In case you may have missed it, I put together a summary article of winning DraftKings tournament lineups from the past month which you can read here Winning Lineups Recap. Without repeating too much of what you can find in that article, some common trends emerged between players that were used and how the lineups were built.
A few of the takeaways that have stuck with me include making sure all players in my lineup are on a power-play unit, having at least five players in my lineup on a top power play, and having at least one three-player stack in all my lineups with a majority of them having a four-player stack. The caveat to the four-player stacks is that they all should be correlated with each other through a mix of even-strength and power-play time with at least three of the four on the top power-play unit. In addition, the four players should have a cumulative salary of $25,000 or less in order to have enough remaining salary to fill out the rest of the lineup with still quality options.
I will try to tailor my article this week to building lineups with some of the patterns I uncovered in the recap article and we'll see if they hold true for the Saturday slate. As always, in addition to this article, be sure to give a look to the DraftKings DFS Player Evaluator over in the Frozen Tools for another perspective and some other lineup ideas. A bit of a smaller slate tonight with only six games, but there's some good ones in there so let's get into it. All prices are from DraftKings but plays can be applied to any site.
Four-Player Stacks under $25,000
Boston – I'm really not sure what happened here with the pricing, but somehow the big guns from Boston fit into this category. A group that should probably be closer to $30,000 we can fit in the top three scoring threats of David Pastrnak ($7,000), Brad Marchand ($6,700), and Patrice Bergeron ($6,200) with the top defenseman of Charlie McAvoy ($5,000) for $24,900. If you want to save even more, you can swap one of those four out for <