NHL DFS: Point Shot - 12/21


Key Skaters

Auston Matthews (TOR)

  • In 13 career games against the Red Wings, AM34 has 10 goals and six assists.
  • The Red Wings are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to centers over the past four weeks.
  • Detroit allows the second-most goals per 60 at 5v5.
  • Matthews has four points in his last two games (two goals, two assists) and should continue producing in an extremely soft matchup.

Nathan MacKinnon (COL)

  • MacKinnon is just behind Matthews for me in just as good a matchup with the $800 price difference being the main factor. Chicago is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to centers over the past month.
  • MacKinnon has points in seven straight games and has owned Chicago of late recording three goals and five assists in his last three games against them.

Sean Couturier (PHI)

  • Over the past four weeks the Senators are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to centers.
  • Couturier, who's skated 20+ minutes in six of his last eight games, has also recorded points in six of his last eight contests.
  • In their last 10 meetings, the Flyers are averaging nearly four goals per game against Ottawa.

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

Second Line: Kapanen - Matthews - Nylander

  • Matthews and Nylander have been skating great together and Willie is now featured on the top power-play unit.
  • Kapanen is a great value play to fill out this line with when considering the steep salary attached to AM34.
  • Toronto should have their way with Detroit on home ice suggesting that the Tavares line is also in play. I still lean with the Matthews line here considering the success that he's had against Detroit and his propensity to shoot the puck.

Colorado Avalanche

First Line: Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen

  • Can't go wrong here stacking one of the best lines in the league on home ice against one of the softest defenses in the NHL.
  • While Colorado 1 is pricey, notably with MacKinnon and Rantanen, the upside is so great that they have to be considered, even at their high collective salary.
  • Chicago is at the bottom in most team-defensive categories including scoring chances per 60 at 5v5 and high-danger scoring chances per 60 at 5v5.

Others to consider:

Boston Bruins First Line: Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak

Philadelphia Flyers First Line: Giroux - Couturier - Konecny

Detroit Red Wings: Fabbri - Larkin - Bertuzzi

Top Positional Plays


Brayden Point (TB)

Sebastian Aho (CAR)

Elias Pettersson (VAN)

Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBJ)

Bryaden Schenn (STL)


Mitch Marner (TOR)

Jaden Schwartz (STL)

Brendan Gallagher (MTL)

Brock Boeser (VAN)

Evander Kane


Dougie Hamilton (CAR)

Oscar Klefbom (EDM)

Victor Hedman (TB)

Ivan Provorov (PHI)

Kris Letang (PIT)

Value Defense

Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI)

Duncan Keith (CHI)

Jake Muzzin (TOR)

Michael Kempny (WSH)

Tyler Myers (VAN)

Top Goalies

Phil Grubauer (COL)

Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ)

Jake Marsktrom (VAN)

Petr Mrazek (CAR)

Carey Price (MTL)