We’ll get a handful of two-game slates in the coming days, so lineup differentiation will be key in tournaments. Mini-stacking, double-defenseman stacking, and power-play stacking are a few ways to make your lineups a little bit different than the masses in GPPs. We should have some fun Game-1s tonight and these stacks are some of our favorites tonight. Awesemo will weigh in first, then I (Tommienation1) will follow up with some analysis.
WSH1: Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Wilson ($18,300 DK/$20,300 FD)
“The Capitals have the highest total of the night against a banged-up Penguins team that will be missing two of their top-6 forwards.”
With Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin expected to miss Game-1 of this series, Ovechkin and co. (WSH1 is an “A” points grade) should get favorable matchups at even-strength against the Brassard and Sheahan lines. In the first round, this line posted a 55.9 Corsi For Percentage, 32.9 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes, and 16.2 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes. They matched with CBJ1 at home in the first round, but without Malkin in the lineup, I’m expecting them to see much more of the non-Crosby lines tonight at even-strength, which will be advantageous for them for their DFS outlook.
VGK2: Tuch-Haula-Neal ($14,700 DK/$16,300 FD)
“The Golden Knights’ second line is in a good spot tonight as they will get the high-event Sharks’ top-6 at even-strength.”
The Haula line (“B” DK Value) should see the most time against the Couture line for the Sharks, which posted only a 46.7 Corsi For Percentage, 32.3 Scoring Chances Against per 60 minutes, and 16.1 High-Danger Chances Against per 60 minutes in round 1. VGK2, on the other hand, have a 58.2 Corsi For Percentage, 39.5 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes, and 15.8 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes these playoffs. For this cheap on DK, it’s hard to find a better line in a better spot on a short slate.