NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.
Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check Rotoworld’s player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.
Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).
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Friday night has six games scheduled.
Max Pacioretty (VGK) – W - $7,800 FanDuel, $8,200 DraftKings, $31 Yahoo
Pacioretty is on a roll with 10 goals and 17 points in his last 13 games. He’s also been very reliable this season. He has only gone three straight games without a point on two separate occasions in 2019-20 with the last example of that coming from Dec. 3-8. He has 31 goals and 65 points in 68 contests.
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) – W - $7,600 FanDuel, $6,300 DraftKings, $22 Yahoo
Gaudreau is on a three-game point streak and has recorded at least a point in 11 of his last 13 contests. He’s up to three goals and 15 points in that span. That gives him 17 goals and 57 points in 68 games.
Gabriel Landeskog (COL) – W - $7,300 FanDuel, $6,400 DraftKings, $23 Yahoo
Landeskog had a goal and two assists on Wednesday to extend his point streak to six games. He’s up to 19 goals and 37 points in 50 contests. Those aren’t outstanding numbers, but it’s still worth betting on him while he’s hot.
Mark Scheifele (WPG) – C - $7,300 FanDuel, $6,100 DraftKings, $25 Yahoo
Scheifele has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight games. He has five goals and 12 points over that span. He’s up to 28 goals and 71 points in 68 contests.
Bargain Bin: Kyle Connor (WPG) - $7,200 FanDuel/$7,000 DraftKings/$26 Yahoo, Blake Wheeler (WPG) - $6,700 FanDuel/$5,900 DraftKings/$24 Yahoo, Dylan Larkin (DET) - $6,600 FanDuel/$6,700 DraftKings/$19 Yahoo, Brayden Schenn (STL) - $6,200 FanDuel/$4,900 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo, Dominik Kubalik (CHI) - $5,800 FanDuel/$6,000 DraftKings/$17 Yahoo
Mark Giordano (CGY) - $6,300 FanDuel, $6,600 DraftKings, $20 Yahoo
Giordano has contributed four assists over his last two games. He hasn’t been producing at his incredible pace from 2018-19, but he’s still a major offensive contributor. He’s up to five goals and 31 points in 58 contests.
Bargain Bin: Quinn Hughes (VAN) - $5,400 FanDuel/$4,900 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo, Duncan Keith (CHI) - $5,300 FanDuel/$5,400 DraftKings/$17 Yahoo, Colton Parayko (STL) - $4,900 FanDuel/$4,600 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo
Jordan Binnington (STL) - $8,700 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings, $31 Yahoo
Binnington has allowed two or fewer goals in six of his last seven contests. He’s also won six consecutive contests. He has a 30-11-7 record, 2.56 GAA, and .911 save percentage in 48 contests. He has a 30-11-7 record, 2.56 GAA, and .911 save percentage in 48 contests.