Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet: Top Lines, Values, Goalies for November 29

There are eight games on the NHL slate tonight, featuring the red-hot Buffalo Sabres heading into Tampa Bay looking to continue their 10-game winning streak. The Golden Knights seem to be rounding into form, and they square off against the rebuilding Canucks. Here are some value plays, top line stacks and stud goalies you should build your fantasy hockey lineup around.

Top Line Stacks


Sabres at Lightning


Jeff Skinner ($7,000) – Jack Eichel ($6,900) – Sam Reinhart ($4,800)

The Sabres have won 10 straight games, and their No. 1 line has been a dynamic, point-producing machine. Skinner is on a four-game goal streak with five goals in those contests. He’s averaging 4.8 FPPG. Eichel has produced six points in the past five games and 4.7 fantasy points per game. Reinhart is a cheap add and has 17 points in 24 games.

Predators vs. Coyotes


Filip Forsberg ($7,300) – Ryan Johansen ($5,900) – Kevin Fiala ($5,000)

The Predators’ top line will get a chance to feast on Arizona goalie Adin Hill ($6,700), who is making his first NHL start. Forsberg is collecting 4.3 fantasy points per contest and has sniped 14 goals this year. Twelve of Johansen’s 21 points have come at home, and he has tallied 3.0 FPPG. Fiala has recorded two assists and a goal in his past two games and produced at least 4.0 fantasy points in those contests.




Superstar to Build Around


Connor McDavid, EDM vs LA, $8,100 — McDavid was held pointless in the previous game and that’s been a rarity this season. The Oilers will face Jonathan Quick ($7,200), who will be playing his first game since a knee injury. McDavid’s tallied six points in the past five games and has produced 12 points (6G, 6A) on the power play. He’s collected 33 points already and is averaging 5.1 fantasy points per game.


Value on Offense


Josh Bailey, NYI vs. BOS, $4,600 — The Islanders’ right winger is on the top line and has potted seven goals this year. He’s tallied two points in the past two games and is producing 3.2 FPPG. Bailey has recorded two goals and six assists on the power play and has fired five shots on net in the past three contests.

Josh Anderson, CBJ vs. MIN, $5,000 — Anderson has potted three goals in as many games and is averaging 3.3 fantasy points per contest. Six of Anderson’s 11 goals have come at home and has a power play and a shot-handed goal this season. He had a goal, assist and four shots on net in their most recent game.




Stud Goalies


Pekka Rinne, NSH vs. ARI, $8,500 — The Predators’ netminder will get a chance to get a win against a shorthanded Coyotes team. Rinne has produced 10 wins, a 1.77 GAA and a .938% save percentage. He’s recorded 18 career wins against Arizona and has shut the Coyotes out six times. Rinne hasn’t allowed more than three goals in his past 10 starts.

Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK at VAN, $8,100 — Fleury has caught fire recently and has won his past five starts, which includes two shutouts. He’s stopped at least 21 pucks in each of the past four games and is averaging 4.6 FPPG this season. Fleury has recorded 13 wins, a 2.36 GAA and a .911% save percentage. He has eight career wins against Vancouver.


Value on Defense


Erik Gustafsson, CHI at WPG, $4,100 — The Blackhawks’ defenseman has potted three goals in four games. He is recording 2.7 FPPG, and five of his 10 points have come away from United Center. Gustafsson has tallied nine shots in the past four games while averaging just over 21 minutes of ice time per contest.

Jared Spurgeon, MIN at CBJ, $4,900 — Spurgeon collected three assists in his last game and has 11 total this year. He’s produced at least 3.0 fantasy points in the previous three contests. Two of Spurgeon’s three goals have come on the road this season. He’s recorded 11 shots on net in the past four games.

Shea Theodore, VGK at VAN, $5,400 — Theodore had a massive night in their last matchup against the Blackhawks. He sniped two goals and dished out one assist. Theodore has produced 3.2 FPPG and has three points (1G, 2A) on the power play this season. Three of his four goals have come on the road.


Power-Play Defensemen


Torey Krug, BOS vs. NYI, $6,100 — The Bruins have a great power play, and Krug has been a great quarterback for their No. 1 unit. Six of his 10 assists have come with the man advantage, and he tallied one in their last game. Krug has produced nine shots on net in the last three games. He hasn’t potted a goal yet, so this matchup against the Islanders could be perfect timing.

Victor Hedman, TB vs. BUF, $5,800 — Hedman is a dynamic d-man who isn’t afraid to jump up in the rush and produce points. The Swede has recorded one goal and three assists on the power play this season. He plays 22 minutes a game and is on the top power play unit. Look for Hedman and friends to spoil the Sabres’ 10-game winning streak.




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