Tonight’s slate features 10 games each of which the home team is favored. In addition seven of the teams will be playing on consecutive nights. I will be building most of my lineups with a core of players from the home teams with the only possible exception being Ottawa and Chicago. This slate has the makings of playing out rather chalky. If you look at your lineup and it seems to have too much chalk you can feel safe as long as you mix in one or two unique value options.
Top GPP Stacks for 12/22 DraftKings Slates:
Tampa Bay – Vancouver had struggled defensively as of late giving up 3 goals in 6 of their last 9 games. While Tampa stumbled out of the gate they are starting to heat up winning 3 of their last 4. Tampa is still bothered by injuries so I will not look past the first line. A stack of Namestnikov, Stamkos, Kucherov, and Stralman will provide solid exposure to Tampa and at $21,100 is priced reasonably enough.
Arizona – Arizona is team I have trouble pinpointing when they are going to produce but facing Toronto playing on back-to-back nights is a good time to try again. Arizona does rank in the top 10 in goals per game so they should not have a problem producing a couple here given the matchup. With Hanzal apparently out again the stack I’m looking to target is Vermette, Domi, Boedker, and Ekman-Larsson. At $18,200 this provides a cheap base and will allow you spend up elsewhere.
Los Angeles – The That-70’s-Line is back together and I want a piece. Throw in the match up against a San Jose team that is really struggling giving up at least 4 goals in 6 of their last 10 games. Pearson, Carter, Toffoli, and Martinez is my preferred stack for this game and at $19,700 it will not stretch your budget to thin.
Boston – The matchup against St. Louis is not ideal however the Blues are playing on consecutive nights. The matchup might make the Bruins under owned on a 10 game slate and could propel you to a high GPP finish. Pay up $21,300 for a stack of Krejci, Eriksson, Beleskey, and Krug then hope for low ownership.
Cheap defenseman to use to fill out your stacks.
Colin Miller ($3,400) Bos – Gets power play time & has a point in 2 of last 4.
Nathan Beaulieu ($3,000) Mon – Will see power play time and is now paired with Subban.
Stefan Elliott ($2,900) Arz – Gets power play time & gets Toronto playing on consecutive nights.
Chris Wideman ($2,900) Ott – Gets power play time & can rack up shot attempts and blocks.