NHL DFS Cheat Sheets | Saturday, June 5, 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!
Saturday night gives us a repeat of Thursday’s slate as Carolina and Tampa get ready to drop the puck on game 4 at 4:00pm, while the Bruins and Islanders play tonight at 7pm. Both games saw OT in their respective game three’s with Jordan Staal netting the winner for the Canes, to keep them in the series, now down 2-1 – while Brad Marchand sniped the winner from a horrible angle to give the Bruins a 2-1 series lead. Let’s have a look at thoughts for the slate tonight!
- Tampa will look to go up 3-1 in the series today, playing at home as big favourites at -175 in a game with a projected total of 5.5. I’m expecting Point and Kucherov to be among the highest owned forwards for the slate – and Palat, who plays along with them at even strength is worth getting exposure to on TB1 stacks. The second line won’t be as popular and could be an interesting game theory pivot away from TB1. Hedman is an elite option on the back-end, Cernak is a viable punt with upside who usually blocks a few shots, and Vasilevskiy is a solid option between the pipes. TB3, as per usual is worth mixing into your MME player pools.
- For the Canes, Trocheck will be a game time decision today – so keep an eye on the line rushes. If he does suit up, he would bump Staal down to the third line and likely skate between Necas and Foegele (who is also a GTD). With the line pretty banged up, I think if you like Carolina today, my favourite approach in that case would to be to go heavy on CAR1 – and maybe include some two man stacks of Staal-Necas (if Trocheck sits). They’ll likely be lower owned than the other 3 teams on the slate – and if they can break out, could be a great game theory team to go over-weight exposure on. Hamilton is an elite option on the back-end and Pesce is worth keeping in your player pool as a low-mid priced option with a high floor who plays heavy minutes.
- BOS1 is elite and even though the match-up with the Isles is a tough one, they remain my favourite stack out of these four teams. They’re pricey – so they’ll have to be paired with value plays, but there are no shortage of those on the slate. I’m pretty neutral on this game overall – but it’s hard to argue with the production that we have seen from Bergeron and company in the playoffs so far. Craig Smith returned to the line-up for game two and netted a goal. BOS2 is a very strong mid-priced stack to target significant exposure to, especially if you decide to go under-weight on BOS1 for the slate. McAvoy is dollar for dollar my favourite option on the point on the slate. I’m shocked it took this long for him to get PP1 time – I’ve always loved his game and he has been thriving with his time on the top PP unit, plays heavy minutes and blocks shots too.
- For the Isles – nothing has changed for me. Still touting a fade on NYI1, though I wouldn’t argue if you wanted Barzal and/or Eberle as a part of a PP1 stack. NYI2 remains a very strong value stack, and Pageau/Palmieri are worth keeping in your pool as a two man stack that you can probably get over-weight exposure to with 10-12% in your builds. Not too much interest in the back-end here outside of Mayfield.
- For the goalies for the slate, I like the idea of going pretty neutral with something along the lines of a 30-30-30-10 approach (Vasilevskiy-Rask-Sorokin-Mrazek).
CheatSheet – DraftKings & FanDuel
|High||Patrice Bergeron (7.6k / 14.77) (7.6k / 17.22)||Nikita Kucherov (8.2k / 17.12) (8.2k / 21.85)||Victor Hedman (5.8k / 12.18) (6.4k / 14.75)||Andrei Vasilevskiy (8k / 17.02) (8.2k / 21.77)|
|Brayden Point (6.3k / 11.70) (7.4k / 15.24)||Brad Marchand (7.3k / 14.71) (8.3k / 18.48)||Dougie Hamilton (6.3k / 11.49) (6.3k / 12.99)||Tuukka Rask (7.8k / 14.22) (8.3k / 18.86)|
|David Pastrnak (8k / 13.32) (7.8k / 15.94)||Charlie McAvoy (5.6k / 9.55) (6.2k / 11.57)|
|Medium||David Krejci (5.1k / 10.27) (5.8k / 13.15)||Anthony Beauvillier (5.6k / 9.87) (6.6k / 12.13)||Ryan Pulock (4.9k / 7.83) (4k / 8.34)|
|Brock Nelson (4.7k / 7.24) (5.3k / 9.09)||Taylor Hall (5.1k / 9.58) (6.3k / 11.75)|
|Jean-Gabriel Pageau (4.3k / 6.27) (4.8k / 7.70)||Ondrej Palat (4.5k / 8.80) (5.8k / 11.08)|
|Craig Smith (4.4k / 8.76) (4.8k / 10.87)|
|Low||Yanni Gourde (3.8k / 8.12) (4.4k / 10.21)||Alex Killorn (4.2k / 10.10) (5.6k / 12.63)||Brett Pesce (4.2k / 7.42) (4.1k / 8.87)|
|Josh Bailey (3.9k / 7.03) (5.7k / 9.19)||Scott Mayfield (4.1k / 7.06) (3.9k / 7.61)|
|Kyle Palmieri (3.7k / 5.42) (5.4k / 6.86)||Noah Dobson (3.3k / 4.35) (3.6k / 5.03)|