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Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: Top DraftKings NHL DFS Picks, Lineup Strategy for May 29


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Saturday will feature a main two-game NHL slate starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on DraftKings. In this article, you’ll find DFS tips for DraftKings alignments, as well as some DraftKings Sportsbook bets to target.


Toronto Maple Leafs puck line (-1.5) +140

The Leafs let us down there for Game 6, but with the odds of puck line coverage still available at a big price, I like to target them again here for revenge. The Leafs probably should have lost Game 5 in regulation, but were able to fight a fragile Canadiens team who managed to find a miracle goal in OT. The Leafs feature the league’s top scorer and goaltender with the best save percentage in the playoffs (Jack Campbell – .944). A quick start from Toronto might be impossible to overcome for a Canadiens team who are last in terms of goals scored per game in the playoffs.

Anthony Beauvillier on 2.5 SOG +110

The second line of the islands has been a solid source of production in recent times. Beauvillier comes into this game averaging 3.2 shots on goal over his last 10 games, but he still has a solid chance of making money here as the defensive Bruins should push that into a tighter streak. . Considering Beauvilier’s consistency in the second half of the year, however, taking the more money odds looks good here and OT between these two teams (they both played three OT games in the first round) is still on the table. table.


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Top row stack

Toronto Maple Leafs to Montreal Canadiens

William Kerfoot ($ 3,500) – William Nylander ($ 5,900) – Alex Galchenyuk ($ 3,300)

The Leafs’ second row has generated a bunch of attacks in this series, giving them a clear advantage in the offensive department. This line heads into Game 6 with 15 points between them in the last five games and remains extremely cheap for the production they gave us over the course of the series. William Kerfoot continues to play an admirable second-row role and has been a good facilitator for William Nylander who has seen three of his four goals in this series strengthen. Alex Galchenyuk has drifted between the first and second row in this series, but has been productive in his last two games regardless of the placement and has more motivation than anyone here with the game taking place in Montreal against the team. who drafted it out (and ultimately traded it a way).

We’ve got a few pricey nails to pay for today, but you get a great correlation here stacking this second row which was hands down the best in the series for fantastic production. Save money by going for a mid-cap value so you can bring players like Matthews and Pastrnak into other roles.


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Superstar to target

David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders ($ 7,400)

The Bruins offense came to life at the end of their streak with the Capitals and they should have a distinctive advantage over the Isles. Pastrnak had a slightly declining year in terms of production (22 goals in 53 games) but he looked dangerous all playoffs against Washington and finished with 19 SOGs in his last three games and four points (including two goals) in his last two games.

The Swede is averaging 4.8 SOG and at a much lower salary level than his DraftKings season average here. Bruins-Isles may have a slightly lower over / under, but given Pastrnak’s salary and SOG production, he makes sense as a stud to target in this game given the incredibly high floor he provides.


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Brock Nelson, New York Islanders at the Boston Bruins ($ 4,600)

Nelson was instrumental in the Isles’ offensive effort in their series victory over the Penguins. The center tallied three points in the last game of the series alone and scored one point in four of six games. He worked well with winger Anthony Beauvillier ($ 5,300), who scored three goals in the last set, and both make a good cheap stack to attack with tonight. New York’s offense could benefit from their second-row resurgence and it’s worth continuing to target them in Game 1 as we have few options to choose from on a two-game roster.

Joel Armia, Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs ($ 3,400)

Armia finally came to life in Game 5, scoring two goals on a line with Tyler Toffoli ($ 6,000) and Nick Suzuki ($ 5,200). The line had been a disappointment until Game 5, but they have two streaked goal scorers on the wing, Armia having proven in the past that he can score in clusters when his shot heats up. He’s got a solid 10% shooting percentage in these playoffs and has now pitched seven SOGs in the last two games. Targeting him for a continuation here isn’t a bad idea if you’re looking for a winger with a price tag over $ 3.5K.


Goalkeepers

Ilya Sorokin, New York Islanders at the Boston Bruins ($ 7,300)

Sorokin has been a big target for fantastic ends lately, with the Islanders goaltender scoring 19 or more DKFP in his four starts against the Penguins in the first round. Sorokin’s 4-0 record against Pittsburgh was impressive, but his save percentage is what really stood out as the rookie goaltender managed to register a .943 save percentage in his four games with the Penguins. Boston has the best offense here, especially after adding the Taylor Hall depth piece ($ 5,000) at the trade deadline, but the Islanders’ willingness to drop more playoff shots so far means the Sorokin’s potential has been enormous. At well under $ 7.5K it gives you a ton of salary flexibility and is the preferred GPP target here for Game 1. The Islands end up with +160 underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook and that fact alone should keep Sorokin’s ownership levels low.


Value on defense

TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens ($ 3,400)

I mentioned Brodie in that slot against the Canadiens the last time these two teams played and although he wasn’t put on the scoresheet and remains with just two assists in his Last 10 games he landed five SOGs and 11.8 DKFP in Game 5, which more than paid its price. The former Flame plays solid minutes on the Leafs’ top defensive duo, so while his offensive advantage isn’t huge, as he doesn’t see a ton of power-play time, he has the ability to grab you a piece of. bonuses on a given slate. It’s worth targeting again here as the Leafs look to close this streak and expect to count on him for another 20 more minutes of ice.


Power-Play Defenders

Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders ($ 5,300)

McAvoy had a strong performance for the Bruins against the Capitals, scoring five power-play assists in the five-game series. He’s played over 25 minutes per game in each of the last four games for the Bruins and has also contributed more as a shot blocker lately, winning the blocked shot bonus twice in his last five games. Even despite a heavy kill on the Islands, McAvoy looks like a great target at well under $ 6,000 considering the volume and his use as a QB on PP1, a location he dominated against the Capitals. Look for him some good high-end value again in this series against the Islanders.

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