With 10 games on the slate, there are a lot of stackable options for tournaments, and it looks like two mid-tier stacks may go a bit overlooked because of prices for TB1, COL1, and the other big guns. We know that TB1 and COL1 are fantastic plays tonight that don’t need much discussion, but the theme for tonight will picking out some mid-tier/value plays to go along with the studs. Ownership shouldn’t be a big issue tonight, as there is a case for at least 12-15 different line stacks on this glorious slate. Here are a few of Awesemo’s lines to consider for tournaments, followed by analysis by myself, Jake Hari, aka Tommienation1.
CAR1: Aho-Staal-Teravainen ($17,100 DK, $18,100 FD)
“The Carolina top line will get a tired Arizona team that is on the back-end of a road back-to-back. They are great at creating chances, while the Coyotes give up their fair share of chances against at both even-strength and the power-play.”
Aho and Teravainen have been spectacular at even-strength this season, posting a 56.7 Corsi For Percentage (CF%), over 30 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes (SCF/60), and 12.9 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes (HDCF/60). With Jordan Staal on their line, they should see the Coyotes’ top line, and there is even some talk that Valentin Zykov could slot into Staal’s spot at some point tonight, which is something to keep an eye on. These guys all get power-play time as well, and this looks like it could be a fun full-stack to roll out in tournaments at a decent price.
TB2: Palat-Point-Johnson ($16,600 DK/$17,200 FD)
“Palat, Point, and Johnson get “A” grades in all of the categories as far as stacks go. Despite their affordable price, they may see lower ownership than the expensive Lightning top line, but they have just as good of a matchup.”
The second line for the Lightning should see a lot of the John Tavares line for the Islanders, which is one of the worst defensive lines in the NHL at even-strength. They have allowed 35.4 Scoring Chances Against per 60 minutes (SCA/60) and over 14 High-Danger Chances Against per 60 minutes (HDCA/60) at 5-on-5. For their price on both sites, there are few, if any, better options on this slate as the Vegas (6.5) total indicates a lot of scoring should be done in this game.
NSH2: Fiala-Turris-Smith ($16,200 DK/$15,900 FD)
“The powerhouse Predators’ offense gets a plus-matchup against the Maple Leafs in Auston Matthews’ (likely) return. Fiala, Turris, and Smith are priced up a little bit on DK, but you can comfortably fit them on your roster and still have room for a premier stack.”
The Turris line has been one that has all the great “fancy” numbers that we want to see, including a 37.2 SCF/60 and 14.5 HDCF/60 at even-strength, and they’ll get an exceptional matchup against the Kadri line, assuming that Matthews is able to return tonight. Even though Kadri has the repuatation as a shutdown center, his current line has been anything but shutdown, surrendering 31.8 SCA/60 and 12.9 HDCA/60. Great even-strength matchup, elite fancy stats, and power-play time for a mid-tier price? Sign me up.
If you have questions you have about the stacks or if you want to chat about the slate, tilt, or talk about life, feel free to hit me up on twitter (@jakehari).