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FanDuel NHL Plays: Wednesday

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



The NHL slows down tonight with a three-game schedule, before it bounces back with eight games tomorrow evening.  The Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators are the two biggest favorites and you will want to start there for your cash game lineups. With only six teams in action, you can easily get a piece of all of them in your GPPs.






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


Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators, $8,500 – The Calgary Flames have not looked good (2-7) to start the 2015-16 season. The Flames offense has been basically nonexistent this year, ranking 26th in shots per game (26.8) and 27th in goals per game (1.78). On this short slate, Anderson is your best bet in cash games.



Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Braden Holtby, Pekka Rinne


Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonas Hiller, Martin Jones






Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators, $6,500 - We talked earlier about the Calgary Flames’ offensive struggles, but they have actually struggled in all aspects of their game this season. The Flames have been dominated in terms of possession on a nightly basis and their goaltending has been terrible. Turris is the Senators’ biggest scoring threat (4 G, 8 PTS, 21 SOG in 8 GP) and I see a multi-point game in his future.



Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Kuznetsov


Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Evgeni Malkin, Sean Monahan






Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals, $10,000 - If you are going to pay up for a player tonight, make it Alexander Ovechkin. The “Great Eight” has been a cash game beast this season (5 G, 9 PTS, 32 SOG in 6 GP) and we can expect more of the same in this game. He is as safe and as explosive as they come. Fade him at your own risk.



James Neal, Nashville Predators, $6,400 - Neal has been tearing it up recently, producing six goals, nine points and 25 shots on net in his last five games. The chemistry between Neal and his linemates (Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher) is undeniable, and I expect him to stay hot in this matchup.



Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Phil Kessel, Mark Stone, T.J. Oshie, Joe Pavelski


Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Johnny Gaudreau, Patrick Marleau, Marcus Johansson






John Carlson, Washington Capitals, $5,900 – Carlson has been outstanding for the Washington Capitals this season. The unquestioned leader on the blue line, Carlson has racked up 10 points in seven contests, including five power-play points. There should be plenty of goals in this game and you can bet Carlson will be heavily involved.



Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – Erik Karlsson, Kris Letang, Shea Weber


Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Mark Giordano, Roman Josi, Brent Burns

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.