DraftKings vs Fanduel NHL Scoring

This post compares the differences between scoring formats on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Click Here to view DraftKings Scoring Rules

Click Here to view FanDuel Scoring Rules

 

DraftKings FanDuel CoinRoster
Players
Goals 3 12 12
Assists 2 8 8
Shots on Goal 0.5 1.6 1.6
Blocked Shots 0.5 1.6 1.6
Short Handed Point Bonus 1 2
Power Play Point Bonus 0.5
Shootout Goal 0.2
Hat Trick Bonus 0.5
Plus/Minus 2
Goalies
Win 3 12
Save 0.2 0.8
Goal Against -1 -4
Shutout Bonus 2 8

 

The first difference I notice between fantasy NHL scoring between DraftKings and FanDuel is how they treat Goals & Assists. FanDuel scoring awards 4x points for Goals & Assists, but only 3.2x more for shots on goal & blocked shots. This means that your DraftKings lineups should be tilted towards players with better shooting percentages, and/or players who are on special teams (power plays and penalty kill) since relatively speaking, the points for shots & blocks (which are more likely on special teams) have a higher weight on DraftKings compared to FanDuel.

FanDuel also awards points for a stat which DrafKings does not, and 2x for short handed points. These points are both related to special teams. So your FanDuel lineups could be heavier on players who are more likely to be on special teams compared to your DraftKings lineups.

Otherwise, the differences between DraftKings and FanDuel on how they treat goalies is the same (4x for all points on FanDuel).

I find the points awarded on DraftKings for players who get a shootout goal kind of annoying, as I’m not even sure how to estimate the likelihood of a shootout occurring. I guess users can view the Method of Victory odds on a sportsbook such as William Hill. For example, I see that the odds of either team winning in a shootout for the game on Nov 11, 2018 between Oilers and Sharks is 21/1 for each team, this means there is a less than 10% chance of a shootout occuring? = ((1/21) * 2).

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