Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – December 6


The only teams that played last night who also play tonight are Chicago and Montreal, which is a stark contrast to last when 16 teams did so. With the Habs on the road and heading to face a Dallas team that can explode offensively, it could be a long night for the Canadiens.

The biggest favorites are the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers. Beyond them, no team is favored more than (-145) tonight. That means there are a couple of obvious targets for goalies and GPPs, but a lot of freedom after that. It makes for a night were DFSers can be a bit creative with their lineups.

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As always, check Left Wing Lock for goalie confirmations.

Players will be in order of perceived value, by position, and there should be enough to mix-and-match for each type of game available on Draft Kings. Some positions might only have a few plays, some might have several. It all depends on the day, the matchups, and the price.

Remember: players are in order of value, not necessarily in cost. Just because Sidney Crosby is $8000 one day doesn’t mean he’s a better value than Andrew Shaw at $4000.

Cash Games

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Spezza (DAL) – $5400 Benn (DAL) – $6500 Campbell (FLA) – $3300 Luongo (FLA) – $7700
Stamkos (TBL) – $9200 Connolly (TBL) – $3200 Demers (DAL) – $3300 Bishop (TBL) – $8700
Sedin (VAN) – $4100 Nyquist (DET) – $5000 Stralman (TBL) – $3100 Lehtonen (DAL) – $7500
Bjugstad (FLA) – $5000 Killorn (TBL) – $4100 Bieksa (VAN) – $3800
Thornton (SJS) – $4600 Marchand (BOS) – $4500
Soderberg (BOS) – $4400 Vrbata (ARI) – $6200
Bergeron (BOS) – $5800 Cole (DAL) – $3200
Zetterberg (DET) – $5700 Fleischmann (FLA) – $3500


  • Tampa Bay and Dallas should be anchors of cash game lineups tonight. They both have good matchups, Tampa Bay more than Dallas.
  • Boston is close to being a team to anchor with, but I worry a lot about lineup blending with that team.
  • Note that Erik Cole was skating on the second line at this morning’s skate for Dallas.
  • I will be hard-pressed to use a goalie other than Roberto Luongo in every cash game today.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Stamkos (TBL) – $9200 Connolly (TBL) – $3200 Hedman (TBL) – $5100 Rinne (NSH) – $8200
Filppula (TBL) – $4300 Callahan (TBL) – $6000 Klingberg (DAL) – $4000 Ramo (CGY) – $8400
Spezza (DAL) – $5400 Benn (DAL) – $6500 Trotman (BOS) – $2500
Sceviour (DAL) – $2900 Cole (DAL) – $3200 Stralman (TBL) – $3100
Soderberg (BOS) – $4400 Eriksson (BOS) – $4000 Campbell (FLA) – $3300
Bjugstad (FLA) – $5000 Huberdeau (FLA) – $4300
Sedin (VAN) – $4100 Vrbata (VAN) – $6200


  • Tampa Bay, like cash games, could be a very good pillar for GPPs. There are any number of ways DFSers could expose themselves to that game.
  • Picking on Dallas is like Tampa Bay. It’s either go with the big guns (which includes the unmentioned Seguin), or expose through ancillary players like Sceviour and Cole.
  • It might not be a bad night to spend a bit extra on GPP defencemen. Hedman’s price has dropped, as has Klingberg’s.
  • I like Rinne a lot tonight for a GPP goalie.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

Cedric Paquette (TBL-C, $2500) – Has found his way to the third line with Val Filppula and Brett Connolly.

Tom Wilson (WSH-W, $2900) – Still on Washington’s top line.

Jakub Kindl (DET-D, $2600) – Running Detroit’s second power play unit, which includes the trio of Tatar-Datsyuk-Weiss.

Good luck!

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