Wednesday’s three-game slate lacks any lopsided matchups, which makes for a challenging night of DFS puck. To make it a little bit easier I’ve highlighted my top high-priced and medium-priced stacks on the slate. Best of luck tonight!
Rickard Rakell ($6,600)-Ryan Getzlaf ($6,600)-Corey Perry ($5,500)
On a slate without any obvious high-priced options, the Getzlaf line seems to make the most sense. The Stars scrambled their lines in practice yesterday, splitting up their top unit of Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov, and Tyler Seguin. Because of that, who Anaheim 1 gets matched up with tonight is a little unclear. It seems most likely that the Ryan Kesler line would be assigned to handle Dallas 2 (Benn, Radulov, and Devin Shore) which would leave the Getzlaf line to go up against Seguin, Remi Elie, and Mattias Janmark.
There is no sample we can look at to try and project the newly-formed Seguin line, but we do know that Seguin has posted an ugly 46.53 CF% and a 46.09 SCF% in his time away from Benn and Radulov this season. If those numbers are any indication of what Anaheim 1 is up against tonight, it could be a field day for them. They also get the added benefit of facing Ben Bishop amidst one of the worst stretches he’s had all year, as he’s failed to make it through a full 60 minutes in two out of his last three starts. If you’re looking for a full stack, Brandon Montour ($3,300) adds a lot of value to this build.
Brandon Saad ($4,700)-Jonathan Toews ($5,800)-Tommy Wingels ($3,300)
The Blackhawks have stumbled into unfamiliar mediocrity this season, and remarkably have just one win in their last ten games. The lone bright spot in this prolonged slump has been the Toews line. In over 500 minutes of ice time together, Saad and Toews have an astounding 59.45 CF% and a 58.36 SCF%. The two’s chemistry has not at all been hindered by the addition of Wingels, either, with the trio posting almost identical numbers in their short time together.
Where this line struggles routinely is putting the puck in the back of the net. Their ability to sustain and create meaningful possession has been undermined by their inability to score. They should have a much easier time converting on their chances tonight against a goalie of Mike Condon’s caliber. Condon sports an ugly .898 SV% on the year, so if the Toews line is able to manufacture their standard rate of scoring chances they should have no problem popping a goal or two passed him. If you want to make it a full stack, Duncan Keith ($4,600) makes the most sense given the powerplay compatibility.