NHL DFS Picks - Expert Survey: Wednesday, December 7th

NHL Expert Survey: Wednesday, December 7

Who is your favorite skater for optimal lineups?

TastefulTides: Connor McDavid
ezellmt: Connor McDavid
Joda: Connor McDavid

Who is your favorite skater for large-field contests?

TastefulTides: Leon Draisaitl
ezellmt: Tage Thompson
Joda: Leon Draisaitl

Who is your favorite goalie for optimal lineups?

TastefulTides: Linus Ullmark
ezellmt: Linus Ullmark
Joda: Linus Ullmark

Who is your favorite goalie for large-field contests?

TastefulTides: Joonas Korpisalo
ezellmt: Igor Shesterkin
Joda: Igor Shesterkin

Who is your favorite chalky salary relief play?

TastefulTides: J.T. Compher
ezellmt: Alex Newhook
Joda: Tyson Barrie

Who is your favorite lower-owned salary relief play?

TastefulTides: Ilya Mikheyev
ezellmt: T.J. Oshie
Joda: Ilya Mikheyev

Who will be the biggest bust relative to salary?

TastefulTides: Mats Zuccarello
ezellmt: Mats Zuccarello
Joda: Mats Zuccarello

What is your top overall line stack?

TastefulTides: McDavid / Draisaitl / Hyman
ezellmt: Draisaitl / McDavid / Hyman
Joda: Draisaitl / McDavid / Hyman

What is your top potentially underowned stack?

TastefulTides: Gaudreau / Jenner / Laine
ezellmt: Skinner / Thompson / Tuch
Joda: Skinner / Thompson / Tuch

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

TastefulTides: David Pastrnak – With the Oilers being so heavily owned getting up to another stud not named McDavid or Draisaitl will be fairly contrarian. The Avs are decimated with injuries and are now without Nathan MacKinnon for four weeks, this just won’t be the same dominant Avs team we are used to seeing. The Bruins are one of the best if not the best team in hockey and David Pastrnak should have a big game at what I expect to be low ownership.

ezellmt: Tage Thompson – On a relatively small slate, I don’t expect Thompson to be unowned, but many will prioritize Draisaitl and McDavid, making it difficult to get to Thompson as well. His goal-scoring odds for tonight is -105, which puts him tied for 3rd despite being the sixth highest-priced skater on the slate.

Joda: David Pastrnak – With the way roster construction sets up today, it is hard to see many spending up for Pastrnak. Pasta seems to score every game and should have the better matchup on the road against a severely depleted Avalanche team.

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

TastefulTides: Connor McDavid – He didn’t have a great game against Washington as heavy chalk, but this is another great matchup that will be hard to fade. The Oilers should have no issue dominating puck possession on home ice. I fully expect a multi-point effort from McDavid. Both he and Draisaitl should be staples in cash games.

ezellmt: Connor McDavid – The best player in the NHL is facing one of the worst teams. And he’s doing so at home where they get to dictate the matchups. Smash spot. Sometimes the analysis doesn’t have to be too complicated…

Joda: Connor McDavid – With no real threat from the other usual suspects at center, paying up for McDavid is a priority in cash and someone to target aggressively in tournaments as well. McDavid’s ceiling is sky-high in this matchup on home ice against the desert dogs.

What’s your hot take of the night?

TastefulTides: Bruins win 5-1

ezellmt: The top line of the Sabres matches the top line of the Oilers at a better point per dollar ratio.

Joda: Tage Thompson pots a pair of goals

Image Credit: Imagn

NHL Expert Survey: Wednesday, December 7

Who is your favorite skater for optimal lineups?

TastefulTides: Connor McDavid
ezellmt: Connor McDavid
Joda: Connor McDavid

Who is your favorite skater for large-field contests?

About the Author

  • John Britt (jmbwngfn)

  • 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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