DFS Saturday: Stack an Extra Rested Avalanche

Stephen Dotzel


It's been a funky schedule for the NHL this week with American Thanksgiving messing up the usual heavy day of Thursday. With all teams off, Wednesday and Friday did the heavy lifting instead with 15 and 13 games respectively. Between all those games yesterday coupled with a water main break, our typical 10 game or so Saturday slate has been cut in half and we're left with just five games. Being located within the States, I for one won't complain as I'm still recovering from Thursday's turkey coma. So on that note, let's run through a few places to target for this slate.

Top-Tier Stack to Pay Up For

I mentioned in the open about a water main break, and a team that might be benefitting from that are the Avalanche. Instead of playing a game in Nashville on Friday night and then traveling to Colorado to play again Saturday, the Avalanche's Friday game was postponed. Dallas meanwhile did play Friday, as well as Wednesday, making Saturday their third game in four nights. Also, with Jake Oettinger in the crease Friday I'd expect to see Scott Wedgewood going in this one, which is another boost for Colorado. Fire up the big guns here of Nathan MacKinnon ($9,400) and Mikko Rantanen ($8,200) and throw in Artturi Lehkonen ($5,600) who joins the duo on the top line and power play. If you're looking for a fourth it will be tough to fit in Cale Makar ($7,800) but Samuel Girard ($2,800) has just returned from injury and while he doesn't possess anywhere near the same offensive upside as Makar, he is priced just above the site minimum so one assist is all you need to pay off that tag.

Mid-Tier Stack to Target

Another one of the few teams who received an extra day of rest yesterday are the Vancouver Canucks. I'm going to stack them up in this one in the hopes a Vegas team coming in on a back-to-back gives up another four goals like they did on Friday. Vancouver doesn't give us the cleanest stacking options thanks to their power play pulling from three different lines, but in any case, I'm looking at Bo Horvat ($7,500), Elias Pettersson