NHL DFS Primer | Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 on DraftKings
Looking for help building line-ups for NHL DFS on DraftKings or FanDuel tonight? Let’s take a look at some of the best plays on the board for tonight’s action!
Tuesday night is a deep nine gamer, so you can expect line-ups to be pretty spread out in large field MME GPP’s. I expect a couple of teams to be more popular than the rest – so let’s dive in and have a look at where to expect the chalk, some ways to approach those teams, and then some teams that I don’t expect to be quite as popular that I think are in great spots on Tuesday night!
So – where should I expect to see the highest ownership levels in terms of stacking tonight?
- With Tampa playing the Jackets on the road, I am expecting the guys on the top PP unit for the Bolts to be a pretty popular choice on Tuesday night. I wouldn’t expect ownership levels to get carried away – but in a plus spot against the team that has allowed the third most goals in the league so far this season, it’s hard not to like this spot for TB. My favourite way to approach them is by getting 2-3 man stacks from the top PP unit – but in large field GPP’s, you’ll probably want pieces of the top two lines as well at even strength.
- Boston’s top PP unit will be another popular option, playing on a back to back against the Flyers. The Bruins seem intent on splitting up their top unit, sticking with Pastrnak alongside Krejci and Ritchie, which is a very interesting stack if you decided to not pay up for the top PP unit. The group clicked with the man advantage last night, and even though they didn’t have a massive game on Monday night, I still do like this spot against a Flyers team that has been pretty dismal in their own zone and between the pipes of late.
Who are some other teams in good spots on Tuesday night?
- The Rangers/Pens game has plenty of DFS appeal as two of the better scoring teams in hockey and of late suit up. I expect this one to be a high scoring, back and forth affair, and like the idea of getting some exposure to the top line for each team – with a slightly more optimistic outlook for the top line for the Rangers in this one for me. First, they’ll be lower owned, and second – I’m expecting them to continue to be leaned on heavily for the Rangers, who are trying to recover from a slow start to try and creep back into the playoff picture. Zibanejad has been a little quiet in the past 4 games with only two points – but both are goals, and he has looked great after a dismal start to the season. For the Pens, the top line along with Letang on the back-end is where the appeal is for me.
- He’s been dismal all season long with only two goals – but there have been a few signs of life from Taylor Hall of late, and I don’t mind the idea of getting some exposure to his line and/or the top PP unit as they go up against the Devils in about as friendly of a match-up as the Sabres can have. Rasmus Dahlin on the back-end is an affordable option if you wanted to bolt him on to the pair of wingers for a nice, affordable 3-man stack.
- I generally like to target the Ducks and Sharks, so when they meet, it really puts me to the test. Since the Ducks can’t score – at all, by default that leaves us with the Sharks – and to be honest, I always think it’s a good idea to sprinkle in some exposure to W Evander Kane and his line, and Kane comes into this one fresh off of a two point game in the Sharks last contest. One thing to note about SJ, Erik Karlsson is playing great hockey on the back-end and is an affordable mid-priced option on the back end.
- The Isles lit the lamp eight times last time that they suited up against the Caps, and while I wouldn’t expect a repeat of that – I do like this spot for them again tonight. For the Isles, I like the idea of getting a little bit of exposure to the top line and top two lines and top PP unit in MME formats – and from a game theory standpoint, I really do like the upside with NYI2, and continue to pound the table on that stack. Beauvillier comes into this one with 6 goals in his past 7 games.
This article focuses mainly on stacking – if you want to see my favourite one off plays, please look out for the NHL Daily Cheat Sheet that will be out a little later on this afternoon!