This four-gamer doesn’t allow for a lot of differentiation, as almost all rosters in tournaments will have at least one of the “A” points grade stacks in Awesemo’s rankings, and then there isn’t much value after that. I can make a case for STL1, TB1, PIT1, and PIT2, but it’s hard to argue against Tampa Bay’s stacked top line that is surprisingly affordable on DK. Awesemo will weigh in first, then I (Tommienation1) will follow up.
TB1: Palat-Point-Kucherov ($19,300 DK/$20,500 FD)
“A Lightning total that is over 4 at home against one of the worst teams in the NHL will get our attention. The top line shouldn’t have a problem getting on the scoresheet tonight.”
You’ll have to keep an eye on the Lightning lines in warmups, but Steven Stamkos is not expected to play so we should see this trio (“A” points grade). They have accumulated 35.4 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes and 12.5 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes at even-strength this season, and there really isn’t a match for them on the Buffalo side that you should be concerned with. This is a line that has a ton of firepower and is in as good of a matchup as possible, so it’s hard to avoid them even at increased ownership in tournaments.
ANA3: Ritchie-Henrique-Kase ($12,400 DK/$13,300 FD)
“The Ducks third line provides some decent value tonight as their team has a total over 3 at home against an eliminated Stars team.”
This line (“B” value) should be low-owned in tournaments despite a great matchup tonight against the Stars’ depth lines. They’ll see virtually no time at even-strength against the Seguin line, and they have been high-event the whole season, posting 31.5 Scoring Chances For per 60 minute and 13.6 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes. The power-play time is the only negative thing about this line, but if you’re paying up for a high-end stack on either site, this cheap Ducks line will fit in nicely for tournaments.