Daily Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings: January 5th

Updated: January 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm by Brock Seguin


There are seven games tonight and I think tonight is the night the Blue Jackets finally lose. Braden Holtby is coming off of a tough performance, but I think he could put an end to the streak before it reaches a historic level.

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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.

  1. Corey Crawford – vs. BUF – (DK-$8,100 / FD-$8,800) 
  2. Jake Allen – vs. CAR – (DK-$8,200 / FD-$8,700) 
  3. Jeff Zatkoff – vs. DET – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$7,600) 
  4. Tuukka Rask – vs. EDM – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$8,900) 
  5. Andrei Vasilevskiy – vs. NSH – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$8,700) 
  6. Martin Jones – vs. MIN – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$9,000) 
  7. Braden Holtby – vs. CBJ – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$9,400) 
  8. Sergei Bobrovksky – @ WSH – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$9,600) 
  9. Devan Dubnyk – @ SJS – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$9,600) 
  10. Cam Talbot – @ BOS – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$8,800) 
  11. Cam Ward – @ STL – (DK-$7,100 / FD-$8,300) 
  12. Anders Nilsson – @ CHI – (DK-$7,000 / FD-$8,000) 
  13. Jared Coreau – @ LAK – (DK-$7,100 / FD-$7,500)


Nashville Predators: Just another day tying to get information out of the Nashville Predators. They start a back-to-back tonight, so expect Pekka Rinne to get the call tonight and then a chance for Juuse Saros to go tomorrow.