NHL DFS Cheat Sheet & Slate Overview | Saturday, November 20, 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 hockey is here, and with it – we have a nine game Main Slate to focus on today when it comes to building NHL DFS line-ups on DraftKings. We have The Oilers hosting Chicago, so that will be the first decision you’ll have to make when it comes to building single line-ups, or in MME formats – so let’s dive in and look at some ways to approach building line-ups on Saturday night!
- It’ll be tough to get away from getting significant exposure to Edmonton tonight – with EDM1 and EDM PP1 being the two ways to go when it comes to stacking that will be popular. They are in a great spot against a Hawks teams that struggles to defend, and whoever has been playing with McDavid has elite surface stats and advanced metrics, with the current top line for Edmonton checking in at #5 on the season in expected goals per 60 mins (behind another McDavid combo, interestingly enough). I like the idea of getting exposure to them in cash, and for large field GPP’s, I think you can give them significant weighting. On a nine game slate, you can opt for a game theory fade or under-weight position, but personally – I think it’s playing with fire for tonight’s slate – so if you can stomach the risk, it could pay off in spades if they continue to put up solid, but unspectacular fantasy lines, as has been the case for the past couple of weeks for Edmonton.
- Washington/SJ is an interesting late night game that has some expensive options, and value plays on the board that are worth considering. The line here is close, and there are some interesting options on the table tonight, including W TJ Oshie for Washington, who looks set to return and jump in on the top PP unit. He’s an excellent value play tonight, along with the usual suspects for the Caps. As for the Sharks, I continue to love the top line of Couture-Dahlen-Meier, who rank 3rd in the league in expected goals per 60, and at affordable price points, you get exposure to a line that has been playing great hockey that doesn’t break the bank in a game that should be high scoring. Couture has stopped shooting the puck in bulk, which is a little bit concerning – but I still do like the spot for them tonight as a value option. On the back-end for the Sharks, Mario Ferraro has been a shot blocking machine, blocking at least 3 shots in each of the last 10 games, while putting up six points over that stretch.
- The Leafs and Pens are another game that I think is going to garner a lot of interest tonight – which is interesting as the Leafs seem to have done a 180 this season and are playing strong defensive hockey. I’m not sure how long it will last, but they come into this one ranked 23rd in the league in goals per game, while being the 4th best at keeping pucks out of the net. The last time these teams met, the Pens pasted Toronto (it’s interesting to imagine what Jack Campbell’s stats would be without that game), but outside of Matthews for the Leafs, I like the idea of a game theory fade on this game. Sure, there are options that could break the slate here, but you’ve gotta make calls somewhere, and outside of Matthews, I like the idea of going light on this one as long as Toronto keeps pounding the under in their games.
- Arizona has been a team worth picking on all season long, and while Detroit hasn’t been a popular team to stack, I do love the spot for DET1/DET PP 1 in this one. Larkin-Raymond-Bertuzzi come into this one ranked 6th in the league in expected goals per 60, and along with Seider on the back-end, I love the spot for them tonight against the worst team in hockey. With them sitting as only -130 favorites, I do think they will check in lower owned than they should be tonight on the deep slate with many flashy options on the board to consider.
CheatSheet – DraftKings & FanDuel
|High||Connor McDavid (9.6k / 29.01) (9.7k / 36.56)||Patrick Kane (8.1k / 13.95) (8.9k / 17.02)||Jakob Chychrun (6.7k / 12.78) (4.8k / 13.45)||Robin Lehner (8.1k / 0.00) (8.4k / 0.00)|
|Leon Draisaitl (9.2k / 30.41) (9.9k / 37.84)||Alex Ovechkin (9.3k / 18.30) (9.2k / 21.62)||Morgan Rielly (6.1k / 10.64) (6.2k / 13.38)||Jack Campbell (8.3k / 15.64) (8.7k / 21.42)|
|Auston Matthews (8.8k / 17.82) (9.6k / 20.49)||William Nylander (7.4k / 13.91) (7.8k / 17.33)||Charlie McAvoy (6.3k / 14.01) (6.6k / 16.65)||Alex Nedeljkovic (8k / 14.59) (7.3k / 19.02)|
|Evgeny Kuznetsov (7.6k / 12.95) (8.1k / 16.44)||Tyler Bertuzzi (6.7k / 12.88) (5k / 16.46)|
|Medium||Kirby Dach (5k / 6.05) (4.8k / 7.87)||Zach Hyman (6.4k / 13.85) (6.8k / 16.89)||Tyson Barrie (5.6k / 13.79) (5.5k / 15.67)||Juuse Saros (7.7k / 16.73) (7.2k / 21.18)|
|Boone Jenner (5.7k / 10.39) (4.6k / 12.16)||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (6.1k / 14.29) (7.1k / 18.89)||Moritz Seider (5.7k / 9.95) (4.2k / 11.92)||Jacob Markstrom (7.6k / 14.37) (7.9k / 19.33)|
|Logan Couture (5.2k / 9.91) (5.3k / 12.26)||Timo Meier (6.2k / 12.08) (7.3k / 14.80)||Mario Ferraro (4.9k / 8.33) (4.5k / 8.95)|
|Dylan Larkin (7k / 12.87) (6.8k / 15.33)||Lucas Raymond (5.3k / 11.64) (5.4k / 14.71)|
|Mark Stone (5.2k / 8.65) (7.4k / 10.55)|
|Low||Jamie Benn (3.2k / 9.77) (4.9k / 11.96)||Jesse Puljujarvi (4.8k / 16.05) (5.5k / 19.47)||Nicolas Hague (3.6k / 8.85) (4k / 10.27)|
|Pius Suter (3.3k / 9.15) (4.1k / 10.92)||Joe Pavelski (4.4k / 10.94) (5.4k / 13.49)||Mattias Ekholm (3.4k / 6.46) (4k / 7.49)|
|Barrett Hayton (2.8k / 3.24) (3.4k / 4.19)||Jonathan Dahlen (3.7k / 8.92) (4k / 10.96)||Ryan Suter (3k / 6.69) (4.3k / 8.14)|
|Rasmus Ristolainen (3k / 6.16) (3.9k / 6.90)|