NHL season is amongst us once again. For all of my Hockey DFS lovers out there, it’s your time of the year to bring in some dough.
Draftkings will be the site we target today. Even though you can obviously play the sport on both Fanduel and Draftkings.
I like to be diverse with my articles and give you exactly what you are looking for within each one.
Draftkings NHL – DFS Strategy To Earn Cash All Season Long
NHL like the other sports on Draftkings over a variety of game modes you can play for cash.
Like the following
You have the option to play classic mode. Which is the traditional way of picking players on DFS sites or you can explore a newly added game mode call pick em. I’ve reviewed this for the NFL but its the same concept for NHL and all the other sports with the option to play the game mode.
How Much Salary Cap Do You Have To Spend For NHL On Draftkings
You have a total of $50,000 to make something happen with. It’s plenty to come up with a killer line up and take down various cash prizes.
How To Get There
Login to your Draftkings account and locate the NHL tab. Click it and select your contest enter your lineup and that’s it.
If you wish to create a contest or lineup you have the options to do that as well.
How Many Players Do You Pick For DFS NHL On Draftkings
You have nine slots to fill. You will not be able to enter a contest until all slots are filled and you don’t go over your salary limit.
How Is NHL DFS Scored On Draftkings
- Goal – 3 points
- Assist – 2 points
- Shot On Goal – 0.5 points
- Blocked Shot – 0.5 points
- Short Handed Point Bonus (Goal/Assist) – 1 point
- Shootout Goal – 0.2 points
- Hat Trick Bonus – 1.5 points
- Win – 3 points
- Save – 0.2 points
- Goal Against – Minus 1 point
- Shutout Bonus – 2 points
What You Need To Go For When Creating Your NHL Lineup
Goalies just like pitchers for MLB lineups they simply have the highest chance of accumulating more points than anyone else you will pick. Both DK and FD have special bonuses for each position that could make the difference between $100 night and a $10,000 night.
This is not to say the other positions aren’t important. They are and could often produce more points than your goalie. But the points you can accumulate from a solid goalie pick can make it a lot easier for you to cash consistently.
This could also take the pressure off of your other players if someone or some players you picked are under-performing. If your goalie is going off then your chances of losing that day/night will decrease substantially.
I’ll give you my personal strategy on how I pick my players for NHL on Draftkings.
I first decide what goalie I’m rolling with that night.
I then look for players that are the primary scores for their team and I search for the person that is assisting them. Both can accumulate you a lot of points quickly in NHL DFS.
Then everyone else comes in, however, I see fit to pick them. I try to make sure these picks just help balance my line out as far as points and salary usage go.
Things You Need To Research When Picking Players For NHL DFS On Draftkings
Look for home and away averages – See how players perform on the road versus at home. It’s best to take at least 5 games worth of history and come up with your average with that information.
Whos producing points consistently – Look for players who are at least doing something each time they are on the floor. This rule applies more so for value picks than big name stars. If a big name star has a dud game he will probably bounce back in no time and go back to being high owned as superstars tend to be on DFS sites. With a value pick most of the time they will be low owned or you may be the only person in the lobby with them period. Setting you apart from the rest of the players in the contest.
Just like with the other sports being contrarian is still king. If your value pick happens to provide for you just as you intended them to. This can almost guarantee a profitable night each time.
Know your player or some information on them – I say that to say this. We all know NHL is a violent sport and the players don’t have the best tempers in the world. Even though fighting is particularly frowned upon in the NHL it can impact your DFS line. If you have a player that is notoriously known for chopping his opponents in the throat with his stick.
Then maybe you shouldn’t have that player in your line. A little research on the player can save you from having to experience this.
Who has the best offense and who has the worst defense should be one of the first things you check for. Until the numbers say otherwise always roll with these picks when they are present. If a team is numerically and historically known for beating a certain team then until the numbers say otherwise or you get multiple duds form this roll with it until it stops working or fails you 3 times without positive results.
Also be sure to avoid stacking offensive players against a team that’s known for defense and has proven to be legit. That’s a sure way to build a losing habit that won’t make your bank account happen at all.
The weather is usually a big one in sports. But since Hockey games are played in closed frozen areas. There’s pretty much no reason to check for the weather. It doesn’t change and I’m pretty sure It’s going to be cold and there will be ice I saved you some time right there.
Sources For Research
Here is a list of some valuable sources you can use to assist you with your DFS experience.
Just to name a few. There are many other helpful sites out there as well. But these are the ones I tend to use the most and that I have experience with for NHL and a few other sports I play.
Feel free to use one or all of them to create that perfect lineup.
What It All Boils Down To
Points it all boils down to points. I know that’s literally the case for everything related to DFS sports. But for NHL unlike NBA or NFL sometimes MLB. You don’t have to score crazy high numbers to cahs. In NBA you have to hit nearly 300+ points to win big same for NFL and it’s a little less for MLB. But NHL doesn’t require you to do all of that. So just having a guy or a few in your lineup that produces will be more beneficial to you than a big name star that only gets you around 3 points.
You just want points in NHL it’s important that you take them as they come because they aren’t easy to come by. But if you do happen to have a player or players to scare you will likely cash more times than not.
This is not to say NHL is a walk in the park because you have to score less to cash. It is extremely hard and requires some real insight/research on the sport in order to find and success pick players to set your lineup apart from the competition and win.
There you have it. Both beginners and experienced players can benefit from this information. Feel free to take what you’ve read here and apply it to your DFS technique.
Remember to look out for injured players and late scratches. Failing to do so could result in a sad DFS night.
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