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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).

 

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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

 

 

We have three games on tap tonight, with the Chicago Blackhawks being the only sure thing. The other two games (Washington Capitals at the Detroit Red Wings, and the Vancouver Canucks at the Winnipeg Jets) are more of a coin flip in my opinion. In your cash games I suggest you get as much exposure as you can to Chicago. However, in GPPs, getting a piece of each team in action tonight is the way I would go.

 

 

 

GOALTENDERS

 

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

 

Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks, $8,900 – Crawford is the biggest favorite on the board and he is the only goalie I trust in cash games this evening. The Edmonton Oilers have really struggled of late and I expect the Blackhawks to control this game from puck drop. Look for 25-plus saves and the win from Crawford tonight.

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) –Braden Holtby, Ondrej Pavelec

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Petr Mrazek, Ryan Miller, Anders Nilsson

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks, $5,500 - The Winnipeg Jets are a disaster right now. They have lost six consecutive games, allowing 27 goals against along the way. The Jets also lead the NHL in penalty minutes per game (14.32) and allow the league’s third-highest amount of high-danger scoring chances. Sedin has multi-point upside at a very moderate price.

 

 

Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Nicklas Backstrom, Bryan Little, Jonathan Toews, Henrik Zetterberg

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Artem Anisimov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl

 

 

 

WINGERS

 

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals, $9,900 - On a short slate like tonight, fading Ovechkin could ruin your night. The “Great Eight” is the most explosive scorer in the game and he has hat-trick upside on a nightly basis. The Detroit Red Wings kept him off the scoreboard in their last meeting, but he still managed to fire a ridiculous 15 shots on net. Fade Ovi at your own risk tonight.

 

 

Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings, $4,800 - In order to afford studs like Alexander Ovechkin and Patrick Kane, we will need to find some solid value plays. Abdelkader continues to skate on the Red Wings’ top line and number one power-play unit, and he is surrounded by talent. At $4,800, he makes a great value play in all formats.

 


Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks, $4,300 – Panarin is riding a five-game point streak and he continues to score at a point per game pace (18 PTS in 18 GP) this season. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed the third-most goals per game in the month of November and I expect Panarin to hit the score sheet again in this game. Dollar for dollar, Panarin is again my top play of the night.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Patrick Kane, Blake Wheeler, Marian Hossa, Gustav Nyquist, T.J. Oshie, Daniel Sedin

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Taylor Hall, Jannik Hansen, Jordan Eberle, Marcus Johansson, Nikolaj Ehlers

 

 

 

DEFENSEMEN

 

Duncan Keith ($6,000) and Brent Seabrook ($5,500), Chicago Blackhawks - Once again I am picking on the Edmonton Oilers. The other two games are a little hard to predict for both where the scoring will come from, and who will win the game. In this game, I am all in on the Blackhawks. Keith and Seabrook see a ton of ice time at both even strength and on Chicago’s top power-play unit and I love their potential tonight.

 


Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) –Dustin Byfuglien, John Carlson, Mike Green

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Niklas Kronwall, Alexander Edler, Yannick Weber, Tobias Enstrom, Oscar Klefbom

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.