Only single game Showdown slates for the remainder of the NHL DFS season. We’ve got your backs, though, with a daily breakdown of all the top plays and lineup building strategy.
First of all, I want to revisit Strategy Session #21 – DraftKings Showdown Rules.
I’ve gone back and updated all of my rules. Only one was nixed, so six remain:
Rule #1 – No defensemen at CAPT (87.7% of optimals)
Rule #2 – Use a max of 1 goalie (86.2% of optimals)
Rule #3 – Set a minimum salary of $43,000 (86.2% of optimals)
Rule #4 – Remove third and fourth line forwards from CAPT pool (84.4% of optimals)
Rule #5 – Do not use any full-line stacks (95.4% of optimals)
Rule #6 – Use a max of 2 players from opposing team when using a goalie CAPT, and max 3 players from opposing team when using a UTIL goalie. (~92.8% of optimals)
Now on to today’s game!
Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders, Game Six
- 8:00 pm EST
- Implied Odds: Tampa Bay 57% | Total: 5.0
Brayden Point is a game-time decision once again. I thought he would play in game five…he didn’t. I feel like he will sit tonight…we’ll see.
If he’s in, of course I love the Kucherov-Point pairing. Those two match up so well against this Islanders team.
If Point is out, I lean towards building around the Gourde/Coleman mini-stack. This would probably include a Kucherov one-off, but I don’t trust that top line as much with Anthony Cirelli at center.
For the Isles, again, it’s the Brock Nelson line that interests me the most. They are playing so well together, and it’s no surprise that they were left untouched during the recent line shake up by Barry Trotz.
J.G. Pageau is still one of my favorite one-offs, although I really wish they’d get Matt Martin off of his wing.
The Barzal line scored both goals in game five. Now that they’re back together, and the Isles are at home, I can get behind a 2-man stack off of that line, too.
Hedman is a CAPT candidate…he scored again on Tuesday night. Bogosian, McDonagh, and Sergachev will be sprinkled throughout my lineups.
Pulock also scored the first goal in game five. He’s not quite CAPT material, but makes for a superior one-off. Adam Pelech and Johnny Boychuk are my favorite one-offs on the Isles blue line.
One of these two teams has been held to two goals or less in all but one game this series. I think you should probably try to get some goaltender exposure. I’m not sure the upside is there to make either player a CAPT, but definitely get them into your FLEX spots.
CAPT pool: NYI – Barzal, Lee, Eberle, Beauvillier, Bailey, Nelson; TB – Kucherov, Gourde, Coleman, Hedman
Favorite mini-stacks: NYI – Barzal/Eberle, Eberle/Lee, Barzal/Lee, Beauvillier/Nelson, Beauvillier/Bailey, Nelson/Bailey; TB – Gourde/Coleman
Favorite one-offs: NYI – Eberle, Barzal, Lee, Beauvillier, Bailey, Nelson, Pageau, Clutterbuck, Pulock, Pelech, Boychuk, Varlamov; TB – Kucherov, Palat, Cirelli, Johnson, Killorn, Gourde, Coleman, Goodrow, Hedman, McDonagh, Sergachev, Bogosian, Vasilevskiy
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