
Blake Wheeler L2 & PP1
Jack Roslovic L2 & PP2


Kyle Connor L1 & PP1
Mark Scheifele L1 & PP1
Patrik Laine L1 & PP1

I’m going to lump both Jet lines together here. The Sharks are in Winnipeg tonight and on paper this one seems close. Both teams seemingly aren’t going anywhere but the Jets will have the edge tonight at home. San Jose is fading away and the Jets can get in gear and make a playoff push. No fancy stats tonight only the fact SJ is 9-19 their last 28 games overall. Mix and match both lines and feel great doing so!

Main 2-14

Here is a main line for tonight! Look for an updated line closer to lock. Please play safe and know this same line is for entertainment purposes.

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Hot Pucking Stacks 2/13/20 + after hours

Hello! Welcome back to Hot Pucking Stacks! Last nights lines didn’t set the world on fire but they were right around the cash line. I wouldn’t call them a dud but we can do better! The Kings last surprised me last night scoring 5 goals! Geeze!

Tonight is a massive schedule with eleven games on the Main slate! The rest of the nights action is broken down accordingly…

Main 7p (11 games)
Express I 730p (3 games)
Express II 8p (2 games)
After Hours 10p (2 games)

Main locks at 7p and there is are a few juicy match-ups! No screwing around tonight! Let’s get right into it!



Joel Farabee L2 & PP2
Kevin Hayes L2 & PP2
Travis Konecny L2 & PP1

Philly is at the Bb&t center tonight in Florida. The Flyers are 6-2 in their last 8 and are 5-2 in their last 7 when being the underdog. Philly isn’t the same team on the road and this one will be tight. Paying a lower cost for their second line is the move. Philly loses 4-3 but plenty of points to go around here tonight!

NEW JERSEY 2 (main)

Blake Coleman L2 & PP1
Travis Zajac L2
Nikita Gusev L2 & PP2

The Red Wings are in New Jersey tonight and the smart money is on the Devils. Detroit is 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the Devils. People may flock to DET1 tonight while we sneak in a NJ2 stack. I wouldn’t have a ton of NJ tonight seeing how both teams aren’t good BUT a mix and match tonight with Devils could pay dividends!


Alex Ovechkin L1 & PP1 AND PP2
Nicklas Backstrom L1 & PP1
Tom Wilson L1 & PP2

Talk about offensive fire power! WOW! The Caps come to the Pepsi center tonight in Colorado. The Avalanche are riding a five game winning streak while the Caps have gone 9-2 vs. COL their last 11. Colorado is on fire but Washington has had great success vs. the Avalanche. I don’t have a definite projection of who wins. Just know the 6.5 o/u will be smashed!

COLORADO 1 (main)

Andre Burakovsky L1 & PP2
Nathan MacKinnon L1 & PP1
Mikko Rantanen L1 & PP1

Colorado is on fire right now playing well winning their last 5! They are also 4-0 their last four home games. All the money is on the Caps tonight due to a low line on the road. Philipp Grubauer has been lights out as of late and that’s the only thing stopping me from going all in on WSH. This one should be a ton of fun with plenty of points to go around. 5-4, 6-5 final in Colorado tonight.

FLORIDA 1 (main)

Jonathan Huberdeau L1 & PP1
Aleksander Barkov L1 & PP1
Evgenii Dadnov L1 & PP1

The Panthers are home tonight vs. the Flyers. Florida packs a punch offensively and the Flyers struggle on the road. Of all eleven games tonight FLA vs. PHI is tied at 6.5 as an over/under. I would spend up tonight on the Panthers first line. They also play on the top power play now! You know how much I love double dipping! FLA wins tonight 4-3.

LAS VEGAS 2 (after hours)

Max Pacioretty L2 & PP1
Mark Stone L2 & PP1
William Karlsson L2 & PP2

The Blues have played awful as of late and its mainly been on the road. St. Louis come to Vegas tonight and are 1-7 in their last 8 road games. The Golden Knights are a solid bet at home and VGK has allowed 3 or more goals in 12 of their last 15 games. As you scroll down I like STL2 tonight for that reason. That being said the o/u tonight in Vegas sits at 6 and I see every bit of this one going over.

CALGARY 1 (after hours)

Johnny Gaudreau L1 & PP1
Sean Monahan L1 & PP1
Elias Lindholm L1 & PP1

The Flames are in Anaheim tonight have been 4-1 their past five road games. What’s shocking is the fact Calgary has only won TWICE their last 34 games in Anaheim! That’s nuts! Due to that, I love CGY1 tonight! While everyone is looking left we go right! The old Kansas City shuffle!

ST LOUIS 2 (after hours)

Zach Sanford L2
Ryan O’Reilly L2 & PP1
David Perron L2 & PP1

As stated above the Blues have not played well recently. They haven’t been as chippy and physical as we’re used to. Vegas has been giving up 3+ goals a game their last 15 games. Safe bet that the Blues score 3 right on the money. Three of these men also play on the first power play unit. VGK wins tonight but the o/u of 6 goals gets smashed tonight!

Main 2/13

Per usual here is a sample line for BOTH Main and After Hours! Please play responsible and these lines are to be used for fun!

After Hours 2/13

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