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  • the_shashi

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    I’m hoping someone can enlighten me on this.

    I play NHL dfs almost exclusively. I have a system that works fairly well. I don’t try to cover all bases like many pros do and I invest on a small number of lines in large slate nights.

    However, there are some nights where last minute changes are made by teams on lines. However, there seems to be an asymmetry of information in DFS. For example tonight, I chose the Pittsburgh line 1 w Crosby-Guentzel-Pearson. In every publication and sources I checked prior to game time, there was no mention of Pearson being swapped down for Rust. Yet there’s a small subset of entrants that were able to roster Rust (1.5% vs 8+% for crosby/guentzel). Does anybody know where this info is available? I use dailyfaceoff mainly and teams social media.

  • ttc12

    Twitter beat writers.

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @ttc12 said...

    Twitter beat writers.

    Yep. Bookmark that link: https://twitter.com/ycmmat/lists

  • the_shashi

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    thanks. Much appreciated.

  • elctrceye

    • Blogger of the Month

    Yeah, this one was a tough one because the Pens were on a back to back with no morning skate. Mackey had the warm-up lines before the game, so that was helpful but the best way to project teams on the second game of back-to-back is look at the boxscore from the previous night. I use naturalstattrick for this info. I write the Grind Down on the weekends and with the deadlines being at 2pm, I can’t wait around for warm-ups to see who is where, so I have to use my best judgement. On this occasion I saw this https://prnt.sc/lvob5d and wrote this:

    Tanner Pearson seems to have wasted his chance on the top line as Bryan Rust was put on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel halfway through last night’s game.

    The beat writers are usually helpful for 99% of the time, but not in this case, unless you are looking at them 30 minutes before puck drop.

  • sirrobert6

    • Blogger of the Month

    there’s only one team I don’t trust, and it’s the Caps.
    Their beat writer has been making mistakes and missed calls for seasons. Last season they hadn’t even heard of DFS, and didn’t think it was a big issue they announced Backstrom wasn’t starting and then didn’t bother to mention he was until after lock.
    People lost their shit, rightfully so. However, I’d like to say that was the last situation with them, but….

    edit: can’t remember which one, but either the Ducks or the Sharks have the best in the league. Incredible work, long hours, very accurate, and always super puncuial with times. Good thing too, they have to be out West. They understand the notion of locked lineups and the importance of getting team info out early. Only once this season they were both caught off guard with goalie stuff, and they had it fixed the second they lead the team out for warmups with only minutes to spare before lock. Work very hard at making sure we can survive. They get it, and they care.

  • the_shashi

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    This forum is great. So helpful! Thanks for the info.

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