UPDATE: Daily Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings: January 8th

Updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm by Brock Seguin


There are 10 games across the NHL tonight. Some of the match ups to keep an eye on are: Roberto Luongo returns to Vancouver for the first time since being traded. The Sharks look for revenge in St. Louis and Tyler Seguin leads the Stars into Nasvhille to take on the Predators.

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

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

This is a useful tool to help you decide which goalies to play on a given night. If you have three goalies and they are ranked below at 3, 5 and 9 then you play the ones ranked #3 and #5. However, remember to be careful starting goalies who are Likely over ones who are Confirmed. While Likely starter’s usually start, it is not confirmed for a reason!


If you have any fantasy hockey goalie questions or questions about my rankings leave a comment below or Tweet us @DailyFaceoff or myself directly @Brock_Seguin.


  1. Ryan Miller – vs. FLA ($9,000)
  2. Pekka Rinne – vs. DAL ($8,800)
  3. Brian Elliott – vs. SJ ($8,100)
  4. Roberto Luongo – @ VAN ($7,900)
  5. Cam Ward – vs. BUF ($7,000)
  6. Craig Anderson – @ COL ($7,700)
  7. Semyon Varlamov – vs. OTT ($8,300)
  8. Jonathan Quick – vs. NYR ($8,000) – Likely
  9. Braden Holtby – @ PHI ($8,200)
  10. Corey Crawford – @ MIN ($7,900)
  11. Ondrej Pavelec – @ ARI ($6,500)
  12. Antti Niemi – @ STL ($7,500)
  13. Steve Mason – vs. WSH ($7,300)
  14. Cam Talbot – @ LAK ($8,000)
  15. Cory Schneider – @ BOS ($7,600)
  16. Kari Lehtonen – @ NSH ($8,400)
  17. Jhonas Enroth – @ CAR ($6,400)
  18. Niklas Backstrom – vs. CHI ($6,300)
  19. Mike Smith – vs. WPG ($6,700)


Boston Bruins – Tuukka Rask / Niklas Svedberg: The Bruins did not have a morning skate because of the back-to-back. Rask started last night and made 37 saves in a 3-2 OT win; he also started both games of a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday, which leads me to believe Svedberg will start, but we will have to wait until 6:30 PM ET to see who leads them out for warmups.

Good Value Starts Bad Value Starts
Cam Ward – vs. BUF ($7,000) Kari Lehtonen – @ NSH ($8,400)
Ondrej Pavelec – @ ARI ($6,500) Cory Schneider – @ BOS ($7,600)
Craig Anderson – @ COL ($7,700) Mike Smith – vs. WPG ($6,700)

Antti Niemi, Braden Holtby, Brian Elliott, Cam Talbot, Cam Ward, Corey Crawford, Cory Schneider, Craig Anderson, Jhonas Enroth, Jonathan Quick, Justin Peters, Kari Lehtonen, Mike Smith, Niklas Backstrom, Niklas Svedberg, Ondrej Pavelec, Pekka Rinne, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Miller, Semyon Varlamov, Steve Mason, Tuukka Rask