NHL DFS Cheat Sheet & Slate Overview | June 4, 2021 on DraftKings

NHL DFS Cheat Sheets | Friday, June 4, 2021

Looking for a quick consolidated list of options to play today?  Let’s take a look at our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets to help navigate today’s slate!

Thursday night saw a pair of OT games, with Jordan Staal tipping in the winner for the Canes, while Brad Marchand scored from a brutal angle to give both of their respective teams the win last night.  Tonight, we have the other two series, with Montreal seeing if they can go up 2-0 on the road in Winnipeg, while the Avs and Golden Knights see the series shift to Vegas in a key game for the Golden Knights.  Let’s have a look at some thoughts on the slate, and then the cheat sheet for June 4 NHL action on DraftKings!

  • Mark Scheifele got a 4 game suspension for his head hit on Jake Evans, creating a big hole down the middle for the Jets, which is even more troubling for the Jets when you factor in the fact that Stastny is not at 100%, even if he suits up tonight.  I’d expect Dubois to play down the middle, though we could see Adam Lowry and his line get a bump up in minutes (or even to have Lowry slide up into the top six).  Keep an eye on the pre-game line rushes to get a true sense of what will happen here, but if you want a safe way to approach WPG tonight, their top PP unit is a strong option, as is the Ehlers line (whatever line that ends up being – he drives the play).  I’m expecting Hellebuyck to play much better in this one and he’s probably the safest goalie on the slate in my opinion tonight.
  • For the Habs, nothing has changed for me.  Price probably has the highest ceiling of the netminders tonight – though it’ll be tough for them to take both games in Winnipeg.  The Suzuki-Toffoli-Caufield line is my preferred approach here, and you can sprinkle in some two man stacks of Kotkaniemi-Anderson in MME formats.  The back-end got involved here after being silent against the Leafs, and I still think you can sprinkle in some exposure to Petry, Chairot, Edmundson.  I don’t have too much interest in MTL1 here.  They have been outstanding defensively – but haven’t done too much in the offensive zone.  Not great for DFS.
  • COL1/COL PP1 remain an elite stack.  If there ever was a night to fade them on a two game slate, it would be tonight as Vegas gets the last change and will be in a must-win mode.  I expect them to try and do everything in their power to shut down the big guns for the Avs – but let’s face it, they are in tough.  The only reason to fade here in my opinion is game theory and hoping for a non-expected outcome.  Certainly in the range of outcomes.  Makar, Toews and Graves are all great options at their respective price points (Graves and Makar in particular).
  • COL3 with Compher’s line is worth keeping in your player pool in MME formats.
  • For Vegas, I don’t mind the spot for VGK1 tonight.  They’ll be able to get nice match-ups with the last change and if Vegas is to stay alive in this series, they will need some production from the top line of Stephenson-Pacioretty-Stone.  Martinez is a great option on the back-end for any format with a high floor and ceiling, while Theodore and Pietrangelo are worth keeping in your pool for MME formats.  I continue to not love VGK2, but if you like Vegas tonight – you will want some exposure here, though I like the idea of getting some VGK3 exposure at rock bottom ownership levels (Roy-Tuch-Sikura – make sure to check pre-game line rushes in case there are any changes).

CheatSheet – DraftKings & FanDuel

$ TierCWDG
High
Nathan MacKinnon
(9.2k / 19.46)
(8.9k / 23.40)
Mikko Rantanen
(7.7k / 15.68)
(8.2k / 19.75)
Cale Makar
(6k / 11.99)
(6.2k / 15.40)
Connor Hellebuyck
(8k / 15.96)
(7.7k / 20.84)
Max Pacioretty
(6.6k / 13.81)
(7.2k / 17.50)
Alec Martinez
(5.1k / 13.21)
(4.6k / 14.23)
Gabriel Landeskog
(6.4k / 12.67)
(7.6k / 16.15)
Shea Theodore
(5.5k / 10.78)
(5.7k / 12.48)
Tyler Toffoli
(6k / 9.83)
(6.5k / 12.19)
Medium
Nick Suzuki
(5.6k / 10.20)
(5.9k / 12.53)
Nikolaj Ehlers
(5.6k / 12.25)
(6.8k / 15.25)
Josh Morrissey
(4.9k / 9.01)
(4.2k / 9.89)
Marc-Andre Fleury
(7.8k / 13.84)
(7.2k / 18.79)
Blake Wheeler
(5.9k / 11.55)
(7.1k / 14.92)
Ryan Graves
(4.3k / 8.79)
(4.2k / 9.48)
Cole Caufield
(4.8k / 7.40)
(3.3k / 8.99)
Ben Chiarot
(4.1k / 5.84)
(3.5k / 5.87)
Alex Tuch
(4.4k / 10.60)
(4.6k / 12.01)
Neal Pionk
(4.7k / 8.16)
(4.8k / 9.57)
Low
Chandler Stephenson
(4.3k / 8.82)
(4.7k / 11.29)
Joonas Donskoi
(3.6k / 9.76)
(4k / 11.38)
Zach Whitecloud
(3.1k / 5.74)
(3.6k / 6.37)
Pierre-luc Dubois
(3.8k / 6.45)
(4.7k / 8.15)
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
(3.4k / 4.74)
(4.5k / 5.92)
Adam Lowry
(3.2k / 6.42)
(3.4k / 7.94)

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Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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