Todd Cordell has you covered for tonight’s NHL DFS GPP’s with his top stacks, goalies, and value plays.
Todd’s High-Key Stacks
BOS1: Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak
Possible add-on: Charlie McAvoy (or Nick Ritchie for cheap piece and PP correlation)
Arguably the best line in hockey was reunited last time out and they picked up where they left off, combining for five points and 14 shots on goal. They were awesome at 5v5, too, controlling 68% of the shot attempts and generating 10 chances in 11 minutes. They have the exact same matchup tonight vs an undermanned Washington team. I definitely want exposure.
TB1: Ondrej Palat – Brayden Point – Steven Stamkos
Possible add-on: Victor Hedman
This line is averaging 64 shot attempts and more than 3 expected goals per 60 minutes. They’re generating a lot at 5v5. They also correlate fully on PP1. While Nashville’s defensive metrics are actually pretty solid in the early going, the Predators rank 23rd in team save percentage.
Todd’s Mid-Key Stacks
CGY2: Matthew Tkachuk – Elias Lindholm – Dillon Dube (also like if Mangiapane or Leivo are in place of Dube)
Possible add-on: Rasmus Andersson
The Flames have controlled more than 60% of the attempts and expected goals with Tkachuk+Lindholm on the ice. They’re really controlling play at 5v5. I think Dube is a talented complimentary piece to put with them and he helps make the line affordable. I really like the matchup here as well against a Winnipeg team that ranks 23rd in xGA/60 and 26th in high-danger chances against/60.
PIT1: Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Bryan Rust
Possible add-on: John Marino
This line is generating 69 attempts and 33 scoring chances per 60 in the early going. They’ve been lethal offensively, which is what you’d expect from a line with such talent. They dominated last time out (72 CF%, 70 xGF% at 5v5) and have the exact same matchup tonight against a Rangers team that can be had defensively.
Also worth considering: MTL1 and MTL2.
Todd’s Low-Key Stacks
NSH2: Nick Cousins – Matt Duchene – Mikael Granlund
Possible add-on: Dante Fabbro
Nashville has generated more than 80 attempts and 40 scoring chances per 60 with Duchene and Granlund on the ice. Somehow, it hasn’t yet led to a goal. The sample is small but their offensive numbers are very strong with Cousins, who also skates on PP1, as the 3rd wheel as well. They’re not going to garner any ownership and, sooner or later, something is going to go if they keep creating chances at such a high rate.
I recommend correlating your stacks. If not, Jacob Markstrom and Jaroslav Halak are my favorite plays.
Beyond guys mentioned in stacks above, here are some salary savers I like to fill out your lineups:
C – Mikael Backlund
C – Jesperi Kotkaniemi
W – Craig Smith
W – Alexis Lafreniere
W – Jason Zucker
D – Ryan McDonagh
D – P.O. Joseph
D – Zdeno Chara
D – K’Andre Miller
As always, hit me up on Twitter if you have any questions about the slate.
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