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Stacking is the best way to take down a GPP in NHL DFS. You are looking at three stacks below, that consist of top and contrarian stacks. Stacking doesn't always feature just wingers or centers, especially with the offensive defenseman in the game these days. When stacking we tend to focus on the top two lines for teams, as well as who is on the powerplay.

The Chalk

Name

PositionFanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership

Alex Steen

W/C$5,900$5,7005-10%
Vladamir TarasenkoW$8,600$7,90010-15%
Robby FabriW$5,300$4,6003-5%

St. Louis at home against Winnipeg presents an obvious stack tonight, and we tend to look at the Vladamir Tarasenko line. That will be the case tonight, and the case for quite a few DFS players. They have the fourth highest projected goal total tonight, and face a weak Winnipeg defense, allowing three goals per game, which ranks 25th in the league. They also rank 25th in penalty kill. Kevin Shattenkirk is also in play if you are looking to get rid of Robby Fabri from the stack. Outside of Tarasenko, this is a reasonable priced stack, and one you can expect to see quite a bit of tonight.

Name

PositionFanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership

Brandon Saad

W$6,600$5,8005-10%
Nick FolignoW$6,200$5,6005-10%
Alexander WennbergC$5,700$5,6005-10%

Well when you get a team facing Arizona, you are going to look to stack against them. Columbus has the second highest projected goal total tonight, nearing three goals. That's no surprise for me. Arizona allows over three goals per game, and are allowing 34.4 shots per game. The Blue Jackets have been a very solid offense this season, averaging 3.14 goals per game, which is second to the Rangers. This line has accumulated for 10 goals this season, which is the fourth best among lines in hockey. Columbus may have gone unnoticed in the past, but this season's been different. Expect them to carry some ownership, but also quite a bit of upside.

The Contrarian

Name

PositionFanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership

Rene BourqueW$3,800$4,5000-5%
Nathan McKinnonC$7,200$6,8000-5%
Mikko RantanenW$4,400$4,9000-5%

With injuries in Colorado, lines have shifted around to give us a decent value stack tonight, and certainly one to look at when paying up for those studs. Dallas has been dreadful on defense this season, and especially on the road. They are allowing over four goals per game on the road this year in 14 games. On the season, they are allowing 3.42. Dallas goaltenders have an .889 save percentage, which ranks 29th in the league. Dallas has also struggled on the penalty kill, ranking 28th in the league. Colorado's inconsistent play never makes them an attractive stack to the masses, which makes them a contrarian one. The Avs have good odds of scoring over 2.5 goals tonight.



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