Monday NHL DFS Breakdown: Line Stacks & Strategy
Monday NHL DFS Breakdown: Line Stacks & Strategy

This article is part of our NHL DFS Breakdown series.

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

My rankings are determined by a Corsi-based Rating System that I created, which has an average Rating of 49.0 per game. This represents the total number of shot attempts per game either for or against, like Corsi, but it's also adjusted for Shooting Percentage and Save Percentage. Any shot attempt counts, whether it is on goal, off target or blocked, which is why the average hovers around 49, rather than the league average 31.5 shots on goal. With the current rosters I have loaded, the Offense Rating (OR) range is a best of 57.5 (CAR) to a worst of 44.9 (VAN), and the Defense Rating (DR) range is a best of 44.8 (NSH) to a worst of 56.4 (OTT) – these numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player call-ups. I am hoping these values clearly show how good or bad a team ranks by equating it to shot attempts per game.

Slate Preview: Monday, November 19, 2018

The Main Slate on Monday has nine games and a lot of offensive firepower to choose from. 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 Percentage and Save Percentage. Starting Goalies are listed with either a Projected or Confirmed tag at the time of publication – this will be updated later in the day.

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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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