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FanDuel NHL Plays: Friday

by Chris Lowery
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:02 pm ET

Each day I will be providing my recommended player picks for your FanDuel daily fantasy hockey lineups.

 

My FanDuel NHL Plays will be broken down by player positions, and will include picks for cash games (50/50s/double-ups/head-to-head) and GPPs (guaranteed prize pool tournaments).

 

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Are you new to Daily Fantasy Hockey? Check out these strategies documents first for tips and recommendations to craft your winning FanDuel hockey lineups:

 

Introduction to Daily Fantasy Hockey: Breaking it Down

Winning Strategies for Cash Games (head-to-head, 50/50s)

Winning Strategies for GPP Tournaments

Advanced Tips for Winning by Utilizing Vegas Odds and Line Combinations

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Hockey Research and Strategy Tools

 

After a very exciting Thursday night of NHL action, we keep it rolling with a solid seven-game slate to kick off the weekend. The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins are the biggest favorites tonight, while the Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils and the Dallas Stars are playing on consecutive nights.

 

 

 

GOALTENDERS

 

Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.

 

Chad Johnson, Buffalo Sabres, $7,500 – It is an ugly night to choose a safe cash game goalie. With that being said, Johnson should easily come away with the win tonight, and the price is right.  The Arizona Coyotes have never been a team that travels well. Not only will the Desert Dogs be playing in back-to-back games, but this will also be their third road game in four nights.  Look for a strong performance from Johnson this evening.

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – John Gibson

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Tuukka Rask, Cory Schneider, Antti Niemi, Anders Nilsson

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins, $7,400 – Bergeron has collected points in ten of his last 11 games and he will now face a Calgary Flames team that has given up the most goals per game in the NHL.  The opposing teams’ coaches tend to keep their top line away from Bergeron, which makes him very appealing in road games. The Bruins leader has multi-point upside in this matchup.

 

 

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Tyler Seguin, John Tavares, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan O’Reilly

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Sean Monahan, Adam Henrique, Jack Eichel, Paul Stastny, Frans Nielsen, Martin Hanzal, Aleksander Barkov

 

 

 

WINGERS

 

Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks, $8,500 - Perry has really picked up his offensive game of late, racking up four goals and six points in his last five contests. The Ducks have always been able to get up for the San Jose Sharks, and I see a big game from Perry coming in this one.

 

Evander Kane, Buffalo Sabres, $6,200 - Kane has been on fire in his last two games, registering two goals, two assists and nine shots on net. The Arizona Coyotes are a terrible defensive team and the Sabres should light them up on home ice tonight. Look for Kane to produce his third consecutive multi-point game tonight.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Jamie Benn, Vladimir Tarasenko, Joe Pavelski, Loui Eriksson, Alexander Steen, Kyle Okposo, Patrick Marleau

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) –  Taylor Hall, Johnny Gaudreau, Jordan Eberle, Michael Cammalleri, Tobias Rieder, Brayden Schenn, Rickard Rakell

 

 

 

DEFENSEMEN

 

Torey Krug, Boston Bruins, $6,200 – The Calgary Flames have been a defensive disaster so far this season and they own the league’s worst penalty kill. Krug has been a beast with the man advantage this year for the Bruins and I love his potential in this game.

 

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – John Klingberg, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brent Burns

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Shayne Gostisbehere, Andrej Sekera

Chris Lowery
Chris "Pepsi7" Lowery is the 2013 FanDuel Baseball Champion, pocketing $235,00 between that first place finish and a third place finish with his other entry. He also qualified for the FanDuel DFBC finals in 2012, finishing 7th. Impressively, MLB may not be his best sport as Chris is one of the best Daily Fantasy NHL minds in the business. Chris contributes to RotoGrinders, and you can follow him on Twitter @Pepsi7DFS.