Daily Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings: December 15th

Updated: December 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm by Brock Seguin


There are 11 games across the NHL tonight with four teams playing on back-to-backs. The back-to-backs and injuries across the NHL mean there are a wide variety of different goalies starting in goal tonight—from No. 1’s, to backups, to recent AHL callups.

The Daily Goalie Rankings includes DraftKings salaries as well as my top ‘Good Value’ and ‘Bad Value‘ one-day Fantasy Hockey goalie starts.

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Rankings are based off of matchups, recent performance, injuries etc. and follow standard fantasy stats: Wins, GAA, SV%, SO.


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  1. Jaroslav Halak – vs. FLA ($7,300)
  2. Corey Crawford – vs. COL ($8,000)
  3. Kari Lehtonen – vs. CBJ ($7,000) – Likely
  4. Cory Schneider – @ BUF ($7,500)
  5. Henrik Lundqvist – vs. EDM ($8,100)
  6. Michal Neuvirth – vs. CAR ($7,100)
  7. Andrei Vasilevskiy – @ TOR ($7,600)
  8. Pekka Rinne – vs. CGY ($7,500) – Likely
  9. Connor Hellebuyck – vs. STL ($6,500)
  10. Martin Jones – @ MTL ($7,000)
  11. Jake Allen – @ WPG ($7,600)
  12. Anders Nilsson – @ NYR ($6,700)
  13. Semyon Varlamov – @ CHI ($7,100)
  14. Dustin Tokarski – vs. SJ ($6,800)
  15. Roberto Luongo – @ NYI ($7,700)
  16. Karri Ramo – @ NSH ($6,800)
  17. Darcy Kuemper – vs. VAN ($7,100)
  18. Jonathan Bernier – vs. TBL ($6,700)
  19. Ryan Miller – @ MIN ($7,400)
  20. Linus Ullmark – vs. NJD ($6,600)


Carolina Hurricanes – Eddie Lack / Cam Ward – Lack has won back-to-back games and head coach Bill Peters usually goes with the goalie coming off of a win, but there have been some reports, not from Carolina sources, suggesting it will be Ward. As of now, there is no concrete confirmation.

Columbus Blue Jackets – Curtis McElhinney / Joonas Korpisalo – The Blue Jackets are one of four teams on a back-to-back. Korpisalo played well in his NHL debut last night, but head coach John Tortorella will not announce a starting goalie until he meets with the media around 6:30 PM ET.

Good Value Starts Bad Value Starts
Jaroslav Halak – vs. FLA ($7,300) Roberto Luongo – @ NYI ($7,700)
Michal Neuvirth – vs. CAR ($7,100) Ryan Miller – @ MIN ($7,400)
Kari Lehtonen – vs. CBJ ($7,000) Darcy Kuemper – vs. VAN ($7,100)

Anders Nilsson, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Cam Ward, Connor Hellebuyck, Corey Crawford, Cory Schneider, Curtis McElhinney, Darcy Kuemper, Dustin Tokarski, Eddie Lack, Henrik Lundqvist, Jake Allen, Jaroslav Halak, Jonathan Bernier, Joonas Korpisalo, Kari Lehtonen, Karri Ramo, Linus Ullmark, Martin Jones, Michal Neuvirth, Pekka Rinne, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Miller, Semyon Varlamov