NHL DFS Cheat Sheet & Slate Overview | October 13, 2021 on DraftKings

NHL DFS Cheat Sheets | Wednesday, October 13, 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 for ten more teams is on the docket tonight with the Leafs trying to avenge their 3-1 blown opening round playoff series, playing host to the Habs, while the ever popular DFS plays from Colorado and Edmonton are also on the small slate.  With so many stars kicking off their season tonight – it should be a wild night of NHL DFS action, so let’s have a look at some ways to approach building line-ups as we enter the second night of NHL DFS action on DraftKings!

  • The Oilers play host to Vancouver tonight as two western Canadian teams drop the puck to get their seasons underway, and with Edmonton sitting as -180 favorites in a game with a projected total of 6.5 goals, they’ll be popular.  And for good reason.  Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are set to open the season playing on separate lines with McDavid skating with new winger, Zach Hyman – who will also see time with the big boys on the top PP unit, and Jesse Puljujarvi (who will not).  Draisaitl gets to skate with the Nuge (also on the top PP unit) and Yamamoto.  I expect EDM1/EDM PP1 to be the highest owned stacks tonight – so you’ll have to make a call here when starting your builds in terms of how you want to approach it.  I like the spot for them tonight, and like an over-weight position, though significant exposure to EDM2 may be an interesting game theory pivot off of McDavid and Hyman, both of whom I expect to be among the highest rostered players on the slate.  On the back-end, Tyson Barrie is the guy to bolt on if you want another piece of the top PP unit – but personally, I prefer Darnell Nurse…though he is expensive.
  • On the flip side of this game, it’s no secret that Edmonton struggles to defend, putting the Canucks in an interesting spot tonight.  While the Petterson line is worth getting at least a little exposure to, I am really excited to see how Horvat-Garland-Pearson look on the second unit.  Horvat and Pearson in particular, priced at $4,800 and $4,000 are two of the better options value wise on the slate and can be used in combination with a high spend stack (either in this game, or elsewhere).
  • The top line for Colorado has a chance to check in with lower ownership levels than I think they should, even without Nathan MacKinnon tonight, who is set to miss the game due to the fact that he is on the Covid list.  Kadri will slot in between Rantanen and Landeskog, and checking in as -200 favorites tonight, the Avs are in a great spot in this one.  I like the idea of getting a fair amount of line-ups with that trio and Makar on the back-end in a plus match-up.
  • The Leafs are without Auston Matthews tonight (and for at least three games) as he recovers from a wrist injury.  As a result, we are going to see Marner play with Tavares (and new addition Nick Ritchie), while Nylander will play with Kerfoot and Nick Bunting.  I wouldn’t go nuts here – I think the Habs have a pretty good grasp on how to keep the Leafs from lighting the lamp enough to be large contest DFS relevant, and I like the idea of a fade here, even though I think the Leafs will win this one.  My favorite stack in this one would actually be Suzuki-Toffoli-Caufield, who are affordable and will be a tough line for the Leafs to handle tonight.
  • If you are looking for a game to remove from your builds, ANA/WPG would be one to consider.  This game looks like it’ll be a defensive battle and while I don’t mind the idea of getting some exposure to WPG, if you were looking to narrow down the combinations for your builds, I don’t think it’s a bad option to not use forwards from this contest.

CheatSheet – DraftKings & FanDuel

$ TierCWDG
Connor McDavid
(8.3k / 27.43)
(8.8k / 34.53)
Leon Draisaitl
(7.7k / 23.66)
(8.7k / 30.18)
Darnell Nurse
(6.3k / 17.34)
(5.5k / 19.43)
Jack Campbell
(8.1k / 14.32)
(8.1k / 20.07)
Mika Zibanejad
(7.5k / 17.28)
(7.7k / 21.02)
Gabriel Landeskog
(6.6k / 15.05)
(7.1k / 18.99)
Cale Makar
(6.6k / 15.74)
(6.9k / 19.91)
Darcy Kuemper
(8.3k / 12.17)
(8.6k / 17.36)
Tyler Toffoli
(6.4k / 7.33)
(6.3k / 9.65)
Adam Fox
(6.1k / 12.93)
(6.5k / 16.30)
John Carlson
(6.4k / 12.06)
(6.8k / 15.16)
Nick Suzuki
(5.1k / 10.18)
(6.1k / 12.46)
Zach Hyman
(5.9k / 14.21)
(5.8k / 16.93)
Jeff Petry
(5.6k / 7.79)
(5.1k / 9.50)
Connor Hellebuyck
(7.9k / 14.97)
(8.4k / 19.74)
Nazem Kadri
(5.2k / 9.32)
(5.2k / 11.32)
Conor Garland
(5.6k / 8.27)
(5.3k / 10.46)
Morgan Rielly
(5.1k / 11.26)
(6.1k / 13.51)
Cole Caufield
(4.9k / 7.90)
(5.6k / 9.57)
Neal Pionk
(5k / 8.03)
(4.8k / 9.80)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
(4.9k / 12.09)
(6.4k / 15.43)
Nick Ritchie
(3.9k / 8.95)
(3.5k / 10.77)
Erik Johnson
(3.4k / 12.37)
(3.5k / 13.37)
Jake Allen
(7.3k / 10.76)
(7.5k / 13.95)
Bo Horvat
(4.8k / 9.71)
(5.8k / 12.16)
Tanner Pearson
(4k / 6.37)
(3.9k / 7.51)
T.J. Brodie
(3.3k / 7.38)
(3.5k / 8.79)
J.T. Compher
(3.9k / 8.82)
(3.3k / 10.78)
Nate Schmidt
(3.7k / 6.88)
(3.9k / 7.56)

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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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