Welcome to Wednesday’s 4-game NHL Slate. We have a ton of elite options to choose from, but we need to make sure that we are also targeting value. There are so many ways to build your lineup tonight, but targeting the right players is key. You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Wednesday, December 6th, but before you build those NHL daily fantasy lineups, don’t forget to check out our NHL DFS projections, the NHL Value Finder, and the NHL DFS lineup generator. Let's look closer at the daily fantasy hockey top plays for tonight's NHL DFS Showdown slate.



NHL DFS Playbook December 6th


Recommended DFS Starting Goalies

Top Options for Saves

Jake Oettinger vs Florida Panthers 

Stuart Skinner vs Carolina Hurricanes

Tristan Jarry vs Tampa Bay Lightning


Best Odds for a Win

Logan Thompson vs St. Louis Blues

Andrei Vasilevskiy vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Stuart Skinner vs Carolina Hurricanes


Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Logan Thompson, G, Vegas Golden Knights

One thing the Golden Knights always do is protect the net well and that's found in the stats as they allow just 2.31 goals per game the lowest average in the NHL. The Blues offense is also shaky at best scoring 2.88 per game and they have been struggling overall as a team so Vegas should get the win here. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning

Pittsburgh shoots the puck the 3rd most of any team in the NHL this season at 33.5 shots a contest. They have many weapons but they just haven't seemed to put it all together consistently enough. This means opposing goaltenders have had huge days in DFS against them with the high volume and lower scoring below their xGF. Vasilevskiy is as good as anyone and at home tonight in a good spot to go nuts. 

Jake Oettinger, G, Dallas Stars

You could probably pick either goaltender from Dallas and Florida this evening as its expected to be a lower scoring game but give me the goaltender with more talent and the better team behind him. The Panthers are in the bottom half of the league in goals per game and the Stars play great defense, easy enough play here. 


Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Implied Goal Totals  

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Tristan Jarry (3.68)

Edmonton Oilers vs Antti Raanta (3.66)

Vegas Golden Knights vs Jordan Binnington (3.46)


Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are starting to find their groove again thanks mostly to their captain of course. McDavid has 14 points over his past 5 games and gets a Hurricanes team that has a new identity with an offense first approach allowing 3.21 goals per game. Their goaltending has been pretty bad too so let's rock McDavid. 

Sebastian Aho, C, Carolina Hurricanes

Over to the other side of this matchup as I expect it to be the highest scoring game on the slate! Aho has been super consistent this season and his price point in DFS has hardly moved up which is strange. Either way he has 12+ DFS points in each of the last 4 games and a great matchup to do it again. 

Jake Guentzel, W, Pittsburgh Penguins

The best 5 on 5 line in hockey belongs to the Penguins top unit this season with Guentzel leading the way in points for Pittsburgh. The matchup is a good one today although the Lightning do have their guy back in the cage for the past few games. This game could pop off and Jakey is a guy I need in my lineups. 

Ivan Barbashev, W, Vegas Golden Knights

Digging a little deeper here for some gold, no pun intended for the Vegas player. The Blues are so fake it stinks to high heaven and they allow the most DFS points per game to left wingers on the season. At 3.5k on DK just need some shots and maybe a point to make it worth while. 

Brent Burns, D, Carolina Hurricanes

Burns isn't the player he used to be but the matchup is a good one today and I am trying to load up on this game tonight. Oilers allow the 5th most DFS points per game to blueliners this season and Burns has 3 points in the last 3 games!


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