FanDuel DFS NHL – Sunday 12/3/17


The Winnipeg Jets’ top line should be among the most popular stack options for tonight’s small four-game slate, though there are some other one-offs and mini stacks likely to have high ownership rates as well. Of the eight teams in action, Chicago, Dallas and Arizona are playing in the second half of back-to-back contests. Today’s lineup, as well as favorite picks and other solid options, will be updated closer to puck drop once more information regarding starting goalie confirmations, updated line combinations and injury news is made available.

UPDATE: Kyle Connor will be OUT tonight. Mathieu Perreault will take his place on the top line.


Summary of Last Night’s Results

Last night’s lineup cashed. Since Shea Weber returned to Montreal’s lineup, Jeff Petry was no longer a solid option on defense, though the update ended up having a favorable influence on the night’s outcome. Andrew Shaw didn’t have a big game compared to some of his teammates, including highlighted winger Alex Galchenyuk, but he still scored a goal and added two shots and a block for 16.8 fantasy points. Max Pacioretty tallied an assist that was later taken away, so he finished with just 6.4 fantasy points despite the fact that the Canadiens scored 10 goals. Carey Price made 22 saves in the win, recording 25.6 fantasy points. Mikahil Sergachev tallied a power-play assist and added three shots and a block for 14.9 fantasy points. Kris Russell had a big fantasy night as well, picking up an assist, two shots and six blocks for 20.8 fantasy points. Connor McDavid tallied just one assist and 12.8 fantasy points in the Oilers’ 7-5 win, though linemate Jesse Puljujarvi as well as highlighted winger Mark Letestu both found the scoresheet. Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist each scored two points and earned 22.1 and 25.3 fantasy points, respectively. Lastly, Josh Anderson had several scoring opportunities despite not finishing; however, he registered seven shots on goal for 11.2 fantasy points.

Results of Top Highlighted Picks
C: Sidney Crosby ($8,900): 1 G, 1 A (PP), 1 SH = 22.1 FP
W: Josh Anderson ($4,600): 7 SH = 11.2 FP
G: Carey Price ($8,900): 1 GA, 22 Saves, 1 W = 25.6 FP
C: Connor McDavid ($9,200): 1 A, 2 SH, 1 BkS = 12.8 FP
C: Phillip Danault ($4,900): 1 A, 1 SH = 9.6 FP
W: Filip Forsberg ($8,000):
 1 A (PP), 3 SH = 13.3 FP
W: Brock Boeser ($6,200): 2 SH, 2 BkS = 6.4 FP
W: Patric Hornqvist ($5,600): 1 G (PP), 1 A, 3 SH = 25.3 FP
W: Alex DeBrincat ($4,800): 3 SH = 4.8 FP
W: Alex Galchenyuk ($4,800): 4 A (1 PP), 3 SH = 37.3 FP
W: Jesper Bratt ($4,000): 0 FP
W: Mark Letestu ($3,600): 1 G (SH), 1 SH = 15.6 FP
W: Andrew Shaw ($3,600): 1 G, 2 SH, 1 BkS = 16.8 FP
D: Roman Josi ($5,900): 4 SH = 6.4 FP
D: Alexander Edler ($4,800): 1 G, 2 SH, 4 BkS = 21.6 FP
D: Mikhail Sergachev ($4,000): 1 A (PP), 3 SH, 1 BkS = 14.9 FP
G: Pekka Rinne ($8,900): 2 GA, 33 Saves, 1 W = 30.4 FP


 

Tonight’s Schedule

  • Los Angeles @ Chicago – 7:00pm EST
  • Ottawa @ Winnipeg – 7:00pm EST
  • Dallas @ Colorado – 8:00pm EST
  • Arizona @ Vegas – 8:00pm EST

 

Starting Goalies

  • LAK: Jonathan Quick (LIKELY) vs. CHI: Anton Forsberg (confirmed)
  • OTT: Mike Condon (confirmed) vs. WPG: Connor Hellebuyck (confirmed)
  • DAL: Kari Lehtonen (confirmed) vs. COL: Jonathan Bernier (confirmed)
  • ARI: Scott Wedgewood (confirmed) vs. VGK: Malcolm Subban (confirmed)

 

For starting goalie updates, check out DailyFaceoff and LeftWingLock throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

FanDuel DFS NHL 12/3/17

Centers

ELITE

Mark Scheifele ($8,000)

Mark Scheifele has points in three straight games, picking up two goals and seven points in that time. He skates on Winnipeg’s top line and top power-play unit and is averaging 16 fantasy points per game with 32 points in 26 games this season. He has 19 points in 12 home games this year and earned two points in two games against the Senators last season. Winnipeg is favored in tonight’s matchup against an Ottawa squad that gave up five goals in its most recent game, the team’s first win after losing seven straight.

MID-RANGE

Nathan MacKinnon ($6,700)

Nathan MacKinnon was held off the scoresheet the other night against New Jersey but managed five shots for eight fantasy points. He has 28 points in 24 games and is averaging 15.9 fantasy points per game in what has been an excellent year so far for the young Avalanche center. He skates on the team’s top line and top power-play unit and tallied three assists and 25.6 fantasy points against Dallas when these teams met Nov. 22. He didn’t have any luck in the two previous meetings with the Stars this season but will face backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen tonight, who has given up three goals in each of his last two appearances.

William Karlsson ($6,300)

William Karlsson has points in back-to-back games and in seven of his last eight games, collecting eight goals and 12 points in that stretch. He skates on Vegas’ first line and second power-play unit and scored a goal and an assist for 29.6 fantasy points against Arizona Nov. 25. He and Jonathan Marchessault have been a strong mini-stack in recent games and could be a solid play tonight at home against an Arizona team that played last night.

VALUE

Adrian Kempe ($4,300)

Adrian Kempe has points in three straight games, recording two goals and an assist in that stretch. He skates on Los Angeles’ third line, and more than 60 percent of his draws are in the offensive zone. He has played very well since the return of Marian Gaborik, who skates on his line. Kempe has earned 16.8, 11.2 and 16.8 fantasy points in his last three games, respectively, and will face a Chicago team that played last night and that will be without starting goaltender Corey Crawford.

Radek Faksa ($4,000)

Radek Faksa has goals in three straight games now and has recorded five goals and six points in his last three contests. On top of that, he has recorded 14 shots in those three games, which is proof that his offensive involvement hasn’t been a fluke. The issue with a stretch like this from someone like Faksa is that it can’t last. However, it’s hard to ignore it given how hot he is right now and how cheap he is at just $4,000. The main drawback with Faksa, however, is that he doesn’t see time on either power-play unit, though that hasn’t held him back in the last few games.

J.T. Compher ($3,800)

J.T. Compher has points in back-to-back games and in three out of his last four games, recording two goals and an assist as well as 12 shots and five blocks in that span. He plays on Colorado’s second line, which consists of three young skilled players, as well as on the team’s top power-play unit. Compher has earned 18.9, 16.5, 4.8 and 22 fantasy points in his last four games, respectively, and could make for a solid value play, especially against Dallas’ backup netminder Kari Lehtonen.


Also Consider: Tyler Seguin ($8,400), Anze Kopitar ($6,600), Bryan Little ($4,700)

 

 

 

Wingers

ELITE

Blake Wheeler ($7,600)

Blake Wheeler is coming off a three-point performance in which he earned 32.5 fantasy points. He has one goal and six points in his last three games and has a favorable matchup against a struggling Ottawa team tonight. Wheeler skates on Winnipeg’s top line and top power-play unit and should be a popular play tonight. He is averaging 16.6 fantasy points per game with 31 points in 26 games this season. He has been very strong at home this year with 21 points in 12 home contests.

Mike Hoffman ($7,100)

Mike Hoffman has points in four out of his last five games, netting three goals and four points along with 20 shots in that stretch. He skates on the Senators’ top line and second power-play unit and is averaging 14.8 fantasy points per game. Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has given up seven goals in his last two starts, so there’s room for Hoffman to produce tonight, especially considering the Sens are coming off a wild 6-5 win against the Islanders after losing seven games in a row.

MID-RANGE

Jonathan Marchessault ($6,400)

Jonathan Marchessault has points in each of his last two games after getting held off the scoresheet against Dallas last week following a brilliant three-game stretch in which he recorded three points in three consecutive games. Marchessault has 11 points in his last six games and is averaging 16.2 fantasy points per game this season. He skates on Vegas’ top line and top power-play unit and scored a goal and two assists for 31.7 fantasy points against the Coyotes Nov. 25.

Tyler Toffoli ($5,800)

Tyler Toffoli has three goals, six shots and a block in his last two games, earning 28.8 and 18.4 fantasy points in those two contests, respectively. He skates on the Kings’ second line and second power-play unit and has a favorable matchup against a Chicago team without Corey Crawford and in the second half of a back-to-back. Toffoli is averaging 13.2 fantasy points per game this season.

Nikolaj Ehlers ($5,700)

Nikolaj Ehlers has a goal and four points on his current three-game point streak and has points in five out of his last six games, scoring three goals and eight points in that time. He skates on Winnipeg’s second line and second power-play unit and is averaging 13.3 fantasy points per game.

VALUE

Kyle Connor ($4,500)

Kyle Connor skates on Winnipeg’s top line and top power-play unit and is coming off a two-goal performance in which he earned 34.1 fantasy points. He has 17 points in 21 games and is averaging 12.5 fantasy points per game this season but continues to be a popular play given his prominent role in Winnipeg’s offense. Connor has three goals and five points in his last three games and has registered 10 shots and a block in that span.

Marian Gaborik ($4,400)

Marian Gaborik has four points in five games this season and has sparked a Kings team that was struggling before his return. He skates on the third line and first power-play unit, thus giving you exposure to Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty on the man advantage. He has earned 4.8, 27.2, 14.4, 4.8 and 8 fantasy points in five games this season. He’s somewhat of a hit-or-miss option but has come through with some solid performances in the few games in which he has played.

Tyler Pitlick ($3,100)

Tyler Pitlick has points in four straight games, tallying assists in each of his last four games. He skates on Dallas’ third line and has earned 11.2, 9.6, 11.2 and 9.6 fantasy points in his last four games, respectively. Though you could be fairly flexible budget-wise for tonight’s contests, Pitlick is a solid option if you need a cheap play.


Also Consider: Jamie Benn ($7,300), Alex DeBrincat ($4,800), Mathieu Perreault ($4,200), Christian Fischer ($3,800)

 

 

 

Defensemen

MID-RANGE

Oliver Ekman-Larsson ($5,700)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson hasn’t earned a point in two games but scored a goal against Vegas when these teams played Nov. 25, finishing the night with 16.8 fantasy points. He was in the midst of a six-game point streak at the time but has since been unable to produce. That being said, Ekman-Larsson earned eight fantasy points last night against New Jersey and could play a key role tonight, especially on the Coyotes’ top power-play unit. He’s not a great pick considering his lack of production over the last two games but has put up better numbers over the last 10 games than the other top defensemen on tonight’s slate.

Drew Doughty ($5,500)

Drew Doughty has points in four out of his last five games, collecting five assists, 13 shots and three blocks in that span. He skates on Los Angeles’ top power-play unit and is averaging 12.9 fantasy points per game. His fantasy-points-per-game average has steadily decreased as the season has worn on, though he’s produced at least eight fantasy points in 10 out of his last 11 games. That’s not great production worthy of this price tag, but Doughty has been reliable and has the potential to grab a point.

Tyson Barrie ($5,100)

Tyson Barrie has points in back-to-back games and in three out of his last four games. He skates on Colorado’s first power-play unit and has earned 14.9, 14.9, 3.2, 14.4, 1.6, 19.2, 8 and 9.6 fantasy points in his last eight games, respectively. He has two assists in three games against Dallas so far this season but could have better luck against the Stars’ backup Kari Lehtonen. Barrie is averaging 12.9 fantasy points per game this season.

VALUE

Josh Morrissey ($3,900)

Josh Morrissey has points in three straight games, with a goal and four points in that stretch. He isn’t listed on either of the Jets’ power plays but has managed to produce in recent games, earning 22.4, 21.6 and 9.6 fantasy points in his last three games, respectively.

Colin Miller ($3,900)

Colin Miller is coming off his best fantasy performance in a while. He scored a goal and an assist and had another goal disallowed but finished with an impressive 26.4 fantasy points. He skates on Vegas’ second power-play unit.

Esa Lindell ($3,900)

Esa Lindell registered eight shots and two blocks for 16 fantasy points last night against Chicago. He has earned 16, 6.4, 4.8, 9.6, 8, 16 and 11.2 fantasy points in his last seven games, respectively, and skates on the Stars’ second power-play unit.


Also Consider: Tyler Myers ($4,500), Erik Johnson ($4,500), Shea Theodore ($3,500)

 

 

 

Goalies

ELITE

Jonathan Quick ($8,700)

Jonathan Quick is favored tonight against Chicago, especially since Chicago played last night and will be without Corey Crawford. Quick has won three games in a row, giving up a total of just four goals in that span. He has earned 25.6, 26.4 and 28 fantasy points in his last three games, respectively. Quick is averaging 21.8 fantasy points per game this season.

VALUE

Connor Hellebuyck ($7,900)

Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets cannot underestimate the Ottawa Senators. Even though the Sens lost seven in a row, the team came out with a huge offensive outburst of six goals against the Islanders to take a 6-5 victory Friday night. That being said, Hellebuyck has been very strong for most of the season, boasting a 14-2-3 record and averaging 20.7 fantasy points per game . He has given up seven goals in his last two outings, however, and could easily give up several to a strong Ottawa offense. But he and the Jets are favored at home, and he could be a popular play for that reason.

Malcolm Subban ($7,400)

Malcolm Subban and the Vegas Golden Knights return home to face an Arizona team that will be playing in the second half of a back-to-back. The Coyotes came away with a 5-0 win against the Devils last night, but that doesn’t erase the defensive issues Arizona has had all season, especially since it could be third/fourth-string goalie Marek Langhamer in net. Subban has lost two in a row but has played well for the most part. If Vegas can get it going offensively, the team should give him enough goal support to come away with a win. Goaltenders facing the Coyotes tend to be popular in cash contests, and the fact that Arizona played last night should only increase that ownership rate, which makes Subban worth consideration.


Also Consider: Semyon Varlamov ($7,600)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FanDuel DFS NHL 12/3/17 Lineup

NOTE: Lineup will be updated closer to puck drop.

  • C: Mark Scheifele ($8,000)
  • C: Nathan MacKinnon ($6,700)
  • W: Jonathan Marchessault ($6,400)
  • W: Nikolaj Ehlers ($5,700)
  • W: Mathieu Perreault ($4,200)
  • W: Tyler Toffoli ($5,800)
  • D: Oliver Ekman-Larsson ($5,700)
  • D: Tyson Barrie ($5,100)
  • G: Malcolm Subban ($7,400)

 

MAIN

  • C: Mark Scheifele ($8,000)
  • C: Nathan MacKinnon ($6,700)
  • W: Blake Wheeler ($7,600)
  • W: Mathieu Perreault ($4,200)
  • W: Jonathan Marchessault ($6,400)
  • W: Tyler Toffoli ($5,800)
  • D: Tyler Myers ($4,500)
  • D: Colin Miller ($3,900)
  • G: Malcolm Subban ($7,400)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo via NHL.com

 

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