Daily Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings: December 15th

Updated: December 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm by Brock Seguin


Wow. I sure got burned with Jimmy Howard on Tuesday and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. The Coyotes burned me once, so why not go back to the well. They’re in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs tonight, which is why Frederik Andersen tops tonight’s list.

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For those of you who have used this site for years, you have almost certainly seen my Daily Goalie rankings before. For those of you who are new, here is a little blow-by-blow.

On evenings where there are eight-plus games on the NHL schedule, I rank every goalie from 1-to-x (x=number of goalies playing that night) to help you decide which goalies to start that night. I take into account all standard Fantasy Hockey goalie statistics such as Wins, GAA and SV%. This is a fantastic tool for both year-long and daily fantasy players.

For year-long players, I am constantly faced with the questions: Pick two between Goalie X, Y or Z. Or something along those lines. Instead of answer each question individually, I have made it simple for anyone who has goalie questions to see who I would start. So, if Goalie X is ranked fourth, Goalie Y is ranked 2nd and Goalie Z is ranked 9th. Then you would start Goalies X and Y that night. Simple enough right! Good. Moving along.

For Daily players, I have listed the prices of each of tonight’s starting goalies from both DraftKings and FanDuel. If you’ve built your roster and you have $8,200 left, then pick my top goalie under $8,200. Or if you start building your roster with the best goalie that night, pick my top goalie or upper-tier goalie with the best value.

  • Confirmed
  • Likely
  1. Frederik Andersen – vs. ARI – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$8,800)
  2. Jake Allen – vs. NJD – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$8,800)
  3. Scott Darling – @ NYI – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$9,000)
  4. Jimmy Howard – vs. LAK – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$8,200)
  5. Henrik Lundqvist – @ DAL – (DK-$8,000 / FD-$9,200)
  6. Devan Dubnyk – @ NSH – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$9,300)
  7. Roberto Luongo – @ WPG – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$8,800)
  8. Thomas Greiss – vs. CHI – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$7,900)
  9. Connor Hellebuyck – vs. FLA – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$8,100)
  10. Jonathan Bernier – @ BOS – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$7,900)
  11. Jeff Zatkoff – @ DET – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$7,500)
  12. Cory Schneider – @ STL – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$8,700)
  13. Mike Smith – @ TOR – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$8,200)
  14. Antti Niemi – vs. NYR – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$7,900)


  • Boston Bruins: The Bruins did not have a morning skate because they’re on the tail-end of a back-to-back, but it seems as if Anton Khudobin will start against his former team, giving Tuukka Rask a night off after he faced 37 shots in a OT loss yesterday.
  • Nashville Predators: The Predators are usually difficult to get goalie information out of, but it should be Pekka Rinne

SaberSim Top 3


Antti Niemi, Connor Hellebuyck, Cory Schneider, Devan Dubnyk, Frederik Andersen, Henrik Lundqvist, Jake Allen, Jeff Zatkoff, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Bernier, Mike Smith, Roberto Luongo, Scott Darling, Thomas Greiss