Fantasy Hockey Cheat: Best DraftKings NHL DFS Picks, Values, Line-Up Strategy for December 14


It’s a loaded list of 13 NHL games on Tuesday with the Panthers, Penguins, Jets, Lightning and Avalanche all major favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. There are also a few marquee matches. the Hurricanes-wild, the Golden Knights-Bruins and Maple Leafs-Oilers fights all feature Stanley Cup prospects. Here’s a look at the fantastic scenery ahead of the NHL action Tuesday on DraftKings.

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Top Line Stacks

Jets vs. Sabers

Andrew Copp ($ 4,400) – Mark Scheifele ($ 6,600) – Kyle Connor ($ 7,400)

With Buffalo allowing 82 goals in their current 3-14-3 streak, the new Winnipeg trio are well positioned to have a solid performance. Copp assists with the hat-trick, and Scheifele and Connor have combined 5.9 goals every 60 minutes this season. It’s also worth noting that all three are expected to skate on the # 1 power play unit, and the Sabers are ranked 22nd in penalty shootout percentage.

Avalanche vs. Rangers

Andre Burakovsky ($ 4,000) – Nathan MacKinnon ($ 9,500) – Mikko Rantanen ($ 8,600)

The trio scored for all three goals in Sunday’s victory and generated 17 shooting attempts, and the Avalanche also scored seven times in last Wednesday’s meeting in New York. Burakovsky’s paycheck helps dampen big hits from MacKinnon and Rantanen, and with so much star power in the pool of players, Colorado’s No.1 line could go a bit under the radar.

Superstar to build

Auston Matthews, TOR at EDM ($ 9,300) – With 11 goals scored, five assists, 43 shots and 18 high-risk individual scoring opportunities during his active nine-game scoring streak, Matthews drew the Oilers in shock. Edmonton has lost five straight games with 16 goals and 58 high-risk scoring chances granted.

Value in case of violation

Danton Heinen, PIT vs. MON ($ 2,700) – With Montreal allowing 3.52 goals per game and ranking 30th in penalty percentage, Heinen is positioned for success as a low-wage driver. He skates on the second line and second on the power play and has two goals, two assists, seven shots and has been on the ice for nine high-risk scoring opportunities in the last three games.

Taylor Raddysh, VG v LA ($ 2,500) – Scheduled to skate on the # 1 line with Steven Stamkos ($ 7,100) and Ondrej Palat ($ 4,100), Raddysh receives a noticeable increase in value with the promotion of the lineup. The trio have combined four goals, five assists and six high-risk individual scoring opportunities in the last two games, after all.


Andrei Vasilevskiy, VG v LA ($ 8,200) – The Russian has won six of his last seven starts with a .944 save percentage and 1.73 average, so he’s in high-end form for the favorable home game against Los Angeles. The Kings have scored the eighth fewest goals per game in the league – and just 23 times in 10 road games.

Thatcher Demko, VAN v CLS ($ 8,000) – Not only has Demko claimed four straight wins, he’s also posting an impressive .940 save percentage and 1.90 GPA in his last 11 appearances. The Canucks are heading in the right direction, and Columbus is in a 2-5-1 funk with a probably unbearable 10.1% shooting percentage.

Value on defense

Noah Dobson, NYI at DET ($ 4,300) – It’s been a solid recent streak for Dobson. He’s amassed four points, 17 shots and 12 blocks in the last six games and plans to continue being the No. 1 unit’s quarterback on the power play against Detroit. To sweeten the deal, the Red Wings called a 25th-place penalty on Tuesday.

Mikhail Sergachev, VG v LA ($ 3,700) – Call it a hunch that Sergachev is breaking out of his current disappointing stretch. He’s been on the ice for 25 high-risk scoring opportunities in the last seven games, but only found the scoresheet in one outing, so a statistical correction should come as no surprise. Additionally, Los Angeles ranks 28th in penalty-kill percentage.

Power-play defender

Kris Letang, PIT vs. MON ($ 7,100) – With a positive game against the Canadiens, Letang is a solid target at the top of the salary list. There is likely a positive regression to come with the male advantage for Letang as well. He recorded 4.96 points per 60 minutes on the power play over the previous three seasons, which is significantly higher than the 3.56 mark he has posted this season.

Quinn Hughes, VAN vs. CLS ($ 4,800) – That’s a reasonable salary to target Hughes. He ranks seventh in points per 60 minutes among all regular defensemen over the past three seasons, including ninth at 1.92 this season. There’s nothing scary about a game against Columbus either. The Blue Jackets have allowed 3.27 goals per game and are posting an 80.9% penalty percentage for 17th.

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