January is finally coming to an end! January and February feel like six months when it’s snowing and cold here in Michigan! There is a lot of good hockey on tonight! A few heavyweight match-ups.
I got started last night due to all the excitement! It’s a busy slate tonight with seven games on tap. Many high priced studs! Hopefully you trust my opinion and my research. Before we get into tonight lets review last night.
Montreal 1 did all the damage in this one. A portion of the Coyotes stack paid off while the Nashville defensive came up big with a goal, 6 SOG, 2 assists and 4 blocked shots. The line pictured below finished with 157 points!
DFS cheat sheets has been on a tear lately with our hockey content! Almost certain we keep it going tonight!
As I looked into tonight’s hockey action one thing stuck out. Find the best top stud line then mix and match it with a teams lowly 3rd or 4th line. That creates potential for a deadly combination!
My toughest decision was between four different top lines tonight. Boston 1, Edmonton 1, Pitsburgh 1 or Tampa Bay 1. Lets talk this out and see what we can come up with!
NEW YORK RANGERS 2
You know the drill by now. Stack the team who plays against the Detroit Red Wings on a nightly basis. The Wings haven’t played in well over week. They aren’t good to begin with so the Rangers are looking quite juicy this evening!
Ryan Strome L2
Jesper Fast L2
Pavel Buchnevich L2
Tony DeAngelo (defense) L2
Adding Tony D on your roster is a smart move tonight. He anchors the second line AND also plays on the first power play unit. He’s around 19-20 minutes of ice time a game.
Jared McCann L2
Evgeni Malkin L2 & PP1
Bryan Rust L2 & PP1
This second line has the most potential to produce like a top tier heavily priced line. As you can see Malkin and Rust skate on the top power play line with Crosby. Their price is perfect!
Carl Hagelin L3
Lars Eller L3 & PP2
Richard Panik L3
John Carlson (defense) L1 & PP1
Aside from the Rangers and Tampa Bay the Capitols hold the 3rd highest win probability. The Caps at Ottawa does have the highest over/under goal implication tonight. Washington also has the highest goal scoring projection and margin of win tonight to boot. Their top line also doubles as their top power play unit and the price of each skater reflects that.
If we construct our rosters right tonight we can fit in John Carlson. As it stands now John is the #1 overall ranked defenseman. Rightfully so given his production. 13 goals, 47 assists, 60 points, 145 SOG while playing 24+ minutes a night. He’s the most expensive defensemen tonight but well worth it.
Danton Heinen L3 & PP2
David Krejci L3 & PP2
Karson Kahlmen L3
These three men are dirt cheap far as pricing on Fanduel. I expect BOS @ WPG to be a points fest. Goals, assists and shots on goal. The Bruins top line is too expensive for my liking. Enter BOS3! Cheap with massive upside.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L2 & PP1
Leon Draisaitl L2 & PP1
Kailer Yamamoto L2
As we move down the list the stacks are becoming more expensive. The reason I cannot fully endorse ED1 with Connor McDavid is all based on their opponent this evening. They are underdogs at home tonight vs. the St. Louis Blue. The Blue are stingy on defensive and I don’t expect EDM 1 to hit value at their expensive pricing. Enter EDM 2. A tad cheaper with exposure to power play unit one.
TAMPA BAY 1
Nikita Kucherov L1 & PP1
Steven Stamkos L1 & PP1
Brayden Point L1 & PP1
Victor Hedman (defense) L1 & PP1
My big money stack of the night! Three of these men are top notch far as pricing is concerned. Of the big name players and teams I mentioned to start the article, this group has the most potential to go crazy! Start these skaters with confidence and watch the points accumulate!
I have been fooling around with line combos since last night. If you look at my sample lineups you will see rosters mixed with high potential firepower and a dash of value. Constructing productive rosters for tonight came easy. That isn’t always a good thing.
Hopefully you’ll be able to see my thought process through the sample lineups I have provided. As usual these sample lines are to be used for fun! Please play responsible! As you can see in these two sample lineups it’s hard to get away from BOS 3 tonight. Very cheap with such high upside. Here is an example of a mix and match MAIN line.
AFTER HOURS NHL is pretty straight forward. A nice mixture of Tampa Bay and Edmonton should be all you need! Although both will high owned be careful who you mix and match. Here is what I’m thinking for late night.
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