NHL DFS Cheat Sheet & Slate Overview | October 12, 2021 on DraftKings

NHL DFS Cheat Sheets | Tuesday, October 12, 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!

Opening night is here!  We have a couple of the best teams in hockey dropping the puck on their 2021-22 seasons, including the Stanley Cup Champion Lightning, who are playing host to Pittsburgh, while Vegas hosts the Seattle Kraken in the expansion team’s first regular season contest.  With two heavy favorites on the board tonight, I expect both TB and VGK to be popular choices, but let’s have a look at some ways to approach tonight’s two game slate, before finishing off today’s article with a cheat sheet for Tuesday, October 12th’s NHL DFS action on DraftKings!

  • The Penguins are going to find out tonight what life will be like without Crosby and Malkin, with Crosby likely out for their opening week road trip, while Malkin is set to miss a couple of months as he recovers from a knee injury.  The test for them right out of the gate will be as tough as they come as they travel south to take on Tampa.  The big guns for Tampa will be popular in this one, and I would expect each of their top two lines (Point-Kuch-Palat & Cirelli-Stamkos-Killorn) to be among the highest owned stacks tonight.  My preference here is to get exposure to each, and I like the idea of going over-weight on TB1, which may require north of 50% exposure in MME GPP’s.  Hedman will be among the highest owned options on the back-end tonight, and Sergachev checks in at a very reasonable $3,400, making him one of the better ROI possibilities on the slate for a low spend.
  • As for the Pens, since it is a two game slate, for MME GPP’s, I think you should get a bit of exposure here – but I wouldn’t go nuts.  The top line is set to be manned by Jeff Carter down the middle along with Guentzel and Rust, and the price point on the two wingers in this match-up is likely enough to keep them owned in the single digits in this match-up.  I don’t mind the idea of going over here, and if you were looking for a contrarian approach to single entry, this could be a play that pays off.  The pricing is soft enough that you can use them along with some decent other players to build out a contrarian line-up…but they are large underdogs, so it’s risky.
  • The Golden Knights trot back their top six, and the lines look to be the same to start the season – so both of them are worth mixing into builds here tonight in large field GPP’s.  The price point on VGK2 is going to make them the chalk affordable stack here, and as was the case for most of last year, I like the idea of fading or going under-weight on them until they show they can light the lamp with regularity.  I do, however, like the top line for Vegas and they are going to give the Kraken all that they can handle tonight.  I expect them to be lower owned than TB1 – so they make for an interesting stack to focus on in single entry GPP’s from a game theory standpoint.  On the back-end, keep an eye on the status of Shea Theodore, who was able to skate with the team on Monday.  If he’s a go, I’d probably take a wait and see approach with him, focusing VGK stacks around Pietrangelo/Martinez on the back-end for high spends.
  • Seattle has five players on the COVID list, so make sure to check out their line rushes in advance of Tuesday’s game during the pre-game skate.  I don’t mind the idea of getting some exposure to each of their top two lines in large field GPP’s as I expect many to avoid them in builds due to the fact they are an expansion team with uncertainty surrounding the availability of many of their players.  Giordano is a rock solid option on the back-end that doesn’t break the bank, and it looks like Eberle/Schwartz are set to be the wingers on the top line while playing with the man advantage.  I don’t mind the idea of using that trio as a 3-man stack that will probably check in on fewer rosters than they probably should on a two gamer.

CheatSheet – DraftKings & FanDuel

$ TierCWDG
Brayden Point
(7.3k / 15.23)
(7.6k / 20.36)
Nikita Kucherov
(8k / 20.45)
(8.6k / 26.16)
Victor Hedman
(6.3k / 14.15)
(6.7k / 17.01)
Robin Lehner
(8.2k / 12.97)
(8.4k / 18.60)
Max Pacioretty
(7.1k / 14.96)
(7.3k / 18.39)
Mark Giordano
(5.6k / 9.54)
(4.6k / 9.93)
Andrei Vasilevskiy
(8k / 18.28)
(8.7k / 24.54)
Mark Stone
(6.6k / 9.31)
(7k / 11.33)
Alex Pietrangelo
(6k / 19.56)
(6.4k / 21.40)
Alec Martinez
(5.5k / 16.16)
(4.6k / 17.13)
Chandler Stephenson
(5.3k / 6.37)
(3.6k / 8.55)
Jonathan Marchessault
(6k / 12.17)
(5.7k / 14.55)
Steven Stamkos
(5.9k / 13.43)
(7.5k / 17.42)
Ondrej Palat
(5.8k / 12.78)
(5.9k / 15.35)
Anthony Cirelli
(3.9k / 9.44)
(4.3k / 12.12)
Jaden Schwartz
(5k / 5.33)
(4.9k / 6.67)
Mikhail Sergachev
(3.4k / 8.82)
(4.8k / 9.21)
Jordan Eberle
(4.6k / 6.15)
(5.2k / 7.70)
Erik Cernak
(3.6k / 10.17)
(4k / 12.07)
Corey Perry
(3.2k / 10.67)
(3.9k / 13.53)
Michael Matheson
(3.7k / 0.00)
(3.5k / 0.00)

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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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