December 1, 2017 NHL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel
For the 12/1 NHL DFS slate tonight, and for the rest of the season, we’ll be writing up the centers, wingers, defensemen, and goalies we’re considering for our Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Please note the advice below is relevant for daily fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to the matchup, price, and lots of other factors. This is important to consider when constructing a roster at the various daily fantasy sites. You know the super studs. We’re going to give you some guys to consider to round out your roster.
12/1/17 NHL DFS Tournaments:
DraftKings Line Change: $33 buy-in, $25k Guaranteed
DraftKings Two-Man Advantage: $8 buy-in, $45k Guaranteed
DraftKings Sniper: $3 buy-in, $13k Guaranteed
FanDuel Breakaway: $4 buy-in, $30k Guaranteed
FanDuel Goal: $33 buy-in, $18k Guaranteed
FanDuel Crossbar: $7 buy-in, $3K Guaranteed
Players Ruled Out:
Rickard Rakell (upper body)
Marc-André Fleury (concussion)
Jeff Carter (ankle)
Lee Stempniak (upper body)
Injury News To Monitor:
Jakob Silfverberg (knee)
Radim Vrbata (face)
Marcus Johansson (concussion)
Ryan McDonagh (abdominal)
Best NHL DFS Picks for December 1, 2017
NHL DFS Centers
Bryan Little vs. VGK (4.7k DraftKings, 5k FanDuel)
Bryan Little’s been great as of late for the Winnipeg Jets. He’s recorded three goals and two assists in the last five contests. Little centers the second power play unit and has tallied one goal and three assists in that context. The opposing Golden Knights will be on the second night of a back-to-back and could be going to a backup goaltender.
Aleksander Barkov vs. SJS (6.6k DraftKings, 6.9k FanDuel)
Aleksander Barkov’s potted a goal in the last two games and has collected four points in the previous five contests. He’s third on the Panthers in scoring with 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists). Barkov plays with Jonathan Huberdeau, who leads the team with 25 points and always gives Barkov a chance to have a big night. The 22-year-old hass sniped one power-play goal and three shorthanded goals.
Paul Stastny vs. LAK (5k DraftKings, 5.5k FanDuel)
This St. Louis center has five points in the last five games. He’s tallied 20 points with six goals and 14 assists in 25 games. He’s on the second power play unit and has sniped two goals and dished out two assists. Stastny’s potted three of six goals when the Blues are on the road. The second-line center also has one shorthanded goal this campaign.
Others to consider: Vincent Trocheck, Jack Eichel, Logan Couture
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NHL DFS Wingers
Jordan Eberle vs. OTT (4.9k DraftKings, 6.1k FanDuel)
Sometimes all you need is a fresh start, and Jordan Eberle needed exactly that. He’s been on fire for the New York Islanders. The 27-year-old has potted a goal in the last three games and has 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 24 games. The Islanders are first in the league in goals per game at 3.67 while the Senators give up a whopping 3.13 goals a contest. Eberle could be in store for a big night.
Patric Hörnqvist @ BUF (6.3k DraftKings, 5.6k FanDuel)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a ton of star power but Patric Hörnqvist’s been quietly contributing. He’s collected 15 points in the 23 contests, putting eight past the netminder. Hörnqvist gets power play ice time for the first team, and he’s tallied four goals and four helpers on the PP. He is also on a three-game point streak for the Penguins.
Pavel Buchnevich vs. CAR (6.1k DraftKings, 5.5k FanDuel)
The New York Rangers have found some scoring in Pavel Buchnevich. He’s put up three points last game against the Florida Panthers. Buchnevich has logged four points in the last five contests while firing 11 shots on opposing netminders. He’s been ridiculous on the power play, collecting four goals and four helpers.
Others to consider: Mike Hoffman, Jake Guentzel, James Neal
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NHL DFS Defensemen
Colton Parayko vs. LAK (5k DraftKings, 4.9k FanDuel)
The Blues have found an offensive threat in Colton Parayko. He’s collected two goals and 11 assists in 25 games. In the last five games, he’s tallied one goal and five helpers. On the power play, he’s put one past the goalie and dished out three helpers.
Tyson Barrie vs. NJD (4.9k DraftKings, 4.8k FanDuel)
The Avalanche are rebuilding, and Tyson Barrie seems to be a cornerstone. He has two goals and 16 assists in 18 games. Barrie’s been dynamic on the power play, collecting one goal and six helpers. He also has four assists in the last five contests. The 26-year-old has sniped two game-winners this season.
Will Butcher @ COL (4k DraftKings, 4.5k FanDuel)
The rookie defenceman came to New Jersey with high expectations, and he’s been putting up points for the Devils. He’s put two past opposing goaltenders while handing out 16 helpers. Butcher quarterbacks the power play and has produced 10 assists this year. In the last five games, he’s recorded one goal and two helpers.
Others to consider: Keith Yandle, Cam Fowler, Tyler Myers
NHL DFS Goalies
Cory Schneider @ COL (7.7k DraftKings, 8.2k FanDuel)
Cory Schneider’s been great for the Devils this year. He’s 9-5-3 with a 2.78 goals against average. Schneider let in one goal, made 40 saves and collected the win when New Jersey played Colorado earlier this year. In the last four games, his save percentage hasn’t dipped below .917, and he’s amassed at least 23 saves.
Sergei Bobrovsky vs. ANA (8.3K DraftKings, 9.3k FanDuel)
Sergei Bobrovksy’s been unreal this year and could be in line for his second Vezina Trophy. He is 14-5-1 this season with a 1.92 goals against average. The Anaheim Ducks are depleted and are averaging 2.60 goals a game which is 27th in the league. In the last five games, Bobrovsky’s recorded four wins, a .958 save percentage and two shutouts.
Others to consider: Jake Allen, Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo