December 5, 2017 NHL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel
For the 12/5 NHL DFS slate tonight, we’ll be writing up the picks for the centers, wingers, defensemen, and goalies we’re considering for our Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. You can also use the info below for your contests at Draft DFS.
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.
12/5/17 NHL DFS Tournaments:
DraftKings Medium Spin-O-Rama: $36 buy-in, $36k Guaranteed
DraftKings Two-Man Advantage: $8 buy-in, $35k Guaranteed
DraftKings Mini Spin-O-Rama: $3.6 buy-in, $15k Guaranteed
FanDuel Breakaway: $4 buy-in, $35k Guaranteed
FanDuel Goal: $33 buy-in, $15k Guaranteed
FanDuel Crossbar: $7 buy-in, $5.5k Guaranteed
Players Ruled Out:
Rickard Rakell (upper body)
Gabriel Landeskog (suspension)
Jeff Carter (ankle)
Mika Zibanejad (concussion)
Injury News To Monitor:
David Perron (lower body)
Nathan Beaulieu (illness)
Andy Andreoff (upper body)
Ryan Johansen (upper body)
Best NHL DFS Picks for December 5, 2017
NHL DFS Centers
Matthieu Perreault @ DET (4.5k DraftKings, 4.2k FanDuel)
Matthieu Perreault has been almost a point-per-game threat for the Jets this year. He’s recorded 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 15 contests this season. In the last five games, Perreault’s collected two goals and five helpers. In the previous four games, the Jets have potted 22 goals and are 3-1 in those contests. The 29-year-old has sniped two goals on the power play while dishing out two assists.
Adam Henrique @ VGK (4.2k DraftKings, 4.6k FanDuel)
Adam Henrique is fitting in just fine with the Anaheim Ducks. He’s tallied a goal and an assist in his first two games with his new team. Henrique centers the first power play unit for the Ducks and already has one goal on the PP for Anaheim. He’s collected six power play points total this year and has totaled five goals and 11 helpers this season.
Henrik Sedin vs. CAR (3.3k DraftKings, 5.1k FanDuel)
The Vancouver Canucks are in transition, but Henrik Sedin is producing for the surprising Canucks. He’s dished out six assists in the past five games and has collected 16 points total this year. He’s contributed four helpers when the Canucks have the man advantage. The Swede has four multi-point games this year. He’s collected points in four of the last five contests as well.
Others to consider: Eric Staal, Bo Horvat, Brandon Dubinsky
NHL DFS Wingers
Jake Guentzel vs. NYR (5.6k DraftKings, 6.4k FanDuel)
Pittsburgh’s playoff hero has been on fire the last couple of games. Jake Guentzel’s recorded four goals, two assists, and 14 shots in the last five games. He’s been an absolute weapon for the Pens on the power play. He’s put four goals past the netminder while dishing out two helpers when the Penguins have the man advantage. The winger’s collected 11 of his 19 points at home this season.
Jesper Bratt @ CBJ (4.7k DraftKings, 4.1k FanDuel)
The New Jersey Devils are a fast, youthful, and exciting team. Jesper Bratt’s been a key contributor for the Devils. He’s sniped two in the last five games and fired six shots on net. He’s been dynamic on special teams for New Jersey, tallying nine power play points and two shorthanded points. Also, he’s recorded nine of his 17 points on the road this season.
Vladislav Namestnikov vs. NYI (6.3k DraftKings, 5.9k FanDuel)
Vladislav Namestnikov is one of the many awesome weapons on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Russian winger’s tallied 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) and gets time with superstar Steven Stamkos. He’s produced five goals and four assists on the power play and has also contributed a shorthanded goal and helper. The Lightning are second in the league in goals per game at 3.62 a contest.
Others to consider: Jeff Skinner, Taylor Hall, Evander Kane
NHL DFS Defensemen
Colin Miller vs. ANA (3.5k DraftKings, 3.9k FanDuel)
Colin Miller is contributing immensely to the Golden Knights, recording four goals and 10 assists this season. He’s been great on the power play, tallying two goals and four helpers. Miller has three points in the last two games and already has one goal against the Ducks this season.
Zach Werenski vs. NJD (5k DraftKings, 5k FanDuel)
Columbus relies on its defense for some scoring, and that’s where Zach Werenski comes in. Werenski’s potted eight goals and has tallied seven assists this season. He’s recorded a goal and two assists on the power play while sniping two-game winners this year. The 20-year-old potted two goals in the last three contests.
Ryan Suter @ LAK (4.9k DraftKings, 5.1k FanDuel)
The American defenseman put one past the goaltender last game to push his goal total to four this year. Ryan Suter has four goals and 11 assists this season. He’s a quarterback on the power play, dishing out six helpers on the PP. He plays almost 27 minutes a night and is always a threat as an offensive defenseman.
Others to consider: Roman Josi, Shea Weber, Mike Green
NHL DFS Goalies
Ben Bishop vs. NSH (7.4k DraftKings, 8.6k FanDuel)
The Dallas Stars needed a legitimate top goalie, and Ben Bishop’s provided exactly that. He’s 13-7-0 this year with a 2.59 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. Bishop’s recorded two shutouts this year and is 4-1 in his last five starts. The 31-year-old is almost unbeatable at home, winning nine games and losing just one contest.
Connor Hellebuyck @ DET (8.1k DraftKings, 7.8k FanDuel)
Connor Hellebuyck shut out the Senators last game, stopping all 21 pucks Ottawa fired his way. The 24-year-old boasts a 15-2-3 record with a 2.31 goals against average and .925 save percentage. Hellebuyck is 5-2-2 on the road with a 2.47 goals against average. He’s 3-2 in the last five contests.
Others to consider: Cory Schneider, Jake Allen, Andrei Vasilevskiy