NHL DFS: The Slap Shot – Wed 10/16

Welcome to the NHL Slapshot …  I am the B team to Rob Geriak when it comes to our NHL content here and you should be reading my article after you read his daily Point Shot article on the days when we both post.   On the days when only the Slap Shot will cover the slate (later in the season this will be weekends for example) then I’ll cover the slate similar to how Rob does.

But on nights like tonight when we both have articles mine is solely focused on target spots for some higher $ tournaments to play on DraftKings.  There are six games on tonights mid week slate, which is nice and something we shouldn’t take for granted when those 3 game mid week slates come along later in the year.  So far the new scoring on DK remains pointless of a change in my mind but it’s something we have quickly adjusted too.  Chasing the goalie wins is less important as getting the high volume of saves (which was the case before as well) and last night we saw the upside that remains with stacking the right spot.  If you played the Tavares-Marner-Johnson line for Toronto then you were looking at some 3 point bonuses across the board last night.  Yeah, you were also paying up for them but the benefit of a three man stack with the new scoring system is for lines where all three guys contribute.  But I would continue to focus on just 2 man correlations that fit within the right price point.  Last night for me I had Larkin-Mantha (1 combined goal) and Pettersson-Boesser as my combos.  The Vancouver duo came through well enough and I didn’t have to tilt that the third winger on the line wasn’t involved in every goal.  In the past I would do a Defenseman as the third guy in the stack a ton and with teams like Vancouver where you have one of the better DFS D-men in Edler it pays off.  So just something to keep in mind.

  • C&W
  • C&W
  • One off Wingers

If it doesn’t fit, then make the second C&W one offs or correlate them with your D.



This early in the season I don’t put too much into teams who have had long breaks or are on B2B, but here’s the notes for tonights games

  • Toronto is on a B2B tonight in Washington
  • Philadelphia is on a B2B tonight in Edmonton
  • Carolina is on a B2B tonight in San Jose … Which brings up an old narrative about the Sharks destroying teams in the first period at home when the opponent played the night before.



Colorado vs Pittsburgh will gain plenty of ownership, they would have ownership no matter who they are playing and going against each other they’re likely popular.  Toronto and Washington have the next highest total and I would suspect folks try to attack Toronto with the Backstrom-Ovechkin line.



Carolina vs San Jose

Image result for Timo TimeLast night I successfully saw the regression to the positive for the Kings coming (I just wanted to sound like a true DFS tout there) as they only gave up 2 goals vs the Hurricanes in a low scoring game.  Tonight in San Jose though I suspect we see some more fireworks.  The Sharks have been a mess early in the season – and although they’re not quite as disastrous as the Winnipeg Jets – they should still offer a good spot to target.  But as I noted above, the Sharks at home vs a team on a B2B are dominant in the first period and should get two early goals.

Dear Timo Meier, it’s time to bust out and join the 2019-2020 season please.  Hatty style.  After going the first four games without a point Timo got an assist last Thursday and a Goal on Sunday and not shockingly the Sharks finally won two games.  Hey, that’s nice.  How about a multi-point game tonight for all of us with the line lock?  His reduced price will make him 20% owned or so.  Don’t fade Timo Time.

SJS Top Line + Hurricanes One Off (Teuvo Teravainen tempting for me)


Other Targets

  • Caps 2nd Line — Kuzy/Oshie
  • Avalanche One Offs



Dallas vs Columbus … This game should go over that 5.5 total, but not by a ton.  The Stars are a good defensive team but the secondary lines for the Blue Jackets to contribute in this game as well.  I wouldn’t make this your focal point tonight but it’s a game that will get overlooked and have goalie exposure from.  Don’t go there in my mind.



Feels like a decent night to get two good defense-man and pay down on your one off wingers.

  • Blue Jackets (Jones, Werenski)
  • Capitals (Carlson, Orlov)
  • Avalanche (Johnson, Makar)
  • Penguins (Letang, Schultz)






Carter Hart – Philly … With his team on a B2B good chance they give up some more SOG against a good Edmonton team but the Oilers have never really been great at home under McDavid in my mind and Carter Hart is basically playing a homecoming game tonight and is a stud.  He is only $7100, so load up on Hart and if you wanna hedge this it’s an easy hedge.  That McDavid guy’s line.




San Jose Sharks

Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau, Timo Meier





  • Timo Meier – San Jose Sharks
  • T.J. Oshie – Washington Capitals
  • Teuvo Teravainien – Carolina Hurricanes


  • Oliver Bjorkstrand – Columbus
  • Andrei Burakovsky – Colorado


  • Flyers ML
  • Sharks ML
  • Sharks 1st Period
  • Stars / Jackets OVER 5.5
  • Canes / Sharks OVER 6.5
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Steve has been a part of the Full Time DFS team from the beginning when we migrated over from Scout Fantasy Sports. As a former contributor on the message forums at Scout he developed a following for his unique writing on MLB DFS. He continued this over with the launch of FullTimeDFS and built a team and platform focused on the common every day DFS player and not those who are just looking for a quick win or to build out MME in every sport for screenshot glory. Steve (sdchickens) specializes in MLB (Dongers Club), NHL (Slap Shot) and NFL (The Ambush). On a personal level he also loves College Sports and will dabble in them for DFS purposes a ton. And yes, he's an avid Saints fan.