Every Sunday, we share 21 Fantasy Rambles from our writers at DobberHockey. These thoughts are curated from the past week’s 'Daily Ramblings'.
Writers/Editors: Ian Gooding, Michael Clifford, Alexander MacLean, and Dobber
1. It’s time to turn the calendar to April, which means that we are now in the final month of the regular season. That might mean you are in a do-or-die head-to-head playoff matchup. Or the opposite, where you are already eliminated or you are waiting for your key matchup to start. If you fall into one of those latter categories and need your fantasy fix, why not give daily fantasy a go? Sure enough, Frozen Tools now has you covered for that with thousands of simulations run instantaneously to provide you with the most optimized lineup for DraftKings. If you order now, get $20 off! (apr1)
2. I used the Featured Optimized Lineups tool to give me a start in constructing a DFS lineup last Thursday. That lineup was good enough to turn my remaining $4 balance at DraftKings into a $30 prize.
In case you’re wondering how I won, I’ve also been picking up tips from Steve Dotzel by editing and posting his articles without actually playing much daily fantasy. If you regularly play any kind of DFS, you should also be reading his articles, which you can find here. They appear early Saturday morning, so check back shortly if today’s article isn’t on the site yet. This week, he explains the difference between using the optimizer on Frozen Tools and stacking lineups.
Steve’s strategy mainly focuses on four-player and three-player stacks of players from the same team, while mixing in a goalie and a cheap power-play plug with the remaining slots. Although I didn’t follow that strategy to a tee, the lineup I used is below. Keep in mind that these aren’t necessarily the best options on each team – just what seemed to best fit my budget along with a few players recommended by the Frozen Tools DFS Customizer.
Major stack: Toronto (Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Mark Giordano)
Minor stack: Pittsburgh (Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust)
Remaining players: Ville Heinola, Jake DeBrusk
Goalie: Semyon Varlamov
All of these players with the exception of Heinola recorded a point. He was recommended because he had been hot with points in each of his previous four games. I was lucky enough to benefit from the LeafsR