DFS Saturday: Edmonton an Easy Stack

Stephen Dotzel


After an uncharacteristically small slate of games for last week's DFS Saturday, we're back to regularly scheduled programming tonight with a hefty 12-game one. With so many teams and players in action, I strongly recommend giving our tools at DFS Central a look. They can help you sift through all these names and single out a few core plays to build around. Of course, I'll add a few of my own down below. Just keep in mind whether you're using our tools, my recommendations below, or a combination of the two – to try and force some correlation into your lineups. Take a look at the top lineups in tournaments on any given night and you will likely be able to see exactly what I mean. With that said, let's get into tonight's 12-game slate. The player prices are from DraftKings but the information and concepts can be applied to any site.

Top-Tier Stack to Pay Up For

I hate to do it because it just feels like you're taking the easy way out but you have to strongly consider starting your lineups tonight with the guys in Edmonton. Over the last four games the top line trio of Connor McDavid ($9,200), Leon Draisaitl ($8,000), and Zach Hyman ($6,600) have accounted for eight goals and twelve assists, which while impressive is almost expected from this group. Also, the matchup against the Canadiens and Jake Allen's sub .900% save percentage is certainly not one to fear, especially at home. I will add there is a fresh face to invite to the party here and he comes with a price tag we will gladly welcome while trying to cram in these big guns. That guy is Evan Bouchard ($3,700) who saw three-quarters of the top group power-play time in Thursday's game as compared to Tyson Barrie. Bouchard has scored three goals on his own over the last four games without that added power-play time so the arrow is still pointing up here. I want to play as much of him as I can before his price climbs up into the $5,000 range which is where it's destined if this role and production sticks.

Mid-Tier Stack to Target

The Canucks came through for us here in this spot of the article last week, so it's worth considering going back to the well with an even better matchup tonight. With the Arizona Coyotes in town having lost seven of their last eight this should be a good spot for Vancouver's top names to