DFS NHL Breakdown: Thursday Line Stacks and Strategies
DFS NHL Breakdown: Thursday Line Stacks and Strategies

This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.

Please see this previous article for the basic strategy write-up.

My rankings use a Corsi-based rating system that I created, with the average rating 100 both offensively (OR) and defensively (DR). This rating is determined by factoring in Corsi, scoring chances, high danger chances, shooting percentage and save percentage. With the current rosters I have loaded, the Offense Rating (OR) ranges from a best of 119.5 (TOR) to a worst of 92.2 (DET), and the Defense Rating (DR) ranges from a best of 93.4 (BOS) to a worst of 112.7 (OTT). These numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player call-ups. The ratings in the chart below represent adjusted match up ratings.

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Thursday night brings us an 11-game slate with some really good games out East: Vegas at Toronto, Washington at Florida, Pittsburgh at NY Islanders and Montreal at Philadelphia. Below are some of the highlighted tournaments on FanDuel and DraftKings.

FANDUELDRAFTKINGS
$33 Goal (356 entries)$33 Line Change (883 entries)
$12 Slapshot (117 entries, 3 max)$12 Knuckle Puck (735 entries, Single Entry)
$7 Crossbar (336 entries)$10 Twine (7,058 entries)
$5 Save (357 entries, Single Entry)$5 One-Timer (1,189 entries, Single Entry)
$4.44 Breakaway (8,848 Entries)$3 Enforcer (1,189 entries, 3 max)

The following chart will be included so I do not have to bog down the write-ups with too many offensive and defensive ratings. Also shown are my projected shots on goal, shooting percentages and save percentages. Starting goalies are listed with

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Russ Prentice
Fantasy baseball, football, basketball, golf and hockey fanatic for 25 years. Awarded Hockey Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2018. Has played high-stakes games at NFBC/NFFC over 12 years, highlighted by a runner up finish in the 2012 NFFC Primetime event, multiple NFBC Main Event league championships, and a Top 10 finish in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship. DFS player since 2013, focusing on NFL and NHL.
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