DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: December 5
Tom Vecchio provides you with optimal lineups for today's NHL DFS main slate.
Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues
The Oilers will see the return of Connor McDavid tonight, who missed their most recent game due to a slight illness. He is the most expensive player on both sites and in a fantastic spot tonight. Since we have only three games tonight, this could be the typical, “don’t get cute spot” and just do whatever you can to roster him. That is the plan I’m going with tonight and do my best to find the necessary value to fit him into lineups. Overall, the spot is fantastic for the Oilers, since they are up against the Blues, who are giving up 3.4 goals per game and have a 57 Corsi Against. Pairing him with his line mates is expensive, but oh boy, do they have multi-point upside in a spot like this. Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Alex Chiasson and Oscar Klefbom make up the first power-play unit, which should be a top option tonight. The secondary options for the Oilers are truly unreliable and bit thin, even on a three-game slate.
For the Blues,...