NHL DFS: Point Shot - 12/14

robgeriak

Key Skaters

Brendan Gallagher (MTL)

  • Gallagher continues to lead the league in shots per 60 and is second in scoring chances per 60 as well as high-danger scoring chances per 60 at 5v5.
  • At $6,700, Gallagher can be considered a value as he's simply one of the best goal-scorers in the league
  • The matchup here is great against the Red Wings who allow the tenth-most shots per 60 at 5v5 while allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to right-wingers.
  • Gally has points in each of his last five games with goals in four of those contests.

Brayden Schenn (STL)

  • Schenn and the Blues have a very nice home-matchup against the defensively-challenged Blackhawks.
  • Like most of the Blues, Schenn is significantly underpriced at $4,900 while centering the top line and skating on the top power-play unit.
  • Chicago allows the most fantasy points per game to centers, including nearly 13 shots on goal per contest to the position.
  • In two games against Chicago, this season Schenn has recorded 17 and 11.50 points respectively and while he may be extremely popular, the value here is simply too good to overlook in my opinion.

John Tavares (TOR)

  • J.T. has been hot since his return from injury recording 10 goals and eight assists in the 18 games he's been back.
  • Toronto looks to be turning a corner under Sheldon Creed while also getting healthy while Edmonton has been struggling of late losing four of five and allowing six goals in each of its last two games.
  • Over the past four weeks, Edmonton is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to centers

Favorite Line Stacks

*Note: Lines are subject to change depending on morning skate lines. Revert to the chat and/or look for updates here for any impact they may have.

Toronto Maple Leafs

First Line: Hyman - Tavares - Marner

  • This line has really been clicking of late, notably over their last four games as they've combined for eight goals and six assists.
  • J.T. and Marner correlate on the power-play while Hyman adds good value to this line at even strength.

Montreal Canadiens

First Line: Tatar - Danault - Gallagher

  • I love the value that this line brings with full correlation at even strength and on the power play against one of the softest defenses in the league.
  • Over the last four weeks, Detroit is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to centers, second-most the right-wingers, and most to left-wingers (this is over a 12-game stretch).
  • On the season the Wings are 3-11-2 on the road while allowing 4.25 goals per game in enemy territory; by far the most in the league.

St. Louis Blues

Center, Wing, Defense: Schenn - Schwartz - Pietrangelo

  • I spoke of Chicago's weak defense briefly above as they've allowed a lot of production to centers.
  • Schwartz has long been an overlooked player and one who has an expansive skillset; specifically his ability to handle the puck in deep and make plays at both even strength and on the power-play - and he's also cheap like Schenn at 5K.
  • Chicago has actually been decent against defensemen, however, Pietrangelo is not an ordinally d-man as he has points in four of his last five games, has at least three shots in seven of his last nine games, and has five points in his last four games against Chicago.
  • All three skaters here correlate on the top power-play unit which is good enough to be tied for seventh-best in the league.

Others to consider:

Boston Bruins First Line: Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak

Philadelphia Flyers First Line: Giroux - Couturier - Voracek

Washington Capitals Second Line: Vrana - Kuznetsov - Oshie

Top Positional Plays

Center

Patrice Bergeron (BOS)

Evgeni Malkin (PIT)

Ryan O'Reilly (STL)

Elias Pettersson (VAN)

Derek Stepan (ARI)

Wing

Steven Stamkos (TB)

Brock Boeser (VAN)

Mike Hoffman (FLA)

Phil Kessell (ARI)

David Perron (STL)

Defense

John Carlson (WSH)

Ivan Provorov (PHI)

Torey Krug (BOS)

Oscar Klefbom (EDM)

Drew Doughty (LA)

Value Defense

Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI)

Charlie McAvoy (BOS)

Justin Faulk (STL)

Darnell Nurse (EDM)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (ARI)

Top Goalies

Jordan Binnington (STL)

Darcy Kuemper (ARI)

Tuukka Rask (BOS)

Frederik Andersen (TOR)

GOOD LUCK!!

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