NHL DFS: The Point Shot - 12/31

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Key Three Skaters

Aleksander Barkov (FLA)

Barkov has points in five of his last six games with four goals and five assists over that span. The Red Wings have allowed the second-most fantasy points to centers over the last four weeks including 17 goals and 33 assists allowed over that stretch. Barkov has good history against Detroit with two goals and five assists in his last five games against them and I would expect a productive night from him tonight.

Sebastian Aho (CAR)

Aho, a streaky player, has been rolling of late with three goals and two assists in his last three games. The Flyers have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to the center spot over the last month. Aho has handled the Flyers in previous meetings with 12 points (six goals, six assists) in his last nine games against them.

Artemi Panarin (CBJ)

The Senators have allowed the most fantasy points to left-wingers over the last four weeks, including 10 goals, 20 assists, and 98 shots over the 12-game stretch. In his last four games, Panarin has three goals and four assists while coming in $1,300 less on DK than linemate Cam Atkinson.

Favorite Line Stacks

Blue Jackets First Line

Panarin - Dubois - Atkinson

The first line for the Jackets has proven to be very productive all season long both at even strength and skating together on the power play for the majority of the campaign. Along with Panarin (mentioned above), Atkinson is having a great year and is in a great spot against the Sens, a team who he has five goals in his last six games against. Dubois is significantly underpriced considered what I would expect this line to produce tonight.

Jets First Line

Ehlers - Scheifele - Wheeler

In two games this season against Edmonton, the Jets have totaled nine goals and most of that damage has been done by Schiefele, Ehlers, and Wheeler. In those two games, Scheifele has two goals and two assists. Wheeler has added two assists and Ehlers a goal and assist. The Oilers have lost five straight games and allowed 25 goals over that span. Look for some explosive offense from Winnipeg's first line tonight.

Sabres First Line

Skinner - Eichel - Reinhart

One of the better lines in the league over the past couple of months, and truly the only real threat for the Sabres on offense. Against the Islanders at home, the Sabres have averaged three goals per game in these two teams' last three matchups, but none of those games have come this season. The Sabres, and mainly this line, have made major improvements this season and with Eichel, Skinner, and Reinhart together at even strength and on the power play, there is some upside to be had here.

Panthers First Line

Huberdeau - Barkov - Dadonov

The Red Wings have allowed the fifth-most or higher fantasy points to the center, left-wing, and right-wing positions over the last four weeks. The Panthers scored just one goal in their last game but lit the lamp 11 times in their previous three. This Florida line should be able to exploit Detroit's defensive issues at both even strength and with the man advantage.

Value Line Stacks

Flames Second Line

Tkachuk - Backlund - Neal

Sharks Third Line

Kane - Hertl - Labanc

Hurricanes First Line

McGinn - Aho - Teravainen

Blue Jackets Second Line

Foligno - Wennberg - Duclair

Top Positional Plays

Skaters not mentioned in "key three", "favorite line stacks", or "value line stacks" sections.

Center

Connor Mcdavid (EDM)

Brayden Point (TB)

Tyler Seguin (DAL)

Nathan MacKinnon (COL)

Sean Monahan (CGY)

Mathew Barzal (NYI)

Anze Kopitar (LA)

Wing

Patrik Laine (WPG)

Mikko Rantanen (COL)

Nikita Kucherov (TB)

Alex Radulov (DAL)

Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)

Mike Hoffman (FLA)

Patric Hornqvist (PIT)

Vlad Tarasenko (STL)

Defense

Seth Jones (CBJ)

John Klingberg (DAL)

Brent Burns (SJ)

Rasmus Ristolainen (BUF)

Keith Yandle (FLA)

Drew Doughty (LA)

Alex Pietrangelo (STL)

Value

Jaccob Slavin (CAR)

Zach Werenski (CBJ)

Esa Lindell (DAL)

Aaron Ekblad (FLA)

Erik Johnson (COL)

Brandon Montour (ANA)

Dennis Cholowski (DET)

Top Goalies

Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ)

Carter Hutton (BUF)

Roberto Luongo (FLA)

Semyon Varlamov (COL)

Jake Allen (STL)

GOOD LUCK!!