Cheap Players for Daily Fantasy Hockey: December 10, 2016

Chris Wassel


Get the red-hot David Pastrnak into your daily fantasy hockey lineup.


Top Budget Plays




Phillip Danault $3300 – The center is never going to generate a ton of shots and chances but is taking advantage of his increased ice time. With the injuries to Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais, someone has to get top six minutes and that was Danault. Will he keep playing over 15 minutes? That is the question but all signs point to yes. He may not be a value play for long.




Phillip Di Giuseppe $3400 – There is just a theme here that the risks must get higher. Di Giuseppe meets the criteria simply because his season really did not get going until about three games ago. His points per game has been above value over the last six contests and has a goal and assist in the last three contests. Carolina could fare well against a San Jose team that has a shaky penalty kill and defensive lapses.




Scott Mayfield $2900 – Early on, taking risks in moderation is paramount in DFS hockey. This is insane but Mayfield has three points in three games on the season while slightly exceeding value. The drawback is the defenseman only plays 13-15 minutes a night. Limited minutes typically means very little if any special teams time. However, he has shown a knack for hitting the net and getting lucky. Mayfield could save a lot of money in an effort to spend up.




Semyon Varlamov $7000 – This is an extremely dangerous GPP play because of how great Montreal is at home. Just consider they nearly put 50 shots on New Jersey and Colorado is banged up defensively. The expectation is that Varlamov or Calvin Pickard ($6900) will be so low owned that they are worth a try somewhere. Saturday only has eight evening games and that will mean some interesting risks are quite likely.      




Since we saved some money on the budget plays let’s look at the few of the pricey options that are worth paying up for today.


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