About the Article
The Cross Check is a daily article focusing on GPP DraftKings and FanDuel NHL Picks. This will give you my favorite stacks, defensemen, goalies, and a couple of one-off players. In hockey, having multiple lineups can be king. You want to find the stacks you like, and balance out pairings with them to get as many combos of your favorite stacks as you can afford (play within your means always)
The Cross Check
Welcome to the 2018-2019 NHL Season. I’m honestly incredibly excited to be writing hockey articles this year, it seems there’s a real opportunity in this sport to win big if your stacks hit. Some important thing I want to mention before we get started. If you’re playing cash in hockey, it was vogue towards the end of last year to play the chalk stacks and chalk goalie. Don’t over think that. All that being said, Hockey leans itself more towards being a GPP only sport than any other sport I’ve played. I like to enter multiple lines every night. You don’t have to go crazy, there are some nice cheap multi-entry contests on both sites. Always play within your means, don’t go “all in” no matter how confident we all feel. DraftKings and FanDuel NHL Picks.
For Confirmed Lineups, check twitter or Daily Face Off.
I have listed all cash plays in parenthesis. These are also great GPP Plays. Try to limit the number of players on the same team to 2 in cash games. Also, you can be different in your lineups by only picking 2 players from a line in GPPs.
I’m really liking this slate tonight. There is a spot that I don’t think will be owned, and could win someone a tourney tonight. The Flyers and Edmonton will be the chalk for sure based on their implied totals. So load up on them in your cash games.
NHL DFS – Top Stacks
CBJ1 – Artemi Panarin / Pierre-Luc Dubois / Cam Atkinson
( FD Stack Price: 20.3k, DK Stack Price: 17.2k )
I really think this line will win some GPP’s here tonight. Should come in at less than 10% based on their 2.8 implied total. The Islanders have been bleeding goals as of late, not sure what their issue is, but they had allowed the few goals in the league at one point. Since 1 February they have allowed the 13 most goals in the NHL. I’m not totally sure as to what line this line sees tonight as the Islanders have shuffled up their lines a bit today, but I’m still very confident in this stack here tonight. This line is producing 4.6 GF, 27 SCF, and 10.8 HDCF/60 on the road this season. This is a GPP play only on FD, but I can see playing Atkinson in cash on DK. They are way too cheap over there.
TB2 – Tyler Johnson / Brayden Point (Cash) / Nikita Kucherov (Cash)
( FD Stack Price: 21.5k, DK Stack Price: 18.5k )
This should be a super high event matchup as Toronto has given up the 2nd most Corsi Against at home this season in the NHL. The Tavares line should hard match them while at even strength. They are giving up 2.1 GA, 33 SCA, and 12.6 HDCA/60 at home this season. This line is producing 3.3 GF, 30 SCF, and 12.7 HDCF/60 away from home this season.
EDM1 – Leon Draisaitl (Cash) / Connor McDavid (Cash) / Zack Kassian (Super Cheap DK)
( FD Stack Price: 21.8k, DK Stack Price: 17.8 )
This will most likely be the 2nd highest owned stack, and for good reason. Edmonton gets a home matchup versus the Rangers who are absolutely terrible at even strength and on the power play. This line should see the NYR2 line who is giving up 2.9 GA, 25 SCA, and 13.7 HDCA/60. This line is producing an amazing 5 GF, 31 SCF, and 14.6 HDCF/60. Sign me up here.
PHI1 – Oskar Lindblom (Cheap) / Sean Couturier (Cash) / Claude Giroux (Cash)
( FD Stack Price: 19.1k, DK Stack Price: 18.1k )
This will be the highest owned stack on the night no question. A home matchup versus a Senators team that has given up the most goals in the NHL since 1 February. In a limited 37 minute sample, this line is producing 7.9 GF, 46 SCF, and 22.3 HDCF/60.
OTT1 – Brady Tkachuk (Target) / Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Target) / Anthony Duclair
( FD Stack Price: 11.8k, DK Stack Price: 13k )
ARI2 – Richard Panik / Christian Dvorak / Clayton Keller
( FD Stack Price: 13.4k, DK Stack Price: 13.3k )
DraftKings and FanDuel NHL Advice
Sergei Bobrovsky ( 7.4 DK, 8.6 FD, Cash )
Goalie is terrible tonight, let me get that out of the way. I like his chances for a win the most tonight.
Petr Mrazek ( 7.4 DK, 8.4 FD, GPP)
I like Carolina to win this game on the road versus a depleted Colorado team
Mikko Koskinen ( 7.6 DK, 7.8 FD, FD Cash )
Has won 4 straight games and is at home.
DraftKings and FanDuel NHL Advice