2018 DFS NHL Playbook: December 6
Brett Talley pores over all the match-ups and statistics to finalize the NHL DFS Playbook for Thursday's slate.
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Below are the top plays for Thursday's NHL DFS slate.
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F. Zadina - F
Zadina (undisclosed) will not play in AHL Grand Rapids' next game, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
Zadina appears to have suffered an injury, but details as to the particulars are still sparse at the moment beyond his early rule-out for the team's next contest. The sixth overall selection in the 2018 draft is a candidate to join the big club in Detroit at some point this season, but the Red Wings don't want to rush him and will allow Zadina to represent the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
Added 11:50 pm (EST)
J. Huberdeau - F
Huberdeau had a goal and an assist Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over Toronto.
Huberdeau is the offensive leader in the Floridian litter box. His 38 points in 31 games have him on pace for his first-ever 100-point season. Huberdeau is a fantasy stud.
Added 11:39 pm (EST)
M. Marner - RW
Marner scored twice Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Florida.
Marner has 43 points in 33 games, but he had gone 13 games without a goal prior to Saturday night. As productive as he's been, Marner has been predictable -- he looked pass-first, second, third and fourth. So tickling the twine Saturday means opposing teams will think twice about always assuming Marner is a pass-first guy. And that means he'll have more space and time to produce points. Look out.
Added 11:34 pm (EST)
A. Barkov - F
Barkov completed a hat trick in overtime to deliver a 4-3 win for the Panthers over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Barkov has 31 points in as many games, but he's been particularly productive in his last 10. He has 13 points, including seven goals, in that span. Don't be surprised if Barkov continues this current pace -- his talent is undeniable and his game just seems to be growing. At 23, he's the leader of the kitties and he's far from his offensive peak. Hold on tight in keeper formats. Barkov is a building block.
Added 11:26 pm (EST)
J. Kotkaniemi - F
Kotkaniemi scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
The goal snapped a 15-game drought for the 18-year-old. Kotkaniemi does have five points in his last six games, so he has been producing. He's a tough fantasy play -- playmaking pivots on 40-point paces aren't generally playable. But keeper owners know that Kotkaniemi has the potential to be an absolute stud in a few short years.
Added 10:58 pm (EST)
S. Weber - D
Weber scored the game-winning goal Saturday night in a 5-2 win over Ottawa.
Weber has been a beast since he returned -- he has seven points, including four goals, in just nine games. It's hard to think he'll continue at this pace, but Weber should be a stud fantasy producer going forward.
Added 10:45 pm (EST)
C. Price - G
Price made 16 saves in a 5-2 win over Ottawa on Saturday night.
Price probably could have slept through this one -- the Senators barely managed to even pound pucks his way at all. He's been delivering solidly this month and is looking more and more like the Price of old. Use him well.
Added 10:33 pm (EST)
B. Tkachuk - F
Tkachuk picked up an assist Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Montreal.
He snapped an eight-game point drought with the helper. Tkachuk still has 17 points in 23 games, a total that's solid for a teenage rookie. But you need to use caution because of the depth of this drought. Tkachuk needs to prove he is on the way back up and fast before he's fantasy worthy.
Added 10:26 pm (EST)