Daily Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings: December 6th

Updated: December 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm by Brock Seguin


There are nine games across the NHL tonight, including a couple of great matchups: Eichel vs. McDavid in Buffalo, the Rangers vs. the Islanders in Brooklyn and the NHL’s top team (Montreal) in St. Louis.

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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.

Keep in mind, goalies can be on this list and “Likely” to start and end up not starting, so make sure goalies are Confirmed before investing all of your money on them. 

  • Confirmed
  • Likely
  1. Cory Schneider – vs. VAN – (DK-$8,000 / FD-$9,100)
  2. Cam Talbot – @ BUF – (DK-$7,400 / FD-$8,700)
  3. Pekka Rinne – vs. COL – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$9,300)
  4. Henrik Lundqvist – @ NYI – (DK-$8,100 / FD-$9,500)
  5. Steve Mason – vs. FLA – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$8,100)
  6. Scott Darling – vs. ARI – (DK-$8,200 / FD-$8,300)
  7. Jake Allen – vs. MTL – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$8,800)
  8. Connor Hellebuyck – vs. DET – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$8,100)
  9. Chad Johnson – @ DAL – (DK-$7,400 / FD-$8,200)
  10. Petr Mrazek – @ WPG – (DK-$7,400 / FD-$8,000)
  11. James Reimer – @ PHI – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$7,900)
  12. Al Montoya – @ STL – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$7,800)
  13. Jaroslav Halak – vs. NYR – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$8,200)
  14. Semyon Varlamov – @ NSH – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$8,200)
  15. Mike Smith – @ CHI – (DK-$7,000 / FD-$8,400)
  16. Anders Nilsson – vs. EDM – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$7,900)
  17. Jacob Markstrom – @ NJ – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$7,800)
  18. Kari Lehtonen – vs. CGY – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$8,000)


Al Montoya, Anders Nilsson, Cam Talbot, Chad Johnson, Connor Hellebuyck, Cory Schneider, Henrik Lundqvist, Jacob Markstrom, Jake Allen, James Reimer, Jaroslav Halak, Kari Lehtonen, Mike Smith, Pekka Rinne, Petr Mrazek, Scott Darling, Semyon Varlamov, Steve Mason