Tonight at 7:30pm we have a two game after hours NHL slate. Smaller slates have always been a favorite of mine. I’ve also talked with other DFS players who despise small slates. On a small slate there is little room for error given the smaller player pool.
Lets piggy back on the Hot Pucking Stacks article from this morning. If its not broke do not fix it!
Here are three specific stacks I like this evening! Along with a sample lineup. This lineup is a general idea of where my head is.
Bryan Rust PP1
Evgeni Malkin PP1
Dominik Kahun is out this evening with a concussion. Jarred McCaan will take his place tonight on the Penguins second line. MaCann is only $4,900 and instantly becomes valuable playing with Malkin and Rust.
Sebastian Aho PP1
Teuvo Teravainen PP1
Earlier I mentioned the Hurricanes #1 power play unit. Due to the smaller slate I love the idea of rostering Carolina’s second line. Along with that comes exposure to that #1 power play unit!
The Panthers have scored 13 goals the last three games. Florida’s first line has been on fire and tonight, the second game of a back to back, I have a gut feeling their second line sees all the action tonight. Noel Acciari is only $3,900 and to me, he’s a must start this evening. Noel scored last night and has a total of 18 goals, 87 hits, 73 shots on goal and 74 blocked shots. Those add up when counting fantasy points.
When it comes to defense I normally look for high minute guys with a cheaper price tag. There are two guys I just cant get away from tonight.
Ivan Provorov PHI L1 & PP1 @ $4,700
Ivan is the second most expensive defenseman tonight but he’s well worth it! Provorov doesn’t score much but he does everything else well! He does have 9 goals but his worth comes in shots, hits and blocked shots! He has 107 shots, 54 hits and 77 blocked shots. As it stands now he’s just one point away from matching his point total last season (26).
Riley Stillman FLA L2 @ $3,600
Stillman is a rookie and coming into his own. He’s super cheap as a defenseman and he does all those little things to accumulate point. 20 blocked shots, 19 shots on goal and 14 hits. He’s currently racking up fantasy points with assists and shots on goal. Riley isn’t going to set the world on fire scoring goals but he has a safe floor and at his price of $3,600 on Fanduel he will no doubt hit value!
When it comes to goalie tonight no one stands out to me. Here are a few choices.
Robin Lehner Chicago @ Florida $8,500
He’s my top goalie tonight. It’s ok if you have a few pieces of the Panthers stacked against him.
Brian Elliot Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh $7,300
Personally I would stay away from the Philly goalie tonight
Tristan Jarry Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia $8,800
Jarrys price tag is too much for me tonight given the match-up
Here is a sample lineup of what I’m working with tonight. This lineup is just for fun and please play safe!
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