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NHL Plays: Friday

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: March 6, 2021, 9:43 pm ET

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 NBC Sports EDGE'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, 2W, 2D, 2UTIL 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).

There are six games scheduled for Friday night.

Forwards:

Mikko Rantanen (Colorado) – W - $8,100 FanDuel, $7,700 DraftKings, $32 Yahoo

Rantanen has recorded four multi-point games in his last seven contests. In particular, he scored two goals and registered two assists against San Jose on Wednesday. That gives him 10 goals and 22 points in 20 contests in 2020-21.

Logan Couture (San Jose) – C - $7,600 FanDuel, $6,300 DraftKings, $20 Yahoo

Couture has only been held off the scoresheet four times over his last 14 games. He has 11 goals and 19 points in 20 contests this season, which is a big step up from 2019-20 when he finished with 16 goals and 39 points in 52 games.

Mark Stone (Vegas) – W - $7,400 FanDuel, $5,700 DraftKings, $27 Yahoo

Stone registered five assists on Monday and then followed it up by scoring a goal and an assist on Wednesday, so it’s fair to say he’s red hot going into tonight’s contest. He has five goals and 24 points in 19 contests this season.

Bargain Bin: Alex DeBrincat (CHI) - $7,100 FanDuel/$8,000 DraftKings/$29 Yahoo, David Perron (STL) - $7,000 FanDuel/$6,100 DraftKings/$21 Yahoo, Evander Kane (SJS) - $6,700 FanDuel/$5,800 DraftKings/$19 Yahoo, Nazem Kadri (COL) - $6,600 FanDuel/$5,600 DraftKings/$19 Yahoo, Gabriel Landeskog (COL) - $6,500 FanDuel/$5,900 DraftKings/$25 Yahoo, Brayden Schenn (STL) - $6,300 FanDuel/$6,000 DraftKings/$19 Yahoo, William Karlsson (VGK) - $5,800 FanDuel/$5,000 DraftKings/$20 Yahoo, Conor Garland (ARI) - $5,700 FanDuel/$6,400 DraftKings/$21 Yahoo, Dominik Kubalik (CHI) - $5,000 FanDuel/$5,100 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo, Tom Wilson (WAS) - $4,900 FanDuel/$4,200 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo

Defensemen:

Samuel Girard (Colorado) - $5,300 FanDuel, $4,900 DraftKings, $19 Yahoo

Girard is going into tonight’s action on a three-game point streak. He’s also recorded at least one point in four of his last five and six of his last eight games. He has four goals and 15 points in 18 contests in 2020-21.

Cam Fowler (Anaheim) - $4,800 FanDuel, $3,800 DraftKings, $17 Yahoo

Fowler is on a five-game point streak, scoring a goal and seven points over that span. He’s up to two goals and 12 points in 23 contests. He’s worth serious consideration while he’s hot, especially given his relatively low price point.

Bargain Bin: Mikhail Sergachev (TBL) - $4,800 FanDuel/$4,500 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo, Jakob Chychrun (ARI) - $4,500 FanDuel/$6,000 DraftKings/$18 Yahoo, Nick Jensen (WAS) - $3,900 FanDuel/$3,000 DraftKings/$13 Yahoo, Adam Boqvist (CHI) - $3,700 FanDuel/$3,200 DraftKings/$14 Yahoo, Calvin de Haan (CHI) - $3,600 FanDuel/$3,400 DraftKings/$14 Yahoo

Goaltenders:

Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas) - $8,300 FanDuel, $8,200 DraftKings, $39 Yahoo

Fleury is having an amazing season with a 11-3-3 record, 1.71 GAA, and .939 save percentage in 14 games. He’s been particularly effective lately too, winning his last four games while allowing just seven goals over that span. He stopped 36 of 37 shots against Minnesota on Wednesday.

Bargain Bin: Vitek Vanecek (WAS) - $8,000 FanDuel/$7,300 DraftKings/$24 Yahoo, Jordan Binnington (STL) - $7,500 FanDuel/$7,700 DraftKings/$31 Yahoo

Ryan Dadoun

Ryan Dadoun is an Associate Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or check out his blog.