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Analysis and selection of NHL DFS for December 14, 21
Unfortunately, puck bounce is being kept to a minimum with recent COVID-19 matches taking place across the league. Both Ottawa and St. Louis were all affected by it plus trauma and now Calgary. Ensure that you are continuously monitored to minimize possible last minute COVID injuries/results. Fourteen games start at 7pm EST and there are some highlights for positive combinations.
We had no one in the second half due to the postponement of Calgary’s game. The Senators strike with the league’s worst goal against (3.7) when hosting the Panthers while the Avalanche will look to weaponize their league’s best offense (4.3) when they host the Rangers of New York.
NHL DFS Goalies
Sergei Bobrovsky- DK $7.2 thousand || FD $8K CZK
Opponent – Senator of Ottawa
However, Bob has not been a star player since late in the game, in his last three appearances he has faced Avalanche and the Blues, who he has conceded just three goals per game. Now he gets to play at home again against the struggling Senators, the ninth-worst team in the league when it comes to scoring. At a very questionable $7.2k, it’s hard to give up a decent favorite.
Other things to consider (Cash/GPP): Jarry (DK $8.5K || FD $8.4K), Vasilevskiy (DK $8.2K || FD $8.6K), Demko (DK $8K || FD $7.4k), Hart (DK) $7.8k || FD $7.9K), Talbot (DK $7.8k || FD $7.3k)
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Matthew Barzal-DK $5.9 thousand || FD $ 6.1 thousand
Rivals – Detroit Red Wings
The Islanders’ frontline mainstay has gone undetected for a couple of games now after he’s been on a hiatus for a season so far. In his last five appearances, he’s 0-8-8 with nine shots. Since Anders Lee returned to his side, Barzal has looked a lot different. It’s not the highest salary for him, but it could have been worse!
Jordan Staal- DK $2.8K || FD $ 3.7 thousand
Rivals – Minnesota Wild
Welcome back to another Staal issue. Leading central character Sebastian Aho is coming out in the near future and that has propelled Staal to the top. With a minimum wage and two speedy wingers by his side, it’s hard for him not to hit the spot in value.
Others to consider (Cash/GPP): MacKinnon (DK $9.5K || FD 10K), Crosby (DK $7.5K || FD $7.2K), Hartman (DK $6.3K || FD $6.4K), Dubois (DK $6K) || FD $6.5K), Giroux (DK 4.8 thousand USD || 5.9 thousand USD), Lundell (3.8 thousand USD || 5 thousand USD), Karlsson ( 3.7 thousand USD || FD 4.7 thousand USD)
NHL DFS Wings
Andre Burakovsky- DK $4K || FD $ 5.5K CZK
Rivals – New York Rangers
Guess ?! Burakovsky’s salary increased by only $200! That’s all after he posted a hattrick on a previous game! Hopefully people read the article then and hopefully, you read it now. This is the craziest and there’s no reason not to lock him up in your squad. Since Landeskog was injured – two games ago -, Burakovsky has a 5-0-5 line and 10 shots.
Kasperi Kapanen- DK $3.4K || FD $4K CZK
Rivals – Montreal Canadianiens
With numerous injuries going through the league right now, the Penguins are once again under attack and this will be Kapanen’s third appearance alongside Sidney Crosby since Jake Guentzel’s departure. Many Penguins fans were also curious as to what this combination could do, and now we witness it together along with a cheap salary and a plus match.
Others to consider (Cash/GPP): Marchand (DK$7.6k || FD$8.9K), Connor (DK$7.4k || FD$9K), Rodriguez (DK$5.6k || FD$5.7k), Bratt (DK 5.4k || FD $6.2k), Lee (DK $4.9K || FD $5.1K), Zuccarello (DK $4.8K || FD $6.3k) , Atkinson (DK$3.8k || FD$5.4k)
NHL DFS Defensive
Jared Spurgeon- DK$4.1K || FD $ 4.8 thousand
Opponent – Hurricane Carolina
The Canes went down with multiple injuries on both the blue line and were also in the top six with Sebastian Aho and Seth Jarvis being the most recent casualties. In the steps of the Wild and their impressive power play. Now that Spurgeon is back and healthy, he is leading the top pairing for Wild and also assisting in their top power play. With a sub-$5K price tag and a very promising ceiling, this isn’t too bad of a jump.
Keith Yandle- DK $3.2K || FD $ 4.4 thousand
Opponent – New Jersey Devil
With a huge number of paid players in both center and wing, we may have to double down on the defence. We welcome you Keith Yandle 2.0. It took a game or two for Yeo to influence the Flyers’ play and mentality, but things are starting to look… somewhat. Their power game is definitely one of them, and Yandle happens to play quarterback for the first unit. With a steady salary coupled with a good record against a struggling Devils team, this will be a great match.
Others to consider (Cash/GPP): Nurse (DK$6.9K || FD$6.4K), Pietrangelo (DK$6.8K || FD$7.1K), Burns (6.3K DK$ || FD $5.5K), Trouba (DK$5.2K || FD$5.6K), Morrissey (DK$3.8k || FD$4K), Beans (DK$3.2k || FD$4.3k)
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