Daily Fantasy Saturday: Must-Win Motivates Dallas

Stephen Dotzel


It is hard to believe we've reached this point of the year already but this is the last Saturday slate of the regular season. With the exception of a meaningless Seattle-Winnipeg makeup, the season will wrap up next Friday. That doesn't mean the end of DFS though, as there will be contests running throughout the playoffs for every day there is a game on the schedule, straight through until somebody hoists the Stanley Cup. With the launch of Dobber's DFS package, we will continue with content as well. If you want to give the service a look, see below.

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While there will certainly be Saturday slates in the playoffs, they will most likely be limited to five games or less depending how the schedule shakes out. We will not be seeing another eight-game slate like we have today until the fall, so let's make the most of this one. Keep reading for some spots I'll be targeting. All players and prices are from DraftKings but can be applied to any site.

Four-Player Stacks under $25,000

Dallas – When you get down to the final few games like this, some teams are fighting for their playoff lives while others are giving a look towards the future, and that's the case in this matchup. I want my money on the team fighting for a playoff spot, and the Stars are in a must-win situation as they try to hold onto a wild card spot. It should help they will be at home and the Kraken will be on a road back-to-back. I'm all in here on the trio of Roope Hintz ($6,700), Joe Pavelski ($5,800), and Jason Robertson ($6,200) who have combined for 100 goals on the season, which is six more than all the other Stars forwards combined! John Klingberg ($4,900) is where I'd go for the fourth option.

St. Louis – While locked into a playoff spot, the Blues are still battling with the Wild for home ice advantage in what will eventually be a first-round matchup between the two teams. They should have no trouble picking up a win here against the Coyotes who come in having lost eight straight entering Friday and will be on a back-to-back. There may not be a hotter line in hockey than the Blues one of Vladimir Tarasenko ($7,600), Pavel Buchnevich ($6,400), and Robert Thomas ($6,100). Over the past seven games the trio has combined for 15 goals and 29 assists. Tack on Justin Faulk ($5,200) to the stack who joins them on the power play, as we slightly break the $25K rule here ($25,200).

Chicago – The Blackhawks are a team regulated to playing for pride at thi