2 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 11/20/19
When playing NHL DFS -- much like MLB DFS -- stacking is key. Having multiple players from the same team, who correlate together, can give your lineup upside and help you maximize potential points.
You can roster up to four players from the same team in NHL, and you should look to have players from the same forward line or power-play unit together. Shared ice time is the key, as it will maximize their ability to contribute to real-life goals with each other, ultimately leading to more fantasy points for us.
Generally, we don't see late scratches in the NHL, and the team's lines are confirmed at practice or before the game. Two of the best resources for that are LeftWingLock.com or DailyFaceOff.com. That is where you can find updated forward and power-play lines for each team.
The Canadiens are hosting the Ottawa Senators, presenting us with one of the most lopsided matchups you could possibly find in the NHL. We'd be looking to stack the Canadiens on a full 10-game or this 2-game slate -- it's that good of a matchup.
The Senators are holding the fifth-worst Corsi Against this season -- aka they allow way too many shot attempts from the opposing offense. That is where the Senators were last season, and it has proven to be profitable to target a weak defense like theirs. Meanwhile, the Canadiens come in with the second-highest Corsi For this season -- aka how many shot attempts they generate per game. We have two teams on the actual opposites ends of the spectrum, which should be massively in favor of the Habs.
All of this leads to the Canadiens carrying a 3.72 implied goal total tonight -- the highest on the slate. This means we want to go right up to the first forward line, who are all on the second power-play unit, bringing the maximum potential upside. Phillip Danault ($5,300), Brendan Gallagher ($7,400), and Tomas Tatar ($6,500) are the stack you want to trust tonight. They have 16 points and a modest 33 shots in their last five games, both of which should be on the rise tonight due to the matchup.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers come in as +145 home dogs and fit into roster construction easily tonight.
There is no doubt that the Canadiens and the Washington Capitals are going to be the two highest-owned teams on tonight's slate, so getting off of that ownership could be helpful.
The Rangers as a low-owned option is weird to say on a two-game slate, but according to oddsFire, 73% of the bets on the moneyline are on the Capitals. The moneyline for the other game has only 52% of the bets on the Canadiens, meaning that the Rangers are least picked to win. We know that DFS ownership and trends often follow what Vegas sees, making this the lower-owned stack of the night.
As mentioned above, the Rangers fit into roster construction nicely tonight due to their cheaper prices outside of Artemi Panarin ($8,400). If you are doing a Rangers stack, I would still include him since he is simply their best player. You should look to add Ryan Strome ($5,500), Jesper Fast ($3,700), and defender Adam Fox ($3,800). Two players under $4K can ease the strain on your salary tonight when we have limited value options. I will also say this could be a spot to do a game stack since we have an over/under of 6.5, and the Capitals should score at will.