Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – December 11

No teams are playing the second game of a back to back tonight, so everyone is coming in rested. Which is important to note, considering the Lightning and Flyers have already confirmed that their backup goalies get the start tonight. It could be a high-scoring night in the NHL.

The biggest favorite on the board (via Covers Experts) is Tampa Bay, but they probably shouldn’t be as heavy favorites as they are tonight. Others include Washington, Calgary, and St. Louis, but there aren’t many overwhelming favorites tonight. This type of night allows for a lot of flexibility in roster construction, because there aren’t many wrong answers.

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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

Center Wing Defense Goalie
Carter (LAK) – $4400 Voracek (PHI) – $6300 Ellis (NSH) – $3500 Allen (STL) – $7000
Backstrom (WSH) – $5600 Forsberg (NSH) – $5900 Trouba (WPG) – $5500 Ramo (CGY) – $8400
Ribeiro (NSH) – $4800 Ladd (WPG) – $5900 Streit (PHI) – $4300 Rinne (NSH) – $9000
Johnson (TBL) – $5900 Toffoli (LAK) – $4600 Martinez (LAK) – $4100
Lehtera (STL) – $4000 Gaudreau (CGY) – $5100 Brodin (MIN) – $3200
Schenn (PHI) – $4900 Kucherov (TBL) – $4400
MacKinnon (COL) – $5600 Tarasenko (STL) – $8000
Jooris (CGY) – $3600 Vanek (MIN) – $4700


  • There are so many good values that it’s probably avoidable in paying up for any player tonight in the Stamkos-Ovechkin territory.
  • With Evgeni Nabokov getting the start for Tampa Bay, a cash game goalie is very much wide open tonight. There’s no easy way to go.
  • I am picking from the Lehtera line from St. Louis for cash games, but the other talented forwards from St. Louis are starting to pick up a bit of the scoring slack. Guys like Oshie and Backes should have lower ownership rates.
  • If I pay up for one centre tonight, it’ll be Claude Giroux.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Center Wing Defense Goalie
Johnson (TBL) – $5900 Palat (TBL) – $5200 Stralman (TBL) – $2900 Nabokov (TBL) – $6200
Backes (STL) – $4900 Kucherov (TBL) – $4400 Pietrangelo (STL) – $6500 Emery (PHI) – $6400
Oshie (STL) – $4400 Iginla (COL) – $4900 Redmond (COL) – $3100 Pickard (COL) – $6900
Berglund (STL) – $3500 Landeskog (COL) – $6400 Streit (PHI) – $4300
MacKinnon (COL) – $5600 Voracek (PHI) – $6300 Ceci (OTT) – $2900
Giroux (PHI) – $8400 Raffl (PHI) – $3200
Zibanejad (OTT) – $4800 Hoffman (OTT) – $3200
Ryan (OTT) – $5200


  • If Eric Staal is in the lineup tonight for Carolina, I would look at Tampa Bay’s second line to carry the scoring.
  • Kind of the same situation with St. Louis – I like their secondary scorers in a GPP more than the Lehtera/Tarasenko/Schwartz line.
  • Ottawa and Colorado are a couple of teams to go off the beaten path with. For Ottawa, they get a Los Angeles team that isn’t as good as they have been in recent years. For Colorado, I’m looking for the MacKinnon line to get away from the Weber/Josi defensive pairing.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

Joakim Lindstrom (STL-C, $2500) – Being given a top-nine role alongside Paul Stastny.

Jack Skille (CBJ-W, $2900) – Still playing beside Ryan Johansen, though Skille is not getting power play time.

Anton Stralman (TBL-D, $2900) – He should not be this cheap.

Good luck!

1 thought on “Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – December 11”

  1. Thanks XN.. Took down the poke check GPP on Tuesday ($500) with lineup structured by this with a lucky punt play..please do something similar (who you recommend for gpp/cash) for nfl if you can please!!

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