It’s Thursday here in hockeyland and we’re graced with a 10 game NHL slate to break down, so let’s get started. Rosters lock at the usual time of 6:00 pm CST, so make sure your lineups are set by then. Also, please be sure to check services like Left Wing Lock or Daily Face Off to verify there have been no last minute line shuffling or goalie changes.
This article will discuss the one offs you can plug into your lineups to compliment your stacks or with which to start your cash games. Also, our members will be discussing the slate, lineup construction and everything else NHL DFS related in our Discord, so do yourself a favor and find your way to our premium membership page and get signed up so you won’t miss out on the edge our membership provides!
Alex Debrincat (CHI) vs CBJ
The Jackets have been bleeding goals to the tune of 17 in their last four games. The Blackhawks haven’t exactly been setting the world on fire with their offense, but what offense they do produce comes from either Debrincat or Patrick Kane. Debrincat in a bit cheaper and has been more consistent, so that’s where I’d go.
Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) vs OTT
Another day, another chance I get to tell you how bad Ottawa is on defense. I’ll spare you the numbers this time because I’m sure you’re as tired of reading them as I am of typing them. Ehlers has gone for double-digit DK points in nine of the Jets last 10 games, so this is an easy pick tonight.
Filip Forsberg (NSH) vs DET
Forsberg has some of the best metrics in the NHL, and although the Wings aren’t winning games these days, they’re not the defensive pushovers the Sens or the Canucks are. Still, the Preds are top 10 in both CORSI and Fenwick for rate, and the Forsberg/Arvidsson duo are the primary reasons why.
THE FIVE HOLE
Here are some players that might not be household names and who might fly under the radar that are in great spots. They are some less well known one offs that will save you some salary and bolster your stacks.
Cody Glass (VGK) vs ANH
I know this is a repeat play from last time the Knights took the ice, but I can’t help myself. In his last four games, Glass has notched five points, including points in four straight games. With a DK salary still only $4,300, he makes for a solid cash game play, or you can link him with Tuch in GPPs when they take on the Ducks tonight.
Andrew Mangiapane (CGY) vs VAN
At only $3,500, Mangiapane might be my favorite cash game play of the night. In his last three games, he has gone for four points and put up double-digit DK points in all three games, and four of his last five. Oh, and did I mention the Flames are taking on the Canucks tonight? Yeah, I love Man Pig tonight.