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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

 

 

After a very entertaining Tuesday night of NHL action, we slow it down a little with a four-game schedule on this Wednesday evening. It should be a very interesting night without a “huge” favorite on the board. The Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers are the biggest favorites, while the San Jose Sharks are the only team playing their second game in as many 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.

 

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, $10,300 - As the only true elite goaltender in action tonight, Lundqvist gets the nod as the top cash game goalie. King Henrik has been outstanding in net this season (1.99 GAA, .938 SV%) and he should cruise to a victory over the Vancouver Canucks this evening. He comes with a hefty price tag, but he rarely disappoints. Look for another strong performance from Lundqvist in this game. 

 

 

Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Mike Condon, Marc-Andre Fleury,

 

Other Goalies To Target (Tournaments) – Tuukka Rask, Anders Nilsson,

 

 

 

CENTERS

 

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, $8,700 - Crosby has looked much better of late with points in seven of his last eight contests. The Colorado Avalanche remain the league’s worst possession team and we should continue to pick on them. The Avs rank in the bottom third of the NHL in most defensive categories, including shots and goals against per game. Crosby has multi-point upside in this matchup.

 

 

 Other Centers to Target (Cash Games) – Nathan MacKinnon, Patrice Bergeron, Derick Brassard, Alex Galchenyuk, Leon Draisaitl, Henrik Sedin

 

Other Centers to Target (Tournaments) – Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Oscar Lindberg

 

 

WINGERS

 

Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers, $9,400 – Hall has been an offensive force this season for the Edmonton Oilers, averaging 4.8 FanDuel points per game. Thanks in large part to Taylor Hall, the Oilers have now won three straight games and four of their last five contests. Look for Hall to keep rolling tonight against a San Jose Sharks team playing on consecutive nights.

 

Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens, $9,200 – Pacioretty is having another terrific season for Montreal and he is as safe as they come when playing on home ice. The Boston Bruins have really struggled in their own end this season, as well as on the penalty kill. Look for Pacioretty and the Canadiens’ fourth-ranked power play to exploit that at the Bell Centre tonight.

 

 

Other Wingers to Target (Cash Games) – Rick Nash, Joe Pavelski, Gabriel Landeskog, Phil Kessel, Matt Duchene, Loui Eriksson

 

Other Wingers to Target (Tournaments) – Mats Zuccarello, Jordan Eberle, Brad Marchand, Joel Ward, Beau Bennett, Radim Vrbata

 

 

 

DEFENSEMEN

 

P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens, $6,500 - The Boston Bruins have not been a good defensive team this season and they own the league’s 23rd-ranked penalty kill. On the flip side, the Montreal Canadiens are one the highest scoring teams in hockey and they have a lethal power play, led by P.K. Subban. Look for Subban to have a big night versus their biggest rival.

 

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Cash Games) – Brent Burns, Torey Krug, Tyson Barrie, Andrei Markov

 

Other Defensemen to Target (Tournaments) – Alexander Edler, Justin Schultz, Andrej Sekera, Oscar Klefbom, David Warsofsky

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.