Today’s NHL GPP Breakdown goes over Thursday’s three (3) game slate, which will lock at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
UPDATE: It doesn’t look like we are going to get any information on Minnesota/St. Louis until leading up to warmups, which…. is not good when it’s two teams with nothing to play for. This slate is pretty brutal to be quite frank. It’s obvious that Colorado is the only team with a lot to play for.
UPDATE 2: It looks like a lot of the main Wild guys aren’t playing, which leaves Zach “Healthy Scratch” Parise as an intriguing play, but I would assume the best DFS option is their “top line” with Greenway, Eriksson Ek, and Foligno. In contrast, the Blues lines do look fairly good, and I am intrigued by their top two lines, with Perron and Hoffman as my favorite forwards, and Faulk as my favorite D.
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It should be noted that this slate could be rough. There really ISN’T too much to play for, but if you’re scoring at home, the Avs do need a win to clinch the President’s Trophy and apparently each player would get a $30,000 bonus. Yes, sign me up. They are going to play hard tonight.
The Wild and Blues will ultimately NOT have home ice advantage, and their positions in the playoffs are sealed. Their fates will be determined if the Avs win or lose.
I’m not sure if I should even bring up the Flames and Canucks. It’s an absolute joke that these two teams still need to play each other, but I get the reasoning (draft order). How that plays out from a fantasy perspective, well, that’s going to be quite tough to decipher.
Pace of Play Chart
Stacks to Consider
With 4 lines and 2 power-play units per team, there are a lot of different options. I am listing four (4) stacks that I think are very much in play today. This does not include numerous VIABLE stack options. Please feel free to go outside of these stacks, but I promise you, I’ve narrowed down my list, and I do feel these are my favorite.
Also, I will likely add MORE stacks later in the day when I figure out what’s going to happen with the Wild/Blues game. It seems like the Wild are going to be resting guys. And I don’t have a clue what the Blues are doing.
*These stacks are listed in order of my early guess at the overall popularity (chalkiness)
COLPP1: Andre Burakovsky/Joonas Donskoi/Mikko Rantanen/Gabriel Landeksog/Cale Makar
*This is with me making the assumption that Nathan MacKinnon will not play.
*Any 5v5 lines than include these five players are in play as well
CGY1: Johnny Gaudreau/Elias Lindholm/Matthew Tkachuk
Possible add-on: Mark Giordano or Mikael Backlund (PP)
VAN1: Nils Hoglander/J.T. Miller/Brock Boeser
Possible add-on: Quinn Hughes
LA2: Alex Iafallo/Gabe Vilardi/Lias Andersson
(adding MIN/STL players later in the day)
J.T. Compher (COL)
Elias Lindholm (CGY)
J.T. Miller (VAN)
Andre Burakovsky (COL)
Mikko Rantanen (COL)
Joonas Donskoi (COL)
Gabriel Landeskog (COL)
Matthew Tkachuk (CGY)
Nils Hoglander (VAN)
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)
Alex Iafallo (LA)
Cale Makar (COL)
Devon Toews (COL)
Mark Giordano (CGY)
Michael Stone (CGY)
- Jonas Johansson, Avalanche (DK: $8500, FD: $6500) // thanks for not caring FanDuel
- Jordan Binnington, Blues (DK: $7700, FD: $7600)