DraftKings NHL Lineup Advice: Wednesday (12/5)

by Jeremy Maw | @j_maw | Featured Writer
Dec 5, 2018

After a bit of a bizarre evening in the NHL last night, we have a small, three-game slate. Although there are just six teams taking the ice this evening, there are some interesting matchups. Both the Ducks and the Blackhawks have shown no sign of defense, while the Hurricanes are among the leagues corsi leaders. Edmonton is in St. Louis for a game which features two of the most disappointing teams the year. Let’s break down these three games and find some of the best DFS options.

Center

Jordan Staal (CAR): $4,500 @ SJ
Even though the Sharks landed the most sought-after defenseman during the offseason, San Jose has struggled to keep the puck out of the net during even strength. They have allowed 64 goals against during 5 on 5, good for 29th in the league. While they do limit the power-play goals against, Jordan Staal will get extra ice-time on the man-advantage. The Hurricanes lead the league in CF% and shoot the puck at will. There will be plenty of fantasy points to be had for Carolina tonight, led by Staal.

Ryan Getzlaf (ANH): $7,000 vs. CHI
His price is creeping up to the top-tier, however, he has been producing. Now averaging four DraftKings points per game, the Ducks captain has 22 points in 23 games. Coming off a three-point night in Washington, Getzlaf is on fire and should be able to find success against Chicago. The Blackhawks are a measly 3-6-1 in their last 10. They are now one of three teams who has allowed 100 goals against this season and will be in a tough spot this evening against a red-hot Ducks team. Load up on the Ducks with confidence.

Wing

Sebastian Aho (CAR): $6,700 @ SJ
On the left side of Jordan Staal, Sebastian Aho will look to build on his impressive 2018-19 campaign. Aho is averaging a point per game this season to go along with 70 shots on goal. The top line is heavily leaned on for the offense and they usually do not disappoint. Carolina is a possession team who generate plenty of shots. This should be a fun game to watch late at night.

Teuvo Teravainen (CAR): $5,200 @ SJ
The third forward on the top line for the Hurricanes is Teuvo Teravainen. He will correlate with his linemates on the power-play and is a great addition to a stack in tournaments. Teuvo is certainly more of the playmaker on this line, however, he has shown the potential to shoot the puck.

Rickard Rakell (ANH): $6,400 vs. CHI
Now with two goals and seven assists in his last five games, Rakell and the Anaheim Ducks are rolling. They are on a four-game winning streak and will have the pleasure of hosting Chicago. Rackell will log time on the top power-play unit and be looked to for offense tonight.

Defense

Brandon Montour (ANH): $4,300 vs. CHI
Averaging close to 25 minutes of ice-time per game now, Brandon Montour has turned into a top pairing defenseman who also quarterbacks the top power-play unit. Cam Fowler is out with an injury and Montour has been the largest beneficiary. In a game which will be up in pace, Montour should have plenty of opportunities to produce offense.

Vince Dunn (STL): $4,000 vs. EDM
Although the Edmonton Oilers have been a disappointment, they are not necessarily a team to target in DFS for stacking purposes. Under Ken Hitchcock, the Oilers are much more defensive and allow fewer chances against. That being said, the one weakness is the penalty kill. Vince Dunn will be the one defenseman on the top power-play unit and at just $4,000 should easily pay off his price.

Goalie

John Gibson (ANH): $8,400 vs. CHI
The Ducks are -160 favorites tonight at home against a struggling Chicago team. John Gibson has continually kept his team in a position to win games. Gibson could arguably be the leading candidate for the Hart Trophy given his 2018-19 performance. Although the Blackhawks could score tonight, Gibson and the Ducks should win this game.

Jeremy Maw is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Jeremy, check out his archive or follow him @j_maw.

What's your take? Leave a comment

1Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Davante Adams (GB)WR
8David Johnson (ARI)RB
9Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
10James Conner (PIT)RB
 View All Rankings 
11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
13Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
14Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
15Travis Kelce (KC)TE
16Michael Thomas (NO)WR
17Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
18JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
19Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
20Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
21George Kittle (SF)TE
22Mike Evans (TB)WR
23T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
24A.J. Green (CIN)WR
25Marlon Mack (IND)RB
26Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
27Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
28Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
29Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
30Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
5J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
6Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
7Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
8Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
9Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
10Trevor Story (COL)SS
 View All Rankings 
11Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
14Trea Turner (WSH)SS
15Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
16Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
17Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
18Chris Sale (BOS)SP
19Blake Snell (TB)SP
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
23Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
24Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
25Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
26Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
27Adalberto Mondesi (KC)2B,SS
28Rhys Hoskins (PHI)1B,LF
29Trevor Bauer (CLE)SP
30George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
1Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
 View All Rankings 
11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
Build winning DFS lineups

Use the FantasyPros Lineup Optimizer to build winning lineups based on expert projections.