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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).




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 an exciting night of NHL action on Thursday, we keep it rolling with a rare seven-game slate on this Friday evening. The Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks are tonight’s biggest favorites, and the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks are all playing their second game in as many nights.






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


John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks, $8,400 - Gibson looked superb in beating both the San Jose Sharks (23 saves and a shutout) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (stopping 23 of the 24 shots he faced) recently and he should win his third in a row tonight.  The Carolina Hurricanes have not had much success on the road this year, averaging just over two goals per game. Gibson is a lock for the win and our best chance at a shutout this evening. If Frederik Andersen gets the call, look for a similar result.



Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Henrik Lundqvist, Corey Crawford


Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Marc-Andre Fleury, Antti Niemi, Corey Darcy Kuemper






Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, $8,900 – Parise has looked great in his last two contests and it is just a matter of time before he explodes with a big game. After a solid start to the season, the Arizona Coyotes have come crashing down to Earth. The Desert Dogs have now lost five straight, allowing 24 goals against in the process. Parise has multi-goal potential this evening.


Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $8,700 – It is another night that we simply cannot fade Seguin in our cash games. The 23-year-old superstar had four points Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes and I see another big game for him tonight versus the defensively challenged Philadelphia Flyers.



Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings, $8,200 - It is not quite in Patrick Kane territory, but Jeff Carter is currently riding a seven-game point streak. Carter has been extremely consistent this season (11 G, 26 PTS, 83 SOG in 27 GP) and he has been a beast on the road (7 G, 14 PTS in 11 GP). Look for Carter to extend his point streak to eight games tonight versus the Pittsburgh Penguins.



Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks, $5,500 - Both of these hockey clubs are playing their second game in as many nights. The Chicago Blackhawks offense is really clicking right now and they are a scary offense on home ice. The Winnipeg Jets have really struggled on the back end this season and I expect more of the same in this contest. Panarin not only has huge upside, but he also gives you cheap exposure to the NHL’s scoring leader, Patrick Kane.



Other Forwards to Target (Cash Games) – Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Mikael Granlund, Jamie Benn, Rick Nash, Patrick Kane, Corey Perry


Other Forwards to Target (Tournaments) – Bryan Little, Artem Anisimov, Claude Giroux, Tyler Toffoli, Mats Zuccarello, Justin Abdelkader, Blake Wheeler, Beau Bennett






Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild, $4,200 – Suter is having a terrific offensive season for the Minnesota Wild and he should be able to pad his stats in this game. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed the second-most goals against in the NHL this season and they sit in the bottom third of the league in most defensive categories. Suter is very moderately priced and he has multi-point upside in this plus matchup.



Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – John Klingberg, Kris Letang, Duncan Keith, Sami Vatanen, Cam Fowler


Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Justin Faulk, Niklas Kronwall, Shayne Gostisbehere, Justin Schultz


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.