Below is a tally of my daily fantasy hockey results from last night (Nov 19, 2018). It was a fun first night of fantasy NHL hockey, I really enjoyed the sweat, even if it was for a small amount.
My FanDuel lineup narrowly missed the money. The low scoring game between the Kings and the Blues had an impact on the results of my goalie (Jake Allen STL) and also my Centre (Brayden Schenn STL). The Blues were shutout in a 2-0 loss to the kings, so Schenn didn’t garner many points, and Jake Allen didn’t get the extra 12 points for a win. The contest I entered on FanDuel had 51 entries with the top 10 making the money, and I finished 17th, if Jake Allan would have won, it would have put my roster in solo 4th and a 4x win. As it stands, I finished in the top 33% of entries (17/51) out of the money.
My DraftKings lineup finished in the money, and it was also a smaller field. My single lineup out of 10 finished second, for a payout of 1.8x. This contest was a DraftKings style “Double Up” where the top half of entries get 1.8x. I find this kinda lame because I’d rather get a full 2x.
Another aspect to note, since I had Jake Allen from STL as my goalie, I decided to also bet $1 on the Kings, as a rough hedge. The Kings won, so I also won $1.15 from this hedge.
My results from last night:
Tonight there is only one game being played, and its a late game 10:30 EST between Oilers at Sharks. The Sharks are favourites, so I guess I should draft mostly Sharks players. The format of tonight’s games are a little different on DK & FD because of only a single game, there are no goalies to draft on either site. On FanDuel, you can name a captain whose points are given a 1.5x bonus.