NHL DFS Picks – 12/9/16

After a pretty big Thursday slate, Friday night will bring us a smaller, but playable six game slate. The slate isn’t all that enticing, but we should still be able to find our way around to find some picks to help round out your cash game and tournament lineups.

Prices listed are FD/DK.


Evgeny Kuznestov (6300/5700) – The Capitals draw a great matchup, albeit on the road, against the Buffalo Sabres. I like the upside for Kuznestov here, and he carries a pretty cheap price tag as well. I would imagine that the Caps will be able to score some goals, and I think Kuz is a good bet to get involved with the action.

Adam Henrique (4600/4800) – Henrique is more of a tournament play than cash, and possibly even a low end one at that. I think the Devils should find their way to score some goals against the Blues, and the top line that features Henrique could certainly be involved. He is very cheap and I think he could at least find a helper here.


Nino Niederreither (4300/4700) – The Wild aren’t really touting any hot players, but this is still a really good matchup for them against the Oilers on a back to back. The price is very affordable for him, and he will certainly let you fit the studs into your lineups. He can put up some points, but isn’t safe enough for me for cash games.

Robby Fabbri (5100/4600) – Fabbri lit of the lamp on Thursday night, and I am looking to go back to the well tonight against the Devils. The price is right and the upside is there and I think he could make it happen again tonight. The matchup is good and I think this game could be full of fantasy goodness.

Alex Ovechkin (8700/8600) – Ovechkin hasn’t been his old self lately, but I think that he will be able to break out here against the Sabres. The price isn’t necessarily at a discount or anything, but I think with all the value that is out there you can fit him in. The big question is whether or not you will end up regretting it or not. I don’t think you will.

Corey Perry (6900/6700) – Perry has himself a nice three game point streaking going, and I think he can keep it going tonight as the Sharks roll into town. His price is depressed, at least somewhat, as a result of slower play prior to this, but at this price I want to have exposure to him as much as I possibly can tonight.

Defensemen –

John Carlson (5700/5700) – It definitely looks like the Capitals are the team to target, and I would expect them to carry high ownership on such a short slate. Carlson is the top defensive option on the team, and the Sabres really have a tough time dealing with them. The price is fair tonight and I like the idea of using him in both formats.

Brent Burns (8200/8500) – The Ducks have been pretty bad as of late, especially against defensemen, and Burns is the best in the game. He’s very, very, very expensive, and a lot of people may not want to leverage other positions to play him, but he’s so far ahead of everyone else at the position that he could very well end up being worth it.

Goalies –

Minnesota Goalie – Even though the offense has been inconsistent this year, Devan Deubnyk has not been. He’s expensive, but he’s got both a safe floor and a safe ceiling in this matchup, so he’s going to be the guy I go to.