Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: Top Lines, Values, Goalies for December 3

There’s only three games on the NHL Slate but there are some intriguing matchups. Tyler Seguin and Connor McDavid square up in Dallas, while the surprising Sabres battle the Predators in Smashville. Here are some value picks, line stacks and stud goalies you should consider for your Monday fantasy hockey lineups.


Top Line Stacks

Lightning at Devils

Tyler Johnson ($5,400) – Brayden Point ($6,900) – Nikita Kucherov ($7,600)
The Lightning’s second line is explosive and dynamic. Kucherov’s collected 38 points (11G, 27A) and is averaging 4.7 FPPG. The right winger is on a seven-game point steak and has four goals in those contests. Point has potted five goals in as many games and is producing 4.8 fantasy points per game. Johnson has sniped 10 goals this season and has recorded five power-play points on the road this year. All three see time on the PP for the Tampa Bay.

Stars vs. Oilers

Jamie Benn ($6,700) – Tyler Seguin ($7,200) – Alexander Radulov ($7,100)
The Oilers shut out the Stars in their last matchup so Dallas’ No. 1 line will be looking for revenge. Seguin has tallied three points in the last two games and is producing 4.6 FPPG. Benn is the ideal power forward and has collected four points (2G, 2A) and is the past two games. He’s recording 3.9 FPPG and sniped 11 goals this year. Radulov brings some flash to this group and is producing 5.1 fantasy points per contest.


Superstar to Build Around

Taylor Hall, NJ vs. TB ($8,100) – The reigning MVP is on a three-game points streak and has four points in those contests. He’s averaging 4.7 fantasy points per game and has sniped eight goals so far. Nineteen of his 27 points have come at home and he has dished out 10 assists on the power play this season. Hall has fired 16 shots on net in the last four games.


Value on Offense

Nico Hischier, NJ vs. TB ($4,500) – The 2017 No. 1 pick is a great value add right now and has tallied three points in the last two games. He has collected two goals and three assists on the power play. Four of Hischier’s five goals have come on the road and is always a threat playing with Hall.

Eeli Tolvanen, NSH vs. BUF ($4,400) – Tolvanen made quite the impact in his season debut with the Predators. Filling in for injured LW Filip Forsberg (hand), Tolvanen tallied his first NHL goal and assist against the Blackhawks on Saturday. The assist came on the power play, so the Predators have trust in the Finnish forward to produce points. Tolvanen is a cheap add right now so might as well grab him at good value.


Stud Goalies

Pekka Rinne, NSH vs. BUF ($8,300) – The Predators netminder is fresh off a win against the Blackhawks and is producing great numbers for Nashville. He has a 1.86 GAA, .934 save percentage and 5.3 DKFP average so far this season. Rinne’s collected four career wins against the Sabres and shut them out in three of those contests.

Anton Khudobin, DAL vs. EDM ($7,300) – Khudobin may not be the sexy pick for tonight’s slate of games but the Stars are going up against a team who scores 2.6 goals per game, which is good for 26th in the league. Khudobin stopped 30 pucks in his last matchup against the Oilers and is producing 4.0 fantasy points per game.


Value on Defense

Mattias Ekholm, NSH vs. BUF ($4,700) – The Predators defenseman has been an assist machine this year. He’s recorded 13 this season, four of them with the man-advantage. He’s produced 2.8 FPPG and sniped three goals this season. Ekholm fired four shots on net in the last 3 three games and does see time on the power play with P.K. Subban still sidelined.

Mikhail Sergachev, TB at NJ ($4,000) – Sergachev has dished out two assists in the past two games and has nine on the season. He hasn’t potted a goal this year, but he seven shots on net in the last four contests. The Russian defenseman has recorded four assists on the power play and is averaging just over 17:00 minutes of ice time.

Rasmus Dahlin, BUF at NSH ($3,900) – The youth movement in Buffalo has taken over and Dahlin has been a major reason for their hot start to the season. He’s tallied 14 points in 27 games this year. The Swedish defenseman is producing 2.3 FPPG and has dished out five assists on the power play this year. His two goals have come on the road this season.


Power-Play Defensemen

Victor Hedman, TB at NJ ($5,900) – Hedman is a dynamic defenseman who isn’t afraid to jump up in the rush and produce points. The Swede has recorded one goal and five assists on the power play this season. He plays 22 minutes per game and is on the top power-play unit. Hedman has dished out four assists in as many games.

Oscar Klefbom, EDM at DAL ($5,600) – Klefbom has a shot that many goals would fear if they saw him wind up from the point. He has collected one goal and five assists with the man-advantage. Klefbom is on a four-game point streak and has tallied six points in those games. He has tallied two power-play assists on the road.


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