December 9, 2017 NHL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel
For the 12/9 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. We’ll also use this info when building lineups at Draft.
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.
12/9/17 NHL DFS Tournaments:
DraftKings Saturday Shootout: $40 buy-in, $70k Guaranteed
DraftKings Two-Man Advantage: $8 buy-in, $35k Guaranteed
DraftKings Sniper: $3 buy-in, $13k Guaranteed
FanDuel Breakaway: $4 buy-in, $30k Guaranteed
FanDuel Goal: $33 buy-in, $14k Guaranteed
FanDuel Crossbar: $7 buy-in, $5.5k Guaranteed
Players Ruled Out:
Mikkel Boedker (lower body)
Bo Horvat (ankle)
Cam Talbot (upper body)
Justin Schultz (upper body)
Injury News To Monitor:
Jaromir Jagr (lower body)
Jonathan Drouin (lower body)
Ben Bishop (lower body)
Johnny Boychuk (concussion)
Best NHL DFS Picks for December 9, 2017
NHL DFS Centers
Sidney Crosby vs. PIT (8k DraftKings, 9.3k FanDuel)
Sidney Crosby squaring off against Auston Matthews on Saturday night is a dream matchup for NHL fans. “Sid the Kid” is on fire recently, recording three goals and five assists in the last five contests. He’s collected 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) in 30 games. Half of Crosby’s points have come on the power play, including six goals when Pittsburgh has the man advantage. The Penguins are averaging 3.00 goals a game as well.
Alexander Kerfoot @ FLA (3.3k DraftKings, 4.2k FanDuel)
Alexander Kerfoot has been great for the Colorado Avalanche. He’s tallied eight goals and 12 assists in 27 games this season. He’s recorded five points in the last five games, including four helpers. Kerfoot is on the first power play unit, and the 23-year-old has tallied three goals and seven assists on the PP. The opposing Panthers have struggled this year, allowing 3.39 goals a contest. If James Reimer starts, he’s allowed at least three goals a contest in his last five starts.
Phillip Danault @ EDM (4.8k DraftKings, 5k FanDuel)
The Canadiens have been playing better of late, and Phillip Danault has been a major reason why. He collected two goals and three helpers in the last five contests. He’s totaled 17 points this season, including five goals. The 24-year-old has produced two power play assists and one shorthanded goal this year. The opposing Oilers have struggled and will be without their top goalie Cam Talbot.
Others to consider: Mathew Barzal, Nazem Kadri, David Krejci
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NHL DFS Wingers
Max Domi vs. CBJ (3.5k DraftKings, 5.6k FanDuel)
Max Domi is a dynamic talent, and he’s off to a decent start this year, tallying two goals and 15 assists. He’s recorded four points in the last five games. The 22-year-old is on the first power play unit and has produced one goal and five helpers when the Coyotes have the man advantage. The Blue Jackets will be on the second night of a back-to-back this evening, so the Coyotes should take advantage.
Danton Heinen vs. NYI (4.2k DraftKings, 3.8k FanDuel)
Danton Heinen’s been quietly producing for the Bruins this year. He’s collected five goals and nine assists in 22 games. Heinen has logged one goal and two assists in the last five contests. He’s recorded two assists on the power play and one shorthanded goal this season. The 23-year-old does get some power play time and would be a cheap add to your DFS lineup.
William Nylander @ PIT (5.2k DraftKings, 5.3k FanDuel)
It’s never good when you get demoted to the fourth line, but William Nylander is starting to produce points for the Maple Leafs. In the last five games, he’s tallied one goal and four assists. The Swede is on the second power play unit and has two goals and four assists when the Leafs have the man advantage. Notably, the 21-year-old does have two game-winning goals this year.
Others to consider: James Neal, Nikolaj Ehlers, Mark Stone
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NHL DFS Defensemen
Nick Leddy @ BOS (5.8k DraftKings, 5.8k FanDuel)
The New York Islanders can put the puck in the net, and that includes their defenseman. Nick Leddy’s produced six goals and 18 assists in 28 games. Leddy has tallied four points, fired 14 shots on net and blocked nine shots in the last five games. He’s on the first power play unit and has recorded eight points on the PP.
T.J. Brodie vs. VAN (4.2k DraftKings, 4.2k FanDuel)
The Calgary Flames have a lot of great defencemen, but T.J. Brodie has been the most productive this season. He’s tallied two goals and 14 assists and leads the Flames’ defensemen in points. The Chatham, Ontario native acts as a quarterback on the power play and has collected one goal and eight assists in that venue. Brodie’s blocked 47 shots season as well.
Noah Hanifin vs. DET (3.5k DraftKings, 3.6k FanDuel)
Noah Hanifin’s produced five goals and 10 assists in 27 games this season. In the last five contests, he’s put two past the netminder and dished out a helper. Hanifin will be a cheap addition to your lineup, and he’s recorded eight of his 15 points on the road this season. Finally, he’s blocked 26 shots so far this year.
Others to consider: Brent Burns, Torey Krug, Erik Johnson
NHL DFS Goalies
Mike Smith vs. VAN (7.3k DraftKings, 7.9k FanDuel)
Mike Smith will be fresh after having a rest day, and he’s been pretty good for the Flames this year. The Canucks and Flames always have a great rivalry, and it should be a tight checking game tonight. Smith is 12-9-2 this year with 2.71 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. The 35-year-old is 1-1 against the Canucks this year.
Martin Jones vs OTT (8.2K DraftKings, 8.8k FanDuel)
Let’s put this way: the San Jose Sharks score goals, and the Ottawa Senators do not. The Senators are 1-8-2 in the last 11 games, and Martin Jones is 11-7-1 with a 2.42 goals against average. The former King is 7-4-1 with a 2.47 GAA when the Sharks are playing at home. The 27-year-old has two shutouts this season.
Others to consider: Jonathan Quick, Carey Price, Frederik Andersen