This article focuses on NHL DFS Picks for 12/21 NHL DFS slate on DraftKings and FanDuel. Both sites have fairly different scoring formats, particularly with the recent changes on DraftKings. We consider tournament tactics, statistics, pricing, and attempt to tackle this highly variable Daily Fantasy format so we can gain an edge on the field at large. BE SURE to double-check both regular, power-play lines and starting goalies at both morning skate and before lock as they can drastically change from the time of publication.
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This line has been on a roll especially Winger Brendan Gallagher who alone has five goals and four assists this month. All three players play on Montreal’s second power-play unit. The Montreal Canadiens will be entering Rogers Place to face off against the slumping Oilers who will be on the second half of a back-to-back.
Svech scored his second goal in as many games in style, pulling off yet another lacrosse-style goal! Both Foegele and Staal provide viable salary relief and Jordan plays alongside Andrei on Carolina’s top power-play unit. They will be at home against a Panthers team who played in a 7-4 barn burner against the Stars less than 24 hours prior. Carolina, in general, is heating up and this line is flying under the radar and each player is bringing value to the line. Foegele is also on a mini tear himself scoring four points in his last three games and Staal has twelve shots and three points in his past TWO GAMES!
Honorable Mention(s): Nashville Predators Two – Filip Forsberg, Matt Duchene, Rocco Grimaldi
Tomas Tatar – Over 2.5 Fantasy Points – Tatar is Montreal’s point leader with 30 points in 35 games. An O/U this low is almost larceny, take advantage as Tatar has posted six points in his last six games. Not to mention he will be playing on a rested team facing a slumping side on the second half of a back-to-back.
Philip Grubauer – Over 29.5 Goaltending Saves – Chicago is averaging 30.8 shots per game while falling near the bottom of the league in goals. For their part, Colorado allows a lot of shots (3rd most in the league) but has the 8th best GAA in the league. In terms of high danger chances, Chicago sits in the bottom half of the league, whereas Colorado has the best High Danger Saves % in the entire league.
Honorable Mention: Nathan MacKinnon +0.5 assists
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A passionate hockey fan since 2007 and introduced to NHL DFS through FanDuel in 2017 by a family member, Allan ventured into the realm of NHL writing, contributing to Daily Play Action from 2018 onwards. Embracing the challenges of DFS, he relentlessly honed his skills season after season, with a singular focus on excelling as an NHL and UFC DFS player, passionately aligning with their love for the sports.
Notably, in 2019, Allan provided key recommendations, including Sean Kuraly in the NHL Winter Classic, where he emerged as the slate's most valuable player with a goal and 5 shots. The foresight extended to players like Mantha, Perlini, and Ennis, achieving impressive values of 12.9x, 10x, and 14.9x, respectively. Demonstrating prowess in NHL contests, his most remarkable triumph was securing a notable NHL 4.44 Breakaway victory, earning $5,000 in prize money. Follow Allan on Twitter @AFabrykant and on FanDuel under the username InAustonWeTrust.
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