Todd Cordell has you covered for tonight’s NHL DFS cash game lineups.
I know writers on our staff have different strategies and ways of doing these writeups so, as always, I will point out that my suggested plays are sorted by price (DK first) as opposed to being ranked by preference.
Also, with so many games on tonight’s slate I obviously can’t list a lot of good players. If you don’t see a big name featured, that doesn’t mean I hate the play and you should scrap him from your lineup.
Feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@ToddCordell) if you have questions about any of the players you’re considering or don’t see mentioned.
Note: I, like many of you, have a lot going on for the holidays right now so I’m going to try and make this a little quicker than usual. I still put a lot of research into the plays, I’m just not going to go as in-depth explaining every single one of them today.
Jack Eichel (8.2 DK, 8.8 FD) – Has picked up at least a point in every game since the beginning of the time and continues to generate shots in bulk. Nice vs matchup vs poor Sens team hurting on D.
Patrice Bergeron (7.2 DK, 8 FD) – 12 points and 55 SOG+BS over last 10. Will see big minutes vs Ovechkin line and Caps take a ton of penalties.
Mika Zibanejad (6.4 DK, 7.8 FD) – Don’t love the matchup vs Sean Couturier’s line but he is strong peripherally and seeing a *ton* of minutes.
Jonathan Toews (5.3 DK, 6.4 FD) – The Devils rank 31st in attempts and chances against over the last 10 games. Will take the 1C vs that, especially given he was just priced down on DK for some reason.
Kevin Hayes (4.4 DK, 5.7 FD) – Has 8 points in his last 10 and is in a dream spot against a Rangers team that gives up shots and chances in bulk.
Jack Hughes (3.7 DK, 4.4 FD) – Leads the Devils in chances since Taylor Hall was pulled from the lineup and is in a great spot vs Chicago.
Lars Eller (3.5 DK, 4.5 FD) – 37 SOG+BS over the last 10 and has upside on PP2.
Alex Ovechkin (7.9 DK, 8.3 FD) – Do I like the matchup? Not really. Ovechkin has the best shooting floor in the NHL, though, and the ceiling is always there.
Patrick Kane (7.2 DK, 8.5 FD) – Top-10 in shots and chances vs a team struggling mightily defensively. Kane has a rock solid floor and a top-5 ceiling on the slate.
Steven Stamkos (7 DK, 8.5 FD) – Piling up the peripherals of late, should avoid the Barkov line, and has been much more productive on home soil.
Leon Draisaitl (6.7 DK, 8.8 FD) – Canucks are falling apart defensively and, let’s be real, he might not be this cheap on DK again all season.
Brady Tkachuk (6.2 DK, 6.1 FD) – Most efficient shot+chance generator in the league and starting to see a ton of usage, having played 20+ in three consecutive games.
Clayton Keller (4.9 DK, 5.9 FD) – Has 12 points and 46 SOG+BS over the last 10. Think he’ll benefit greatly from opposing teams using their best players to stop Taylor Hall, as opposed to him.
Frank Vatrano (3.9 DK, 3.7 FD) – He is a really solid play anytime he’s in the top-6.
Blake Coleman (3.9 DK, 4.4 FD) – Coleman is one of the most consistent forward cash punts in the NHL and he’s in a fantastic spot vs Chicago tonight.
Nick Cousins (2.9 DK, 3.8 FD) – 32 SOG+BS over the last 10 and is regularly skating on PP1. Good luck finding that elsewhere in this range.
Roman Josi (6.6 DK, 6.6 FD) – Leads all defenders on the slate in shots and chances per 60 and logs a ton of ice. High floor, high ceiling.
Oscar Klefbom (6.5 DK, 6 FD) – Averaging more than 14DK points per game over the last 10 despite only having four real points in that span. Is a threat for SOG and/or BS bonus every night and point upside is there on PP1. I love this guy.
Shea Weber (6.4 DK, 6.8 FD) – Weber torched me with a 0 last time out but I think we can go right back. Hits 10+ like it’s his day job. Great peripherally and points-wise.
Shea Theodore (4.8 DK, 5.1 FD) – Shoots a ton, a lot of the PP flows through him, and in what should be a fast-paced, high-event game vs Colorado.
Sami Vatanen (4.5 DK, 4.6 FD) – Somehow the last meeting vs Chicago was 2-1 and he still put up 19DK points.
Ben Chiarot (4.1 DK, 4.4 FD) – Simply put, his floor is similar to a lot of guys priced much higher.
Best of the rest: Charlie McAvoy, Connor Murphy, Ian Cole, Erik Johnson, Tyler Myers, Erik Cernak, David Savard.
Thomas Greiss (8.2 DK, 7.6 FD) – Really solid bet for a win and 2GA or less, especially with Oliver Bjorkstrand out.
Tuukka Rask (7.8 DK, 8.1 FD) – Not a ton to pay for a home favorite with a .922 save percentage.
Linus Ullmark (7.4 DK, 7.2 FD) – Really like his mix of floor + upside vs Ottawa. Too cheap.
Numbers via NaturalStatTrick.com