DFS Saturday: Stacking Against the Road-Weary Sabres

Stephen Dotzel


As the calendar flips to November the first month of the NHL season is in the books. How about some early fantasy MVP's? Well of course Connor McDavid leads the way but that's a surprise to no one. Some other notable performances early on are the resurgence of Erik Karlsson and his ten goals on the year (trailing only McDavid), David Pastrnak who's 19 points and eight goals are top four in each category, and Jesper Bratt whose 17 points are more than the likes of Nikita Kucherov, Matthew Tkachuk, and many others drafted much earlier. Lots of season left to play but great starts and some likely happy owners for those who may have drafted them.

Shifting back to DFS, in what's been the theme of the week we've got another big slate coming off a tiny one. The schedule from Monday forward has been three games, 12 games, two games, 13 games, two games, 14 games. As someone who likes to play NHL DFS every day, I sure wish they'd spread things out a bit more. Nonetheless we have to play the hand we're dealt. Tonight, that means a ten game slate which includes all the games starting at 7pm EST or later. Here a few spots I'm targeting. The player prices are from DraftKings but the information and concepts can be applied to any site.

Top Tier Stack to Pay Up For

While Edmonton and Colorado are in action today, neither falls on the main slate. A few top ones that do are Toronto, Boston, and Florida in which two of those will square off with each other as Toronto takes on Boston. However, for my DFS lineups my favorite of the high-priced options tonight is Tampa Bay. The Sabres are one of the feel-good stories around the league early on, but tonight's matchup finds them on a road back-to-back which is always a spot I look to play against. After practicing Friday, it appears Victor Hedman ($6,900) could rejoin the lineup and should come at a nice ownership discount if the majority of the field avoids him for injury concerns. I like stacking him with Nikita Kucherov ($7,700), Steven Stamkos