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Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings Value Picks, December 1st

The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests.

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Sven Andrigetto—Montreal Canadiens–$2700

The last time I recommended Sven as a value play he scored a goal. I’ll go back to well here and use him in a favorable matchup against the Blue Jackets. The 22-year-old only has two goals in four games, but he’s played well since coming up from the minors and is playing next to the hottest Montreal forward right now—Alex Galchenyuk. At $2700, the risk is minimal and the reward is through the roof. Even if he doesn’t produce a point, his salary relief will allow you to pay up for some of the big dogs in action, but I expect Andrigetto to find his way onto the score sheet by the end of the night.

Mike Ribeiro—Nashville Predators–$3400

It hasn’t been a great first quarter for the veteran forward, but Ribeiro remains one of, if not the, best playmakers on the team. At 35-years-old, Ribeiro is no longer the dynamic player he once was, but his playmaking skills are still there and he’s getting a chance to showcase them every night on the top line. Of his 12 points this season, nine of them have come at home. His matchup against Arizona is above average, as the Coyotes are ranked 26th in CF% on the road. If you need a cheap option down the middle, Riberio has both the upside and value you’re looking for.

Lee Stempniak—New Jersey Devils–$3700

Anytime the Colorado Avalanche are in action, it’s almost an obligation to start players from the opposing team. Despite the Devils averaging just 1.52 G/60 at home, they still have a nice matchup against a Colorado team that is ranked dead last in CF% on the road (43.5%). Stempniak has 18 points (5G, 13A) in 23 games this season and is averaging over 19 minutes of ice time per game. He’s also had a lot of success putting up points at home—totaling 11 points (3G, 8A) in 12 home games. On a night with so many superstars in action, you’ll need some value plays to fit them all in and Stempniak is one of the better options to consider.

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