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NHL Plays: December 15

by Ryan Dadoun

DRAFT is back for another season of quick and exciting daily fantasy action. Their DFS platform offers poolies with a chance to participate in a format that most of us have grown very accustomed to over the years. You can compete in a live snake draft in which the participants take a player with each pick. Unlike other DFS games, this gives you the opportunity to use your knowledge to craft a team that no one else will have because the players you select cannot be chosen by your competition.


The draft is quick as you are allotted just 30 seconds per pick and you take five players. Your team is comprised of three forwards, a defenseman and a goalie.


Your strategy can be dictated by the positions being selected ahead of you. For instance, if you are going last and everyone else has a goaltender then you can wait until your last pick to make that selection. Of course, selecting players going up against weaker competition or players who are riding hot streaks are always popular strategies as well.


Remember, there are new pools available to play in but the players in my rankings will fall off the table as soon as the puck drops in their respective game.


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Forward Rankings:


Alex Ovechkin

Nathan MacKinnon

Mikko Rantanen

Jack Eichel

Jonathan Huberdeau

Sidney Crosby

Gabriel Landeskog

Mike Hoffman

Tyler Seguin

Dylan Larkin

Auston Matthews

Ryan Getzlaf

Aleksander Barkov


Ovechkin has 28 goals in 31 games, icluding his back-to-back hat tricks.  This will be his second game in as many days though, so fatigue might be an issue.  He'll be up against the Sabres, which have another top-tier forward in Eichel.  He's pretty hot too with five goals and 11 points in his last seven games.

Defenseman Rankings:


Mark Giordano

Jeff Petry

Rasmus Ristolainen

Roman Josi

Shea Weber

Thomas Chabot

Keith Yandle

Seth Jones


Giordano has a goal and eight points in his last three games.  Meanwhile, Petry is on a four-game point streak.


Goalie Rankings:


Pekka Rinne

Sergei Bobrovsky

Semyon Varlamov

Carey Price

Jimmy Howard


You don't often go wrong by taking Rinne.  While he did surrender three goals in his last start, he still has a 14-5-1 record, 1.96 GAA, and .929 save percentage in 22 games this season.


Now, let’s also look at some players to consider for FanDuel and DraftKings.


Keep in mind that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL).


Sean Couturier (PHI) – C - $6,400 FanDuel, $5,800 DraftKings

Elias Pettersson (VAN) – C - $6,200 FanDuel, $5,700 DraftKings

Nico Hischier (NJD) – C - $5,200 FanDuel, $4,900 DraftKings

Sam Reinhart (BUF) – W - $5,700 FanDuel, $5,600 DraftKings

Ryan Dzingel (OTT) – W - $5,500 FanDuel, $4,300 DraftKings

Tom Wilson (WAS) – W - $5,300 FanDuel, $6,700 DraftKings

Zach Hyman (TOR) – W - $4,600 FanDuel, $4,500 DraftKings

Seth Jones (CBJ) – D - $5,700 FanDuel, $6,400 DraftKings

Jeff Petry (MON) – D - $4,600 FanDuel, $4,800 DraftKings

Pekka Rinne (NAS) – G - $9,000 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings


Between the suspension and injury, Wilson hasn’t been able to play much this season, but he’s been excellent when he has been on the ice.  He’s up to nine goals and 15 points in 12 games.

Ryan Dadoun
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