NHL DFS Picks - Expert Survey: Monday, December 5th

NHL Expert Survey: Monday, December 5

Who is your favorite skater for optimal lineups?

Moneyball16: Nathan MacKinnon
ezellmt: Nathan MacKinnon
Joda: Nathan MacKinnon

Who is your favorite skater for large-field contests?

Moneyball16: Connor McDavid
ezellmt: Connor McDavid
Joda: Connor McDavid

Who is your favorite goalie for optimal lineups?

Moneyball16: Alexandar Georgiev
ezellmt: Linus Ullmark
Joda: Linus Ullmark

Who is your favorite goalie for large-field contests?

Moneyball16: Jordan Binnington
ezellmt: Alexandar Georgiev
Joda: Alexandar Georgiev

Who is your favorite chalky salary relief play?

Moneyball16: Alex Newhook
ezellmt: Alex Newhook
Joda: Alex Newhook

Who is your favorite lower-owned salary relief play?

Moneyball16: Samuel Girard
ezellmt: Andrew Mangiapane
Joda: Ilya Mikheyev

Who will be the biggest bust relative to salary?

Moneyball16: Justin Faulk
ezellmt: Shayne Gostisbehere
Joda: Jonathan Marchessault

What is your top overall line stack?

Moneyball16: McDavid / Draisaitl / Hyman
ezellmt: McDavid / Draisaitl / Hyman
Joda: Draisaitl / McDavid / Hyman

What is your top potentially underowned stack?

Moneyball16: Kadri / Mangiapane / Dube
ezellmt: Kadri / Mangiapane / Dube
Joda: Mikyehev / Pettersson / Boeser

Who is your favorite contrarian play (when considering price, matchup, projected ownership, etc.) and why?

Moneyball16: Mike Matheson – Vancouver is an underrated matchup for defensemen because they remain a bad team, but players do get 7% more blocked shots against them compared to the average team. Matheson has huge usage on this bad Montreal team, where he’s too cheap with a really nice floor.

ezellmt: Mika Zibanejad – With all of the attention being paid to MacKinnon and McDavid, Zibanejad is likely to be overlooked. While he doesn’t have the upside of those two, the consistency has been there with points in 12 of his last 13 games.

Joda: Alex Ovechkin – Ovi’s price is down, so I like taking some shots tonight against Edmonton’s bottom-five penalty kill unit. Ovechkin has tournament-winning upside in what could be a back-and-forth affair.

Who is your top overall play (when considering price, matchup, projected ownership, etc.) on the board and why?

Moneyball16: Connor McDavid – This current iteration of the Oilers where they have zero depth is great for McDavid’s minutes, he has great correlation with other strong plays, and Washington likely has Kuemper hurt so, especially at home, Washington is a better matchup than it appears.

ezellmt: Connor McDavid – He has four consecutive multi-point games and a total of 11 points during that span. He’ll be at home where he is averaging two points per game (26 in 13 games). Lock and load.

Joda: Connor McDavid – Plenty of value on this condensed slate to jam the best player on the planet into your lineups. Pair him up with Draisaitl for the best 1-2 punch in the league.

What’s your hot take of the night?

Moneyball16: Zach Hyman gets 2 goals and an assist.

ezellmt: Linus Ullmark continues his Vezina-caliber season by allowing just a single goal to the Golden Knights.

Joda: Montreal can’t stay out of the box and the Canucks light them up for 2+ PPG

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NHL Expert Survey: Monday, December 5

Who is your favorite skater for optimal lineups?

Moneyball16: Nathan MacKinnon
ezellmt: Nathan MacKinnon
Joda: Nathan MacKinnon

Who is your favorite skater for large-field contests?

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  • One of the top baseball and hockey analysts in the DFS industry, John Britt is a family man hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. A proud graduate of the University of Missouri, John’s passion is hockey but he excels at multiple DFS sports. He has been nominated multiple times for awards for his written work in both baseball (best MLB series) and hockey (3x NHL Writer of the Year nominee) and is now the Lead Editor at RotoGrinders. John can be found on Twitter at the username JMBWngFn.

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