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, the average rating is 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 high of 113.4 (VGK) to a low of 89.0 (DET), and the Defense Rating (DR) ranges from a low of 93.6 (BOS) to a high of 110.2 (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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The main slate on Thursday contains eight games with some interesting matchups coast-to-coast as the Rangers travel to Tampa Bay, while Colorado travels to Edmonton for a Western showdown. Dallas is on the second of a back-to-back after winning 3-1 at Calgary on Wednesday; no teams are on the front end of a back-to-back. Below is a list of some highlighted tournaments on FanDuel and DraftKings for Thursday.

                FANDUEL                      DRAFTKINGS
$33 Goal (427 entries)$20 Thursday Special (4,705 entries)
$12 Slapshot (117 entries, 3 max)$12 Knuckle Puck (588 entries, Single Entry)
$7 Crossbar (504 entries)$8 Two-Man Advantage (5,882 entries)
$5 Save (357 entries, Single Entry)$5 One-Timer (1,189 entries, Single Entry)
$4.44 Breakaway
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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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