Daily Fantasy Saturday: Stars at Home

Stephen Dotzel

2021-12-18

By the time you are reading this, there's a fairly good chance another handful of players will have been added to the Covid list and maybe even another game or two postponed. It has been a week unlike any other in terms of that, with groups of players being added daily and some players even being added after taking part in warm ups and even during games.

I can't imagine what some of your season long teams look like right now, but at least with daily fantasy we are largely unaffected by all this madness in terms of rostering a full team. The post-lock late scratches, like Cale Makar on Thursday, are all we really have to worry about. That assumes of course you've double checked your lineups right before puck drop. My Twitter list found at the end of this column is a good source for any late-breaking news and I highly suggest following it if you have any daily lineups going.

Also, be sure to take a peek at our DraftKings DFS Player Evaluator over in the Frozen Tools to get another opinion on some plays for tonight's slate.

As of this writing, there have been three postponements on the slate for Saturday, which leaves us with a relatively light six game one for tonight. However, regardless of the number of games there's an equal amount of money to be won, so let's get to it. Here are some spots I'll be looking at for tonight's slate. All prices are from DraftKings but plays can be applied to any site.

Primary Stacks

Los Angeles – Carolina has been one of the hardest hit teams by Covid over the past few days. They were impressively able to come away with a win on Thursday despite playing only 10 forwards for the game, but that will be tough to sustain going forward. Even if they add some call ups to the roster, you're still looking at a pretty barren bottom six for the Canes. The Kings, as of this writing, have fared pretty well with the Covid situation thus far and are mainly intact outside of Drew Doughty. The top six for LA is also priced very affordably making stacking them with another top line pretty easy. Look at both the Anze Kopitar ($6,400), Adrian Kempe ($3,600), Dustin Brown ($3,100) line as well as the Phillip Danault ($3,500) –